On May 24th, Orange county schools celebrated with the Annual State of the Schools address. And who was in the audience cheering on our public schools? Is that John Jr, the “It’s HUGE!” Guy? And who is the pretty redhead next to him? It’s Lola Parsons, the Sales and Groups Manager for Fun Spot Attractions. Oh, she is also his Aunt Lola. Hey we have told you we are a Family Park.
Friday, May 18, 2012
We have done a lot of talking about how our Orlando Park is tripling its size and the new rides, roller coasters and attractions we will be adding to Orlando. But once again our Kissimmee Park continues to grow. We have a greater need for a location for the many groups, school trips, and company outings that come to Fun Spot for fun and thrills. So a new open air pavilion is going up. It is expected to be completed in time for the busy summer season. So every time you think you know what we have at Fun Spot USA, better check again, because we keep growing.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Most people when they think of Fun Spot think of racing go-karts down our multi-level hills. But once a year, in celebration of Tourism Week in early May, the employees of Fun Spot have a chance to race each other. Not in karts or cars but a footrace. We join in with the International Drive Community and participate in the I-Drive 5K. 3.1 miles around the Convention Center, over 1,500 people ran this Saturday morning. 52 of those people wore Fun Spot yellow shirts and are our employees. We had employees in their teens and one in their 60s. Times varied from just under 20 minutes to almost 40 minutes and everything in-between. But ages and times don't matter; what counts is it was a fundraiser for YMCA scholarships, and the fun the employees had racing each other. So next May, feel free to join us and see how you race against the yellow shirts of Fun Spot.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Fun Spot along with all of the tourism industry of Central Florida mourns the loss of Visit Orlando (Orlando CVB), President Gary Sain. Gary was a tremendous champion of tourism and Orlando. He passed away very unexpectedly on Friday May 4th after giving a presentation at a fundraiser for the Boys and Girls Club of Central Florida. He was a friend to the management of Fun Spot. An honorable man of faith and joy, everyone who knew Gary knew he loved his wife of 30+ years, and their grown daughters. Fun Spot is missing a friend.
Friday, May 4, 2012
Rainy days can scare some customers away, even though our tracks and rides still run in the rain. But for those who do come out on an overcast, drizzly day, they can see some unexpected guests. The ducks pictured here love to come out on those overcast days and scrounge for dropped popcorn, leftover funnel cakes and other treats. So even ducks have a fun time at Fun Spot. Everyone does, except for geese. When they are here, we get down.
Thursday, May 3, 2012
When John Sr started Fun Spot, he knew he would hire his family members to pitch and help the business grow. Most people know that the TV Spokesman is John Jr. Joining Junior on the billboards have been his son John III, or his daughter Alexis. Plus Aunt Lola, Uncle Bart, Aunt Sara and Cousin Ivy, as well as Junior’s wife, Tracy, all work at Fun Spot. Now even Senior’s dog, Dublin is at Fun Spot, working in the offices and employee break room (looking for treats and fun, just like our customers). So we welcome Dublin Arie to the Fun Spot Family.