Games News

Rush Funplex hits its stride as patrons escape outdoor heat | News, Sports, Jobs

Rush Funplex hits its stride as patrons escape outdoor heat | News, Sports, Jobs




Courtesy Woodbury Corporation

University Place opened a Rush Funplex in early summer.

It has been about three months since the Rush Funplex at University Place quietly opened its doors.

According to Christian Woodall, business developer, Rush wanted to make sure the employees were trained and ready for the potential crowds that will eventually come.

Now, Woodall said, all 35 of his employees are ready to meet the public. Those employees will be kept busy with the number of activities offered at the University Place location.

The funplex was scheduled to open last summer, but after supply chain issues, COVID-19 and other problems, the opening was delayed until this year.

There are other Rush Funplexes in Syracuse, West Jordan and Kansas City, Missouri. While the fall and winter months are usually the busiest for the multi-activity indoor arena, the heat of summer is also bringing people inside.

Courtesy Woodbury Corporation

University Place opened a Rush Funplex in early summer.

The Rush Funplex offers 14 bowling lanes, bumper cars, laser tag, miniature golf, go-carts, rock climbing, arcades and more.

The mall’s free children’s play land had be reconfigured, so kids now enter through the funplex. That means the smallest children can play and be cared for while the rest of the family plays a round of miniature golf or bowling.

“We’re pretty packed,” Woodall said. “Reviews have been really positive. There are so many activities in one place. We’ve hit our stride.”

A three-hour pass is $25, while a full-day pass costs $30. Small groups can buy a 20 hour punch card and each person can get 2 hours for about $10.

“We are pleased to bring such a highly entertaining offering, with local ownership, to University Place,” said Randy Woodbury, CEO and president of Woodbury Corp. “The Rush Funplex will offer recreation for families with kids of all ages, and to the 74,000 students who are enrolled at the neighboring universities.”

Courtesy Woodbury Corporation

University Place opened a Rush Funplex in early summer.

The capacity of the funplex is about 900. They don’t take reservations, except for businesses, church groups or family reunions that could buy out the whole center.

The first Rush Funplex was built in Syracuse about 10 years ago, Woodall noted.

“All attractions are made to be self-sustainable and safe,” Woodall said. “Once the college students are back this fall it will get real busy.”



Newsletter

Join thousands already receiving our daily newsletter.