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7 Hidden Gems Outside Walt Disney World You NEED to Visit

Fun Spot America

 milst1, Flickr (license)

Image: milst1, Flickr (license)

If natural beauty isn’t quite your thing, Fun Spot can provide Disney-level thrills for a less-than-Disney-level budget.

Somewhat confusingly, there are two Fun Spots in the Orlando area — one in Orlando, near Universal, and one in Kissimmee, much closer to the Walt Disney World property itself. Both are worth visiting, however, if you’re a dedicated roller coaster fan.

Fun Spot America - Orlando boasts a modern classic wooden roller coaster called White Lightning, which was voted the No. 24 best wooden roller coaster in America by the Golden Ticket Awards in 2018.

Meanwhile, in Fun Spot America - Kissimmee, visitors are treated to the immensely unique Mine Blower. Opened in 2017, Mine Blower is a wooden creation from the mad scientists at The Gravity Group, which features a zero-gravity roll and an overbanked turn — both of which are highly unusual features in a wooden roller coaster.

If you’re a thrill seeker who still needs a break from the day-to-day of a Disney vacation, Fun Spot can deliver a nice change of pace.

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