Jump!Zone throws open its doors to the kids of the world, inviting them to frolic on a safe, bouncy play area comprising six themed inflatables. Little ones revel in the shadow of a 17-foot, air-filled Batman, who defends the playground against invading car dealership gorillas. After practicing for their sweet 16 on the Cars–themed speedway, kids can explore the depths of the Atlantis attraction. Foosball, air-hockey tables, and a full arcade also occupy young bodies between leaps and bounds in the bounce castle. During arena play sessions, parents take advantage of free WiFi in the café area, which also slings toothsome snacks to zap appetites accrued from hours of play.
Batt Family Fun Center's facilities lure fun-seekers of all ages with a plethora of smooth lanes, a phosphorescent, indoor mini-golf course, and an arcade abuzz in flashing lights and ticket-dispensing games. Customers can begin a day of lively competition with a round at the indoor Krazie Golf Course, where putters tap like a bugler at dawn through neon obstacles that gain further visual luster when viewed through 3-D glasses. A $5 swipe card provides coinless enjoyment of the facility’s multifaceted arcade, providing ways to settle the score in the event of a mini-golf stalemate. Alternatively, players can roll one of Batt Family Fun Center's colorful, varying-in-weight bowling balls toward innocent pins while wearing stylish yet effective nonscuffing footwear. Xtreme bowling, a cosmic-bowling experience that takes place on Friday and Saturday nights, assuages the eyes with lasers, disco lights, black lights, and fog, and doles out stimulation for the ears in the form of loud music and the sounds professional athletes make when they get injured.
On Jekyll Island, waves lick the 10 miles of beaches as kayaks cut through the salty water, cyclists roll over 20 miles of paved trails, and riders on horseback clop through hushed maritime forests. All visitors to the barrier island can partake in myriad active, relaxing, or educational activities while immersed in its lush natural landscapes, where dunes give way to beaches filled with hermit crabs and shell collecting and where birders clutch binoculars to examine avian habitats and decode gulls' sign language. The island's public golf club, open since 1898, hosts two 18-hole courses and one 9-hole course on manicured greens and rolling terrain. In the summer, the Summer Waves Water Park provides a cool escape from the heat with six slides, a wave pool, and a lazy river. For indoor adventurers, exhibits at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center illuminate the lives of the shelled reptiles, and a museum preserves relics of the wealthy families who used the island as their gilded getaway and a place to bury their expired money. The Jekyll Island Authority oversees all conservation and development on the idyllic island, existing to continually improve the park and its amenities.