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$25 for Five Children’s Playground Visits (Up to $54.75 Value)
Children frolic on vibrantly colored inflatable-obstacle courses, towering inflatable slides, and a jungle gym filled with tube tunnels, long slides, and a climbing wall. They can also collect tickets for prizes in an arcade, where 50 redemption games beep and chime.
Flabbergast owner Robert Amstadt and son Jeremy take a number of steps to ensure the safety of their smaller visitors—in addition to sanitizing the 15,000-square-foot playground each night, staff members secure each visitor with an electronic security armband that must be manually disabled upon their departure. While they do care about safety, the staff also lets children play freely on towering inflatable slides and obstacle courses, a bounce castle, and a climbing structure riddled with tube tunnels, slides, and climbing walls. The sea of neon play structures blends into an arcade filled with 50 ticket-redemption games. Staffers supervise as wee players test their accuracy in skee-ball, compete in treasure-finding games, and climb inside an inflatable booth to grasp tickets dancing inside a current of forced air.
All of Flabbergast’s staff members are high-school students and expend their own youthful energy as they interact with visitors, often helping children up and down slides, climbing with them in the play structures, or teaching math to imaginary friends. In addition to overseeing unstructured playtime, these staffers also organize play center parties for daycare trips, birthdays, and boy- and girl-scout groups.