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Proposed Orlando Thrill Park Reveals 14 Extreme Rides
While Orlando's already known for its world-class theme parks, a developer thinks that there's room for one more. The Baker Leisure Group has proposed a thrill-focused park that would be located in the Tangelo Park area near the Festival Bay Mall. It would be just a short drive from Universal Orlando Resort and its two theme parks. Central Florida is also home to Walt Disney World, SeaWorld Orlando, and my favorite park in the state, Busch Gardens Tampa. If that wasn't enough, Legoland Florida will be opening in 2011 as well.
Like many, I've considered Central Florida's theme park market saturated at this point. However, Orlando Thrill Park will offer something different. The park's success will hinge on whether they can communicate its distinction as the home of the most intense and extreme thrill rides in Florida. If built, the park would easily attract roller coaster enthusiasts like myself. Of the fourteen rides that the park has proposed, eight of them are roller coasters. And of the eight, five or so are either prototypes or rare in the United States.
The LA Times has created a photo gallery of Orlando Thrill Park's 14 rides. The gallery includes similar rides that are currently in existence and prototype renderings.
[Via LA Times Funland Blog]
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