Within the castle at King Richard’s Family Fun Park, the monarch has decreed one simple rule for all his subjects: have as much fun as possible. And he’s made it easy by packing his kingdom with rides and attractions that include laser tag, bumper boats, roller coasters, and rock climbing. While traveling from ride to ride, guests may wander inside the enclosed arcade and café, where a menu of sizzling-hot burgers, nachos, hot dogs, and chicken wings mingles with the constant chatter of video games. Throughout the park, medieval-themed statues and palm trees mark the very spot where King Richard himself discovered the state of Florida and told nobody. The grounds also house an alligator pit chock-full of the aquatic reptiles on display.
Dough takes on double duty at King's Pretzel & Pizza, forming the foundation of New York–style pizza slices and twisting and flipping into soft pretzels that come sprinkled with seasonings. Cheese oozes from stuffed pretzel logs, which burst with such meats as hot dog, sausage, and ham. Waffle cones and dishes brimming with homemade ice cream greet grins with 13 different flavors, from coffee and butter pecan to eggnog and pumpkin pie. The restaurant's scents waft throughout the Patapsco Dutch Farmers' Market, where shoppers pick up homemade jam and fresh produce and scour the indoor and outdoor furniture selection for wood they can burn to run their furnace-powered freezers.
Judy Brawley's lifelong passion for horses inspired her and her team of experienced trainers to foster sturdy bonds between horse and rider. Farm managers live on the premises, facilitating around-the-clock care, and a cadre of vets, dentists, and massage therapists monitors horses’ health and weeds out egotistical centaurs that attempt to infiltrate their ranks. Students learn proper riding techniques as they navigate the indoor and outdoor arenas of the 100-acre facility. Groomed bridle trails weave around pine and cherry trees, providing idyllic confines to bond with steeds and empathize with their desires to invent a trendy pair of high-heeled hooves.
Oregon Fishing Club holds the keys to outdoor adventure. The organization has access to 17 river locations, 13 camping properties, and 20 private lakes and ponds. Ample fish swim beneath the water every day of the year, perhaps steelhead or salmon depending on the specific location. All an angler needs to do is tie a lure and cast a line. When not fishing themselves, Oregon Fishing Club's team works to maintain their properties as scenic locations to pitch a tent, have a picnic, or have an imaginary picnic.
At French Twist Salon, stylists and aestheticians beautify clients with a wide range of salon and spa treatments. Visitors remove unwanted hair with quick waxes or relax with soothing aromatherapy mani-pedis or massages. They can also sit down in styling chairs to receive keratin treatments, weaves, extensions, or all-over color. And if clients want to achieve their salon looks at home, French Twist offers classes on styling their strands.