All Star Fun Centers light up the entertainment centers in visitors' brains with arcade games and cosmic bowling. The alleys at each of All Star's locations flood their lanes with glowing lights for cosmic bowling during weekend evenings, and they also provide regular league opportunities for children, adults, and seniors. Visitors to the Sandy and Tooele locations can engage in futuristic score-settling with bouts of laser tag. The West Jordan location offers a full bar and grill that hosts weekly events such as Texas Hold 'em and karaoke, and a bar and grill is also available at the Tooele location, featuring flat-screen televisions that broadcast sports games or heated arguments between news hosts and sentient teleprompters.
Arabian horses are known for the strong bonds they form with their caretakers. Lashay Arabians’ owner, Lisa Park, can attest to that fact. Throughout her 22 years of horse training and riding, she always has cared for loving arabian steeds, and her stables house a number of arabian and arabian-mixed mounts. Flower, Lisa's 24-year-old mare, has been with her since before she began her career leading lessons of riding and jumping, and to this day still takes kids for trots around the farm while neighing about her favorite episode of Cheers.
Along with fellow trainer Leslee Pugh, Lisa leads lessons for students of all ages and skill levels that teach the art of horsemanship, from recreational riding to national-level showing to jumping and dressage. The team also assists riders in need by coaching them during events, transporting horses to and from locations, and leasing horses to those who want to ride more but are not ready to buy their own mount.
Vista Farms’ equestrian experts edify saddled-up students ages 5 years and older on the basics of horse handling. At a private, one-hour lesson (a $35 value), mounties can bring their own horse or ride 1 of up to 10 on-site horses, building a new relationship through relaxed strolls and trading favorite novels. Head trainer Lisa Park focuses on building trust between horse and rider, providing a rundown of natural horsemanship skills and national-level showing techniques, and getting maximum height and distance out of built-in ejector saddles.
At Big City Bowl, staffers exude a down-home affability that puts bowlers at ease, even when games stretch past closing time. The alley buzzes to life during cosmic bowling, when customer-requested music videos flash across screens while beats pour into the lanes. Myriad leagues elevate the laid-back sport to a spirited showcase of athletic ability, whereas birthday parties dial bowling back to its more recreational uses. Resting competitors can nourish throwing arms with food and beer at the onsite snack shop or watch NFL or college football games splashed across six TV screens.
The whirring carnival attractions inside Jungle Jim's Playland never pack up and leave town. Instead, the year-round kiddie complex keeps its stable of rides completely indoors at its climate-controlled facility. Proud parents look on or join the action for free as kids 11 and younger enjoy jungle patrol cars, a ground-level roller coaster, and a traditional carousel. In all, seven rides and a multilevel jungle gym provide all the fun of an outdoor carnival without having to endure sticky, summer heat and long carnie lectures about 17th-century Italian operas. Kids split up their bumper car sessions with Skee-Ball and other arcade games or sit at picnic tables and nosh on a house-made pizza from The Jungle Cafe concession stand.
The silver screens at Showstar Cinemas 6 flicker to life with first-run Hollywood blockbusters, but that’s not the only thing drawing in movie buffs to this locally owned and operated theater. Special events bring old classic favorites, such as The Little Rascals, back to the big screen, while 3-D movies allow viewers to imagine themselves in the middle of the latest heart-pumping action film. To help kid’s feel extra special on their birthdays, Showstar Cinemas 6 also designs party packages that include putting the honoree’s name on the marquee and welcoming up to 30 of their closest friends for a private screening of a kid-friendly flick or a slideshow of their least embarrassing baby pics.
With more than 2,000 feet of climate-controlled indoor track, Fastkart Indoor Speedway rouses racers with the power to speed through courses, slide around corners, and compete with friends on their United States–made go-karts. Boasting two covered tracks with a slew of configurations, the speedway offers computerized timing and scoring to easily confirm winners of friendly competitions or the sudden-death settlement of literary-trivia debates. Drivers 4’10” and taller etch 18–22 laps worth of their burnt-rubber signatures around the track during a 10-minute race. As adrenaline stores refill themselves, esurient speed demons can discuss race strategy and break the laughter sound barrier over a 16" pizza commemorating the first Italian pie chart.