Whether picked up or delivered to the party's front door, bounce houses and 24-foot-long obstacle courses inflate quickly with a simple plug into a standard outlet. Affordable Inflatables of Kansas City's bright, colorful party pleasers let kids and gate-crashing squirrels tire themselves out throughout hours of safe, gravity-defying fun. In addition to its inflatable rentals, the company also stocks popcorn, cotton-candy, and snow-cone machines to gild fetes with a festive patina.
Shoal Creek boasts a verdant driving range of wide-open grassy landing areas. Golfers can whack 200 Top-Flite balls from one of six lit target greens or save some spheres for the short-game area, replete with sand bunker, wedge area, and golf-cart drag strip. With a complimentary pop (choose from a selection of Coke beverages) or Dasani bottled water, swingers can perfect their form at their own pace under the sun or beneath a heated covershot unit that shields clubs from frostbite.
Air Zone opens its inflatable arms to children 12 and younger who wish to romp through a climate-controlled, kinetic-energy-expelling playground of slides and bounceable surfaces. Moms and dads can relax in the cafe, sip an espresso, and enjoy free WiFi as their children thump through the safe oxygen-filled emporium, bounding down colorful ramps or pretending to be Renaissance noblemen in the inflatable jousting coliseum. Two obstacle courses weave through bouncy surfaces, and sock-garbed youngsters can navigate the structures while socializing and tuckering themselves out. Tots ages 2 and younger can cavort around their own private soft-play area, complete with age-appropriate slides, climbing structures, and a physicist recalling the fairytale wedding of oxygen and hydrogen.
Voted Best Bowling on the Kansas City A-List in 2008 and 2009, Gladstone Bowl has entertained strikers, rollers, and turkeys for more than 50 years. Ditch the usual weekend routine of sitting at home in the dark and come experience galactic bowling, where you can bowl in the dark. Gladstone Bowl is transformed as black lights hypnotize regular lights into setting the alley aglow. Send radiant comets shooting down a glimmering lane as neon lights tango with the pins. Spirited music sets rental-clad feet in motion, and automatic scoring flashes above each sleek lane on an overhead screen, announcing winners, losers, and innovatively concise nicknames.
Though Robert Trent Jones himself never stepped foot on Tiffany Greens Golf Club?it opened in 1999, three years after his last course design?his fingerprints are all over the par-72 links. That's because the course was designed by Robert Trent Jones II International, a firm started by the legendary architect's son and the torchbearer of his legacy. In true Jones fashion, the course's zoysia-grass fairways wind through rolling hills and past tree-lined creeks, presenting golfers with numerous opportunities to take calculated risks and show of their mid-range control. As players check off each leg of their round, they can make use of the Prolink GPS yardage and scoring system installed on every cart, which assists in nailing down yardages to the pin and finding the shortest route around a recently crashed UFO.
Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par 72 course * Total length of 6,977 yards from the back tees * Four sets of tees per hole * Scorecard
The properties of lasers make them useful for lots of things. They're also good for having fun; at Maze Craze, they shoot across a complex arena or serve as triggers in a puzzle. The complex properties of light also contribute to the Midwest's only mirror maze, a colorful course full of possible missteps, projections, and music.
Patrons channel their inner spy at the laser maze, where they must crawl, slither, and climb through thin green lasers; tripping one won't hurt, but it will sound an alarm and add time to your total score. Last but never least is laser tag, which outfits combatants with cord-free laser weaponry and vests in a challenging, black-lit arena. Games last 7 minute each, leaving time between to don armor or think of laser-related one liners. See the Maze Craze's FAQ page for more information.