Just a few miles from Disney and Universal you will find a hidden spot from those who come to see the Mouse or the Minions and Potter.Orlando Fun and Food went out to Fun Spot to check out the attractions and fun! Fun Spot started out as a go kart track that has grown into a hidden jewel to the Orlando locals. Fun Spot boost many perks that you do not see in Orlando much. Fun Spot offers free admission, free Wi-Fi, and free parking. I recently visited this park to experience what many know to be HUGE!!!!
Fun Spot is known for its go kart tracks, thrill rides, Sky Coasters, and now rollercoasters. That’s right, at the International Drive location; Fun Spot has added two new rollercoasters in its 25 million dollar expansion project. Freedom Flyer is a one of a kind steel suspension coaster that allows kids as well as adults to enjoy the G forces, drops, and fast turns. White Lightning is Orlando’s only wooden rollercoaster. This coaster boosts a 90 degree turn that makes you think that you are falling off the tracks. Before I go any further, I have to say that a trip to Fun Spot is worth it just to ride White Lightning. I love rollercoasters, and this coaster has a lot more to offer than most think. I loved this coaster so much I rode it 7 times in a row, and will be buying an annual pass just to ride this coaster as much as I can!
Thrill rides are also huge here! A spinning G-Force filled ride from Six Flags over Georgia has landed here allowing riders to experience major G forces and going vertical! There are also a scrambler, Rip Curl, a Ferris wheel, bumper boats, bumper cars, a kid zone, and much more! There is also a new expanded food court that has healthy food, fresh cut fries, beer, and your typical carnival food favorites!
Sky Coaster is the new focus of the parks standing at a height of 250 feet. Once you’re placed in your harness, you are lifted up to the 250 foot mark. After a short countdown and a prayer, you pull your rip cord, releasing you from the safety and allowing you to dive to the ground before swinging back and forth. This attraction gives you the feeling of bungee jumping, and the fun of being on a huge swing. I have done this attraction before and I will say that it is one of the most exciting and downright terrifying experiences in Orlando. Having the ability to pull the cord to start your rapid ascent is amazing!
Don’t Worry! Fun Spot did not go away from its roots! There are 5 go kart tracks for thrill seekers to enjoy. These tracks are not just any ordinary tracks either, the owner of this park holds 4 US patents on tracks. There is a slick track, multi-level tracks, as well as Orlando’s original ski slope track. There are single as well as double go karts for families to enjoy as well!
What is the best part of Fun Spot? Well this is a two part answer. First off the value! If you purchase online, an adult can enjoy all day fun at Fun Spot for only 40.00 plus tax! This is great for families who don’t all enjoy the rides. You can come as a family, park for free, get in for free and pay for what you want! No more 90 dollar tickets for everyone in your family! If you don’t want an all-day pass, you can also pay per attraction or do a sample ticket to allow you to try a few things at the park. The second part of my answer is the family environment. The park is family owned and operated, and the employees are focused on making sure you’re having a fun and safe time. I spent almost five hours in the park and did not have one single negative experience with anyone who worked there.
My overall opinion of Fun Spot is that it is a must do attraction when coming to Orlando. Don’t get me wrong, I know that they don’t have a mouse, a castle, minions running around, a magical wand, or transformers, but Fun Spot does have one thing, family fun in a safe environment. The new expansion at the International Drive location really bumps up this attraction. The two rollercoasters are amazing, fun, and thrilling for both kids and adults. I know that I will be back soon to Fun Spot to ride White Lightning as many times as I can! The only question I have left on my mind is when I will be able to afford my Annual Pass! I need some more Lightning in my life!!! If you do go to Fun Spot, tell them Jason from Orlando Fun and Food sent you!!! Have you been to Fun Spot? What’s your opinion?