More Details on the Proposed Orlando Thrill Park
A few weeks ago plans for a proposed Orlando Thrill Park were unveiled. While Orlando is known for the family-oriented Disney parks, the people behind a new thrill-focused park are hoping that that kind of attraction could be a success in the O-Town as well. Thrill Park investors must think that there could be room for a straight thrill park. Recently, a local news station shared some images taken from a proposal meeting.
From the meeting, enthusiasts have now uncovered/identified five roller coasters:
- Motorbike Launch Coaster (possibly like OCC MotoCoaster at Darien Lake)
- Inverted Accelerator Coaster (An Inverted Kingda Ka!)
- Vekoma Suspended Looping Coaster
- Compact Vekoma Flyer (Stingray model)
- S&S 4th Dimension Coaster (like X2)
See images from the Orlando Thrill Park proposal meeting.
The lineup definitely fits the park’s name. And the thrills could be delivered at varying degrees. Novices could warm up with the bike launch coaster and run-of-the-mill Vekoma SLC if they’re not up for the big leagues yet. Speaking of big, a 425′ tall inverted launch coaster sounds insane!
Florida already made my Top 3 States for Roller Coasters list with its high concentration of World-class roller coasters in a 2 hour radius. If the Orlando Thrill Park actually gets built and Legoland in nearby Winter Haven is a success, then I’d have to think Central Florida could be the undsiputed Coaster Capital of the World.
Before coaster enthusiasts get too excited we should remember that many a planned park has died before it ever even got the chance to become a reality. The proposed Disney’s America park in Virginia comes to mind. Also, the Tangelo Park residents didn’t seem too enthused about the park.
Could Orlando handle another large theme park?
With SeaWorld Orlando, the Universal Parks, the Disney Parks, and Busch Gardens Tampa only 90 minutes away can Central Florida support another theme park? I’ve visited the area many times, but I’d love to hear what Floridians think.
What’s Your Take?
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