Afterburner (Fun Spot Park)

Roller coaster in the United States

Watch the on-ride POV
The ride's station
Fun Spot Park
Location Angola, Indiana, USA
Status Defunct
Operated 1991 to 2008
Rider height 48 inch minimum
Boardwalk and Baseball
Location Haines City, Florida, USA
Operated 1977 to January 17, 1990
Manufacturer Arrow Dynamics
Product Launched Loop
Type Steel - Launched - Shuttle
Track layout Shuttle loop
Riders per train 16
Propulsion Electric winch launch
Height 56 feet
Drop 47 feet
Top speed 45 mph
Length 635 feet
Track inversions 1
Rider inversions 2
Duration 1:06

Afterburner was a steel launched shuttle roller coaster located at Fun Spot Park in Angola, Indiana, USA.


The ride was first built in 1977 at Circus World (later called Boardwalk and Baseball) in Haines City, Florida, USA and was marketed as Zoomerang (at times sylized Zoom-erang). It operated under other names, including Flying Daredevil and Double-O.[1] The ride was the only Arrow Dynamics Launched Loop to feature an elevator which transported riders to and from the station. It was discontinued after just a couple of seasons. The roller coaster closed with the park on January 17, 1990.[2]

In 1991, the ride reopened as Afterburner at Fun Spot Park in Indiana.[3] It closed with the park after the 2008 season.

The ride was listed for sale in the classifieds section of amusement industry publication Amusement Today in August 2015 with an asking price of $100,000.[4] The ride remained standing but not operating until it was demolished in February 2017.



Afterburner was the prototype Launched Loop installation by Arrow Dynamics.


Single train with 4 cars. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows, for a total of 16 riders per train.



  1. "Circus World - Boardwalk & Baseball". Shane's Amusement Attic.
  2. Strother, Susan (January 18, 1990). "The roller-coaster ride is over for theme park". The Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved December 10, 2021.
  3. "Other roller coasters". The Morning Call.
  4. "FOR SALE" (PDF). Amusement Today. August 2015. Retrieved 2024-01-26.

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