FUN SPOT FUN PARK – CASE STUDY
Fun Spot Amusement Park & Zoo was a family amusement park located in Angola, Indiana, USA. Although it was small in comparison to parks in neighboring states, such as Cedar Point and Michigan's Adventure, it remained one of the most popular parks in the region. It also once boasted the only operating roller coaster (Afterburner) with an inversion in the state of Indiana Fun Spot boasts that it is one of only a few amusement centers in the nation that offers multi-level cement go-cart tracks - four separate tracks. In addition to go-carts, there are bumper cars, bumper boats, a number of other thrill rides and the children's section known as Kid Spot. The Kid Spot section includes a small carrousel; the Frog Hopper, a ride that drops its riders in small increments and then bounces back up; a kiddie’s swing; a kiddies train and other rides. Fun-Spot Fun Park began as a small amusement park in 1985, with nothing more than a merry-go-round, a slide, pony rides, and an ice cream stand, Fun-Spot grew into a popular family attraction with 20 rides, a restaurant, and an outdoor performing arts theater.
“My wife, Gail, and I didn’t know what we were getting into,” commented Ron Hart, the owner. “We just knew that weekenders coming to the lakes in our rural area represented an untapped market.”
Today, thousands of visitors flock to Fun-Spot—families, children of all ages, even senior citizens who enjoy strolling through the gardens and arbor At Fun Spot, elementary school age children, teenagers and parents, will find plenty of fun and thrills at this mini-amusement park that packs a lot of excitement into a very small area.. “There’s something here for everyone,” Gail Hart says. “Dozens of companies hold annual company picnics here. We have welcomed class field trips. And we even had one wedding here at the park!” “Here’s the funny thing,” Ron chime in. “We really don’t know why we’ve been so successful! There is nothing else like...
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