We hope you share in our excitement as we redevelop our FunZone 2.0 facility!
This 26,000 square foot facility is being constructed on the same site as our old FunZone 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 and adventure! The expected opening for the new facility is March 2017!
Here is the design image of the FunZone 2.0's exterior.
Click on the image below to see a larger image of the FunZone 2.0!
Here are some highlights on what will be in the new facility:
The race is on for the arrival of FunZone 2.0, featuring a one-of-a-kind racetrack, right at Smugglers'! Bring out your inner rally racer and challenge all the members of your family to an exciting race! Featuring 3-dimensional topography, multiple lanes, and 1:32 scale cars, racing doesn't get much closer to real life! Who doesn't like a little friendly competition?
We took Smugglers' top rally drivers and paired them with Slot Mods Raceways, the best builders in the business, to dream up this very unique experience for your whole family. Slot Mods founder, David Beattie, says it best, "We're all about creating racing experiences beyond your expectations." Beattie and the Slot Mods team have done just that! This 10 foot by 16 foot track features a full 16 inches of vertical rise from the base of the Village to the top of Madonna!
Starting out with an exhilarating hill climb reminiscent of the Notch Road, you'll soon find yourself zipping around Sterling Mountain, crossing Smugglers' Alley, Drifter, and continuing over to Madonna Liftline. Your next challenge is negotiating the famous hairpin of doom — ease off that throttle here, leadfoot! You'll cross back under Madonna Liftline two more times before climbing again; this time up Morse Mountain! From there, dropping out of the mountains a bit, the scenery changes into an autumn landscape. Watch out! Those leaves on the track can be slippery around the turns. Here, drivers begin seeing the Smugglers' Notch Village coming into frame, but not before first crossing through the sugar woods! Don't get distracted by the smell of sweet maple syrup being boiled in the sugarhouse, you've got a race to win! Keep your focus, you're heading into the home stretch! With lit up buildings, our classic Clock Tower, and more, you might just pass by Mogul Mouse or Billy Bob Bear on your way across the finish line!
After you head back to the condo, you'll find the fun doesn't stop! Hear your kids tell the stories about racing past mom and dad in the home stretch. Siblings can settle deeply embedded rivalries out on this racetrack! You can even bring the grandparents to experience this nostalgic fun, the space is accessible to anyone and everyone!
Smugglers' has invested over 4 million dollars into the FunZone 2.0, a 26,000 square foot, one of a kind, indoor family fun complex geared toward bringing everyone in the family together to make memories. We are proud to feature this custom designed and built Slot Mods racetrack as part of this massive new project. With the wide variety of activities spread throughout the various zones in this complex, everyone in the family will want to experience the Next Dimension of Family Fun!
Our precious Notch is under attack and its up to you and your team to defend it! You're outnumbered by the Naysayers 7 to 5. Peering out from your blind, a single drop of sweat drips from your forehead and down your cheek, bearing stark contrast to the 30-foot wall of ice that stands ominously behind. You cant take the tickling sensation any longer as your head involuntarily twitches in an effort to relieve you of the itch. Over there! You hear from behind a large glacial erratic, adjacent to another frozen waterfall, reminiscent of the ice age days. You've been spotted! Better turn up the heat and get outta here, and fast! You make the call to your fellow Ice Warriors to regroup and re-strategize.
Splitting back up, your team distributes evenly around the rock-laden, icy landscape. The new plan involves a coordinated effort from higher ground. T-minus 90 seconds until the attack begins, and suddenly, the Notch erupts in laser fire! Luckily, you and your team have already gained the strategic advantage. The Naysayers don't stand a chance! One laser beam after another, all direct hits. Dropping down from higher ground to move in on the Naysayers, your team is still winning this battle!
Things start to quiet down now, and the sun has set. You and your team are exhausted and estimate having run for miles just within the Notch's narrow groove in the landscape. The chairlift passes overhead, reminding you that again, you have successfully defended the Notch against the invasion of the Naysayers! You will be able to enjoy the mountain for another day!
Smugglers is thrilled to bring the next dimension in laser tag to the FunZone 2.0. Combining physical agility, patience, and a steady hand, this exciting arena-based facility incorporates unique mountain themes, and an imaginative storyline to offer a fun and safe way to team up on your friends and family! There's no age or height advantage to this one, so remember, the playing field is even. Watch out for Crazy Aunt Bea over there, shell aim to hit anything that moves!
