Just when you thought amazing news out of Fun Spot America had subsided, they announced that they have acquired Fayetteville, Georgia, park, Fun Junction USA, adding to their two parks in Florida. In a subtle move on Facebook Live today, Fun Spot America made the announcement to the seasonal staff at the Fayetteville park. As Fun Spot America continues to look for ways to expand its position in the amusement industry, they found a great opportunity to build off of what family-owned Fun Junction USA has established over the past thirty years.
Fun Spot America is all about celebrating people, creating fun, and making memories. The future at Fun Junction USA looks better than ever. During the conversation with Fun Junction USA’s staff, Fun Spot America’s CEO, John Arie, Jr., mentioned, “my goal is to make this park THE BEST in Georgia.” While there is a lot to get done in order to make that happen, Fun Spot’s track record shows that goal is achievable. In recent years, John Arie, Jr. and his team have grown in the highly-competitive Orlando and Kissimmee markets, reaching the 14th spot among North American park operators. Just this summer, Fun Spot Kissimmee opened its $6 million Gravity Group-designed wooden masterpiece, Mine Blower.
What’s Next For Atlanta?
For the foreseeable future, Georgia’s largest family entertainment center (FEC) will operate as Fun Junction USA. During the discussion with guests, John noted that it is likely that they could add more rides for the 2018 operating season. That would then be a good time to rebrand as Fun Spot Atlanta. Thirteen-year veteran and new Director of Operations at Fun Junction USA, Chris Johnson, will work closely with the entire management team to grow the business and make the guest experience better than ever. Also, John mentioned that park hours would likely be extended on certain days. All in all, this is great news for the area and especially for Coaster Addicts like us.
Fun spot live in Fayetteville at Fun Junction
Posted by Tracy N John Arie Jr. on Saturday, July 1, 2017