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A new wall to climb for Humpty Dumpty, FunTime USA

Gulf Amusements LLC, owners of FunTime USA, said in a press release received by The Sun Herald residents of Georgia Place, a nearby neighborhood, who are opposed to the amusement park, filed an appeal against the Gulfport Planning Commission’s decision to allow the project to move forward.

The commission voted 7-2 in May to approve the project.

The park was a fixture of the U.S. 90 landscape in Gulfport before 2005’s Hurricane Katrina destroyed it.

FunTime’s owners initially planned to begin construction in January but zoning challenges delayed the start.

Construction was pushed back to June, but the residents’ appeal will delay it yet again. The City Council will hear the appeal in August. Owners say the setback means FunTime likely won’t open this year.


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