At Boomers!, thrill-seeking families and fun-enabling friends can attack a variety of appealing attractions, including mini golf, batting cages, bumper boats, and the button-mashing joys housed inside the exhilarating game room. The Vista location entertains families of sharpshooters with a blacklight-illuminated laser-tag arena before little ones climb and crawl through the Kidopolis play area. The El Cajon and San Diego locations let rivals celebrate the spirit of competition as they fly past each other in speedy go-karts or have a snail-paced Ferris wheel race at the kid's county fair. Unlimited pass holders at the El Cajon location can also scale the 32-foot-tall climbing wall, which, like America, enables citizens to climb to the top via myriad routes.
The fourth annual Pumpkin Patch San Antonio celebrates the advent of fall with harvest-themed entertainment, running Friday through Sunday for the entire month of October near Sea World. Traditional hayrides stir the senses with the scent of fresh straw as a seemingly endless plot of pumpkins waits to be turned into fresh pies, pancakes, and sweet bread. While at the festival, kids can ride ponies, pet small farm animals, or defy gravity in the inflatable bounce house and slide.
Slick inflatable slides and giant soft pillows fill Pump It Up San Antonio?s indoor playground, encouraging kids and adults alike to literally bounce off the walls. Jumpers can stop-in all afternoon Monday?Friday during pop-in playtime?an open jump for everyone aged 2 and older. One of Pump It Up?s several cross-country playgrounds, Pump It Up San Antonio also features location-specific events. Both locations offer private birthday parties.
Tokens and quarters are antiquated relics in the lair of The Spawn Point Gamers' Lounge. Unlike the arcades of yore, the players at Spawn Point can battle on keyboards, joysticks, power gloves, steering wheels, and just about every accessory ever devised for gaming, all with hourly rates and memberships that keep players free from harmful Vitamin D. Souped-up PCs ensure speedy, glitchless gaming, while console fans can essay the history of home video games on classic units such as Atari, Sega, NES, and N64, or rack up points on modern systems like the PS3 and XBOX 360. Players can also bask in the lounge's competitive air free of charge by playing card and tabletop games while enjoying the free WiFi.
A sister to San Antonio’s original Kiddie Park, the iconic amusement park founded in 1925, Kiddie Park Pica Pica bobs, swirls, and spins with the same child-friendly amusements that made the original famous. A carousel ornately festooned in diamond-shaped mirrors, light-bordered jester busts, and polished horses parades guests around in regal fashion, while the whip ride and El Paso train teem with their own brands of kinetic amusement. Guests can expel some energy in the jump house before lighting up the arcade or posing for a face painting session. The park also features a carnival style snack bar complete with sno cones, funnel cakes, and savory sandwiches.
Opened in the early 1970s, Car-Vel Skate Center is named after its founders, Carl and Velma Forsyth, who have coached artistic roller-skating at regional, national, and worldwide levels for nearly half a century. Koprecia, the couple's youngest daughter, now carries on the family legacy, operating Car-Vel and coaching the center's inline-speed-skating team in national competitions. In addition to daily public roller-skating sessions, the rink hosts high-energy roller-derby bouts and parties soundtracked by record-spinning DJs. Hot and cold eats from the snack bar fuel marathon skate sessions, and video games and a pool table give legs a temporary reprieve.