Sheer beauty is simple to attain at Energy Spa & Salon, where a diverse case of beauticians and spa specialists doll up clients with an array of services for the hair, skin, and nails. Overgrown manes receive makeovers at the hands of experienced stylists, who use Paul Mitchell products as they cut, condition, and color strands. A master aesthetician armed with Eminence skincare products smoothes out skin with facials, microdermabrasion, and waxing sessions. Visitors can also get a fresh-off-the-beach look by stepping into an automated Mystic HD spray booth or laying down in a traditional UV-tanning bed. Aches and tension fall by the wayside after Swedish and deep-tissue massages.
Safari Mini Golf & Games curates friendly competition with more than two acres of tropical parkland that encompasses a 36-hole miniature golf course and four batting cages. Vibrant palms, streams, and waterfalls line the miniature golf course, creating a safari-like habitat for life-size statues of elephants, monkeys, and other exotic creatures along the way. The piercing timbre of sharp line-drives resonates from four batting cages, where cyborg pitchers contemplate charging the plate as they paint the strike zone with high-arcing softballs and baseballs hurled at speeds between 35 and 60 mph. Competitive appetites can find relief in the arcade, where guests seek out goals on the foosball pitch, square off in the digital realm of video games, or display their dominion over sugar by vanquishing scoops of Blue Bell ice cream.
Wendy Shumate, or Wild Wendy as she is sometimes known, is a one-woman wrecking crew when in comes to physical fitness. The proprietress of Wild on Fitness leads sinew-sculpting boot-camp classes in the park by day and quiet, peaceful yoga sessions on the beach. Wendy also works mano a mano with clients through customized personal-training sessions and keeps workouts lively with dance-infused Turbo Kick and hip-hop hustle classes.
Julius Acupuncture & Natural Medicine fends off present and future illnesses through preventive care and Oriental medicine. Acupuncture sessions use hair-thin needles to stimulate acupoints on the body, regulating the flow of energy along vital pathways and promoting natural healing from within. Massage sessions can be called on to soothe muscles with gentle touch, helping improve range of motion and flexibility while easing muscular pain. Julius Chadee's herbal remedies can supplement traditional pain regimens that rely on eating chicken soup and icing your body with frozen Advil.
Racers fly over the European-style road course, whipping past red-and-black boundaries as they maneuver in and out of the turns and straightaways. While they jockey for position and widen the gap between them and the competition, they listen to the race coverage on their radio helmets, striving to improve on their last lap time by cracking a whip over their engines until they gallop up to 40 miles per hour. This is the Andretti Challenge, one of five go-kart tracks within the six-acre Andretti Thrill Park.
The park’s attractions span amusements for nearly every age, from tyke-friendly fun on Rookie Row to single and double karts on the Super Speedway. The park also encompasses nonmotorized fun, such as the Andretti Edge climbing wall, mini bowling, and a tokenless, card-based arcade. And as expected at any family amusement park, Andretti's staff includes a team dedicated to handling parties so that parents don't have to sneak into the park at midnight and power the arcade with their car battery. This scope and quality of entertainment earned Andretti Thrill Park the 2011, 2012, and 2013 Best of Melbourne Award: Amusement Parks from the US Commerce Association.