Fire inspectors are calling the safety of a popular children's destination into question.
Funplex covers more than five acres. Inside the building there's bowling, skating, go-karts and a Ferris wheel, but the fire marshal says someone is going to get seriously hurt unless changes are made.
The sign hanging on the fence in front of the Funplex on Beechnut says the business will be closed Friday night for a private party, which is one of the things that has fire inspectors concerned.
The fire marshal expects the party to be large and says it poses a serious threat to the safety of the public.
A total of 28 citations were issued against the owners of Funplex for fire and safety hazards include a non-functioning fire alarm, emergency exit doors, and electrical hazards including overloaded circuits and exits blocked by debris, just to name a few.
A lawsuit has been filed by Harris County attorneys asking a judge to make Funplex's owners correct the problems.
Local 2 made an attempt to speak with the owner of the Funplex on Friday, but was asked to leave the property.
Harris County attorney says the owners have been given multiple citations and nothing has been done to fix the problems. He says it's a blatant disregard for customer safety and cannot be tolerated.
Because the hazards have not been corrected the fire marshal reduced the building's occupancy to 299 people.
County attorneys fear Friday night's scheduled party will bring in more than that.