A 5,000-square-foot, multilevel laser tag arena is the main attraction at Sandy Springs Funhouse, a 22,000-square-foot indoor playground. In the neon confines, players undertake high-tech games of hide-and-seek while navigating the interior of a nuclear submarine. Lazer Frenzy, meanwhile, is a tangled web of light beams you have to pass through without touching. Afterwards, head to the arcade to play classic pinball, air hockey, and the latest, most exciting video games. This summer's Fireball Contest allows ticket-winners to vie for a whole barrel of tickets, which can then be redeemed for prizes.
Youngsters can frolic in bounce houses and slip through tunnels and slides on the enormous jungle gym, which has 40 integrated elements. Designed with parents in mind, the facility has an open layout so that grownups can keep eyes on little ones no matter where they are. With a snack bar serving ice cream, pizza, and soft drinks, the funhouse is an ideal venue for birthdays and other special events. Party packages include playtime, use of a private room, and extras such as party coordinators, invitations, and paper goods.
Experienced photo gurus Doug Box and Randy Kerr impart practical photo skills to curious shutterbugs during engaging seminars that have appeared across the States and in eight countries abroad. Doug Box, author of myriad photography-technique books, is one of 13 Kodak mentors and is the Executive Director of the Texas Professional Photographers Association. His co-teacher, Randy Kerr, heads World Photographic, which uses photography as a vehicle for illuminating humanitarian and environmental topics. Both men have been teaching photography classes for years and help amateurs take photos that capture piercing looks, toothy smiles, and elusive dodo sightings.
The automotive experts at Wood & Fullerton Goodyear Tire and Auto Service coddle cars with automotive services and brand-name parts for both foreign and domestic roadsters. The team of ASE-certified mechanics expand upon the shop's nearly four decades of auto-mending traditions as they perform both preventative and repair services on cars, SUVs, and any light trucks that honk politely enough. Technicians also adjust rides' suspensions and wield digital technology as they evaluate engine diagnostics and wheel-spin balances.
The nonprofit Saferide America pursues a single, noble goal of keeping drunk drivers off the road. The volunteer-based program dispatches licensed drivers to bars, restaurants, and parties across Atlanta to pick up impaired clients and return them—and their cars—safely home. Divided into three branches of service, Saferide maintains on-call cars that cruise the streets from 6 p.m. to 4 a.m., daily, professional chauffeurs who pilot customers on preplanned nights out, and drivers at parties to drive home multiple guests. The organization raises funds through donations, and contributes money to children who have lost parents to drunk driving.
At Platinum Auto Spa, cars get cleaned, detailed, oiled, and serviced—but their drivers get perks, too. During washes, car wash tunnels work away at grime with Blue Coral Beyond Green products and detailers polish and shampoo exteriors and interiors. While cars get their shines back, drivers can sip on free coffee and tea, surf the Web on Platinum's free Wi-Fi, and quickly find and delete the car-for-sale ads they wrote in a moment of weakness. Platinum Auto Spa’s service department also offers oil changes with Castrol and Mobil 1 motor oils, as well as brake, belt, and filter services.