Mine Blower to Open at Fun Spot America Fun Spot America’s Kissimmee Florida park will open a new wooden roller coaster called Mine Blower in 2017. The ride will be 82 feet tall, 2,256 feet long, and reach speeds of 48.5 mph. Most notably, Mine Blower will flip riders upside-down with a barrel roll loop; a very rare maneuver for a wooden coaster. What to Expect: A Wild, But Smooth Ride Given the designers of Mine Blower, riders should expect an action-packed, but relatively smooth ride. Gravity Group’s rides are some of the most well-respected in the industry. Also, new roller coasters are usually very smooth and ridable in their early years. So, if you equate wooden coasters with being rickety and rough, you should be pleasantly surprised. The ride’s small footprint will mean no breaks to catch your breath. After the lift hill, expect a wild ride including another rare element in the 115 degree over-banked curve. That unusually steep turn will make riders feel like they might get dumped out of the train as it leans over with extreme banking. Mine Blower was aptly named as its corkscrew (or barrel roll) will surprise riders that are used to conventional wooden roller coasters. Even well-traveled coaster enthusiasts probably haven’t encountered the few looping wooden roller coasters that have emerged in recent years. Preview Video of Mine Blower at Fun Spot America – Kissimmee Want a preview? Take a spin on this animated video of Mine Blower. For more on Mine Blower, visit Fun Spot’s Site and their Facebook page. What’s Your Take? How do you think Mine Blower looks? What do you think of the recently announced name? Leave a comment below. 2 Responses Josh (TwistedRideOp) February 6, 2017 Hey, this may or may not be the place to do it, but do you have any plans to return to parks like Cedar Point? Also, any theme park plans in 2017 in general? Reply Eric February 7, 2017 Hope you are working on a story about Wave Breaker: The Rescue Coaster, another new coaster for 2017, that’ll be going to SeaWorld San Antonio. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.