Best Fun Inc. creates party pizzazz with more than 20 inflatable bounce houses and obstacle courses available for rental. Ricochet in soft safety between the walls of a kid-friendly bounce house, such as the 4 in 1 module, which amps up jumpertainment with a climbing wall, basketball net, and slide in addition to a spacious 18'x15' bounce room ($370). Like a volleyball game conducted between two airborne dirigibles, sports-themed structures provide inflatable competition with baseball ($195+), jousting ($345), or an air-filled boxing ring, which includes large red gloves to pummel opponents politely ($295). Hoary and bearded partygoers can relate to the wizardry of the Merlin inflatable, a bouncy game full of magically levitating balls ($100). Through each buoyant step of the rental process, the helpful staff at Best Fun Inc. provides efficient service with setup, tear down, and providing a blower which inflates the gigantic bounce house with bags of wind borrowed from an accommodating sky deity.
Even if you played a game a day, it would still take nearly three years to roll the dice or flip the cards for every title available at Game Paradise—assuming the collection doesn't expand. More than 1,000 board games are stocked inside its library, from classics such as Taboo and Guess Who? to newer options such as A Fistful of Penguins and Pandemic. Along with helping visitors navigate the stacks, librarians can explain each game's rules and ways of proving your superhuman strength other than flinging the die across the room. Game Paradise stays open until 1 a.m. six nights a week, giving guests ample time to play another round.
Signature service: Delicious baby-food pur?es and blends
Staff Size: 1 person
Brands Used: Only the freshest produce
Pro Tip: Our customers are number one. We are committed to providing a delicious alternative to jarred food.
Stride Rite stores stock a wide range of comfortable girls' and boys' shoes, each rigorously tested and designed for stability and breathability. An in-store fit specialist finds shoes that will keep little feet comfortable as they grow, and even creates a fit profile to track on each visit.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular offering: Three hours for $10
Pro Tip: Weekends are the busiest time, but also the most fun with more gamers all playing together.
Good for Kids: Yes
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes
What sets your business apart from your competition?
We are the only facility of our kind that offers fun weekend overnight events for middle- and high-school video-game enthusiasts. We are also [an] eSports tournament facility.
What was the inspiration for starting this business?
Zack Johnson, started this business after holding lock-in events at his church while he was the youth director. He decided it would be easier to set up the equipment somewhere permanently and charge by the hour for use. All of the stores feature lock-ins every single Friday and Saturday night, and there are major events every holiday.
What is the best reaction you?ve ever gotten from a customer?
Parents are continuously thankful for creating such a family-friendly place to leave their kids, and the kids never want to leave.
What?s your favorite part about your job?
We love getting to know all of our gamers, both young and old. It is also great to watch situations like a college football lineman sit down next to a small, shy, high-school freshman and instantly they have a bond through the game they are playing together.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Many people ask why they would play at our facility when they own the games at home. We always explain that it is the social aspect that draws customers to us, not just the number of systems and games we offer. Instead of playing alone in your bedroom or basement with a headset, you can sit next to friends both old and new and give them a high five at the end of a game.
With iridescent miniature golf courses in malls throughout North America, Glowgolf adds elements of phosphorescent fun to shopping sessions. Courses contain sights such as light-defying blush corals, incandescent animals, and lush foliage reminiscent of the glowing trees on Neptune. Each pass is good for three 18-hole games, giving golfers ample opportunity to get familiar with each hole's obstacles. Equipment is available on the spot, so players won't have to carry around personal clubs or seek out a bioluminescent caddie.