From Local 6:
New attractions planned for Orlando park
Fun Spot will expand to three times its size
ORLANDO, Fla. -
Roller coasters, a water park and go-kart track are just some of the plans for an expansion at an Orlando theme park.
The new park would be located next to the Fun Spot Action Park on Del Verde Way off International Drive and I-4.
The park will be three times the size it is now and crews will soon begin construction to turn the area into Central Florida's latest attraction.
"My daughter will love that, her favorite thing is to ride the roller coaster," said one Orlando mom.
Families at Fun Spot were thrilled to hear about the latest plans for the park on Tuesday.
The 10-acre expansion projects includes one wooden and one steel roller coaster, a water park complete with a lazy river and slides, and will double the number of rides.
Park managers hope it will bring in more guests while maintaining their small park atmosphere.
"We're not in the same league as the big three, but we think we provide a great alternative," said Mark Brisson, the Fun Spot director of marketing.
Both local and visiting families said the Fun Spot is already a must see park.
"I enjoy it because I don't have to get on rides with her and it's cheaper because I don't have to pay to get in," said Sonia Payne, who was visiting Orlando.
Except for the new water park, Fun Spot will remain a pay as you play attraction. Park managers said the expansion will create at least 200 new jobs and will hopefully be finished by March 2013.
The expansion must still be approved by the city.