Seizing an opening, a boy manning a motorized boat slams into the boat in front of him. Before the other driver has time to retaliate, he turns the wheel 90 degrees and high-tails it to the other side of the bumper-boat pool. Safe, for the moment. Nearby, similarly minded motorists intent on reckless cruising race laps around a go-kart track, bounding off the track’s walls and off fellow drivers trying to practice their parallel-parking skills. High-pitched screams in the distance indicate that the Tiger Terror rollercoaster has begun its decent, and the swift crack of a baseball bat indicates the batting cage has met its match.
As the sun sets on another day at Route 66 Carousel Park, park-goers take in the twinkling lights of a towering ferris wheel and the smells of sweet and savory park confections wafting through the summer air. Whether at the park on a whim or celebrating a birthday, corporate event, or puppy’s first words, guests can keep the revelry going late into the evening.
The sound of cracking bats echoes throughout the batting cages at Batter's Box, where home-run-hungry hitters make a feast out of screeching fastballs and slow-pitch softballs served by the facility's eight pitching machines. Each batting cage accommodates up to five batters at a time; it’s furnished with a pitching machine that can emulate various game conditions with its adjustable pitching speeds that can reach up to 65 miles per hour and a mannequin head that nods before every fastball.