Fun World is taking its ball and going up north.
Fun World is taking its ball and going up north.

Please don't take our Fun World a-way

I heard that Brookfield play zone Fun World is set to close at the end of November. C'mon Fun World, let's not be hasty. 

Last fall I wanted to take my boy out for an evening of fun and headed out to a batting cages place in New Berlin that, despite having an active phone number and Web site, was no longer to found. After driving blindly to a few other places in the dark, we ended up playing electronic drums at Guitar World and eating gelato at Brookfield Square.

Only later did we realize we'd driven right past exactly the kind of place we had been looking for in our wanderings ... Fun World!

The address is 620 Elizabeth Court, but really it's on Bluemound Road, pushed back a bit from the traffic, next to the Eble Park Ice Arena.

Inside, there's a mini-golf course, a big arcade, an indoor Ferris wheel (not kidding!) and a system of tubes and "pools" full of bouncy balls. There are also snacks on hand, of course.

We went one evening and had a blast and returned a few times after. Just the other day I received a request to return to Fun World and have been thinking about going back in the next week or so.

Now I realize that we'd better get back there quite a bit in the next few months because soon Fun World will close, because the owner is retiring. And then we'll be back on the prowl for a great place for fun.

If we don't find it, we'll have a blast on the V-Drums and eating gelato (although not at the same time). 

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libbybees | Aug. 28, 2010 at 4:49 p.m. (report)

The last few times I've been there, it's been overly crowded with really inattentive and surly staff who couldn't care less about the place. Not surprised that it's closing.

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funnyajk | Aug. 23, 2010 at 10:23 a.m. (report)

Check out ww.kidsinmotionwi.com in New Berlin
Great place!

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shorewood | Aug. 18, 2010 at 10:54 a.m. (report)

Unfortunate indeed. They have fun birthday parties for the kids too...changes things up a bit from the "Pump It Up" - type stuff and bowling.

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JudyLL | Aug. 5, 2010 at 11:26 a.m. (report)

My previous talk-back hasn't appeared yet.
Just wanted to tell the writer of this story that there is another fun type place for adults/kids called Monkey Joe's. It is located on Bluemound Road, just west of Springdale Road. Monkey Joe's is a chain. I don't have kids, so have never been inside, but it looks interesting.

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JudyLL | Aug. 5, 2010 at 11:04 a.m. (report)

Monkey Joe's is further west on Bluemound Road (also called JJ), and I'm sure that took business away from Fun World. It is also geared for kids.

And for the older kids, perhaps Dave & Buster's is causing some competition. I plan on going to D&B's soon; I understand they have air hockey; if they ever have an air hockey tournament somewhere, count me in, because this is one talent where I really rock! In fact, if you readers out there know of any, let me know.

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