NAVIGATION

July 25, 2016

Who Said That?

Florida's quote of the day

| 4/19/2013

"People wanted to come and get their last rides in."

-- Deborah Bickle

The ride is over for King Richard’s Family Fun Park and its owners.

After owning the amusement park on Airport-Pulling Road for more than two decades, Robert and Deborah Bickle quietly closed it Sunday for the last time, pulling the plug on the 70s-style carnival rides and everything else fun that went with them at the landmark attraction, from its bleeping arcade games to its whizzing go-karts.

“Both my husband and I grew up in the business, so when we moved to Florida this became available and we decided to try it here in Naples and it lasted for almost 21 years,” she said.

The property was officially purchased for a new Hyundai dealership.

Read more at the Naples Daily News.

Digital Access

DIRECT DIGITAL ACCESS
Add digital to your current subscription, purchase a single digital issue, or start a new subscription to Florida Trend.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
An overview of the features and articles in this month's issue of Florida Trend.

ACCESS THIS ISSUE »

Florida Business News

Florida Trend Video Pick

Rent tax rankles more Central Florida businesses
Rent tax rankles more Central Florida businesses

Highforge CEO Scott Mann shares how he struggled with Florida's business rent tax.

Earlier Videos | Viewpoints@FloridaTrend

Ballot Box

Did Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz do the right thing by resigning as head of the DNC - in the wake of email scandals?

  • No
  • Yes

See Results

Ballot Box
Subscribe