Fun Spot Review:
By Joy Atkinson (Summer Intern)
Located conveniently off of International Drive(Interstate
4 & Kirkman road behind Exxon & Office Depot}on
Grand National in Orlando, Fun Spot is an action packed
park. The are thrill rides, kiddie rides, and an arcade
all in one location. There is no admission! That could
never be said about most other amusement parks.
Since there is no admission into the park, parents
can go in with their children and watch them ride without
having to pay for that enjoyment. While the kids get
to ride go-carts and ride a variety of rides, mom and
dad can watch from the side. An additional benefit is
the option buying individual tickets to ride choice
rides through buying a wristband for all day enjoyment.
Purchasing a wristband allows unlimited rides on all
the attractions. There are plenty rides to keep one
busy to get your money's worth out of the band.
There are four different go-cart tracks at Fun Spot.
Each one is different from the rest. The green track
is a good beginner track. It has a nice size hill and
some fun turns. The red is what I would call a good
turning lesson track. Full of 180-degree turns that
allowed me to learn just how good these go-carts have
the ability to turn. The blue track has the most climatic
terrain. As you wind your way up the track you soon
find yourself above a huge hill. A hill on a go-cart
ride!! Who would have ever thought it would be so much
fun? Something I had never done before and something
that I have now done multiple times. Finally, the yellow
go-cart track is called the quad-helix because of all the figure 8's that it makes. It is the longest of the
tracks. If a child is to little to drive a go-cart,
they have the option of going in a 2 seater. The adult
will drive and the child 'looks' like they are driving.
A 2-seater go-cart is also a great ride for 2 friends
because it allows a different aspect of adventure and
There are other amusements such as bumper cars, a Ferris
wheel, bumper boats, a carousel, kiddie rides, and more.
These are a nice change for when a break is needed from
driving go-carts. The park closes as midnight. A wristband
is good all day. You can come and go as you please from
the park. As long as you keep the wristband on, you
can continue to ride. A nice option if you have made
dinner plans. I went out to dinner, then came back.
However, there is food at Fun Spot, which is very convenient.
Not only are there amusement rides, but there is also
a 2 story arcade palace. Full of the newest, greatest,
and ticket winning games. Upstairs they have a free
arcade. Pay $5.25 and you get to play those games all
day long. Downstairs, they have a redemption center
for any tickets you earned while playing ski ball, demolition,
or other's. If you desire to earn tickets, the games
will say that you can earn them on them. There are plenty
of acing and interactive games. I sat and turned the
Jet Ski to make it turn as I raced to earn first place.
My personal favorite was there, air hockey. I challenged
my roommate to a game. That game never gets old.
Word of the wise; decide before hand how much time
you want to spend here. It's amazing how much time flies
while you are there