The rotating themed inflatables at the indoor play center for kids 12 and younger may feature Toy Story characters, _Cars_’ talking vehicles, and Disney princesses. Children jump and slide in the play structures, or take to the arcade to play skeeball and other games. On-site artists twist balloons into creative shapes and useful neck pillows, while face painters transform kids with artful designs. As kids play, parents can kick back and watch the center’s TVs, or surf the free Wi-Fi.
The hum of idling engines quickly becomes a roar as the green flag waves and a cluster of Sodi RX7 racing karts surges across the checkered starting line. So begins another adrenaline-fueled race at Extreme Indoor Kart Racing, where drivers reach speeds of up to 40 miles per hour as they soar down straightaways, sweep around turns, and wait patiently at simulated railroad crossings. The excitement continues after the race, as winners swap stories outside the concessions stand or square off in the arcade.
At Rock Stars Academy, aspiring drummers, bassists, guitarists, and keyboarders take the stage to share recently learned musical concepts and original compositions as they play as a group. During the week, professional music teachers teach musical techniques and fine-tune students' abilities with personalized instruction. The seasoned musicians teach beginners how to properly hold instruments to prevent bad habits that hinder progress, and they tailor lesson programs to each student’s specific goals, such as better understanding the intricacies of modal jazz or playing solos that summon pet chimeras.
In addition to hosting music lessons in guitar, drums, voice, and other instruments, Rock Stars Academy also houses a recording studio, band practice spaces, and a venue that schedules shows. The academy’s technicians also nurse wounded six-strings back to health with guitar repair services.
Such Media’s technicians bring old media into the modern age by transforming video, audio, and images into digital formats with professional-grade technology. Video and audio tapes that no longer function with today's devices gain new shelf life thanks to transfer services, which preserve ancient audio and video on DVD, CD, or any other storage medium. Scanning and digitizing services turn photos, slides, and negatives into digital files that can enhance presentations, print projects, and online ventures. Video-production experts can film and edit customers' video projects, including TV commercials, training and corporate videos, and online videos. Technicians can also duplicate CDs, DVDs, and flash drives.
Indian Hills Golf Course is a rarity in the golf world: a 9-hole course that plays to a par 33, toeing the line between executive course and full-length track. As such, the layout presents an ideal experience for clubbers of all levels looking to hone their game, as they can work their scoring clubs on four par-threes, while still having occasion to unsheathe their driver on four par-fours and a par-five. But the layout isn't Indian Hills' only unusual feature. In the clubhouse, pros perform club fittings and even repairs.
The equipment experts at MTEC (Midwest Tool & Equipment Center) have rented, sold, and fixed everything from lawn edgers to rough terrain forklifts for more than three decades. They turn DIY projects from drawings in ketchup on the backs of placemats into vivid reality by supplying homeowners with rental equipment ranging from rug cleaners to drywall sanders for hours, days, weeks, or weekends. The company’s technicians also sell industrious contraptions to committed handymen and fix equipment that has begun to rebel.