|Fun Spot America (Orlando)|
|Opening date||June 23, 2017|
|Replaced||Two Go Kart Tracks|
|Manufacturer||The Gravity Group|
|Lift/launch system||Chain lift hill|
|Height||83 ft (25 m)|
|Drop||80.5 ft (24.5 m)|
|Length||2,290 ft (700 m)|
|Speed||48.5 mph (78.1 km/h)|
|Max vertical angle||65°|
|Height restriction||48 in (122 cm)|
|Trains||2 trains with 6 cars. Riders are arranged 2 across in a single row for a total of 12 riders per train.|
|Mine Blower at RCDB|
Pictures of Mine Blower at RCDB
Mine Blower is a hybrid wooden roller coaster located at Fun Spot America Kissimmee. Manufactured by The Gravity Group, the compact wooden roller coaster is only one of three in Florida; the other two are White Lightning at Fun Spot America Orlando and Coastersarous at Legoland Florida. Unique points in the ride include a zero-gravity roll above the station area, and a 115° overbanked turn. Mine Blower opened to the public on June 23, 2017.
Ride experience[edit | edit source]
The ride starts with a mild 180° turn to the left, taking them straight to the lift hill. Riders can enjoy the view for approximately 23 slow seconds, before the ride hits another 180° turnaround to the left, and plunges just over 80 feet before hitting the one inversion. That takes it into the first high speed turnaround of many, this one left again, leading straight up an airtime hill thats followed by a "double down" of sorts, past another bunny hill, and into a right hand turnaround. Two more small hills follow, and then riders hit the high speed 115° overbanked turn to the right. A few more curvy airtime hills sprint the train towards a low lying, left hand turnaround, up another two last minute hills, and into the brake run.
Characteristics[edit | edit source]
Support structure[edit | edit source]
Mine Blower is one of the more recent Gravity Group wooden coasters to be built with a steel support structure that uncannily mimicked a regular wood structure. Other Gravity Group Coasters that have similar steel support structures are Oscar's Wacky Taxi and Switchback.
Trains[edit | edit source]
Mine Blower utilizes two custom themed Timberliner trains that seat 12 passengers each. The train front consists of a firework and dynamite figurehead. While one is running the track, the other is loading and unloading passengers.
Statistics[edit | edit source]
Reception[edit | edit source]
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Tittle, Brittani (June 24, 2017). "'Mine Blower' wooden coaster now open at Fun Spot Kissimmee". Attractions Magazine. Retrieved August 31, 2018.
- Bevil, Dewayne (June 23, 2017). "Mine Blower roller coaster explodes onto scene at Fun Spot". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved August 31, 2018.
- Marden, Duane. "Mine Blower - Fun Spot America (Kissimmee, Florida, USA)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved September 12, 2018.
- "2018 Top 50 wood Roller Coasters" (PDF). Amusement Today. 22 (6.2): 48. September 2018. Retrieved September 12, 2018.
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