Fun Spot Kissimmee’s Mine Blower to Officially Receive RMC 208 ReTraK Treatment
It’s officially official. After eagle-eyed Orlando locals spotted RMC track in the parking lot at Fun Spot Kissimmee, the park announced in a press release that the rumors were indeed true, and RMC’s steel 208 ReTraK track is coming to portions of Mine Blower.
“Mine Blower, the only wooden roller coaster in Florida with a Zero-G Barrel Roll, is going through some changes in part due to the relationship between Fun Spot America and Rocky Mountain Construction,” the press release reads.
“The excitement is building in the roller coaster community over the retracking project that is currently underway.”
“Working with RMC on our ArieForce One Roller Coaster at Fun Spot Atlanta in Fayetteville, Georgia has been nothing short of incredible. Now, to work with RMC and their 208 ReTraK solution on Mine Blower is a game changer for our park,” said John Arie Jr., President and CEO of Fun Spot America.
The RMC retrack focus will be on the most dynamically loaded sections of the coaster’s track in order to enhance the ride. The goal is to complete the project before the busy summer season and Fun Spot’s 25th anniversary.
“We are very pleased for the opportunity to work with Fun Spot again and help bring thrills and smiles to their guests’ faces,” said Darren Torr, President and Owner of Rocky Mountain Construction.
Originally open in 2017, Mine Blower is the first roller coaster built by The Gravity Group to undergo an RMC makeover. Work has started quick, as the Fun Spot website notes that Mine Blower is currently “temporarily down for RMC Maintenance.”
For more information, be sure to visit Fun Spot America’s website!