If you are looking for an alternative to the big theme parks like Disney World or Universal Studios, look no further than Fun Spot amusement parks. There are two Fun Spot locations. The closest Fun Spot is in Kissimmee and the other location is in Orlando. While both amusement parks are fun, we prefer going to the Fun Spot in Orlando. It’s a little further drive but my kids like the rides at the Orlando location better. Both parks have a variety of things to do each park has different rides so you could visit both and see which one you like the best. Here’s a comparison of what to expect at each park:
Both Fun Spot locations have go karts and they are a thrill to drive! The Orlando location has four tracks and the Kissimmee location has two. The main reason we prefer the Orlando location is because of the go kart tracks. You have to be 54” tall to drive by yourself but they also have 2 seaters so smaller kids can ride with adults. All the tracks are designed different and take up and down ramps and curves. I don’t know the how fast the karts go but it’s exciting and you feel like a race-car driver!
I’m not really a fan of roller coasters but my kids love them. Both locations have roller coasters for all ages. At Fun Spot Orlando, they have three roller coasters. There’s a wooden roller coaster and you must be 46” or taller to ride. You must be 36” tall to ride the other 2 roller coasters. The Kissimmee location also has three roller coasters. They have a wooden roller coaster that for anyone at least 48”. The height requirements for the other two roller coasters are 42” and 36”.
Fun Spot Sky Coasters
Both locations have rides that are called “sky coasters.” These rides are not for the faint of heart! The sky coaster in Kissimmee lifts the riders 300 feet in the air and at the Orlando location it’s 250 feet. Up to three people can ride together and you must be at least 48” to ride. Once you’re at the top they release you and it’s one gigantic swing. After several swings back and forth they lower you to the ground. I’ve never had the nerve the ride them but if you’re not afraid of heights I’m sure it’s a blast!
There are quite a few other rides at each Fun Spot location. Both parks have ferris wheels, bumper cars and merry-go-rounds. Each park also has their own unique rides that are not at the other location. Both Fun Spots have rides that are only for toddlers and little kids to ride.
Costs For Fun Spot
The admission price is the same at each park. They have different packages but the most expensive package is $60, which is about half the price to get into Disney World or Universal Studios. You can get the tickets cheaper if you purchase them online and you can save even more if you use Groupon.
5700 Fun Spot Way, Orlando, FL 32819
2850 Florida Plaza Blvd, Kissimmee, FL 34746
Post written by Terry