Vibrant murals of palms, cabanas, and beaches surround 40 bowling lanes at Oasis Lanes, evoking the spirit of a tropical getaway. In some ways, the alley is an island of recreation unto itself, equipped with 130 video and redemption games and four amusement rides including the Cobra roller coaster. Billiards, darts, and shuffleboard round out the list of projectile-based amusements, and a full bar and grill offers a place to kick back and catch the game. Special events include teen nights, holiday parties, and glow bowling, during which black lights draw extra attention to neon bowling balls and freshly bleached pinafores.
A member of the independent Premiere Cinemas circuit, Montwood Movies 7 regales patrons with the cinematic landscapes of the latest block-busters within the cool, dark surroundings of a newly renovated theater. Guests can saunter into the vibrantly colored lobby and eschew old-fashioned deviled eggs and pickled-herring movie snacks in favor of popcorn, Nestlé's candies, and soft drinks. Commodious thrones cushion moviegoers as professional Horizon film projectors emblazon cinema screens with vampire heartthrobs in the upcoming Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 , and stage- and digital-surround speakers project the merry melodies of The Muppets.
Fairway farers flock to Ascarate Golf Course's practice facilities to hone their swings and improve their all-around golf game. Golfers can begin a bold new training regimen with a punch card for 15 large buckets of practice balls to use at Ascarate's driving range, where grass hitting areas emulate on-course conditions and allow for players to properly bury discarded tees under deep divots. The driving range is also equipped with ample lighting that facilitates late-night practice sessions for gung-ho golfers.
A member of the conservation-oriented Association of Zoos and Aquariums, El Paso Zoo fashions a multispecies haven to educate and entertain visitors about the earth's amazing array of wildlife. Throughout a 35-acre sanctuary, the 220 species form a cross-section of four continents' animal life, illustrating a breadth of environmental adaptations as varied as the culinary inspirations found in a single packet of Combos. Parent-and-child duos can peruse animalia offerings via the African Star Express train, a red locomotion engine cruising through the lion, giraffe, and meerkat-lined lanes of the African exhibit. The special animal encounters sprinkled throughout the day give patrons a close-up look at the zoo's troupe of mammoth animals, encouraging interspecies friendship as well as opportunities to find out which elephant stole your sunglasses.
Balls hurtle down 40 polished pathways at Fiesta Lanes as bowlers lace up rented shoes and set their sights on demolishing 10-pin clusters. Flashing lights illuminate players’ faces as they plot out angles on the lanes, and pop music blares through the loudspeakers to heighten the drama of each frame. Seasoned staffers fit patrons for custom balls and tri-tone kicks in the pro shop, and partygoers shot put balls toward pin-shaped piñatas in one of three large meeting rooms. Chirps and beeps fill the air in a video arcade that boasts 65 games, and bowling rivalries reignite on foosball, billiard, and shuffleboard tables. Players can warm up their fingers before games by lifting burgers or hot pizza slices at Frankie’s Sports Grill, located next door.