NORMAN — Andy Alligator’s Fun Park will begin construction next month on a $1.3 million expansion, including a new 8,000-square- foot building that will have additional party rooms and new attractions.
The park, at 3300 Market Place in Norman, will also add a new rookie go-kart track for younger drivers.
“We’ve been looking at expanding for a couple of years and listening to our customers and seeing what they want,” said Kyle Allison, general manager for the fun park.
The new building will include three new birthday party and event rooms, and a centralized birthday party and event check-in area. The renovations will provide space for an indoor rock wall and a multilevel family-themed laser attraction. The expansion will also include new arcade games, a dining area and a kitchen upgrade with a larger menu.
Andy Alligator’s will begin the renovations in July, but will remain open during construction, Allison said. Construction is projected to be complete by the end of the year.
This most recent expansion comes after Andy Alligator’s built a $4.5-million water park at its campus in 2012 off Interstate 35 and Indian Hills Road.
“That was a pretty big expansion for us at that time,” Allison said. “Now we are going to do some more stuff with the fun park, and we just continue to grow.”
The park was opened in 1997 and is owned by Allison’s parents, Russell and Robbie Allison of Norman.
Neighboring HeyDay Entertainment, which is situated across the street from Andy Alligator’s, also began a nearly $9-million expansion project earlier this year that includes a two-level, 24-lane bowling alley.
However, the two family entertainment centers are not competing, Allison said.
“Their expansion is based on bowling — it’s a different piece of business,” he said.