Attractions Management Issue 1 2021

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Bill Wild, CEO

Industry innovator, Fun Spot, is on a roll, with a new EMEA office and a range of innovative new products to help operators deliver excellence to the family fun market. We find out more


un Spot, a leader

a broad range of adventure

in designing indoor

solutions internationally,

multi-activity leisure

among them, the popular

centres, offers a full

Clip ‘n Climb Challenges.

range of options, from

“As part of the Abéo Group,

trampolines to ninja

we have the unique ability to

courses, fun and colourful

bring multifaceted sales and

Clip ‘n Climb Challenges,

support to customers with

and interactive attractions.

a world-class portfolio of

The company is the sister company of Clip ‘n Climb. With the sportainment industry rising in popularity and

products and services,” says -shop with an endless The company is a one-stop ent portfolio tainm spor e and innovativ

demand, opening a dedicated

Bill Wild, Fun Spot CEO.

Active Entertainment Solutions

With nearly 50 years’ experience, Fun

EMEA sales organisation was a logical next step, allowing the

“We truly believe in the power of activity, play and sport to make people happy”

company’s regional experts to provide support to its clients more efficiently. “We can have a more hands-on approach and react to the needs of our customers more quickly,” says Gina Mackay, Fun Spot architectural project manager. “The launch of Fun Spot

Spot is a titan of the sportainment industry, having delivered customdesigned turnkey solutions for more than 800 facilities around the world – with 250 projects completed in EMEA alone, including Clip ‘n Climb projects. “The company has had an international presence for many years, designing and building parks in over

EMEA will speed up communication time, improve production time

it manufactured the first backyard

50 countries,” says Wild. “Many of

and reduce costs, making us more

trampoline equipment in America.

the components are built in markets

In 2006, the company again

competitive in the market.” This move is not an unexpected

became a pioneer in the industry

such as Great Britain and Europe.” Fun Spot was also a founding

one for the company, which has

when it designed, manufactured

member of the IATP – the International

made a habit of taking the industry

and opened the first Sky Zone®

Association of Trampoline Parks

to the next level, ever since it opened

trampoline park and in keeping with

– in 2012, and helped establish

its doors nearly 50 years ago.

this trend, Fun Spot has been the

the ASTM safety manufacturing

world leader in trampoline design

standards, so it’s no surprise that

and manufacturing ever since.

the company cares so much about

Industry leader and pioneer Fun Spot’s humble beginnings trace

In 2018, Fun Spot again expanded

back to the 1970s, in a small shop

its offer by joining the Abéo Group,

in Hartwell, Georgia, USA, where

allowing the company to provide

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quality, innovation and safety. “These are the three key components of our company,” says Wild. “As the