Amusement Parks in Saratoga Springs


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Gusts of steam blasting out of vents, the eerie black eyes of neon-green aliens, and fiery-mouthed craters set the stage at Outer Zone Laser Tag’s 5,000-square-foot arena. Within this extraterrestrial combat zone, players scurry up a 175-foot ramp system and duck behind columns to avoid enemy fire or any existential crises that crop up when aiming the phaser at a best friend. Flickering of strobe lights and swirls of fog hamper vision as players crawl through tunnels and aim their lasers at opponents’ LED-lit vests, hoping for direct hits and big points. Before each session, groups learn the game rules in a briefing room and gear up with the help of a zone commander in the vesting room. Outer Zone Laser Tag also welcomes birthday parties, inviting celebrants to shimmy on a dance floor after taking down enemies in the arena.
82 Congress St Plz
Saratoga Springs,
NY
US
Sportsplex of Halfmoon is an indoor sports facility that houses several different sports classes for toddlers. Broken up by age, each program is tailored to a specific skill and experience level. Baseball, for example, is divided into Mascots (age 2), Minors (age 3), Majors (age 4), and Hall of Famers (age 5), with younger players focusing on fundamentals, such as base recognition, and older kids focusing on more complex skills, like proper throwing form. The 8-week long sessions take place year-round.
6 Corporate Park Dr
Clifton Park,
NY
US
Putt-putting through a pirate ship might normally result in the putter walking the plank. Not so at FunPlex Fun Park, where on the 18-hole mini-golf course, players navigate ocean-themed greens populated by alligators, a lighthouse, and one grounded speedboat. Thirteen attractions, including a bounce house and bumper boats, promise diversion for kids of almost any age. Go-karts spin around an eighth-mile track at up to 20 miles per hour, and kids aged 3?10 zip around at 6 miles per hour on the mini go-kart track. In Captain Hook's House of Fun, kids clamber inside the tunnels of a multilevel play structure, descending tube slides and diving into a pit filled with plastic balls, more fun than the ones at school that are filled with homework.
589 Columbia Tpke
East Greenbush,
NY
US
Here's a tip for getting acquainted with Enchanted Forest Water Safari, New York's largest water theme park: as soon as you get there, head straight to Sky Ride. The attraction's balloon-like cars soar right above the Paul Bunyan statue (which has stood tall at the park since the 1950s), cresting at a bird's-eye view of the entire grounds. More than 50 attractions, including 32 water rides, spread out in front of riders' eyes, all set amid the trees of Adirondack State Park. A quarter-acre tidal wave pool dominates a lot of that view, as does the Amazon, a 1,000-foot slide that send families soaring along, while other slides reach speeds of up to 30 miles per hour, but not everything here requires an affinity for H2O. Enchanted Forest Water Safari is also home to classic amusement park attractions such as squirt gun games, a scrambler ride, and a ferris wheel. But the most timeless draw here may be the park's performers, who put on circus acts, and Storybook Lane, where more than 20 classic storybook tales come to life.
3183 State Route 28
Old Forge,
NY
US
With three stories worth of ball pits, ropes, nets, and slides to explore, kids can spend hours playing and expending energy in the climate-controlled vastness of Big Adventures. In addition to play areas, kids will also find a wide variety of interactive video games, arcade games, carnival-style games, and a ticket redemption store where they can buy out all the bouncy balls. Party packages are also available to celebrate a kid's special day with pizzas, soda, pi?atas, and access to the whole facility. And because safety's important at Big Adventures, the 40,000 balls in the ball pit are sanitized twice a week, more than 30 security cameras monitor the facility, and there is a strict no-dragon policy, even if they went to obedience school.
77 Mill St
Westfield,
MA
US
At Fort Ballocity, TreePaad Fun Center's centerpiece adventure, kids and adults fire soft balls at targets, load them into buckets, and disappear beneath a foam-ball shower. Within the same three-story structure, 30 feet of waterless slides send visitors racing through more colorful twists and turns than an Alfred Hitchcock comic strip. However, Fort Ballocity is only one of TreePaad's indoor attractions. Neon lights paint a laser-tag arena, rock-climbing walls stretch to the ceiling, and a video arcade creates an orchestra of electronic beeps. Kids younger than 4 can join the fun in the toddler play area, filled with soft surfaces on which to climb and slide. This sprawling fun haven can set the stage for parties, office outings, or simply spontaneous visits. For kids' birthdays, an on-staff party coach organizes each moment of the festivities, from serving food to helping kids create stuffed animals at the Stuff-n-Fluff area.
2381 Route 9
Mechanicville,
NY
US
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