Throughout the week, Bounce-N-Around buzzes with activity as kids scramble and jump over the springy landscapes of inflatable bouncers. Arcade games test hand-eye coordination and aptitude at space invading, and electric kiddie rides—such as horses, cars, and helicopters—bob back and forth in their own area. A mini movie theater provides a scaled-down, all-ages cinema experience, complete with tiered seating.
For over thirty years, Great American Cookies has been sharing a generations-old family chocolate chip cookie recipe with the crumb-hungry masses. Each 16" round cookie cake serves 8–16 people and is baked fresh before being hand decorated by a talented cookie artist to match any holiday or special occasion, with a design made of rich, creamy frosting. Garner inspiration from the more than 30 categories of cookie cake designs posted on the company's website, or have an original designer dessert crafted to your specifications, ready to make a dessert-table appearance at a themed event, or to be framed and admired alongside your cherished Jacques-Louis David portrait of a napoleon crossing the alps.
The chefs at HuHot Mongolian Grill stand around a giant, round grill, preparing sizzling heaps of stir-fry. Unlike at other restaurants, every serving is different because, instead of the kitchen staff, the customer preps each bowl. The bowls may be brimming with chopped vegetables, seafood, and noodles, or they may be composed entirely of water chestnuts. The spice level of each dish varies based on the eater's preferences; MSG-free sauces range from barbecue to sweet teriyaki to five-alarm Kung Pao … Yow! Since HuHot Mongolian Grill is an all-you-can-eat affair, diners get the chance to mix and match different ingredients with each trip to the grill.
Jac’s Grill serves up a dinner menu packed with gourmet seafood, steak, salads, and pasta. Field greens take on a new persona when disguised in spiced walnuts, gorgonzola cheese, roasted-black-peppered apples, a blond wig, and a sweet maple vinaigrette ($5–$7). Parmesan fried oysters served over cheese grits ($10) leave diners eager to move onto main-meal events, such as pecan-crusted grouper, which is baked, dressed in a red-pepper coulis, and served with parmesan risotto and asparagus ($24). Jac’s à la carte meat market gives diners a choice of various cuts of steak, chicken, or pork chops, all served with sides, inventive sauces, and an affirmation of free will. A 12-ounce New York strip steak may pair with a roasted sweet potato, wilted spinach, and a smoked-gouda cream sauce ($24), and a loaded potato cake, broccolini, and Jac’s own barbeque sauce can accompany tender chicken to the plate ($13).
Owner Michael Ward and executive flavorsmith Art Ward craft a menu brimming with outside-the-box innovations on classic American fare. Bacon-infused potato skins ($4.89) make for savory starters or sombrero tassels, priming tongues for the Maryland crab melt's flavor volley of crab cake, tomato, crabby-patty sauce, and grilled texas toast ($7.69). Flame-kissed patties leap atop buns to create the kitchen's meaty colonnade of burgers ($4.19+), and traditional sliced rib eye, grilled peppers, and mushrooms nestle within the wheaty confines of a mayo-lacquered philly cheesesteak wrap ($7.49).
Strap in for speed and follow the fast-tracked wisdom of NASCAR-licensed drivers at Stock Car Driving Experience. Ultimate Ride Package guests will take a seat beside a veteran stockcar speed demon and encircle the full track at Old Dominion Speedway for five heart-pounding laps, in addition to laps for warm up, cool down, and victory. Stock cars are capable of reaching speeds in excess of 200 mph, and because you'll be on a speedway track, your dashboard speedometer is sure to get plenty of exercise. If you opt for the Extreme Driving Experience, you'll fly through the same shotgun ride of the Ultimate Ride, and, to fulfill your insatiable throttling thirst, you'll take the driver's seat for a full 15 laps of automotive bliss. All instruction is done onsite, so guests don't have to worry about buying their own stock car or mail-order driver in advance.
Cattails Restaurant's executive chef Brian Schaaf dazzles palates with sophisticated culinary combinations and inspired presentation. Customers can kick-start meals with crispy duck confit on a bed of creamy, sweet pea risotto ($9). Crème fraiche floats along the surface of the sweet-potato bisque ($6) by clinging to a sage crouton, and walnut-crusted goat cheese climbs to the top of a salad of baby spinach, sliced pears, and an orange vinaigrette ($7). Dive mouth first into dinner entrees such as the grilled hickory-smoked pork chops served with potato-scallion cake, braised red cabbage, and an apple cider pork jus ($19) or the roasted cornish game hen ($18), chock-full of country ham and gruyere cheese and side-kicked by potato gnocchi and sage cream sauce. Cattails' dining room is perched high atop Five County Stadium, with a view of the field where the Carolina Mudcats play and weepily reenact scenes from Field of Dreams.