Jumpin’ Junction Family Fun Center
Where Fun and Families Come Together
Just two years ago, Kevin Miller identified an opportunity to purchase a local business for sale and worked diligently to make his dream of small business ownership a reality. After working with the Alaska Small Business Development Center (Alaska SBDC) in Soldotna on the purchase, he has since focused on updating and expanding the business to meet the needs of his local community.
Jumpin’ Junction Family Fun Center is 12,000 sq ft packed with blacklight mini-golf, a video arcade, a delicious “grub hub,” and a new virtual reality gaming room by Virtuix Omniverse. The VR gaming attraction is the first of its kind on the Kenai Peninsula, bringing an exciting new entertainment for all ages. The Inflatable Play Center features bounce houses and an 18 ft slide, making Jumpin’ Junction fun for the entire family. Kids under the age of one can play for free!
On working with the Alaska SBDC they shared, “When my wife and I considered purchasing Jumpin’ Junction, our first phone call was to the Alaska SBDC office. Cliff Cochran of the Soldotna office was incredibly helpful. Not only did he assist with advice on lenders, financing options, paperwork requirements, local regulations, and general business practices. But he was a wealth of information regarding local information, marketing options, demographics, and navigating local competition. This community is built on small locally owned business and the Alaska SBDC office is a vital tool in our success.”
Kenai Peninsula Center Director, Cliff Cochran, shared about the progress, “Kevin has done a great job taking over Jumpin’ Junction during the recession and expanding its customer base from kids to include teens and adults. I’ve tried their new VR gaming system and it is a blast to play, as well as being a great way to burn serious calories. They also have one of the coolest miniature golf courses in Alaska, some great arcade games, and of course, the bouncy structures. I’m excited to see this business continue to grow and provide a place for everyone to have fun.”
The virtual gaming system added this past summer brings a new dimension to Jumpin’ Junction, catering specifically to teens and adults of all ages. Users are able to play solo or multiplayer and experience endless VR worlds. One of the most popular is Omni Arena, a high-energy, four-player esports attraction, where participants run through an obstacle course gathering weapons to defeat opposing robots. This state-of-the-art gaming system brings a whole new level of entertainment to the Peninsula.
In addition to providing a safe space for children and families to connect, exercise, and play, Jumpin’ Junction also offers hot plates like corn dogs, chicken fingers, and Papa Murphy’s pizza alongside sweets, drinks and coffees, and packaged snacks like chips, fruit cups, and fruit strips.
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