Orlando’s Fun Spot America to Expand
When people think of theme parks in Orlando, they often think of Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando, and SeaWorld — and maybe even the Holy Land Experience if they’ve driven down Interstate 4. Orlando’s “other” theme park, Fun Spot America, is hoping to jump into the forefront of those thoughts with a major multi-year expansion plan that was announced yesterday.
In a message on the Fun Spot Website, the park writes, “You may have heard rumors of a water park, or a coaster or perhaps another ride that you wish Fun Spot would add. Well we have not given up on any of our plans yet. We chose Falcon’s Creative Group to help design our long range plan and dreams for the future of Fun Spot America, Orlando.”
According to the Orlando Sentinel’s Dewayne Bevil, The first step of this 5-10 year expansion plan will include water features, opening in 2017 near Fun Spot America’s “Gator Spot,” which opened in 2015. The water features are a direct result of park guests asking for more in in-park surveys.
Additional expansion will take place on a piece of property across the street from the current park that Fun Spot America currently owns. The Fun Spot Expansion will include six themed areas under the umbrella of an “Americana” theme. From the release in InPark Magazine: “These themes were brought to life by Falcon’s in an effort to create thematic narratives that will transport guests to classic American past and present time periods.”
“It was a special experience to work with Fun Spot. Their passion for their guests and team is so inspirational. The new master plan will give guests a chance to step into different eras and experiences all under one ultimate storyline, Americana. We are very excited to see Fun Spot grow in the upcoming years and make an impact in the Orlando theme park community,” said Brandi Monard, designer for Falcon’s Creative Group.
Concept artwork shows several current Fun Spot rides, including the SkyCoaster, White Lightning and Freedom Flyer coasters and Ferris Wheel. Also visible are additional thrill rides and a gondola-style sky ride. Fun Spot Director of Marketing David Hummer said the sky ride would connect the current park with the new addition.
The skyway has been considered for some time, Hummer said.
“To be honest, we’ve always loved them, but our park hasn’t been the right size for something like that,” he said.
Fun Spot America’s last major expansion brought us the Freedom Flyer Vekoma Family Suspended Coaster, and Great Coasters International Wooden Coaster White Lightning in 2013.
For more information about Fun Spot America, please visit their website at http://fun-spot.com/