Airborne Trampoline Arena has found a playful alternative to wall-to-wall carpeting—wall-to-wall trampolines. Kids bounce on the center's vast springy surface or literally bounce off the walls, which have wall-mounted trampolines of their own. For a break from bouncing, jumpers dive into massive foam pits filled with cushiony blocks. Youngsters explore the play space sans structure during open-play sessions, and the center also hosts trampoline-centric games and classes, such as bouts of Air Dodgeball and toning Airobics workouts.
No smile goes unnoticed in one of Utah Party Pix's kitted out photo booths. Up to ten people can slide into each booth at a time, which uses touch-screen technology to capture images. After groups strike silly or serious poses, the booth spits out color, black-and-white, or sepia prints in moments. Party hosts can customize their photo booths with props and signs that commemorates their special event. And once the party's over, they can review all the shots in DVD, CD, or online format.
The chefs at Mountain Grill, located inside the Yarrow Hotel & Conference Center, create seasonal menus inspired by locally sourced ingredients. Past entrees have included seared tuna over mixed greens with cilantro-ginger vinaigrette and smoked-gouda mac ‘n’ cheese. The dining area features fireside seating along with floor-to-ceiling windows that open to sweeping mountain vistas.
Named one of Parents magazine's Top 10 Birthday Chains in 2010, Color Me Mine's international franchise of DIY ceramics studios cater to an older crowd as well. Hundreds of unadorned ceramic pieces?including vases, flatware, and busts of Elvis?await the attentions of muses of kids and their keepers alike, as do glazes in earthy tones and bright crimsons to frighten bulls away from china cabinets. Guests follow simple step-by-step instructions that leave plenty of room for creative expression. When painters are satisfied with their work, the professional kiln-workers help glaze and fire it for them before customers retrieve the finished piece 7-10 days later.
Entering their 85th season, the Harlem Globetrotters have entertained millions of parents, children, and general basketball admirers with a unique brand of athletic precision and showmanship. For their latest “4 Times the Fun” North American tour, the Globetrotters will add a new 4-point shot spots located 35 feet from the basket, which is 12 feet further than the official three-point line but several thousand miles closer than the prime meridian. See the arch-nemesis Generals try to keep up as the Harlem hardwood sorcerers evade gravity’s oppressive clutches and court clairvoyants distribute unassailable alley-oops. Youngsters can learn about the benefits of teamwork while laughing along with the jovial jocks as they perform classic routines of unconventional passing and sudden transmutations of water into confetti.