Thanks to the colorful, sparkling mural that's spray-painted on the front windows of Bounce USA, kids are likely to get excited as soon as you pull in the parking lot. Once inside, they can scale numerous bounce houses and inflatable slides during open play or private birthday parties. The play center is open to kids of all ages, and also has arcade games, board games, and an Xbox. It's not just for kids, though, as Bounce USA hosts adult nights on the second Friday each month that invariably test parents' abilities to lie to their kids about where they're going. Concessions help revelers refuel with nachos, hot dogs, and snow cones.
At seven locations throughout the Houston metropolitan area, Discount Inspection & Brakes' ASE-certified mechanics keep vehicles in tip-top shape. They check and repair squeaky brakes, change out old oil, and inspect cars to make sure they comply with state emissions requirements and seasonal fashion trends. Aside from everyday preventative maintenance, the knowledgeable crews also repair cracked windshields and get to the bottom of engine trouble with a computerized diagnostic system.
Among the dark and twisted trappings of its haunted house, the Terror Dome takes time to find fear in the ordinary. A typical doctor's visit ends in involuntary surgery, a trip to the butcher reveals the madness of cannibals, and an midday chase by a chainsaw maniac becomes a nuisance when Jeopardy! is on. Live actors scream contradictory instructions to interlopers, as insane inmates warn passersby to leave and ghostly pale mothers ask them to stay. A grimy, haunted cemetery gives way to a demonic funhouse populated by vicious clowns. Hollywood-quality props bring a intense edge to the deadly endeavor, especially the prop chainsaws that the house-runners bitterly remark are more expensive than real chainsaws.