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Fun Spot – the Florida park owners with Georgia on their mind

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The operators of the two Fun Spot amusement parks in Central Florida are to take their brand to the neighbouring state of Georgia.

The company has just acquired Fun Junction USA in Fayetteville, south of Atlanta. The family entertainment centre, which opened in 1990, includes rides, go-kart tracks and miniature golf courses. A sale price has not been disclosed.

“We are excited to be expanding our brand outside the state of Florida,” Fun Spot founder and CEO John Arie Jnr told the Orlando Sentinel. “Atlanta and Fayetteville has a lot of exciting opportunities that we plan to capitalise on.”

Company spokesman David Hummer adds that the 95-acre attraction in Georgia gives the company “a blank canvas to really masterplan and build as we want.”

Central Florida’s affordable spot for fun

Fun Spot has locations in Orlando and Kissimmee, close to Universal Orlando and Walt Disney World respectively. What began life as an FEC business has evolved to comprise two amusement parks that offer a more affordable alternative to their famous neighbours.

Both outlets have extensive go-kart tracks and have added wooden coasters in recent years, Fun Spot America in Kissimmee launching a new ride called Mine Blower in June (as pictured). There are plans to develop Fun Spot Orlando into a theme park thanks to a master plan from Falcon’s Creative Group.

Fun Junction USA will keep its name through until at least the end of this year, but may be rebranded after that.

Images courtesy Fun Spot America

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Owen Ralph

Owen Ralph

As a Lead Features Writer for blooloop, Owen brings with him two decades of experience covering the amusement and attractions industry for trade publications, including World’s Fair, Coinslot International, Kirmes & Park Revue and Park World, where he spent 15 years as Editor. He is currently a member of the IAAPA EMEA Education Subcommittee.

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