Mystery Fun House

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How it looked before.
How it looks today.

Mystery Fun House was an attraction located in Orlando, Florida, USA. It was founded with the help of David A. Siegel in March 28, 1976 and operated through 2001. It was located near International Drive, on Major Boulevard just across the street from Universal Orlando Resort. Over time, the fun house expanded to include a full laser tag facility, full arcade, a dinosaur themed mini golf course and other attractions.

The lobby of the fun house is now home to a Westgate Resorts check in center. Since the Court of Flags Resort was demolished, rumors of the MFH building being removed are again being told.

The Chambers[edit]

The funhouse was made up of 15 areas called "chambers". The chambers included a mirror maze, a rolling barrel, tunnels to crawl through, scary jail areas, a moving bridge, a crooked room, and others. In the early days, there was a Multiplex hologram machine and a wall sized "computer" that could read patrons handwriting and provide a fortune. There was also a show about three quarters of the way into the fun house that included music, lights, special effects and the wizard on a large movie type screen.

Magic Shop[edit]

Run by veteran magician, Dan Stapleton [1] the Mystery Fun House Magic Shop, which served as host to the who's who of world known illusionists. During the early 70's, the entertainment producer Jackson Hamiter [2] trained under Stapleton and his brother, who was well known for his "Buxxum Bunnies" card tricks.

Starbase Omega[edit]

Starbase Omega was a laser tag facility. Each player was equipped with a reflective badge, a battery belt pack, and a laser-gun device. To get to Starbase Omega, patrons would sit on a transporter that simulated a ride to the planet. Once on the planet (a large, dark room with extra-bouncy carpets and a hovering spaceship), players would shoot light beams at other players in an attempt to hit the reflective badge.

Mystery Mini Golf / Jurassic Putt[edit]

Jurassic Putt was an 18 hole mini golf theme around dinosaurs, earlier it was called Mystery Mini Golf and also included a dark building for one of the "holes".

Mystery Fun House Pizza and show[edit]

Later in the life of the MFH they added an animatronic show, similar to ShowBiz Pizza and Chuck E. Cheese's, serving pizza and other favorites.

Movies[edit]

Two movies were filmed at the Mystery Fun House, the birthday scene of Parenthood (1989) and most of Night Terror (1989).

Rumors[edit]

It's been rumored that the original Mystery Fun House will be gutted and rebuilt using new technology. As of February 2013 no permits have been filed with Orange County. As of March 2, 2013 the front part of building has been painted back to its original color.

Old Mystery Fun House building repainted March 2013

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