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 an air-filled Spongebob Squarepants, who watches out for invading car dealership gorillas. After practicing for their sweet 16 on the Scooby Do Mystery Machine, 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. The Battle Zone Combat Play arena is a glow-in-the-dark space houses Bazooka Ball, which uses paintball markers that shoot 2 inch foam balls at opponents. During arena play sessions, parents take advantage of free WiFi in the caf? area, which also slings toothsome snacks to zap appetites accrued from hours of play.
During a round of golf in this region, it’s not uncommon for players to see the occasional alligator sunning itself on the banks of a fairway pond. The same, however, cannot be said for miniature-golf courses, unless you’re playing at Congo River Golf, where the civilized sinking of putts coexists with the visceral carnage of live-alligator feedings. More than 25 alligators wait for patrons to feed them morsels of gator food in an exhibit beside the course. Though the course offers no chance for an encounter with the ancient, scaly species, it enchants players with waterfalls, safari-themed artifacts, and towering rock faces. In addition, Congo River Golf encompasses an indoor arcade and a gemstone-mining station, where guests dig through dirt for fossils, arrowheads, and Neanderthal’s kindergarten time capsules.
The family-friendly attractions at Daytona Lagoon are always buzzing, whether it's swimsuit season or windbreaker weather. Visitors zip through wet twists and turns on the waterpark's pirate-themed slides and climb the nets on the Castaway Bay play structure, which unleashes a downpour of water every two minutes. Visitors don tubes and drift down the lazy river before hopping into a 500,000-gallon wave pool. Upper-level bamboo cabanas let sun-soaked visitors unwind in privacy and shade.
The park's water-free attractions include go-carts, 18 holes of mini golf, a 30-foot rock wall, Island Hopper kids bounce ride, an arcade, and a 3,000-square-foot laser-tag arena where Dirty Harry wannabes can invite challengers to "go ahead, scan my barcode." Gilligan's Sports Bar & Grill offers refreshments and friendly games of pool.
Pebbles constantly skip and bounce along the pavement surrounding Speed Park Motorsports, stirred from their inert rest by the constant thrum of engines. Stratos Karts—miniature vehicles capable of speeds up to 45 miles per hour—grapple with sharp turns and lean straightaways on three tracks known as the Sprint Indy Style, the 1,200-foot Grand Prix, and the elliptical Thundermania course. In Nitro Alley, real dragsters with amateur drivers explode from 0 to 75 miles per hour over 200 feet. Inside the venue, the simulated sounds of engines drown out the real thing in the 7,000-square-foot classic arcade. In addition to walk-in fun, the staff also arranges and hosts birthday parties for speed lovers of all ages.
With more than 18,300 square feet dedicated to all manner of bounce, Rebounderz Indoor Trampoline Arena's original location in Longwood invites guests to leap and bound across more than 10,400 square feet of specially engineered indoor trampolines. After working up a sweat during rounds of air dodgeball or plunging into foam pits, bouncers can take a break with a game of ping-pong or hit the arcade games. A café refuels visitors and bakes up pizzas for birthday parties, which are an ideal way to celebrate kids for surviving this cruel world thus far.
Maybe it's the themed activity areas. Maybe it's the vibrant color splashed across each of the walls. Whatever the reason, kid stepping into Amaya Papaya's play lounge know that they're not walking into your average play date. Instead, they pass their time in a hybrid lounge that combines the best elements of indoor playgrounds, event and party spaces, and local shops for kids up to five years. Seven themed areas fend off boredom, with a creativity corner allowing kids to color on the chalk and paint walls and a construction corner letting them design cost-effective skyscrapers out of wooden blocks.
While kids play during drop-in playtime Monday-Friday, parents pass their minutes browsing the toys, games, and educational resources that populate the center's shop. After ringing up purchases, they can also kick back in comfy seats, keeping an eye on their child's play session while taking a break for themselves.
Amaya Papaya's staff also leads classes before open play and after closing time for both parents and adults, such as art and language classes and CPR training. To keep things fresh, they constantly rotate toys and pull out their etch-a-sketches to plan special events such as meetings with children's authors. Amaya Papaya is also available for private birthday parties on the weekends.