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Orlando's Fun Spot to open GCI wooden roller coaster in 2013

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The Fun Spot amusement park in Orlando, Florida has confirmed that it plans to open a new wooden rollercoaster in 2013, with GCI set to manufacturer the ride.

The addition of the coaster forms part of Fun Spot's ambitious expansion plans, which will also see the addition of a small steel family coaster and a water park. The park will rebrand itself as Fun Spot America when the work is complete.

Speaking on the In the Loop podcast, Fun Spot spokesman Mark Brisson revealed that the wooden coaster will open in early 2013, and will feature an L-shaped circuit. It will be designed to be highly visible from the International Drive road that runs alongside Fun Spot.

The park, located on International Drive a short distance from Walt Disney World and the Universal Orlando Resort, is hoping to complete a 10-acre expansion by March 2013. This will include the Fun Spot Water Park, which is set to include four slides.

The Fun Spot Waterpark will be the second aquatic attraction on International Drive, and will compete with the popular Wet 'n Wild. Fun Spot has partnered with established water ride supplier SplashTacular, Inc. to develop the park, which it claims will "reinvent the water park experience".

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