New wooden roller coaster coming to Fun Spot America in 2017

Roller coaster has not been named, CEO says


If someone is a thrill seeker, Fun Spot America has a new roller coaster suggestion for them to ride.

The attraction is unveiling a new wooden roller coaster made by The Gravity Group in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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The coaster's first drop will be 80.5 feet with a top speed of 48.5 miles per hour.

"This is HUGE news not just for us but the city of Kissimmee as this will be the only wooden roller coaster in the southeast United States that will feature a 360 degree barrel roll . This roller coaster will be completely unique and thrilling, we have worked tirelessly with the Gravity Group to design a ride that will be a must ride coaster for any thrill seeker and coaster enthusiast,definitely bucket list worthy. We are still working through the Theming,naming rights and sponsorship opportunities but with over Two million visitors to our parks each year we do expect to move forward quickly on these opportunities. This is HUGE news for all of us in this community as we all continue to raise the bar and level of expectations when guests visit our city. Let's Make America Fun Again!” John Arie Jr, Fun Spot America's CEO stated.

The new ride will also bring 50 new jobs to the area as the ride is constructed. Also, 20 additional full-time positions will be added to the area.

The new ride will open summer 2017.