An internationally known Family Entertainment studies and design firm, Entertainment Concepts, Inc., is uniquely qualified to provide you with continuous services from your preliminary concept development and initial planning stages through to final design and beyond. Founded more than 34 years ago by its President Peter F. Olesen, P.E., the firm has continually sought to improve the safety, entertainment value and excitement to all the attraction plans it has created.
Exceptional Services From Concept, Design, Construction and Beyond
From the original concept development through studies, design, construction and beyond, Our firm provides experienced study and design services to assure a project that will be competitive and successful for years to come, including ongoing consulting services once your facility is up and running. Our team has expertise in:
- Family Entertainment Center Concepts and Design
- Amusement Park and Family Fun Park Design
- Feasibility Studies and Business Plans
- Theme Park Master Planning & Attraction Design
- Optimum Guest Flow Pattern Development
- Traffic Impact & Safety Studies
- Master Planning & Related Services
- Construction plans and specifications
- Outoor Go-kart Tracks
- Indoor Go-Kart Tracks
- Miniature golf courses
- Bumper boat Ponds
- Recreational Golf Courses
- Driving Ranges
- Indoor Attractions
Engineering and Design Staff
Entertainment Concepts, Inc., provides engineers, designers with many years of experience in the developent of outstanding attractions for our clients. Over the years, we have become an industry leader in the development of new and exciting concepts for go-kart tracks, minature golf courses, bumper boat ponds and other attractions. All concepts are developed with safety and accessibility being of prime concern. Staff expertise and experience extends to traffic studies, municipal and private industry projects highway design, stormwater management and relatedcivil engineering work.
Frankies Fun Park - Charlotte North Carolina (Opened November 2018) Developed concept plans, final design and construction plans and specifications for three go-kart tracks at Frankies Fun Park's newest and largest family entertainment center. The tracks include a 1,430-foot family road course go-kart track with dual pitting, a 1,100-foot reversible "Adult" Grand-Prix road course go-kart track and a 500-foot reversible "Adult" slick road course go-kart track. Overall park includes 85,000 s.f. indoor attractions building, miniature golf, and several theme park midway rides.
El Chorro Regional Park Go-Kart Track and Miniature Golf Course San Luis Obispo County CA Parks and Recreation Department (Scheduled Opening Early 2019) Development of design concepts and final design for an 800-foot outdoor electric (battery powered) family road course go-kart track and an 18 hole miniature golf course, preparation of construction plans, specifications and bid documents. The go-kart track designed for dual pit and reversible direction of operation.
Funway Family Entertainment Center - Batavia Illinois (Scheduled Opening Spring 2019) Development of design concepts and final design of 900-foot family road course go-kart track as part of an expansion of outdoor attractions for the largest family entertainment center in Illinois. Sevices included coordination with other consultant working on other elements of the project, as well as the preparation of construction plans and specifications. The go-kart track designed for dual pit and reversible direction of operation.
282 Family Fun Park - Caron, Saskatchewan (Scheduled Opening 2019) Development of concept plan and final design for seasonal outdoor family entertainment center containing 835-foot reversible family road course go-kart track, 18 hole miniature golf course, WaterWars, outdoor soft play, picnic pavilion, sand volleyball court, bunny corral and point of sales building. Plans for future addition includes a country store.
Pinballz - Austin Texas (Scheduled Opening Late 2018) Development of floorplan concepts for expansion of existing indoor FEC into adjacent 55,000 s.f. space. Attractions include 6,000 s.f. Laser tag arena, escape rooms, birthday party rooms, meeting rooms, bar area and point of sales. Developed concept through final design of 470-foot electric (battery powered) go-kart track.
Pinballz - Buda, Texas (Scheduled opening late 2019) Project consists of developing concepts and final plans for the addition of additional indoor building space and outdoor attractions for existing indoor FEC. Outdoor attractions include 800-foot outdoor family road course go-kart track with dual pitting and reversible operation, 18 hole miniature golf course, 10 boat bumper boat pond, sand volleyball court, outdoor beer garden and expanded parking. Work included preparation of construction plans and specifications for the go-kart track, miniature golf course, sand volleyball court and bumper boat pond.
Action City - Eau Claire, Wisconsin (Opened May 2017) Development of Concepts and final design of 720-foot reversible family road course go-kart track as part of an expansion of outdoor attractions for an existing family entertainment center and indoor water park. Services included preparation of construction plans and specifications.
Wonder Mountain - Bey, Maine (Opened Spring 2016) Developed concept through final design of 715-foot outdoor electric (battery powered) family road course go-kart track as part of an expansion of an existing family entertainment center. Services included preparation of construction plans and specifications.
Fun Trackers - Corpus Christi, Texas (0pened March 2015) Project consisted of the development of concept plans and final design for a 900-foot reversible dual pit family road course go hart track and 7 bay batting cage as part of the renovation of an existing indoor/outdoor family entertainment center. These attractions replaced an existing course go-kart track.
