Eloy, Arizona: Family Fun World (Gone)

Directions:
Off the I-10 in Eloy, 60 miles south of Phoenix (and not between Phoenix and Casa Grande, as previously reported.)
Hours:
Gone.
Status:
Gone

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Family Fun World.

Family Fun World

Was at this location and wondered what it was. I pulled off because of the cages mounted on 20 ft. poles. I knew what they were. They were part of a ride called the Galaxy that was at the Magic Mountain amusement park in Valencia, California. I worked on this ride back in the early '70s.

You can see the name "Magic Mountain" bleed through the paint job. Also see my photo of gal who worked on the ride at Magic Mountain back in 1976.

[Bob Meza, 11/01/2010]
Family Fun World

The sculptures of Family Fun World have been removed (aside from a few of the odd cage thingys). It seems as if the old guy who owned it sold the land.

[Mr. Tidypaws, 09/16/2005]

Strange vehicle at Family Fun World.

Family Fun World

Along I-10, at exit 208 between Phoenix and Tucson, you will see some roadside sculptures: a race car, a robot, a dinosaur made out of agricultural machinery. There are also some weird basket-shaped things high up on poles, scattered around the property. It makes an interesting sight along the highway, so I pulled off and tried to get closer. The property is fenced-off with barbed wire and has "no trespassing" signs. At the gate, there's a sign that reads, "enter at your own risk." I was greeted by a pretty nasty barking dog, so I don't recommend that anyone try to enter the property. I have found some mention of the place on the Internet that it was an amusement park that never opened, due to lack of financing. From the looks of the place, the person didn't really know what they were doing, anyway. It's hard to tell just what he had in mind, since the property is now just littered with what he couldn't auction off: old trucks, big tires, and a lot of junk. And a nasty dog.

[Julie, 05/14/2005]
Family Fun World

When I drove by the eternally promised but never built Family Fun World , the "Coming Soon" sign had been painted over with a big "For Sale." All the oddball sculptures (and there are lots of them) were still there, however, and easily visible from the I-10.

[Dean Jeffrey, 02/02/2003]
Family Fun World - coming soon

Another roadside oddity is the alleged "Family Fun World (coming soon)." It appears some individual has a number of acres of property near I-10, where in anticipation of the development of their theme park a bill board had been erected. At least five years ago. To date, all that can be seen on the dusty sometimes muddy land is a series of pink and green space age minarets, a number of cars, wagons, and figures sculpted from farm implements and other industrial refuse.

And all this is just up the road from Rooster Cogburn's Ostrich Farm.

[Randy Crawley, 04/05/2001]

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