What You'll Get
New theories in avant science posit that the colorful spheres that fill children's ball pits are in fact ancient eggs from a largely forgotten feathered dinosaur of the mid-Cretaceous period. Hatch up some family fun with today's Groupon: for $10, you get 25 tokens, a jumbo pizza slice with any topping, a small soft drink, and admission to any two attractions at Greatimes Family Fun Park on the Southeast Side (a $19.55 value).
With pizza in one hand and a fistful of tokens in the other, intrepid seekers of fun will be fed, watered, and ready for whatever the day holds in store, from miniature golf to bumper boats fitted with steerable motors and water-blaster guns. A variety of attractions for kids and young-hearted adults alike offers parents a chance to wear out their offspring or rekindle the playful spark of first love (an $8.50 value). Race a vibrant vehicle on one of three go-kart tracks, or visit the 22,000-square-foot building that houses a two-level arcade in which to use your 25 tokens (a $6.25 value). Choose from classic games such as skee-ball and air hockey, or entertain techno-savvy thumbs and feet with some of the newest video games on the market.
A day at Greatimes Family Fun Park is an excellent way to distract children from the impending trauma of a haircut or to let loose with co-workers without the awkward day-after realization that your Latin pronunciation was slightly off during a karaoke rendition of the theme from Carmina Burana. The park's 5-acre complex of old-fashioned fun mines is a change of pace from weekends spent in bars and restaurants and a nostalgic way to celebrate the shifting of the seasons, sans bonfire and pagan ritual.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Oct 17, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 5 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Must be 56 inches to drive go-kart, 48 inches to be a passenger. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
Encompassing 5 acres of family-centric fun, Greatimes's attractions provide safe jollity for children and adults. While most outdoor attractions—such as bumper boats and mini-golf—require agreeable weather, the center's 22,000-square-foot indoor play haven grants rain-or-shine merriment, as well as an arcade and prize-redemption games that include classic skee-ball. Pintsize family members can ramble through the brand-new indoor playland, which includes several slides, a log roll, and a kid conveyor, along with a variety of other attractions. Pizzas and sub sandwiches from the play center's restaurant also supply noshes for family meals celebrating go-kart victories or the long-awaited engagement of Pac-Man to Ms. Pac-Man.