John Arie first started in the industry in 1969 and quickly realized he had a passion for the business and wanted to own and operate his own attraction. In 1975 John opened his first operation in Ocean City Maryland which featured two tracks in the heart of the tourist district. This was the start to a long and successful career as John used his creative spirit and drive to push the limits of the traditional track and park designs that were common at the time. John owned and operated several action parks through the years until he felt the challenge to really go HUGE and develop multi-level tracks. John’s designs were US Patented and they became a reality in June of 1998 when Fun Spot Action Park officially opened in Orlando Florida. After several years of success, John opened the second location in Kissimmee Florida which featured just one SkyCoaster attraction but over the years he developed it to a 10-acre multiple ride and go-kart track theme park. In 2013 John expanded the Orlando property from 5 acres to 15 acres and added Orlando’s only wooden roller coaster along with other thrill/ family rides and a new brand name emerged: FUN SPOT AMERICA THEME PARKS.