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Fun Spot Expansion

Hockeyman55

Premium Member
Aug 19, 2009
5,511
Palm Beach Gardens
Looks like a very solid little wooden coaster, a little airtime machine. That over banked turn around looks pretty cool also. I for one will be visiting Fun Spot once this is built.
 

knokout1

Premium Member
Jun 25, 2009
782
Tampa
Sorry if this has been mentioned before but is there any plan to expand the parking lot? It looks full in that picture and will only get busier if this thing literally triples in size.
 

EPCOTcenter

Member
Dec 11, 2009
650
Orlando, Florida
Yes, it will be expanded. There will actually be a new road connecting the existing parking lot to a new one that will be located right above the new water park, which will be double the size of the current parking lot.
 

BestofOrlando

Newcomer
Dec 7, 2012
5
I was over there in late September; they have a lot of space. I didn't see any construction yet thought, but it seems they have enough space for parking too.
BTW:
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maxairmike

Veteran Member
Jul 18, 2012
1,366
In the thick of it
Drove by there last week on the way back from a bad idea to go shopping at the outlets (should have waited another week) and they have a lot of footers poured, but no vertical construction other than the station building yet.
 

IAmFloridaBorn

Veteran Member
Nov 15, 2012
2,753
Orlando, Florida
Fun Spot just bought an additional 8 acres on Grand National Drive adjacent to it's location now. announced Yesterday. Information on what the land may be used for has not been provided yet.
 

Andy

aka Hatetofly
V.I.P.
Mar 16, 2010
11,095
Fun Spot just bought an additional 8 acres on Grand National Drive adjacent to it's location now. announced Yesterday. Information on what the land may be used for has not been provided yet.
Article? Link? Very curious and excited about this.
 

Felipe

Premium Member
Sep 2, 2009
6,545
The Forbidden Forest
Still not much info there. I wonder which of the adjacent on lots on Grand National Drive they acquired?

Maybe it's for parking, and what they had planned for parking space in the expansion area will be used for more rides? I don't think it'll be a water park or anything, since 8 acres is not that big. Just for reference, Wet 'n Wild is 30 acres and Aquatica is 59 acres.
 

Disneyhead

Legendary Member
Jul 24, 2008
10,788
Orlando, FL
Check out those coaster trains! This is the first I have seen of the Locomotive motif. Super cool. Those aren't the off the shelf Millennium Flyers GCI is famous for! Even though I am pretty sure they are actually Millennium Flyer trains.



 
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maxairmike

Veteran Member
Jul 18, 2012
1,366
In the thick of it
That is definitely a fiberglass body add-on. I've seen some concepts of those before (though I can't remember which coasters, specifically), but have never seen them on the actual rides, so I'll be interested to see if they really do the full add-on, or it ends up as a scaled down "hood ornament."
 

Disneyhead

Legendary Member
Jul 24, 2008
10,788
Orlando, FL
That is definitely a fiberglass body add-on. I've seen some concepts of those before (though I can't remember which coasters, specifically), but have never seen them on the actual rides, so I'll be interested to see if they really do the full add-on, or it ends up as a scaled down "hood ornament."
It is actually just going to be a hood ornament on a millennium flyer train. But it looks like it may have "Corinthian Leather" seats. Very "Old School". I love it!



Kudos to ANYONE who get the "Corinthian Leather" reference.
 
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