The designers of Toad's Fun Zone envisioned an indoor and outdoor play paradise that could enthrall visitors both young and old. To accomplish their plan, they filled a 4,300-square-foot arena with a wide range of attractions, including fire-and-ice laser tag and an arcade with more than 50 games. Outdoors, they complement their indoor black-light mini-golf course with two additional courses featuring brightly colored versions of traditional putt-putt standbys, including a fairy-tale castle, a farm windmill, and a to-scale Death Star. Back inside, snack-shop cooks flit about the kitchen slinging menu items such as pizzas, sandwiches, and salads.
On a sunny afternoon, kids climb to the top of a giant inflatable slide, kick their feet out, and ride the yellow decline into a ball pit. The merrymakers behind Sumo Party Planners enliven children's parties in just this fashion by renting out inflatable play structures such as bounce houses, obstacle courses, and life-size replicas of The Pentagon. Further amusements range from popcorn machines to face-painting stations. Sumo Party Planners can also combine rentals and services into party packages, with special pricing for schools, churches, charities, and the military.
At the base of a highland ridge overlooking the Ogden Valley, Wolf Creek Utah Golf Course showcases an 18-hole track that is both challenging and charming. Surrounded by rugged vistas of nearby mountains, the course attracts recreational and, since 1990, professional golfers, who compete in the annual Utah Golf Association Championship for bragging rights for the player with the fastest caddy rickshaw. It features water hazards that come into play on 13 holes, as well as doglegs on holes 3, 5, and 12. The ninth hole, rated the course’s most difficult, is a 579-yard straightaway with a narrow, tree-lined fairway and a green that is protected by water in the front, bunkers in the back, and a territorial flagstick that growls at incoming putts.