A selection of four go-kart tracks ensures kids will have an exciting ride suited to their age, size, and ability. The Junior Racers track gets little ones between 4 and 7 behind the wheel of a perfectly sized one-pedal fun machine, and children who meet a 54-inch height requirement get a crack at the challenging curves and bridges of the Crazy 8 or Spinnin' & Grinnin' tracks. Racers 16 and older can compete on SuperKart Speedway, the Center's fastest track that mirrors the experience of fast-action racing with high speeds, a computerized scoreboard, and timing system.
Double-ride karts are available for kids who prefer to be chauffeured by an adult or a demanding imaginary friend. Seasoned weekend golfers get the chance to flaunt their skills for awe-filled offspring of all ages during a nine-hole game of mini golf. At the end of a long day, four buckets of water balloons await at Water Wars, a battleground set amid personal battle stations soon to be littered with the rainbow shrapnel of giggle-filled war. Inside the game room, players take on arcade-style games for tickets that can be exchanged for prizes at the redemption center. Other visitors, meanwhile, enjoy snack-bar refreshments on a covered patio and celebrate birthdays and jury-duty summonses in the air-conditioned party room.
A stay at Crowne Plaza Hotel Pensacola Grand places you in the heart of Pensacola, steps from Pensacola Civic Center and close to Civil War Soldiers Museum. This hotel is within close proximity of Saenger Theatre and Historic Pensacola Village.
Make yourself at home in one of the 210 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and CD players. Premium TV channels and video-game consoles are provided for your entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include safes and desks, as well as multi-line phones with voice mail.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Enjoy recreational amenities such as an outdoor pool and a 24-hour fitness facility. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access, a concierge desk, and gift shops/newsstands.
Satisfy your appetite at the hotel's restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, business services, and secretarial services. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary during limited hours.
The professional pilots at Timberview Helicopters ferry passengers high into the clouds aboard a sky-scraping whirlybird during flight tours through Destin, Kansas City, and Key West. Having chartered flights for National Geographic and the Travel Channel, these pilots expertly navigate planes toward sweeping, picturesque views, allowing sightseers to steal glances of Fort Walton Beach, downtown Kansas City, and Key West's ocean views from a perspective normally reserved for birds and astronauts with binoculars. Additionally, their high-definition videos grant guests a lasting commemoration of their in-flight experience. When they're not chartering tours, they teach budding pilots the gravity-defying tricks of their trade through pilot training and lug precious shipments from port to port with their cargo-lifting services.
The Pensacola Ladies Pamper Expo is a full day of relaxing services and fascinating presentations and activities for women. As the stressful holiday season threatens to choke away your cheer, relax with a massage, facial, or foot spa, or experiment with yoga, dancing, and mini hypnosis sessions. Sip on nonalcoholic champagne and taste from an assortment of chocolates before browsing dozens of vendors, with services ranging from nutritional consultations and mobile tanning to henna tattoos of Sanskrit cuss words. Watch speakers on skin care or Zumba, bid on the stainless-steel diamond-bezel Roven Dino watch in the MSBC charity auction, or enjoy a presentation by poi-dancing performance fire artists. In addition to a day full of pampering, the VIP ticket comes with a door prize ($30 value), a breast cancer awareness pin and bracelet, and a percentage of all sales will be donated to the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.
The recently renovated Landmark Skate and Fun Center offers families a cornucopia of indoor activities inside an air-conditioned entertainment emporium. A skating ring sets the stage for jaw-dropping pirouettes during open-skate sessions and private events. Hands and eyes concentrate their efforts against automated enemies in the arcade area, and a techno-dance area lets feet showcase their rhythmic floor-touching skills. For kids, the play zone boasts a series of super slides and a balloon room, where children can safely bounce around without fear of sailing off into space.
The Name Dropper swaddles babies in clothing and footwear, while Storkland supplies pintsize furniture, car seats, and strollers. Together, the side-by-side sister stores outfit babies for playtime, naptime, and small-claims court trials. Top tots off with a selection of bows ($4–$12) or dress them in brand-name duds ($20–$70) from Bailey Boys, Vineyard Vines, and Kissy Kissy. Little piggies stay comfortable in an assortment of sandals ($26–$40) or Crocs ($24.95), while pint-sized rockers ($60) lull wee ones to sleep faster than a six-part miniseries on solid foods. Storkland and The Name Dropper's obliging staff can also help parental units find a bevy of dolls and toys to entertain developing brains.