Bid to be ‘first pilot’ on ArieForce One at Fun Spot America Atlanta
The new ArieForce One roller coaster opens March 31, 2023, at Fun Spot America Atlanta, and thrill seekers can participate in an auction to ride it before anyone else.
Now through March 22, 2023, at 6 p.m. EST, prospective riders can bid here for a chance to be one of the ‘first pilots’ on ArieForce One and ride before any other guests on grand opening day, March 31, 2023.
The largest investment in the history of Fun Spot Atlanta
ArieForce One reaches 64 mph along 3,400 feet of track. The layout includes a 154-foot lift hill just before an 83-degree drop. From there, riders experience four inversions, with a few zero-G moments along the way.
“ArieForce One is a HUGE dream come true,” said John Arie Jr., president and CEO of Fun Spot America. “We cannot wait to welcome guests to fly with us! This coaster is one of the most anticipated this year and we’re ready to invite everyone to experience weightlessness, right here in Georgia. We’re especially proud to support the National Roller Coaster Museum and its efforts to preserve the history of the global amusement industry.”
The 20 auction winners will be announced on March 23, 2023, and will receive commemorative ArieForce One gifts and a 2023 Ultimate Fun Spot Season Pass, good for entry at its Atlanta, Orlando, and Kissimmee parks.
Benefitting the National Roller Coaster Museum and Archives
Proceeds from the auction will be donated to the National Roller Coaster Museum and Archives, which according to the organization’s website, “works to discover, preserve, interpret, and share the historical heritage of the roller coaster for present and future generations.”
The museum in Texas displays ride vehicles, signage, and everything in between. Its mezzanine floor was made from wood repurposed from Gwazi at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.
Four days to go and not one bid has been made. Coaster simply isn’t a big enough deal to spend a starting price of $250 on for a ride, let alone the initial $1000 that was first set. This cannot be going down well right now.