HeadPinz buys Zoomers; Fast Trax coming in late 2020
Pat & Lisa Ciniello, the couple behind the Bowland and HeadPinz Entertainment Centers concepts in Southwest Florida, have announced their company is buying Zoomers Amusement Park in Fort Myers. The Ciniello’s are purchasing the property and all its contents from Mike Barnes, who opened the park in 2012.
“We had put our Fast Trax concept on hold during the Covid-19 situation,” said Pat Ciniello. “So when I was made aware that the Zoomers complex was for sale, I thought it might be the perfect opportunity to pivot from our original Fast Trax plan and resurrect the project at Zoomers. So now, we’ll turn this 18-acre property into the new Fast Trax, complete with brand new OTL Electric Go-Karts (replacing the old gas-powered karts), and other upgrades to the arcade, kitchen, outdoor bar and party areas. A new feature we’re definitely adding is a number of lanes of Duck Pin Bowling, which is a small bowling ball and squatty short pins. It’s a blast and perfect for kids & adults alike!”
“After eight years of operation, Zoomers is ready for its next chapter. Evie and I couldn’t be more pleased turning it over to the Ciniellos’s. It has been an exciting experience we couldn’t have accomplished without our exceptional team.” said Mike Barnes.
Zoomers, which has been closed since March, currently features two different outdoor go-kart tracks, mini-golf, 10 mechanical carnival-type rides, bumper boats and an indoor arcade with more than 80 games. Ciniello said there will be changes to the current set-up but it’s too early to say exactly how the transformation will take place. “I already have my design team looking at ways to modify the current layout,” Ciniello said. “One thing that I really want to see is how we can create more shade and coverings over the outside spaces. It’s really hot out there during the summer months.”
Terms of the sale were not disclosed. Ciniello said the closing should take place by mid-July. He expects to reopen as Fast Trax in early December.