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Fun Spot near International Drive recently purchased a 'huge' expansion area

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Fun Spot Action Park, just off International Drive, will soon triple in size. The 13 year-old, five acre park recently purchased an adjacent 10 acres. Plans are being developed for the expansion of rides and go-kart tracks at the Orlando fun park.

The large green area directly above Fun Spot in this photo was recently purchased for the expansion. - Photo by Fun Spot

Once construction is complete, the new additions may include some water rides and a smaller version of the SkyCoaster thrill ride located at the 10 acre Fun Spot on U.S. 192 in Kissimmee. Paintball and batting cages have also been suggested but no decision has been made.

With over a million visitors to its two parks, Fun Spot is becoming the largest of the second tier attractions in Central Florida. Known for their multi-level go-kart tracks and value pricing, Fun Spot holds four U.S. patents on go-kart track design. The two parks are locally owned by the Arie family.

The Kissimmee location, known as Fun Spot USA, is also expanding with a new Soaring Eagle ride, a birthday/meeting room, and its first roller coaster, a Wild Mouse ride.

“This dream of mine has grown far larger than I ever expected,” said Owner and CEO John Arie Sr. “I was set to retire, but I wanted to do this for my family, for the employees, for the community.”

John Arie, Jr., the COO known for saying “It’s Huge” in the television commercials, added, “Everyone is talking about job creation, well we are doing it. We presently have 200 plus employees. With this expansion we hope to add another 200. For us, this expansion is huge!”

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