In a In YouTube video *published* in 2019 (assumed filmed in 2010), Ken Preczewski was interviewed. Ken identified himself as the park owner, stated the park opened in 1956 and he had been with the park for over 20 years. A July 10th, 2008 story on the Houghton Lake Resorter, Ken is mentioned as being with the park for 22 years.
In 2011 Gary Daniels incorporated "Big Gar Amusement, LLC" which listed "Funland Amusement Park" as an additional name. In February 2017 the company's status changed to "inactive". This may explain a note of forgotten origin that the park's owner ship may have changed before 2013.
A 2014 visitor to the park stated: "I went to this park and talked to the owner and she said that the coaster opened in 1946 if she remembers right." Ignoring the conflicting opening, the owner in 2014 is a woman.
In an August 2nd, 2018 story on the Houghton Lake Resorter, it was said the park was under new management by Julie Newman who co-manages the park with Laura Young. In this story they stated the park opened in 1960.