Players exchange infrared beams from a roster of replica guns, each designed to emulate real military weaponry in size, weight, and operation. Each gun blasts targets in limited rounds using eye-safe infrared light, a technology adapted from military combat simulations. Players test their marksmanship in 75 realistic laser-tag missions, some of which require them to practice espionage, defuse bombs, protect and rescue hostages, or chase squirrels out of their front yards. When not exchanging beams of light, players can enjoy a snack or drink at the cafe.
At Kinder Kicks, parents and children exercise, learn, and bond during get-togethers that fuse age-appropriate activities with applicable life lessons, from sharing to traffic safety and self-control. Three different age groups—Remarkable Me, Jumping Joey, and Leadership Lion—divvy up the action for newborns through 4-year-olds, with each tier focusing on skills and principles that are easily digestible for its participants.
Remarkable Me sessions, for instance, offer tactile, auditory, and visual stimulation for toddlers while their parents engage in cardio- and strength-training workouts. As kids advance, so does the curriculum: by the time they reach Leadership Lion status, youngsters are practicing basic martial arts to develop a positive attitude toward physical fitness and learn how to kick through their bedroom's forcefield when they're grounded. Little ones are ushered through this progression by friendly instructors, along with The Remarkables—a team of animal characters that makes visits all the more enjoyable.
At Equestrian Quest Stables, riders of all experience levels deepen their equine appreciation by trotting and cantering amid facilities featuring two 80’x150’ lighted riding arenas and a vast network of wooded trails. Lessons cover every aspect of horsemanship, from grooming and tacking to handling and riding—an all-encompassing approach that lets riders develop self-confidence and communicate better with the horse than by simply buying an English–Whinny dictionary. For the riding portion, students hop atop one of the farm's 17 lesson horses to explore disciplines such as hunt seat, English and Western pleasure, or dressage. Younger equestrians can spend even more time learning during one of Equestrian Quest’s camps, where students pair up with their own horse and learn from a pair of teachers with more than 50 years of combined experience.
Scott and Lahela McElroy aren't your stereotypical ranchers. But then again, Horsepower Ranch is not your stereotypical ranch. Since 2001, the McElroys have hosted countless parties and events at their 12-acre venue. Shindigs range from Gatsby-esque soirees to children's birthday parties complete with pony rides and bounce houses. At rustic, country-themed weddings, love and marriage are literally paired with a horse and carriage as lovebirds tie the knot atop equestrian groomsmen. Events take place at the ranch's 2,700-square-foot covered pavillion or in a 5,000-square-foot air-conditioned facility, which can be opened up on one side, weather permitting. Horsepower Ranch also hosts an annual Halloween pumpkin patch, which naturally doubles as a Hawaiian luau and vintage car show.
In the large fitness space of Body & Motion Fitness Studio, exercisers gather for fast-paced and fun-filled fitness classes. Positioned in front of wall-to-wall mirrors, instructors lead students in dance fitness such as Zumba and hip-hop cardio, alongside others such as Insanity workouts.
With a collection of Flyboards, which combine jet-ski horsepower and jetpack form, at their disposal, FlyBoard Rentals of Orlando grants momentary relief from the burden of gravity. Invented by champion jet skier Frank Zapata, the Flyboard's foot- and arm-mounted nozzles harness the turbocharged engine of a modern jet ski to propel riders up to 30 feet into the air, beneath the surface of the ocean, and directly into Justice League headquarters.
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