Among Galaxie Bowling?s 24 gleaming lanes?including 12 5-pin lanes, 8 10-pin lanes, and 4 duckpin lanes?the wooden crash of felled pins and jubilant whoops from victorious players fills the air. The brightly lit space beckons players of all ages to partake in pin pummelling throughout the day, and mirror-ball-illuminated Rock ?n? Bowl sessions on select evenings enable orb lobbers to show off their disco-inspired backswings. Affable libation specialists bustle about the bar ensuring that no glass reaches a state of emptiness while staffers manning the on-site snack bar proffer munchables that recharge the batteries of players and nacho-powered cyborgs alike. To further bolster their entertaining ambience, Galaxie maintains a fleet of 15 video-poker terminals for arms exhausted from extensive turkey tossing.
Nestled against Champlain Lookout, the highest point along the Ottawa River, Storyland's 90 verdant acres augment scenic vistas with a water park, mini golf, petting zoo, and other family-friendly attractions. Guests can sojourn to the top of Champlain Lookout, a prime spot to high-five passing hot air balloon captains and gaze 40 kilometres in all directions. Fairytale Trail invites patrons to meander down forested trails where storybook characters enact fairytale tableaus. Pay tribute to farmyard animals at Storyland's petting zoo, or get legs in shape for bubble-wrap stomping in paddleboats that cruise Windmill Pond. Merrymakers can cool down overheated fun receptors at the Splish-Splash Spray Park boasting inflatable waterslides and fountains of water, and refuel at the Storyland Café.
• For $6, you get 30 minutes of electric kiddy-kar rental (for customers 54" and shorter), plus unlimited access to the park (up to a $13 value). • For $10, you get 20 minutes of gas-powered ATV rental (for customers 54" and taller), plus unlimited access to the park (a $20 value). Mini-A's expansive park delights children ages 1–12 with kid-friendly structures and vehicles that safely allay adrenalin. Youngsters shorter than 54 inches can take the wheel of an electric kiddy kar while zooming for 30 minutes along the asphalt track, securely picking up speed and practicing for their first solo fast-food run. Taller kids can instead cruise for up to 20 minutes in a gas-powered all-terrain vehicle, and both age groups get unlimited access to the park's elaborate play land. Activities such as mini golf, climbing structures, inflatable bounces, and trampolines buoy youthful energy as the slick splash pad cools kids like a blown-kiss from a polar bear.
Inside the massive Complexe Amigo, a winding racetrack hosts drivers of all ages who steer double-seated go-karts, mini karts, and super karts capable of reaching speeds of up to 80 kilometres per hour. The smell of burnt rubber rises from the track and past other entertaining diversions including power paddler boats and a stock of radio-controlled cars. Elsewhere in the facility, guests can putt their way through a mini-golf course, scale the 30-foot climbing wall's 12 paths, or enjoy airborne ascents on the Jump High bungee trampoline. Visitors craving team competition, meanwhile, can join games on the three beach volleyball courts or suit up to duck and cover on nearby paintball fields.
Top Karting gives weekend warriors, birthday partiers, office socializers, and families an adrenaline rush with a twisting, winding go-kart course full of thrills and head-to-head competition. The heated, tire-lined indoor track stretches for a full quarter-mile, allowing helmeted drivers to challenge each other to full-scale time trials and classic-style Grand Prixes, before indulging in victory feasts of pizza, soda, and grapes hand-fed to them by their fans. In the adjoining bar, of-age patrons sip beers, shoot pool, play arcade games, and watch the races on the big screen TVs.