A new wooden roller coaster designed by The Gravity Group is coming to Fun Spot America in Kissimmee in summer 2017.
John Arie Jr, Fun Spot America’s CEO stated, “This is HUGE news not just for us but the city of Kissimmee as this will be the only wooden roller coaster in the southeast United States that will feature a 360 degree barrel roll. This roller coaster will be completely unique and thrilling, we have worked tirelessly with the Gravity Group to design a ride that will be a must ride coaster for any thrill seeker and coaster enthusiast, definitely bucket list worthy. We are still working through the theming, naming rights and sponsorship opportunities but with over two million visitors to our parks each year we do expect to move forward quickly on these opportunities.”
Fun Spot America will be making an investment of $6 Million dollars for this new addition, adding 50 new jobs to the local economy during construction and an additional 20 new full time positions once the new roller coaster opens in the summer of 2017.
Here is a look at the ride specifications:
• Track Length: 2256 feet
• Lift Height: 82 feet
• First Drop: 80.5 feet
• Maximum Bank Angle: 115 degrees
• Top Speed: 48.5 MPH
• 11 different air times
• A 360 degree barrel roll
This will be Fun Spot America’s second wooden coaster. The first, White Lightning, opened at their Orlando park in 2013. Check out a POV of that coaster below.