This week, Fun Spot America announced a new partnership between its Kissimmee location and Old Town USA.
As part of the partnership, Fun Spot America will move and operate four family rides to Old Town USA’s new south entertainment district, along with operating the new Ferris Wheel that Old Town USA will install in September of 2016.
One of the Orlando area’s favorite attractions, Fun Spot America will celebrate it’s Sweet 16 Birthday on June 14 with special pricing and more.
Guests at Fun Spot’s two locations in Orlando and Kissimmee will be able to purchase one-day unlimited ride armbands for only $16 from 10am to noon, either in person or online. Regular price is $40, so that’s quite a savings! Guests can also purchase $16 Sky Coaster flights all day until closing time.
Once you purchase your armbands (up to 6 people), you can stay and play or come back another day this year.
The first 1600 in-park guests will receive Fun Spot bags, T-shirts, pens, sunglasses and other fun giveaway items, too. In addition, there will be in-park entertainment such as magicians, face painters, stilt walkers and more. Guests can also purchase specially priced souvenir cups for $4 with unlimited refills for that day.
FunSpot amusement parks are bringing back their Black Friday annual pass deal, through January 5, 2014.
For $89.95, you get one year of admission to both the Orlando and Kissimmee locations of Fun Spot, with no black-out dates. You also get one free SkyCoaster Flight, with a t-shirt and video (before 7pm) for each park.
The pass also includes discounts on food, drink and armbands for friends and family.
You can purchase the annual pass online or at either park, and it is valid for one year from activation. For more information, visit fun-spot.com.
Fun Spot America will be celebrating the 15th anniversary of its Orlando location with special deals for guests. On June 8, all guests can purchase ride armbands before noon for only $15.
The park is in the midst of a major renovation, that will expand its size from 5 acres to 15 acres. Already in place are two new rollercoasters – a steel suspended coaster, and a 2,000-ft wooden roller coaster (Orlando’s only one).
The park will open at 10am on June 8, so there will be plenty of time to get the $15 wristbands and enjoy the rides. There will also be food, prizes, and local celebrities in attendance.
Fun Spot Orlando is located at 5700 Fun Spot Way (just east of the intersection of International Drive and Kirkman) in Orlando. For more information on the park, visit FunSpotAttractions.com.
Fun Spot is a nice alternative to the theme parks. The two locations – Orlando and Kissimmee – are smaller and less expemsive.
Both attractions feature carnival-style rides, go-karts, and a SkyCoaster swing ride.
Now, it appears the Orlando location will be expanding and upping the thrills with the addition of three rollercoasters.
White Lightning will be Orlando’s first wooden rollercoaster. The name is inspired by Orlando’s reputation for being the “lightning capital of the world.”
The coaster will feature wooden tracks with metal supports. Among its highlights will be a 75-foot lift hill with a 58-degree drop, as well as banked hills and sharp turns.
Great Coasters is building the coaster. They also built Busch Garden Tampa’s Gwazi dueling wooden roller coaster.
The second coaster doesn’t have a name yet, but it is a suspended coaster. This means that instead of the seats being on top of the track, riders are hanging from the track, with the feet dangling in the air. It’s being built by the Dutch company Vekoma.
The third will be a children’s roller coaster.
Fun Spot will also be adding more traditional amusement park-style rides, as well as expanding the go kart tracks.
There will also be a new entrance building and a new parking lot. The size of the attraction will increase from 5 to 15 acres.
This part is expected to be done by spring 2013. Once it opens, Fun Spot will change its name to Fun Spot America.
A few years down the road, the attraction plans a “phase two” of the expansion, that will include the addition of a water park, and possible a dinner theater complex.
No word on what the prices will be when “phase one” opens, but I expect it to be comparable to the theme park ticket prices.
Fun Spot Orlando is located at 5551 Del Verde Way in Orlando. That is one block east of the intersection of International Drive and Kirkman Road, near Universal Orlando. Their phone is 407-363-3867.
Here are some artist renderings of the park map following the renovations, courtesy of Fun Spot Attractions:
Their tagline is “it’s huge!” and local amusement park The Fun Spot is about to live up to that with plans to expand their original location at the north end of International Drive.
Among the additions planned are adding on to the already popular go-kart section, as well as installing several rollercoasters. The park says they will also be installing a SkyCoaster ride, which has proven to be very popular at the company’s second location in Kissimmee, next to Old Town.
An all-day pass currently costs around $35. Once the expansion is finished, reps for the Fun Spot say that price will go up, but It will still be cheaper than spending a day at one of the big three theme parks. The SkyCoaster will probably be priced as a separate ticket, just as it is at the Kissimmee location.
Have you ever spent the day at one of The Fun Spots? Do you feel it’s a good value for the price paid? Let us know in the comments.