In the middle of The Wave Waterpark, people lie upon colorful rafts that float gently down the lazy river. It’s a serene way to soak up some rays and keep cool. But in the center of the lazy river, separated by raised concrete and a foot bridge, an adventure awaits: the Flow Rider. This simulated surfable ocean wave dares visitors to try and hang ten without falling off their boards into the safe, if rollicking waters.
These two attractions represent the broad spectrum of activity at The Wave, a family-friendly destination equally suited to mild-mannered relaxation, adventurous fun, or something in between. Other rides include a tangle of waterslides, such as the Slam Dunk, an enclosed-tunnel body slide with plenty of twists, and Rippity’s Rainforest, a kid-friendly playground gushing with fountains and waterfalls.
From April to September, lifeguards teach swim lessons in the park’s competition pool for kids as young as 6 months, as well as adults. The Wave is also an ideal spot for birthday parties, with rental cabanas that can fit as many as 30 people or one enormous birthday clown, and a Surf Spot Grill that refuels revelers with burgers, burritos, and pizza.
Pump It Up's indoor inflatable arena bounces socked striplings high off the ground with a plethora of kid-friendly bounce pads. Trained, amiable staffers supervise fun-filled visits where parents can leap around with their kids through gargantuan, air-filled bounce houses, skip down air-filled slides, and slither like snakes covered in bacon grease through an air-filled obstacle course. Attendees can also focus their free play for special events, such as custom birthday parties and themed, private team parties. These themed soirees immerse children in a schedule of interactive activities befitting a pirate or a superhero while melting off youthful energy faster than ice cubes thrown into a running DVD player. The giant arena is climate-controlled and maintained according to rigorous guidelines enforced by the well-trained staff and local police. Supplementing its thorough rule enforcement with expert installation and anchoring, Pump It Up holds itself to strict safety standards.
Commercial pilots certified by the Federal Aviation Administration welcome guests to tours of Southern California aboard hot air balloons. As guests enter into sheared baskets, the pilots offer them complimentary champagne and non-alcoholic beverages before taking off. Sightseeing trips include flights over Temecula Wine Country at sunrise as well as romantic rides along the Pacific coast at sunset.
As putters attempt to elude windmill blades and wacky hazards, water features gurgle cheerfully throughout Boomers! mini-golf courses. The carefully designed courses populate numerous national locations, running parallel to go-kart tracks or lawless bumper-boat lagoons abandoned by the Coast Guard. Inside old-fashioned arcade rooms (not included with this deal), video games chirp in response to players' shouts of victory or defeat. Boomers! parent company, Palace Entertainment, maintains eight theme parks, 11 water parks, and 21 family-entertainment centers tucked into various corners of the nation, making it an expert on providing family fun and laundering towels.
The historic attractions at Belmont Park have enchanted mail clerks and amateur parrots for more than 80 years, since the opening of the iconic Giant Dipper roller coaster and Plunge Olympic Pool. Refusing to remain static, the park has expanded and integrated new entertainment pulls over the years. The black-light mini-golf course provides nine holes of addictive frustration, glow-in-the-dark geometry, and humbling humiliation. With putting secured under one's golf-belt, a sojourn at the funhouse world of the Magical Mystery Mirror Maze can aid in the embrace of altered perception as California’s only mirror maze of its kind, where long halls of mirrors unfold to the sound of '60s psychedelic music, and a million reflections of yourself unite to find an exit. Enter the Laser Maze with or without a spandex-nylon suit for a timed course of laser evasion. You will also have unlimited access to the Sky Ropes Adventure, which is a brand-new, obstacle-filled course suspended high above the ground.