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Owners of acrobatics gym where theme park performers practice want to develop new location on I-Drive

Conceptual plans AntiGravity's location on International Drive show a new 12,000-square-foot training facility fronting a stormwater pond.
Conceptual plans AntiGravity's location on International Drive show a new 12,000-square-foot training facility fronting a stormwater pond. (Orange County)

The owners of AntiGravity Orlando, a high-impact aerial and acrobatic troupe, are preparing for their next big move — and this time it won’t require high-flying stunts.

Co-owner Daniel Stover recently attended an Orange County Development Review Committee meeting to discuss preliminary plans to relocate from AntiGravty’s Kissimmee location and develop a new gym and training facility for members in Orange County.

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“The place we’re in now is small for us,” he said at the meeting. “We’d like to move on and move forward.”

The property in question is a narrow stretch of land spanning a little more than 1.5-acres on the southwest corner of Substation Drive and South International Drive. The property is directly west of the Mission Club Apartments.

The developer is planning to build up to 600 multifamily units along the future Westwood Boulevard extension, signaling what may be the first of many new projects to come in the area.

Their current gym at 5390 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway spans about 7,000 square feet and contains a theater to practice and perform stunts.

Plans for the new location call for developing a 12,000-square-foot training facility that will also include performing space.

Urban planner and architecture/design firm Canin Associates is assisting in developing the project. Records show Wilderness Creek Holdings LLC is the current owner of the property.

AntiGravity helps theme parks conduct and produce acrobatic shows by offering performers a location to practice and workshop performances. During the week, the facility also acts as a school for performers.

The acrobatic troupe has performed in award shows like the Grammys and MTV Video Music Awards. The troupe has also appeared in movies such as Disney’s “Enchanted;” musical acts for artists like Pink and Britney Spears; and the Obama Inaugural Ball, according to its website.

If approved, the new Orlando location would be about a mile east of the Darly Carter Parkway and International Drive intersection. Once complete, the Daryl Carter Parkway will extend to Apopka-Vineland Road and run through Unicorp National Developments Inc.’s billion-dollar O-Town West mixed-use project.

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