Marvel Drive-In Opens
1960 Marvel Drive In, Soco, ME

Kenneth and Violet Cormier opened the Marvel Drive-In on U.S. Route 1 in Saco, Maine. The Cormier’s opened this drive-in restaurant next to Kenneth’s brother-in-law, Andre Dallaire’s, mini-golf course that opened in 1959.

Go-kart Tack Opens
1963 Go Karts at Funtown USA

Dallaire opened a Go-Kart track behind the mini-golf course.

Batting Cage, Archery and More Opens
1964 Batting Cage Construction

Cormier added batting cages as well as an archery range behind the Marvel Drive In. Over the course of the next few years, Cormier and Dallaire added several kiddie and carnival-style rides. This included the SkySlides, Swinging Gyms, as well as a gift shop.

Funtown USA is Born!
1967 Funtown USA is Born

Cormier and Dallaire formed a partnership. This is when Funtown USA was born. During this year Funtown USA added a “Zipper”, outdoor bumper cars, Merry-Go-Round, and the “Luv Machine” (Bayun Kurve). The bumper cars were replaced by the bumper car building. If you take a look at the area around…
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