Fantasyland Family Entertainment Center under New Management
[Seekonk, MA, February 15, 2018] Dr. Antone and Mrs. Sylvia Oliviera, owners of Fantasyland LLC, DBA Fantasyland Family Entertainment Center and Fantasyland Mini Golf have entered into a partnership with John and Tukta Bateman, owners of Bateman Amusements LLC, forming a new management company: Family Fun Seekonk LLC. General Manager John Bateman has taken over all aspects of facility management. Dr. Oliviera will continue in an advisory role. Facility ownership has not changed. “Our goal is to enhance what our customers like the most at Fantasyland while improving and modernizing our systems to better serve our customers moving forward” Bateman said.
The Batemans have been involved in various aspects of the amusement industry for over 25 years. They are the owners of the historical Spring Lake Arcade in Burrillville, RI. “Customers appreciate the uniqueness of our attraction at Spring Lake and we appreciate their loyalty. It is our goal to develop Fantasyland’s character and establish a similar, personal relationship with our customers here”. John’s industry experience ranges from equipment sales for a leading arcade machine manufacturer, to game room installations, to point of sale and debit card systems sales and service. He most recently provided technical and operational consultation for amusement facilities in Massachusetts and Connecticut. The Batemans’ business relationship with Fantasyland has been ongoing for 6 years when Spring Lake Arcade became a vendor providing arcade games to enhance the arcade attraction at the facility.
In anticipation of this announced partnership, improvements were initiated at Fantasyland with the installation of a new customer service and prize redemption area in November. “We installed new prize cabinets and broadened the selection with higher quality prizes. We also invested in state of the art games including the popular Space Invader’s Frenzy, a 9 foot tall reincarnation of the classic Space Invaders of the late ‘70’s.
Recent visitors have noticed an optimized layout of the facility along with some new staff, and a culture of new smiles. The policy of allowing the parents to ride free with their child on the larger rides with a child’s paid admission, either with a wristband or ride tickets, will continue. Many customers have enjoyed their first experience visiting Fantasyland during a birthday party or special event. This month, Bateman will launch a new party and event management system with a proprietary online reservation system. “This system will allow us to focus on improving service before, during, and after the event. The system will allow booking a party even on a smart phone, 24 hours a day. New reservation times give our customers more flexibility to have their party when it is convenient for them. The new times made it possible to start a new feature giving the party guests an optional ‘Tour of Rides’ before they sit down for pizza and birthday cake. We will continue to develop and improve to make our parties and Fantasyland the best they can be.”
Located at 1300 Fall River Avenue, (Route 6) Seekonk, Massachusetts, Fantasyland Family Entertainment Center is an indoor amusement facility with amusement park rides, an arcade, and food service featuring fresh, homemade pizza. Rides include a Carousel, Bumper Cars, and Fantasy Wheel that can be enjoyed by all ages. There are also children’s rides including a Space Train, the Road Yard, an Airport Ride, and an inflatable slide that are appropriate for children under 54” in height. Fantasyland Mini Golf is an outdoor seasonal attraction with two 18 hole courses among fountains and a floral landscape. www.fantasylandminigolf.com 508-336-6262
508-336-6262 1300 Fall River Ave. RT 6 Seekonk, MA