Friday, November 25, 2011

Fun Spot Attractions Moves into Waterparks with SplashTacular, Inc.

 Article courtesy of Splashtacular
 Orlando, Florida, November 17, 2011 — Fun Spot Attractions Owner and President, John Arie recently made a crucial strategic decision for the company.  Although the company’s locations in both Orlando and Kissimmee enjoyed excellent growth and profitability, he decided—along with his family and team—that the timing was perfect to take his family entertainment venue to the next level by adding a waterpark component to the Orlando location.   His team was determined to create something unique, and truly special unlike any family entertainment venue in Orlando, the theme park capital of the world.   “Waterparks have become so commonplace that differentiation between facilities and their respective experiences has become harder for guests to perceive, and that they are becoming acclimated to the norm in that they have simply become a commodity with a different theme,” said Steve Levine, SplashTacular CEO.

“Fun Spot Attractions & SplashTacular are the perfect combination, the perfect team.  I have no doubt that together we will have the most exciting facility and rides in the area.  We are looking forward to entering the waterpark industry with SplashTacular as our supplier and partner,” stated John Arie.

“Our best work comes from collaboration with specialists who are the best in the industry, which is the reason Water Technology, Inc., the premier design group in the waterpark industry, was selected by John Arie to create a one-of-a-kind, state-of-the-art, signature waterpark, that satisfies their financial and demographic objectives,” explains Levine.

“When meeting with John and his son, John Jr. they shared with me their true passion and love for people, which is infectious and is the heart and soul of their company culture.  They further explained that their waterpark should appeal to their current client base of more than 500,000 annual visitors, promote American made products and services by incorporating SplashTacular rides, all of which are dynamic attractions and features that push the guest experience to new levels, and finally integrating energy conservation and sustainability measures as much as possible,” said Doug Whiteaker, President of Water Technology.

Fun Spot Attractions is on the verge of reinventing the outdoor waterpark guest experience. The park will have one-of-a-kind next generation attractions that will be exclusive to this venue. Nowhere else in the theme park capital of the world will you be able to experience these types of attractions except right here in Orlando!!  Whether you’re a tot, a teenager, adult or grandparents… this family friendly environment will leave a lasting impression like nowhere else.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Annual Pass Press Release


CONTACT:  Mark Brisson 407-363-3867 ext.110 - Fun Spot Action Park, Orlando, FL 32819,                                                             DATE: 11/23/11


Savings and value is what Black Friday is all about, and for Fun Spot Attractions, they are offering their best savings ever this Friday, November 25 – December 24. Purchase one of their new 2012 Annual Passes and receive $35 Unlimited Armbands everyday in 2012 for only $100. You could get 365 armbands for less than 30 cents an armband. Log onto to purchase for you and your family.

Fun Spot Attractions – 2 parks: Orlando and Kissimmee
·         Any Day Annual Pass for Unlimited Armbands is $100 with no blackouts.
·         After December 24, 2011, the Any Day Annual Pass will be $150.
·         Both parks have multi-level go-kart tracks, thrill rides, pre-school rides, arcade games and fun foods.
·         Annual Pass gives you armbands at both parks, one off International Drive, near Universal, and one off Hwy 192, near Disney World.
·         Only 1,000 Any Day Annual Passes will be issued. First come, first served.
·         There will also be a Weekday Pass that is valid only Mon – Fri and does have black-outs for holiday weeks. The cost is $75 ($50 before Christmas Eve).
·         Check website for all details. Offer available on the website only.  

Television spokesperson, John Arie Jr says “It’s going to be HUGE!”

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Lots of news this week

Lots of news to report this week. Where to begin? We will save the HUGE news for the end. Let’s start off with what’s happening next week, IAAPA. The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions is having its annual convention in Orlando. They expect 25-30,000 people to attend. Of course Fun Spot people will be there, but we have a couple of honors also. On Sunday night we will host a kick off “Behind The Scenes” event at our Kissimmee park. The other Behind the Scenes for the week will be at Disney, Sea World, Aquatica and Legoland. We are honored to be in that category. Plus our Marketing Director Mark Brisson will be a speaker in one of the break out sessions. It’s his fourth time being a session speaker. (PS – Mark was also just voted as the Chairperson for the Marketing Advisory Committee for Osceola County).

Next week will also be Scout Week at our parks. If you are a Boy, Girl or Cub Scout, come in uniform on Monday – Friday and receive the $35 Armband for only $10 for you and $10 for one guest, if you choose. Next Thursday the I-Drive Chamber will celebrate International Drive’s 40th birthday. Fun Spot will be there celebrating with many elected officials and I-Drive businesses.

But for the news that you all have been calling about – Annual Passes. Starting Monday, November 21 at 9 am, you can log onto our website and choose either park, and you will be able to purchase either of our two new annual passes. So what are the details? One Pass is called the Any Day Pass. It is valid starting December 25,2011 through December 31, 2012. You can go to either park and show your pass for a $35 Unlimited Armband as many times as you would like through out 2012. We are charging $150 for the pass BUT, purchase it BEFORE Christmas and it will only cost $100 plus tax. Save $50. The other pass is our Week Day Pass. It will be valid starting January 2, - December 24, 2012. It is only valid on Weekdays (Mon-Fri) at either park and major holidays/holiday weeks are blacked out. Details and dates will be on the website on November 21. The cost is only $75, BUT purchase before Christmas and pay only $50. A $25 savings. We will sell ONLY 1,000 of the Any Day and 4,000 of the Week Day pass. So order early. We expect to sell out before the New Year. So come and spend 2012 with Fun Spot and save. This news is HUGE!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Fun Spot hit the magazines this week

Two publications had stories about Fun Spot in their most recent editions which hit the newsstands this week. Locally, I Love Orlando, a tourist publication featured the new Power Trip Roller Coaster at Fun Spot USA in Kissimmee. A nice photo of 4 people riding the coaster was included. It wasn’t John Jr riding the coaster this time. Instead it was two of his aunts, an uncle and a cousin. Hey, we tell you we are a family park. The Arie family truly does own, operate and is involved in all aspects of our parks. Also, the national magazine Funworld had a four page story on the history of International Drive. It shared how John Sr started Fun’ n Wheels just off I-Drive in the 70’s, sold it and left the area in the early 90’s, returning to open Fun Spot in 1997. I-Drive has changed a great deal in the last 40 years, and the Arie Family has been part of the changes. (The digital version of the November edition isn’t available for 3 weeks. If you want a good history of I-Drive see the two part special on Orange TV by Erika Cotton HERE. We also had an interview and photo shoot this week, for an upcoming December story in Orlando Attractions Magazine. Its Huge that we don’t need to hire a PR firm to get into magazines, but by providing safe, clean, fun and having great guests and supporters like you-all, people want to write about us. Thanks for being our advocates.

Teaser: And for a thousand people will be offering an Annual Pass. Details next week. Going on sale November 21.