Following the IAAPA Expo, on Saturday, November 23, Fun Spot America hosted an ACE Day event starting at their Kissimmee location. A total of 15 ACE Members from 6 different states and 2 countries enjoyed the morning with a one-hour ERT session on Mine Blower, Florida’s only looping wooden coaster built by The Gravity Group.
Following the ERT session, Mark Arie, the COO of Fun Spot, talked with the group about the past achievements and additions all three of the Fun Spot locations had received. This included the new Hurricane roller coaster brought down from their Atlanta location to open in 2020. Mark also answered many questions that ACE members had about the future of their parks. Fun Spot has an amazing success story and it is always great to hear about their achievements and future goals.
ACE Members were then escorted backstage, underneath the structure of Mine Blower to get a close-up view of the maintenance bay. Mark continued to showcase and answer questions specifically about the maintenance and upkeep of Mine Blower. A raffle was then held to give away two seat-backs from Mine Blower’s Timberline trains. Our two lucky winners were Noah Peterson and Alex Dangel!
After returning to the front of Mine Blower, a group photo was taken and then the Florida Regional Rep, Michael Christopher, announced the second White Lightning 10k event happening on May 16, 2020. The rest of the day was a beautiful day of fun where guests where provided an $18 gift card that could be used towards food, souvenirs, or arcade games. All guests were also treated to a ride on the world’s tallest SkyCoaster! After conquering the Kissimmee location, guests were invited to the Orlando location to spend the rest of their day enjoying more rides and Go Kart tracks. White Lightning is always a favorite of ACE Members and Freedom Flyer is a very enjoyable Vekoma Suspended Family Coaster.
Fun Spot worked quickly with ACE at the last minute due to a cancellation of the original ACE Day at Busch Gardens event. Included in the event was a special purchase price for ACE Members for their 2020 Season Pass. At $65.95, the price even beat their Black Friday deal by a long-shot! Keep a look out for more events at Fun Spot, including the White Lightning 10k Challenge happening next year on May 16. A HUGE thank you to Fun Spot and thank you to all ACE Members who enjoyed the fun-filled day at the parks!