Nestled within the Oak Park Mall, Zonkers Arcade enchants youngsters and guardians alike with its extensive stock of family-friendly games. Customers can strive for kudos and prizes during rounds of redemption games or can compete in video and racing games with such varied titles as In the Groove 2, Dog Pounder, and Potato Sack Race: The Game! Zonkers also accommodates birthday parties, group chanting events, and fundraisers throughout the year. Not content to contain its fun within one place, the arcade has branched out with its family entertainment center Zonkers in the Great Mall of the Great Plains.
The experienced technicians at Velo + not only inspect and tune up bikes, but they also build custom VRBicycle frames by hand. The bicycle shop carries the latest models from Kona, Brooks England, and Surly, to name a few. Soon, customers will be able to sip house-roasted coffee and espresso while shopping for bikes or waiting on a repair.
Soon-to-be guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, and vocal heroes will use professional-quality instruments and equipment to learn to croon, lay down killer bass lines, and discover David Lee Roth's pole-vaulting theatrics. Students will study the tricks of the wall-shaking trade with School of Rock's entire down-to-earth, guitar-shredding staff. Enrollment is rolling and based on seasons, with each season ending in a student-designed rockstravaganza of immortal proportions.
The local artists at Grapes & Paints encourage students to trade in their self-criticism for brushes, acrylic paint, and a good time. Over the course of two hours, they provide instruction to create a featured painting while participants down drinks and snacks. This sociable ambiance pairs well with team building exercises, children's birthday parties, and fun nights out. By the class's end, guests return home with their own unique work of art to hang on a wall or stash inside a loved one's glove compartment.
During birthday parties at Pump It Up of Shawnee Mission, a white T-shirt is more than a fashion staple—it’s a beacon of light. The indoor play center, outfitted with bounce houses and inflatable slides, switches on LED lighting and black lights during its Glo in the Dark parties, turning outfits luminous without the hassle of a chandelier necklace. Customizable birthday parties can also adhere to pirate or superhero themes. Alternatively, sock-clad youngsters can bounce on the inflatables during open-play sessions, supervised by trained staffers and safeguarded by rigorous safety and cleanliness regulations.