Located in Fort Myers, Florida, Zoomers Amusement Park is an indoor-outdoor family fun center offering a variety of midway rides and family amusement attractions.
Zoomers Amusement Park was the vision of Tim Miles and Ron Heromin, who began work on an 18-acre family fun center park in 2002, slated to open to the public in late 2005. Throughout construction, the park suffered financial setbacks and delays to its planned opening, and in August of 2006, Miles and Heromin declared bankruptcy and listed the park’s property for sale. Despite an attempt at reviving the project the following year, the pair declared bankruptcy again in September of 2007. The park facility, which sat vacant for several years with rides and attractions left in mid-construction, was the victim of several high-profile theft attempts throughout early 2008, but in June of that year, ownership of the park was transferred to the Florida Community Bank following a foreclosure sale. In 2010, following the closure of the Florida Community Bank, the park was sold at auction for a sum of $1.385 million and Alan Fluke was hired as the park’s redevelopment manager. All unfinished rides and attractions deemed unsafe due to their abandonment were demolished and replaced with new safety-inspected attractions. In June of 2012, the park was completed and officially opened to the public.
Rides and Attractions
Today, Zoomers Amusement Park is operated as an indoor-outdoor family fun park, offering a variety of rides and attractions for visitors of all ages. The park is open year-round, with limited operation hours during the fall and winter off-season. Park admission is free, with ticket options for individual rides and attractions or wristband deals for unlimited use of park attractions throughout the day. Reloadable Z-Cards may also be purchased for credit for rides, attractions, and games throughout the park.
Park rides include the Cobra Rollercoaster, a miniature steel family-style coaster with cobra-themed cars. Midway rides include a Pirate Ship, Tilt-a-Whirl, Frog Hopper bounce tower, and Go-Kart Drop drop tower. Several children’s midway rides are also offered, including a miniature Toot Train, a child-sized Chair Swing ride, and Gorilla Show and Under the Sea circular spinning rides. All children must be at least 36 inches tall to ride and be able to sit unassisted in ride cars with full control of their head and neck.
Three go-kart tracks are offered, including a Road Go-Kart Track offering twists and turns for adult riders along a flat standard paved track. A Slick Go-Kart Track is also offered, along with a Rookie Go-Kart Track for drivers between the heights of 40 and 56 inches. An 18-hole Voodoo Island Miniature Golf course is offered, featuring holes decorated with fantastical tropical-themed characters and obstacles. Several water attractions are offered at the park, including Bumper Boats and a Hippo 2 Water wet-dry slide sending riders along a 115-foot track. A Water Wars water balloon game course is also offered, available for competition play for teams and individuals. Opposing water balloon battle stations are stocked with water balloons and launchers, which are aimed at slots and holes on opponent’s battle stations. Other attractions include the Zoomer’s Mining station, which allows visitors to purchase pre-filled prospecting bags and buckets and pan for gemstones, shells, fossils, and other mineral finds.
At the Zoomers Family Fun Arcade, a wide variety of skill, sport, and video games are offered, including classic games such as Pac-Man and Whac-a-Mole. All games are coin or Z-Card operated with game play rates varying per game. Game play tickets may be redeemed for prizes such as plush toys, candy, and electronics at the arcade’s Winner’s Circle redemption area. Classic American fare options are offered at the Straight Away Cafe, which is open seven days a week throughout the year.
Ongoing Programs and Events
In addition to standard visitor admission, a variety of group rate packages are available for small groups and organizations, including rates for elementary and secondary school group field trips. Fundraising event packages are offered for schools and nonprofit organizations, providing a 25% return to the organization on all ticket sales and wristbands purchased. Availability for summer camp programming is offered for educational and community groups looking to host youth summer events at the park. A variety of birthday party packages are offered for young visitors wishing to celebrate their birthdays at the park, including private party room time and unlimited attraction play packages. Periodic public special events are also held at the park, including special hours and rates for attractions on some major national holidays.
17455 Summerlin Rd, Fort Myers, FL 33908, Phone: 239-481-9666