Fun Spot Orlando Adding Flashy New Ferris Wheel
Fun Spot America in Orlando has officially announced that their iconic Fun Spot Ferris Wheel is being removed. Fun Spot is replacing their current Ferris Wheel with an all new Technical Park wheel equipped with the worlds greatest LED light package. This new light package will keep guests entertained all night long and is one of the only wheels in the world that will feature light up gondolas!
The Technical Park Wheel is 98 feet tall and will have twenty ride gondolas that can accommodate six riders per gondola. The LED light package will offer various light sequences, better depth of colors, and a series of different light speeds to enhance its impact visually. The new Ferris Wheel will replace the existing Wheel — the first ride Fun Spot bought back in 1997, which currently sits next to the Bumper Kars and next to the parks’ U.S. patented Go-Kart tracks that elevate four stories in the air!
John Arie Jr, CEO of Fun Spot America Theme Parks said: “I am sad to see the first ride that Fun Spot America bought in 1997 leave our parks, but at the same time we are replacing it with a brand new spectacular wheel. This wheel reminds me of a fireworks show where it catches your eye and you can’t stop looking at it, waiting on the next big bang! This will definitely help light up north International Drive and attract more guests to this side of Kirkman road in the International Drive district. This wheel will draw a fraction of the amount of energy compared to our old wheel because of the new drive motors and LED lights. It may not be the biggest wheel in Orlando, but for Fun Spot it’s HUGE!!!!!“
Fun Spot America debuted on Christmas Eve 1997 as a small five-acre park with go-karts, rides and an arcade. Twenty years later, Fun Spot America has grown to include three different locations and over 100 total acres of family fun. The flagship Orlando location includes the city’s first wooden roller coaster, White Lightning, over twenty different rides and the largest Skycoaster in the world. The Kissimmee park has more than twenty rides including the world’s tallest Skycoaster at 300 feet and the only wooden roller coaster, Mine Blower, that goes upside down in the southeast United States. The Atlanta location is home to the Samson Track which is over four stories tall and 1,800 feet long, a new Ferris Wheel that was just added along with Bumper Kars and more rides for the entire family.
This announcement comes only a few weeks after the Orlando park announced that they were adding a new interactive water experience.
The new Ferris wheel is slated to open in early June, 2019. For more information including tickets, visit the official Fun Spot website by clicking here.
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