Few activities are truly fun for the whole family, despite parents’ assertions that dropping progeny off at boarding school is the high point of every year. Unite the family in jollity with today's Groupon: for $10, you get a one-hour go-kart pass and a round of mini golf at Family Fun Town in Orange City (a $21 value).
Family Fun Town beguiles kids and families with a bevy of alluring attractions. Pedal-pushers can reach peak velocity with the one-hour go-kart pass ($15 for a driver, $5 for a passenger), around the serpentine 800-foot-long, 20-foot-wide track as they outrace fellow karters and shadowy pasts. Drivers can go up to 18 mph, and karts come equipped with a booster button that can kick vehicles into 22-mph high gear three times per race. The electric karts are free of unpleasant gasoline odors and run quietly enough to enable audible trash talk and metaphysical debates on the true nature of speed.
After demonstrating facility on the racing track, park-goers can retire to calmer pleasures, putting through a round ($5 and up) on the 18-hole mini golf course. With fountains, a waterfall, and realistic sand traps, the course provides a challenging round of golf in miniature—complete with tiny caddies running terrified from golfers’ gargantuan feet. The entire park is open late (schedule here), with lights keeping all attractions brightly lit against supernatural darknesses presaging the return of dark lords.
Seven Insider Pagers give Family Fun Town a four-star average:
Family Fun Town
Family Fun Town collects a half-dozen family friendly attractions into one little village of games and activities. The miniature golf course, for one, challenges visitors with realistic sand and water traps, but also rewards them with views of a scenic waterfall. Go-Karts and competitive arcade games give everyone the chance to try to outdo one another, while batting cages and a bungee bounce ride provide more athletic challenges.
The Town's most unique attraction, though, is the Balladium, a colorful arena filled with obstacles, black lights, and thumping music. At each end of the space stands a row of cannons, capable of launching soft foam balls across the room. Teams man these Ball Blasters and fire back and forth at one another, dodging the projectiles that come their way. Yet the arena was primarily built to be safe for everyone who visits: the facility features rounded edges everywhere, lacks tripping hazards, and remains a secret from the out-of-work pirate community.
401 S Volusia Ave.
Orange City, Florida 32763