Vans Skatepark - Orlando, Florida, U.S.A.

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Vans Skatepark - Orlando, Florida, U.S.A.

General Information

Skatepark Name
Vans Skatepark
Open / Closed
Closed
Lights
Yes
Restrooms
Yes
Free or Pay
Pay
Inside or Outside
Both
Are Pads Required?
Yes
Riding Surface?
Mixture
Is there a pro shop on site?
Yes

Construction Info

Designer
RCMC
Builder

Location

Address
5220 International Dr.
Postal Code
32819
Latitude
28.47
Longitude
-81.45
City
Orlando
Directions
Vans park is located in the International Drive area of Orlando, near Wet-N-Wild and Universal Studios. To get there, you take the Kirkman Road exit off of I-4, and make a left onto International Drive. Vans is on the right, about a mile down the road. Can't miss it.

Contacts

Phone Number
407-351-3881
Managment
Private

When you finally get through the paperwork, and $14 dollars later, the clock starts for a very short 2 hour session. I took that as a cue to snake as many of the slow-Florida locals as possible. Hey, time is money.

The park has all of the standard Vans skatelite street obstacles, a 4foot mini spine ramp, and giant a 6 to 10 foot mini ramp, with everything in between in heights. The vert ramp is the standard set up, 40ish feet wide, 12 feet tall, an extension, metal coping, fast, nets around it. All well done skate terrain.

The biggest disappointment of the park though is the bowl. It starts out right, with a double deepend at about 8 feet and pool coping. But then about two thirds of the rest of the bowl is about 5 to 3 feet deep with really mellow transitions and way-way-way too much flat bottom. Not much flow in the bowl. Way too much flat bottom for any real speed lines. The temptation for the young ones to push across the flat bottom should tell it all. Bad use of cement. But we still sessioned it for a good hour of the two hour time limit, and had a good time. If you are in Orlando, you should at least go there for the novelty of it all, but it is nothing compared to the public parks in the rest of the country, and the $0 admission fees. We have about 8 minutes of Vans Orlando video playing on my site at: http://www.tonymisiano.com

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Editor review

1 review
This is a really good park.
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User reviews

2 reviews
Overall rating
 
4.7
Street Rating
 
4.5(2)
Tranny Rating
 
5.0(2)
Overall Rating
 
4.5(2)
Go while you can!! and make sure you hit the spine ramp
You have to do this park at least once and more if it's hot out! the spine ramp alone is worth the trip!! Go now before it closes if for nothing else to say you made it. And I have dibs on the hubba ramp after it shuts down.
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Vans skatepark and shoes
You should make pads optional...
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