Fun Spot America Orlando's Freedom Flyer Coaster
|Fun Spot America|
|Location||Fun Spot America|
Latitude and Longitude:
|Soft opening date||May 13, 2013|
|Opening date||June 8, 2013|
|Type||Steel – Family – Inverted|
|Model||Suspended Family Coaster (395m)|
|Lift/launch system||Drive tire|
|Height||64.3 ft (19.6 m)|
|Length||1,295.9 ft (395.0 m)|
|Speed||34.2 mph (55.0 km/h)|
|Capacity||758 riders per hour|
|Height restriction||36 in (91 cm)|
|Trains||Single train with 10 cars. Riders are arranged 2 across in a single row for a total of 20 riders per train.|
Freedom Flyer at RCDB|
Pictures of Freedom Flyer at RCDB
On December 31, 2010, Fun Spot Action Park announced that they purchased an additional 10 acres (4.0 ha) adjacent to the park, with plans to triple the size of the park adding a number of new rides.  In April 2011, Fun Spot Action Park surveyed park guests about what types of attractions they would like at the park. Consensus published by the park indicated they wanted water rides and roller coasters.  In August 2011, the Orlando Sentinel revealed that the park had contacted at least three roller coaster manufacturers.  In November 2011, it was confirmed that the park would receive two roller coasters: one wood and one steel.  The coaster soft-opened in May 2013. 
During the 2015 International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) Trade Show in Orlando, the Freedom Flyer was used to demonstrate Virtual Reality Technology on roller coasters. By wearing a VR headset during the ride, speed, dimensions as well as theming can be vastly extended in the simulated environment, while still experiencing the real g-forces and air-time moments of the actual ride.  As of the December 16, 2016, the Virtual Reality aspect was introduced permanently to the attraction. 
Freedom flyer's layout starts with a 90 degree turn into a short, 64 foot lift hill, into a curved drop. after that, a hill, into a series of banked turns and then proceeds into an intense helix into the station. there are multiple footchoppers( support beams that are close to the rider's feet, giving the illusion that the rider is going to run into it), and turns that gives decent lateral gravitational force throughout the ride experience.
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- "Attractions – The Show – VR Coaster; Beyond Disney interview; latest news – Jan. 7, 2016". Attractions Magazine. Jan 7, 2016. Retrieved May 4, 2016.
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