Instead of paying an admission fee, you buy “credits” loaded on a card with a bar code. Instead of adding coins or tokens for games and attractions you swipe your card. The kids very quickly got the hang of it. I was worried our almost 300 credits would go too quickly — as it is easy to swipe a card and not realize how much you are spending, but we actually didn’t use all of them after being there for over 4 hours! In fact, the kids played very little games and really focused thier time and energy on the ropes course and laser tag.
We went with a 4-, 5-, 6-, and 7-year old — and each of them found plenty of fun things that interested them. I saw 2 and 3 year olds enjoying the play structure while their older siblings played on other things. Although they don’t have a safe entry and exit system like Chuck E. Cheese, the place was modest enough where I felt like the kids were safe. There were plenty of staff stationed throughout the premises to answer questions and help children with games. They also sell food and drinks — typical amusement park fare like pizza, hot dogs, nachos, etc., reasonably priced. I didn’t at any point feel ripped off.
If you need a single reason to go — go for the indoor ropes course. My 7-year old daughter must have done it 6-7 times. At first, she was nervous, but each time she built up her confidence and was soon zipping through the area. As a Scout leader I loved that it offered challenge and encouraged confidence. I did it too and it was a bit nerve wracking to take that first step — but exhilarating! My 5-year son got up there and was too scared to actually climb across, but the female staffer was so patient and kind to him, gently encouraging him and not making him feel bad for not going. In fact, she allowed him to try a second time, which he declined once he got up there — but she still remained positive and patient with him.
I can’t wait to go this summer and enjoy the outside rides. The real question is — would I go again without the discount that encouraged me in the first place? Absolutely — it was worth every penny! I encourage you to look them up online and learn more. They offer weekly story times, are open for Spring Break (March 30th – April 9th), are hosting a special Breakfast with the Easter Bunny and Easter Egg Hunt on April 7th and more.