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“Needs more staff or it needs to close.”

Andretti Thrill Park
Ranked #12 of 77 things to do in Melbourne
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Andretti Thrill Park has been entertaining guests for the past 16 years. People from all over the country have come here to enjoy the best in family entertainment. We are centrally located on Florida's famous Space Coast offering safe and unique attractions for guests of all ages to enjoy. Today, the park features 5 go-kart tracks, 18 miniature golf, laser tag arena, batting cages, paddle boats, rock wall, indoor ropes course, spinning coaster, a train ride, kiddie rides, a professional playground and the largest video arcade in the Space Coast packed with 150 of the latest state of the art video games as well as a great assortment of prizes that can be redeemed for tickets. The park is also home to Andretti Snacks which offers home made pizza, burgers, chicken platters, ice cream and other finger foods.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Atlanta, GA
Level 5 Contributor
86 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Needs more staff or it needs to close.”
Reviewed July 22, 2012

The Andretti Thrill Park would be great if they had enough staff to keep the attractions open, but they don't. This creates a vicious cycle - they don't have enough customers to make it profitable to keep everything open, so the people that go there get frustrated and decide not to return. As a result, even fewer people go the next time.

We waited for 10 minutes for someone to come to the laser tag room. They even have a button for you to push if there is no attendant present. What is the point of the button if no one is going to come.

We went on a Sunday afternoon. The place was open until 10pm, but by 8pm they started shutting down even more attractions than when we got there at 6pm.

The positives: My youngest child loved riding around in the go-karts. My oldest loved being able to drive a car by herself. The rock wall was good. The employees were all very friendly. The place looked clean.

The negatives: The train that drives around the park on wheels wasn't working. It looked like they had given up on the traditional train a long time ago. No one came to the laser tag area. It took forever for the batting cage machine to throw a ball. The paddle boats were closed. Much of kiddie land was closed. They add a "fuel surcharge" to the admission price. Fuel surcharges annoy me. Just raise your ticket price and quit playing games. The restaurant was closed. The snack area upstairs was cloesed. Andretti challenge was closed.

Thankfully, the place wasn't crowded so were able to get a lot of use out of the go-karts. Otherwise, I would have been furious at paying $100 for 4 people to play for 2 hours.

Search on the internet for coupons before you go. There are better coupons available than the ones on their own website.

Visited July 2012
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Jupiter, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Need helmet?”
Reviewed July 19, 2012 via mobile

Pay extra for premium go karts. Some go karts much slower than others on same track. Was rear ended by clueless driver at injurious rate of speed after signing release form holds facility harmless. Fun for one day's curiosity.

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Orlando
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Go to Kissimmee if you want to have fun”
Reviewed July 12, 2012

This place and town is a joke..They used to have a nice train for the kids now they have one that goes around on tires..Fountains don't work..Bumper boats are a joke..Should have bumper cars...For the price you pay this place should be in top shape and new rides. They take money in but don't fix the place up..Same ol stuff they had years ago nothing new...You want to have fun go to Kissimmee...Old town much better and Congo Jungle mini golf is so much better then this place for mini golf..You want to have fun don't look for it in Melboring..This town has nothing for kids...Just bars for the drunks and mega cops to give you tickets...Oh the Zoo is ok but that's it...

Visited July 2012
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Cocoa, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Not worth your time or money”
Reviewed July 11, 2012

It's ok. Over priced and their bracelets just aren't worth the price. If you go here try to find a coupon...

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Cocoa Beach, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“ONCE ONLY,NEVER AGAIN”
Reviewed July 7, 2012

Decided to take my relatives for the dayto visit andetti park.at the reception shelby was polite.we had asked for the unlimited ride pass.we were given wristbands with vague info,firstly my mom was scared to ride the gokarts so i pretty much paid for her to play a louzy mini golf & laser tag .i wasn't told about a limited time wristband,so i wanted to ride the f1 gokart one more time before leaving .standing in the f1 line ,the guy told me i couldn't ride the karts coz of my time & that he will have to call the manager, manager by the name of randy redding shows up.i explained to him what happened ,i wasn't told of expiration o wristband & he flat out told me no i couldn't ride ,i work at a hotel in cocoa beach and have always gone above and beyond to do whatever it takes to exceed our guest expectations at our property,your manager randy redding needs to go and learn some customer service skills.it's obvious he has none.as i was leaving a mod by the name of mariel reyes came on duty,i briefly explained to her what had happened ,she was sincere and apologetic ,for that i praise her but apart from that you folks have lost potential future referrals from me and my family

Visited July 2012
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