The Fun Spot America amusement park on Orlando's International Drive has debuted two new roller coasters ahead of the official opening of its ambitious expansion on June 8, 2013.
The first of the two new thrill rides is White Lightning, a wooden coaster manufactured by specialists Great Coasters International, inc. (GCII). Featuring a 2000-feet-long circuit and a maximum height of 75-feet, the ride is highly visible from International Drive. At the foot of its 58-degree first drop, the coaster hits a top speed of 48 miles per hour, before racing through a series of twists and turns, including a record-breaking 90-degree banked turn.
An official "point-of-view" video of White Lightning is embedded below:
Joining White Lightning in Fun Spot America's line-up is Freedom Flyer, a suspended family coaster manufactured by Vekoma. The ride features a 1,296-feet-long circuit, with a maximum height of 64 feet and a top speed of 34 miles per hour. Orlando Attractions Magazine posted the video footage below of the coaster in action:
Fun Spot America is installing several major attractions as part of its expansion plans, including a 250-foot SkyCoaster attraction and a new go-karting track, Green Commander. The park hopes to have all of the new attractions up-ad-running by June 8, in time for its 15th birthday celebrations.