From Our Editors
If they're in the right place at the right time, visitors to Monkey Joe's indoor playground might actually meet Monkey Joe—a monkey mascot in a yellow T-shirt whose fuzzy face flashes a constant smile. He and a team of expert staffers keep watch over children aged 12 and younger as they glide down wall-to-wall inflated slides, jump in bright-red and yellow bounce castles, and navigate inflated obstacle courses. Small explorers race through padded walls and swinging inflatable pillars, while toddlers 3 years old and younger frolic safely in a separate play area where they gather to devise new ways of pretending to eat all their vegetables, and adults recline in a separate lounge in front of flat-screen TVs and computer stations. At the end of each day, Monkey Joe's staffers sanitize all playground surfaces using Swisher hygiene products.