Funtopia to Open 25,000 square-foot Adventure Park in Naperville
Set to Open in Spring of 2018
March 15, 2018 // Franchising.com // CHICAGO - Funtopia, an indoor adventure park concept that offers several entertaining and healthy activities for everyone, is set to open their newest location in Naperville come early spring.
The Naperville location at 2639 Aurora Avenue is slated to open this March, and will be the company’s largest location to date standing at 25,000 sq. ft. Filled with laughter and people of all ages jumping and climbing about - Funtopia provides a fun and healthy way to get active while indoors.
With one location already open and operating in Chicagoland, company plans call for opening as many as six new adventure parks throughout the metro area over the next several years. Naperville - and a following location planned for Arlington Heights to open in June of 2018 - are pivotal to the Illinois expansion plans.
“Funtopia is a unique concept for active entertainment, combining sports with fun. We strongly believe that such entertainment helps children and adults stay healthy and have fun in a shared experience. It is one of our main goals to reveal the benefits of playing in an exciting and sporty environment where our customers are engaged in diverse physical and mental activities,” said Yassen Nikolov, General Manager of Funtopia North America. “With challenges designed for visitors of all ages, we look forward to becoming the family spot of choice in the Chicagoland area.”
Meant to entertain kids of all ages, as well as young adults and adults interested in corporate team building events, Funtopia offers several entertaining and healthy activities, including climbing walls, rope courses, drop slides, free falls, giant slides and a guided exhibition in a simulated cave. Some of the new facilities will also offer ninja courses and jungle gyms.
“Both kids and adults have a natural tendency to want to climb and jump,” said Nikolov. “Our features are interactive, so instead of just climbing a wall, you are climbing up a beanstalk or a fire station, so it makes it more fun and engaging because you have a goal toward something you know.”
Climbers are required to wear a harness for every activity, with the exception of the soft play area designed for younger kids.
“Funtopia is also a place which encourages social interactions. We strongly believe that overcoming challenges and obstacles together in a family friendly environment helps in building friendships and developing a sense of camaraderie,” Nikolov added.
Funtopia also offers large seating areas for eating or for adults to work or relax while watching their children. Additionally, the venue offers a menu of fresh food and snacks, as well as a wide range of hot and cold beverages.
Including an initial franchise fee of $35,000, the projected investment for a standard size center (without a restaurant) is $629,674 to $758,216. For a large sized center (with a restaurant) the projected initial investment is $1,088,093 to $1,335,974.
“Funtopia is where the future of the entertainment industry is heading - sustainability for the owners and value for their customers,” said Nikolov.
Founded in 2013 and franchising since 2015, Funtopia is a flourishing entertainment concept that has made its mark overseas and is now bringing its unique, interactive experience to more markets throughout the United States. From climbing walls and rope courses to free falls and giant slides, and more, the indoor adventure park is designed to encourage children and adults to stay healthy and have fun in a shared experience. With 10 locations worldwide, Funtopia is owned by Walltopia Group, a Bulgaria-based producer of artificial climbing walls. For more information, visit www.funtopiaworld.com.
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