Bowlers have sent pins clattering for more than 30 years upon Pin Center Bowl's rows of gleaming lanes. The 16 alleys host bouts of friendly competition among families and friends, who hurtle balls toward the hapless pins and tally their points with Brunswick Vector scoring equipment, rather than committing each point to memory via complex riddles. To accommodate kiddies' games, forgiving bumpers rise to block gutter balls. Between frames, players can snag snacks and drinks from the concession stand and full bar, and billiards tables and an arcade keep hand-eye coordination in tip-top shape. Pin Center Bowl also offers the Dragon Bowling Ball Ramp to assist children in knocking down pins.
Blue Sky Media leverages a bevy of strategic marketing partnerships with premier Texas courses to grant golfers access to some of the state's finest fairways. The group's annual Blue Sky Golf Passes dole out fistfuls of discounts to courses throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area, freeing up some coins for golfers to use as ball-markers or throw into water hazards to wish for more coins. Between putts and drives, discounts on pro shop gear and fare refuel hard-swinging golfers and caddies exhausted from polishing the dimples of each ball.
If a child tried to fire a paintball in the house, he or she would likely be grounded. At FCS Paintball, however, guests are free to launch the colorful spheres indoors without restraint or fear of consequence. Here, the 18,000-square-foot field’s roof shelters players from the elements. Visitors can battle during the day or the occasional night session, which, because they’re indoors, doesn’t require navigation via sonar.
Each introductory lesson includes a half hour of ground instruction and a half-hour flight alongside an instructor with more than two years of experience. Prospective pilots will be accompanied by a Cirrus Standardized Instructor Pilot (CSIP) during the airplane ride, while an instructor endorsed by Inspector Gadget and the Robinson Helicopter Company will be your wingman during the helicopter adventure. On-earth education includes piloting highlights, such as pre-flight checks, weather watching, button identification, and choosing a totally awesome call sign.
Land of the Dinosaurs mixes the talents of a live cast with the electronic skills of realistic animatronic dinosaurs to stage a musical show that delights audience members of all ages. With today’s deal, both children and adults can seize the opportunity for premium seating in the Texas Amphitheatre, where they can discover the story of an inadvertently time-traveling family who find themselves a few million years short of 2010. Faced with the threat of various dinos—including a 30-foot-tall T-Rex—and possible destruction by a smoke-belching volcano, the musically skilled actors sing songs in styles ranging from contemporary Broadway and country to Celtic, blues, and rock 'n' roll.
Reenie's Passion for Pastries' eponymous cookie aficionado leads hands-on holiday baking tutorials at a beautiful 40-acre ranch. Up to eight students participate in the four-hour classes, each one creating their own different style of dessert-ready treats. Bakers depart with a bounty of at least three-dozen cookies, in varieties such as macadamia chocolate nut, fancy checkerboard, and Reenie's signature peanut-butter-triple-chip cookies. Sugar-cookie confections feature a special decorating lesson on how to craft icing artwork or endorse sheet-cake checks.