A Revisit to the Enigmatic Fun Factory

Last year we visited the Redondo Fun Factory located on the Redondo Beach Pier after hearing news it would be closing. Over a year later the bizarre Fun Factory, with its eclectic variety of games and collection of odd signs, is still operating, but now has a large banner reading “Open Until December 2019.” With summer coming to an end some of my friends and I went for an evening of mechanized amusement and Tilt-A-Whirl rides along the pier.

Outside the Redondo Fun Factory - wearing a vintage red shirt reading "Have a Coke and a smile" and wide leg blue jeans. In the background an airbrush painting of clowns enjoying games and rides.

Inside the Redondo Fun Factory - wearing a vintage red shirt reading "Have a Coke and a smile" and wide leg blue jeans. Hanging from above a large sign reading "Boom Ball"

Large purple and orange sign reading "Fun and Prizes Win Here"

Inside the Redondo Fun Factory - wearing a vintage red shirt reading "Have a Coke and a smile" and wide leg blue jeans. In the background a variety of 80s arcade games, behind them a ton of vintage signs.

Inside the Redondo Fun Factory - wearing a vintage red shirt reading "Have a Coke and a smile" and wide leg blue jeans. Leaning against the Tilt-a-Whirl.

A coffin sits upon a crane type with a paper mache witch sits on top of the coffin.

Sitting inside a driving game from the 80s - Lucky & Wild, the back of which looks like a sports car.

Outside the Redondo Fun Factory - wearing a vintage red shirt reading "Have a Coke and a smile" and wide leg blue jeans. In the background an airbrush painting of clowns enjoying games and rides.

Playing air hockey, a wall of skee ball behind.

A red, yellow, and orange painted cauldron hangs above, a sign reading "Witching Well" is attached.

Inside the Redondo Fun Factory - wearing a vintage red shirt reading "Have a Coke and a smile" and wide leg blue jeans. In the background a variety of arcade games and bizarre signs hang on the wall and from above.

Walking through the Redondo Fun Factory, a variety of ride style games including a vintage Rudolph.

A sign reading "Jungle Island Zoo Birds - Monkeys - Reptiles"

Inside the Redondo Fun Factory - wearing a vintage red shirt reading "Have a Coke and a smile" and wide leg blue jeans. In the background a variety of 80s arcade games, behind them a ton of vintage signs.

Inside the Redondo Fun Factory - wearing a vintage red shirt reading "Have a Coke and a smile" and wide leg blue jeans. A variety of signs, including a Texas highway sign, a school crosswalk sign, and more.

A vintage Santa Claus head hangs above.

Inside the Redondo Fun Factory - wearing a vintage red shirt reading "Have a Coke and a smile" and wide leg blue jeans. An 80s basketball game in the background.

Inside the Redondo Fun Factory - wearing a vintage red shirt reading "Have a Coke and a smile" and wide leg blue jeans. In the background the multi-color horse trot game.

Speed Demon game, featuring a little red devil who spins around.

Outside the Redondo Fun Factory - wearing a vintage red shirt reading "Have a Coke and a smile" and wide leg blue jeans. In the background an airbrush painting of clowns enjoying games and rides.

Holding a ton of paper tickets, the skee ball games in the background.

Inside the Redondo Fun Factory - wearing a vintage red shirt reading "Have a Coke and a smile" and wide leg blue jeans. Leaning against a Love Tester and the Ladies Room next to it, with a sign featuring a crescent moon and "Ladies" written in red script.

A mechanized puppet show with a blonde princess type dancing in the forest with animals and dwarves.

Standing in the doorway of the Fun Factory under a giant red and yellow sign reading "THE BEST"

Playing the shoot water game. A hand painted "change" sign hangs in the background.

Rows of clowns awaiting to be hit with balls.

Inside the Redondo Fun Factory - wearing a vintage red shirt reading "Have a Coke and a smile" and wide leg blue jeans. Leaning against the 18 Wheeler game, which is designed like a big-rig truck.

The Redondo Fun Factory is located at 123 International Boardwalk in Redondo Beach along the backside of the pier. You can visit their website for more details.

Outfit
Vintage Coke t-shirt: Buffalo Exchange
Jeans: Vivian of Holloway
Purse: Frock You, San Diego, California
Shoes:Β Re-Mix

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