Park HistoryFun-Plex has been providing summer fun for over 40 years!
Fun-Plex began as “The Kart Ranch” in the late seventies with just a go-kart track. This was soon followed by a miniature golf course and a few pinball machines. As years progressed, the amusement park took on its current name of “Fun-Plex.” In the 1980’s, major expansion took place with rides such as the slick track, bumper boats, and bumper cars. The newly added rides, along with the Motion Ocean and two 5-story Typhoon water slides, made Fun-Plex the largest ride and water park in Nebraska.
Since then, many more attractions have been introduced to provide fun for the whole family. The Lazzzy River was added to the water park to offer a way for guests to relax during the hot summer days, and specialty concession areas were extended to offer a wide variety of fun carnival style fare for everyone. Additional rides like the Chaos and Rock-O-Ride, and the classic Tilt-A-Whirl were also added to spark the interest of those seeking a little more thrill.
In 2007, a new and larger go-kart track was implemented, along with a brand new 18-hole miniature golf course. Also that summer, the Big Ohhhhhh!!! Roller Coaster opened at Fun-Plex, becoming the only roller coaster in the state of Nebraska. The ride was a guest favorite for 10 years before its removal in 2018.
2015 was a pinnacle year for Fun-Plex with the kick off if a 5-million dollar waterpark expansion project. The first phase saw the addition of Makana Splash, an interactive aqua playground for families. In 2016 Fun-Plex introduced something just for the big kids, Nebraska’s Only Swim Up Bar, Breakers Bay. This attraction provides those over 21 with a private oasis within the park to relax. The Breakers Bay stage hosts live music events during hot summer nights. Then, back by popular demand in 2017 was a family classic, the Crazzzy Cars!
In 2018 Fun-Plex added Rockin’ Rapids, the biggest and most impressive addition to the park to date! The attraction, which features two tube slides for single or double riders, is one of the largest and longest slides of its kind in the country!
Fun-Plex has been hosting company picnics, family fun days, birthday parties and the best one-day vacation in Omaha for over 40 years! We hope to see you out this summer!
In 2019, Fun-Plex celebrated our 40th anniversary. Take a little look down memory lane!