Follow the construction of our new FunZone 2.0 on our live webcam!
Watch resort managing director Bill Stritzler's interview about the FunZone with Vermont news channel WCAX.
We are in the process of building a bigger and better indoor family play area to replace our FunZone! The new FunZone is being constructed this Summer and Fall on the same site as the old FunZone, which has been dismantled. Therefore, the FunZone is not available for use.
The new facility will double the play space for families by offering two levels of high-energy fun and will engage a broad range of ages with unique entertainment, adventure, and challenge encompassing 26,000 square feet! The old FunZone set the bar for resort family fun when it was unveiled as a flagship family play center in 1999. We're setting the bar even higher with our new FunZone, a premiere facility for families to engage, play, and laugh together.
During the build phase this Summer, you can enjoy watching the action from a viewing platform near the Courtside Pool. Nearby Summer activities such as mini-golf, tennis, the Morse Mining Center, and giant chess game will remain available for guests to enjoy. We certainly appreciate your patience while we reconstruct this area for your future enjoyment. This exciting project is currently underway and construction will continue through mid Winter.
We hope you share in our excitement as we redevelop our FunZone facility! The expected opening for the new facility is mid Winter 2017.
Design image of the new FunZone's exterior
Click on the image below to see a larger image of the FunZone 2.0!
Here are some highlights on what is in the facility:
•2000 square foot arcade encompassing more than 30 games from your old favorites to state-of-the-art new additions, Laser Frenzy and a redemption center.
•4,000 square foot, 2 floor custom themed laser tag arena.
•Visible from anywhere in the facility, a 30 foot double-sided climbing wall located in the center of the facility that climbs through the second floor.
•Two cutting-edge Smuggs Warrior Courses for a variety of ages with built-in timing system.
•A custom built slot car track, racing fun for everyone.
•Smuggs Cafe serving your favorite foods and beer and wine.
•Second floor fun including many of the Fun Zones favorites such as mini golf, ping pong, shuffleboard, inflatables and childrens creative play area.
•2 birthday rooms for tons of birthday fun. Check back soon for birthday party availability starting in April.
Project status updates
July 5, 2016
Bubble down day - This morning the bubble that was over the original FunZone was taken down and removed. These pictures show the crew at work and a visit from resort managing director Bill Stritzler to see the progress.
July 14, 2016
Our site work continues at the location for the new FunZone, preparing the area for the construction efforts expected to begin in September. As you can see in the photo, making an appearance this week was a sign from years gone by that helpfully confirms to passersby that yes, the tennis courts that were in this location are indeed closed. Tennis players are continuing to enjoy the courts available in an adjacent location and by the Courtside Pool.
August 12, 2016
Site works continues. The storm water ponds and parking lot drainage structures have been put in place. The building site and parking lot have been prepped to rough grades. Footing excavation is mostly complete and we will begin pouring concrete next week. Getting the concrete ready will continue for the next few weeks along with the running the utilities.
While outside construction continues, marketing has been working on creating an interactive sign to visually explain more about what will be in the FunZone 2.0, work on the internal design, the Cafe menu and the kitchen layout. Elements are being selected for the Smuggs Warrior Course, complete with beginner and advanced lanes with timers for friendly competition.
August 30, 2016
The kids at TREASURES stopped by the viewing area to check out the diggers on site. This is Henry giving us the thumbs-up!