Smugglers has invested over 4 million dollars into the FunZone 2.0, a 26,000 square foot, one of a kind, indoor entertainment complex geared toward bringing everyone in the family together to create lasting memories. We are proud to feature this custom designed and built LaserTag arena as part of this massive new project. With the wide variety of activities spread throughout various zones in this complex, everyone in the family will want to experience the Next Dimension of Family Fun!
"Have you ever been in a race before?" She asked me, although I could barely hear her over the sound of heartbeats pumping through my chest. "Well...sort of. Not really. Not like this." I responded, nervously. All I could think about was how I would be able to grip those ropes with such sweaty hands. "It's really not so bad." She reassured me. "Besides, you're only racing yourself. They would never put you against me. And trust me. That's a good thing...for you." I had never felt so relieved. I knew I would get crushed if I had to race against her. All I had to do was listen for the start buzzer and try my hardest. I can do this. I'm the next Smuggs Warrior!
As the buzzer went off, we were both off to a good start. Over the stepping stones, I arrived at my first big challenge; the swinging rings. These proved to be more complicated than I had expected, but I powered through nonetheless. After that came the suspended cargo bags. Boy howdy, that was tough! My triceps are still burning just thinking about it! Finally feeling like I was getting into my groove, I leaped over the barrier to the next element; the trapeze. Here, I felt like a true champion, the Tarzan of the Smuggs Warrior Course! One trapeze bar to the next, to the next, and even though my partner on the other course had already finished, I felt like a true champion!
The Smugglers' Warrior Course is a unique element coming to the FunZone 2.0. With two course options, contestants race themselves through a barrage obstacles in a feat of agility, to make it to the end as fast as they can! This isn't just a series of ropes. The setup includes two courses of varying difficulty. Each one, with its own unique challenges. From swinging slices of Swiss cheese, hanging trapeze bars and cargo bags, to foam obstacles and stepping stones, these courses have everything you'll need to get the adrenaline pumping, and then some!
"Holy macaroni, I'm tired! How are you able to complete this course so fast without being out of breath?!" "Oh, it doesn't take much more than practice!" "I just can't believe how sweaty I am! This time, though, I think it's from competing and not from nerves. You were right, it's a good thing we weren't competing against each other, I would have been hopeless against you! Just wait until I get more practice!"
Smugglers' has invested over 4 million dollars into the FunZone 2.0, a 26,000 square foot, one of a kind, indoor entertainment complex geared toward bringing everyone in the family together to create lasting memories. We are proud to feature this custom designed and built Ninja Warrior Course arena as part of this massive new project. With the wide variety of activities spread throughout various zones in this complex, everyone in the family will want to experience the Next Dimension of Family Fun!
The balance of the main floor slab was placed today. Exterior building trim, and windows are progressing. The elevator shaft will begin this week. Interior work on electrical and mechanical rough in as well as stairs has begun. Interior wall framing will begin next week. We are buttoning up site work for winter stabilization and finish work will continue in the Spring.
The assembly of the building and 2nd floor structures are in place. Roofing panels have been installed. This week starts the installation of the pre insulated siding panels. Additionally, the parking lot is getting final grade, all underground utilities to the building are complete and roof insulation has begun. Interior utility work has begun as well.
Over the next couple of weeks we should expect to see the completion of the siding, start of installation of windows and doors, completion of roof and final grading around the building.
It's really taking shape as we get the first signs of winter with measureable in the mountains!
The steel team has begun construction of the building frame! As they deftly maneuver each piece to its final position with a crane, the men on the ground or in the air are prepared to quickly attach the bolts to keep it in position. The frame is initially installed "loosely" and then the process of making sure it is 100% plumb and level will take place. We anticipate approximately 2 weeks for the assembly of the entire building frame and 2nd floor structures. The next step will be to install the pre insulated siding panels. This is an extremely exciting step in the process of completing the new FUN ZONE 2.0!!!!
We had 6 tractor trailers arrive off site this morning to deliver the steel frame. One at a time a truck is being brought to the site to be unloaded. Thanks to the crew for planning how to do this with little to no traffic delays in the Village!
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.
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.
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.
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. CLOSE
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