Fun Spot USA in Kissimmee held the grand opening for their first roller coaster on July 2, 2011. Gatorland was in attendance with one of their gators, Willy Bite, who helped cut the ribbon with his sharp teeth. Then it was free rides for all in attendance.
The Power Trip Roller Coaster is a “wild mouse” type spinning coaster, similar to Primeval Whirl at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. The coaster, manufactured by Zamperla, was last in operation at Cypress Gardens where it was known as Galaxy Spin. The ride is sponsored by Power Trip energy drink.
Here’s a video of the ribbon cutting and a ride-through, followed by a photo gallery from opening day. For more on the new coaster, be sure to watch episode 32 of Orlando Attractions Magazine – The Show.