Saturday, May 14, 2016

Martin's Fantasy Island Purchased by Apex Parks Group

Apex Parks Group, owner of several amusement parks, water parks and family entertainment centers, has announced that it has purchased Martin's Fantasy Island.  Located in Grand Island, New York, Martin's Fantasy Island is both an amusement and water park that has been operating since 1961.

Apex Parks Group CEO, Al Weber, Jr. commented: “We’re excited to work with the Martin’s team to continue the successful operation of Martin’s Fantasy Island. The addition of this beautiful family-niche park is another step toward Apex’s goal of growing to become the leading company in the fragmented out-of-home entertainment business.”

© Martin's Fantasy Island
Martin's Fantasy Island is home to more than 25 rides and 7 water attractions, including three roller coasters - the largest of which is the Silver Comet and seen above.  The Silver Comet is a Custom Coasters' ride that opened in 1999, featuring wood track on steel supports with an 82 foot first drop and speeds of 50 miles per hour.

The amusement park opened for the 2016 season today and no disruptions in their operating schedule will take place during the ownership transition.

Apex Parks Group most recently purchased Indiana Beach in September of 2015, and also owns water parks such as Sarah Sam's Oasis and Big Kahuna's, and numerous family entertainment centers under the Boomers! and SpeedZone brands.