Funplex, New Jersey, will invest $4 million to enhance its indoor center in East Hanover, set to be complete in February 2019.
The $4 million investment in the East Hanover center will include a 37,000-square-foot renovation with a Jersey Shore Boardwalk theme. There will be 20 bowling lanes and a private bowling suite made by Qubica.
Funplex will be the state’s first recreation venue to offer HyperBowling, an interactive set of bowling-related games designed around an innovative bumper system.
The renovations will also add new rides. The “Reverse Time” ride will make its global debut at Funplex. It currently is being manufactured in Italy. There will also be a new Drop and Twist ride.
Funplex will introduce a new “Engineering for Kids” afterschool program.
Funplex East Hanover is one of two Funplex locations in New Jersey, with a second in Mount Laurel. The $4 million investment in the East Hanover center is part of an overall $20 million investment Funplex made in both locations over the past four years.
Brian Williams, Funplex CEO, said: “Funplex is committed to being the premier family entertainment venue, and that’s what this $4 million investment is all about. We took an already exceptional location, our East Hanover center, and are working hard to make it even more fun. I’m confident that everyone who visits us after the grand opening will be delighted with the upgrades, and will reaffirm this location as one of the state’s top amusement destinations.”
“When the upgrades to our East Hanover center are completed, we will have significantly expanded our demographic reach. Our venue will appeal not only to families, but more broadly to high school and college students, as well as to adults.”