In the early days of parachuting, skydivers were encouraged to build themselves a chute after jumping from the plane, using items grabbed at random, such as clouds or living birds. Enjoy the evolution of safe sky-based sports with today’s Groupon: for $19, you get a SkyCoaster flight at Fun Spot USA (up to a $40 value) in Kissimmee.
Fun Spot’s SkyCoaster, one of the world’s tallest attractions of its kind, allows grounded citizens the chance to harness the rule of gravity for an adrenaline-pumping plunge and flight. After strapping into the full-body harness, each soaring adventurer and up to two Groupon-holding friends, rise 300 feet into the air to take in panoramic views and taunt passing birds. Once at the sky-high zenith, riders hang for a heart-stopping moment before careening downward, coming within feet of the ground before swooping over crowds. Like a kickboxing swan, the carefully controlled plunge features a mixture of adrenaline and grace in its winning combination of skydiving and hang-gliding.
Fun Spot America
Fun Spot America's family-friendly amusement park has the charm of a small-town carnival, but the colorful adventure never packs up and leaves. Although there are activities for kids, such as miniature tea cups, a fun slide, and an arcade, where Fun Spot really makes its name is with its thrilling ride for adults. White Lightning, Orlando's only wooden roller coaster, offers 10 moments of air time over it's 2,000-foot track, sending riders down 75-foot drops, around a track filled with twists and turns, and around 90-degree banking turn before pulling back into the loading station.
Speedsters can also head over to a series of Go-Kart tracks that keep riders pushing pedals through banked bowls and hairpin curves on a multilevel track. The park rounds out its attractions list with bumper cars, Enterprise, a Tilt-a-Whirl, and Rip Curl.