Helios Family Entertainment Park - Danang, Vietnam (Opened Spring 2014) Project consisted of the development of concept plans and final design for a 750 foot reversible indoor (second floor) electric (battery powered) family road course go-kart track with dual pitting, on the second floor of large food & entertainment facility. Project also included outdoor14 boat bumper boat pond with Battle Zone and 1,000-foot river channel for boat school.
Fort Frenzy - Fort Dodge, Iowa (Open December 2013) Complete outdoor/indoor family entertainment center consisting of 25,000 square foot building (formerly industrial building) with 850 foot family road course go-kart track with electric (battery Powered go-karts) designed to operate in both directions, 18-hole miniature golf course (second 18-holes to be constructed next year), eight boat bumper boat pond with battle zone containing water cannon, outdoor stage and future plans for "Adult"slick road course go-kart track. The building contains 6-lane Highway 66 mini-bowling alley, laser tag, bumper cars, birthday party rooms, toddler area/parent's lounge, food service area, game room, skating rink and banquet hall.
Victory Fun Park - Lewisburg, Tennessee (Open Summer 2013) The initial project, scheduled for opening in August consists of a nine-hole miniature golf course and parking lot plus a small clubhouse & game room. A second nine - holes will be constructed in the spring of 2014 along with a dual WaterWars and a children's play area.
Zoomers Amusement Park - Fort Myers, Florida (Opened June 15, 2012) Complete outdoor/indoor family entertainment center consisting of 13,500 square foot building with 850 foot family road course go-kart track with 850 foot dual pit family road course go-kart track, 300 foot combination "Adult" slick road course/"Rookie" go-kart track, all designed to operate in both directions, an 18 hole ADA compliant miniature golf course, 10 boat bumper boat pond, dual WaterWars, midway with kiddie coaster, tilt-a-whirl, train ride, five flat rides, gem mine and amenities. The building contains birthday party rooms, roller ball miniature lane bowling, a game room, redemption center and food service. Project resurrected a failed (prior to opening in 2006) family amusement park that contained an elevated wood go-kart track and ground level go-kart track with a bridge. Both were demolished because of improper design and construction and replaced with the new tracks and miniature golf course.
Tree Top Family Adventure - Birmingham, Alabama (Opened May 1, 2010) Complete outdoor/indoor family entertainment center consisting of 18,000 square foot building (formerly industrial building) with 850-foot family road course go-kart track with dual pits designed to operate in both directions, 18-hole ADA compliant miniature golf course with waterfall, stream and receiving pool and dual WaterWars. The building contains 4-lane Highway 66 mini-bowling alley, laser tag, laser maze, large soft play structure, toddler area/parents lounge, birthday party rooms, redemption center and food service area.
In prior years the firm designed many other projects, including:
Complete FECs such as America's Action Territory in Bristol WI, Shakers Family Entertainment Center in Calgary Alberta, Sugar Grove in Sugar Grove, Illinois, The Park at Middletown KY, Caddie Shak in Donegal PA. Family First Sports Park in Erie PA, and Qwivals Family Entertainment Center in Victor MT.
Representative Go-Kart Track Clients include, Hollywood Park in Crestwood IL, CJ Barrymores in Clinton Twp MI, Haunted Trails in Joliet IL, Crystal Lake in Rock Falls IL, Malibu SpeedZones in Dallas TX, Los Angeles CA and Kenesaw GA, Green Acres in San Antonio TX, The Fun Factory in Yuma AZ, The Park at Middletown KY, White Mountain Speeway in Tamworth NH, Frankies Fun Parks in Greenville, Columbia and Raleigh SC, Qwivals Family Entertainment Center in Victor MT, Putt- Putt Golf and Games in Mandeville LA, Caddie Shak in Donegal PA, Shakers in Calgary Alberta, Springz in Ocala FL, Sugar Grove Fun Park in Sugar Grove IL, Family First Sports Park in Erie PA, Amazon Station in Janesville WI, America's Action Territory in Bristol WI, Stratford Speedway in Stratford CN, Skateland in Queensbury NY and Overlook Speedway in Poughkeepsie NY.
Representative miniature golf course clients include, Sugar Grove Fun Park in Sugar Grove IL, Qwivals Family Entertainment Center in Victor MT, Shakers Family Entertainment Center in Calgary Alberta, The Park at Middletown KY, Fun Zone in Geneva-on-the-Lake OH, Fast Lane Fun Park in Cookeville TN and Fort Frenzy in Fort Dodge IA.
Representative bumper boat pond clients include, Sugar Grove Fun Park in Sugar Grove IL, The Park at Middletown KY, Amazon Station in Janesville WI, Caddy Shak in Donegal PA, Family First Sports Park in Erie PA,, Adventure Zone in Deep Creek Lake MD, America's Action Territory in Bristol WI and Fort Frenzy in Fort Dodge IA.
FEC Feasibility Studies for clients in AL, AZ, CA, FL, IA, IL, GA, KS, MN, MT, OH, OR, PA, TN, TX, WA, WI.
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