Trying to capture the ghost of Ulysses S. Grant is a popular yet futile family activity. Experience slightly more assured wholesome entertainment with today's deal: for $15, you get $35 toward any activity at Wildwood Highlands family fun center in Wildwood, a 23-minute drive north of downtown. Test your blind date's openness to family fun early on, or shake things up with your corporate board by holding your next meeting in bumper boats.
Your Groupon can be used Monday through Friday toward any activity you can find (some are only visible with a mail-order decoder ring). Many of the park's multitudinous activities run on a ticket system, including: go-karts, bumper boats, Woody's Den, Kiddie City indoor playground, Water Wars, and Laser Extreme. Tickets are $1 each if purchasing 10 or less tickets. You can get 25 tickets for $20 or 67 tickets for $50. Give rival brothers the chance to safely duke it out over the course of 15–20 minutes on the laser playing field (six tickets per game). Take a five-minute wiz around the 1,000-foot go-kart track in a single-driver kart (six tickets) or driver-and-passenger (seven tickets) kart, which is perfect for youngins to tag along. Declare water war by heaving water-filled balloons at loved ones or hiring nearby lackeys to do your bidding (three tickets for a bucket).
With activities for young children, medium children, and adult children, Wildwood Highlands is like a Toys"R"Us in Neverland—no matter how hard you try, growing up is out of the question. Make sure to bring your camera, and don't forget to grab some extra digital to capture every hole-in-one, laser blast, controlled boat collision, and the rare swarm of albino locusts that sometimes roams the ground looking for trouble and fun. But mostly trouble.
Instead of writing reviews, customers typically return home to attempt to build an amusement park in their backyards that will measure up to Wildwood Highlands, but three Yahoo! Locals and one excited Facebook fan give glowing reviews:
- I think that wildwood highlands is a great place to hang out with friends specailly [sic] little kids. they have so much fun. it can also be for anyone of any age!!!!! i always have a great time when i go there – Yahoo! Local User
- Good for the Kids: I recommend Wildwood Highlands for kids 13 and under mostly. The two mini-golf courses are fairly nice and it's always fun to ride the go-karts or bumper boats…Wildwood's arcade is decent, a long with a laser tag arena which is appealing to any age group. – Yahoo! Local User
- This place is da BOMB!!!!!!!! – Blake Rutledge, Facebook
Wildwood Highlands serves an all-ages buffet of adrenaline-filled rides and fun-soaked activities that visitors can access with fistfuls of tickets. For five-minute intervals, go-karts whip through a winding, 1,000-foot course that challenges mini-motorists' reflexes, hand-eye coordination, and familial bonds with each cutoff to the inner rail. Visitors can captain bumper boats through the 5,000-square-foot Wildwood waters, thumping vessels as they pass fountains and circumvent the island. Woody's Den enchants small children with calliope music and magical animals who steer tots toward the spinning slime-bucket ride and old-fashioned train. Two 18-hole miniature-golf courses school putters in the principles of geometry and psyching out competitors with inopportune coughs and cackles.
Wildwood's arcade entices button smashers with more than 70 games that they can play to win tickets, which can be redeemed for prizes such as stuffed animals, action figures, and pocket-sized copies of the Federalist Papers. While bouncing from attraction to attraction, thrill seekers can recharge their energy with pizzas, wraps, pretzels, and cotton candy at the snack bar.