The whirring carnival attractions inside Jungle Jim's Playland never pack up and leave town. Instead, the year-round kiddie complex keeps its stable of rides completely indoors at its climate-controlled facility. Proud parents look on or join the action for free as kids 11 and younger enjoy jungle patrol cars, a ground-level roller coaster, and a traditional carousel. In all, seven rides and a multilevel jungle gym provide all the fun of an outdoor carnival without having to endure sticky, summer heat and long carnie lectures about 17th-century Italian operas. Kids split up their bumper car sessions with Skee-Ball and other arcade games or sit at picnic tables and nosh on a house-made pizza from The Jungle Cafe concession stand.
The dress code of each fitness class at Onyx tells a lot about the curriculum: the shorter the shorts, the better in the pole fitness classes, as contact between the bare skin and the pole helps keeps students in gravity-defying inversion. Meanwhile, it’s better to wear long pants for the aerial fitness classes—you can avoid rope burn this way while climbing the silks that hang in the spacious aerial studio. These two types of classes make up the majority of Onyx Pole and Aerial Fitness Studio’s classes, and though the classes are fun, the instructors take the fitness aspect seriously, too. To that end, they offer boot camp, bodyrock, and core pole classes to help students achieve their overall fitness goals.
Big City Bowl enlivens the nightlife with urethane orbs supersonically tumbleweeding down well-oiled lanes. With this deal, up to six pin-clobberers get two hours of unlimited play, as well as bowling-shoe rental (a $2.50 value per rental), two large pitchers of soda (an $11.50 value), and two large orders of french fries (a $6 value), which can be dipped into bowling ball holes for extra horseradish flavor. With two hours of unlimited play, groups of six casual bowlers should be able to play about two games, and groups of six philosophers can play one game followed by intense debate as to whether predeterminism renders the picking up of a 7-10 split meaningless. All globe-slingers should call ahead to dodge longer wait times on league nights.
Purse-onality's small, charming boutique boasts brand-name purses, tops, and sundresses, along with fun accessories for fashionistas seeking big-city style. Give displaced piranhas a new home within a seafoam-blue purse, or divide loose change evenly inside the functional and casual olive multizipper purse (most retail items range from around $20 to $100). Handbags and accessories from designers such as Nicole Lee, Big Buddha, and Melie Bianco can be easily acclimated into any wardrobe during any time of year, and Purse-onality's new arrivals afford patrons a stable of summer-friendly wares, from stylish sunglasses to sprightly, floral-pattern tops that make torsos more attractive to mating bees.
Fun N Motion welcomes pintsize adventurers with clean, safe attractions, with the unlimited day-pass granting limitless admission to the laser tag, the laser maze, the inflatables, and the interactive eyePlay games. Stretch and weave through the laser maze, where challengers try to avoid colorful streaks of light while onlookers watch from a dark-light display outside the maze. Sharp-shooters can aim beams of victory at unsuspecting opponents in the 2,400-square-foot laser-tag arena. Miniature knights climb up the 17-foot-tall bouncy castle to feel the breeze through their hair while gliding down the double slide lanes. Playful participants can test their footing at the eyePlay interactive floor displays, where merrymakers can play a game of virtual soccer, step on virtual firecrackers, or wait in line at the virtual DMV.
Academy West gives restless young Utahns a chance to expend excess energy in the form of choreographed dance, tumbling, cheer, or gymnastics classes. The adroit staff of CPR-certified safety gurus is composed of deft dancers and top-notch tumblers who teach thrilling routines to children craving more choreography in their lives. The 22,000-square-foot facility is packed with high-quality equipment and enough protective foam to swaddle a Herculean toddler attempting a triple aerial in place of his or her first steps.
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