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Grand Island: Apex Parks Group acquires Martin's Fantasy Island


Sat, May 14th 2016 09:20 pm

California-based Apex Parks Group has announced the acquisition of Martin's Fantasy Island theme park on Grand Island. This is Apex Parks Group's first acquisition for 2016.

Martin's Fantasy Island has more than 25 rides and a half-dozen water attractions, including the Silver Comet wooden roller coaster - one of Coaster Buzz's Top 100 Roller Coasters in the U.S. The park's attractions and live shows are geared toward family-oriented and thrilling entertainment for any age.

Apex Parks Group CEO Al Weber Jr. said, "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."

Former owner Martin DiPietro said, "I bought this park 22 years ago and it's been a labor of love. I decided Apex Parks Group was the best choice to ensure that Martin's Fantasy Island continues to be the best family fun park in the area. Their track record in the family-oriented amusement business is unmatched, and I have every confidence that their success will carry over to Martin's Fantasy Island."

Martin's Fantasy Island opened for the 2016 season on Saturday and will continue planned operations during the transition. For more information about the park, visit www.martinsfantasyisland.com

Martin's Fantasy Island opened in July 1961 and has since grown to 75 acres.

Apex is a privately held company based in Aliso Viejo, California. It has 13 family entertainment centers, two water parks and one amusement park resort. It operates properties in California, Texas, Florida, New Jersey and Indiana. Apex Parks was founded in 2014 to acquire and operate best-in-class out-of-home entertainment assets. For more information, visitwww.apexparksgroup.com.

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