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We are a family-owned business with a long history in our industry. Our Founder John Arie, Sr has been a part of the entertainment park industry for many years and first got the passion for our industry in 1969. John operated and ran several small tracks from 1969 through 1978. In 1979 John opened Fun N Wheels on International drive, the heart of the tourist corridor in Orlando Florida. Fun N Wheels in Orlando was truly the first themed action park with multiple tracks, family rides and an open air arcade. It featured the world’s second slick track and central Florida’s first figure 8 bridge tracks. The concept was very well received by locals and tourists alike and in 1988 John opened his second Fun N Wheels in Kissimmee Florida, just minutes from Disney World. Both locations became a staple in the community and proved to be very successful. John sold the Fun N Wheels properties in 1988 and continued to manage the parks until 1991. In 1990 John opened up our first Fun Spot in Myrt

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