The first go-kart-racing track was a circle because it was designed to teach children how centripetal force feels without rolling them down hills in tires. Learn circularly with today’s Groupon: for $12, you get a wristband good for unlimited go-kart and bumper-boat rides at Hot Wheels Amusement Park in Rocky Mount (a $30 value). Customers who redeem today’s Groupon before November 30 will also receive 10 complimentary arcade tokens (a $2.50 value). Wristbands can be used during the following times:
- Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
- Fridays, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
- Saturdays, from noon to 4 p.m., or 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
- Sundays, from noon to 4 p.m.<p>
Hot Wheels Amusement Park affords outdoor amusement and gas-powered excitement for visitors of all ages. A stylish yet functional wristband bestows wearers with unlimited go-kart races, boundless bumper-boat trips, and irrefutable proof that they have wrists. The amusement park ups the ante by inviting all wristband bearers indoors to leap to their hearts’ content between the walls of an inflatable bounce castle. Additionally, early redeemers can partake in electronic entertainment with 10 arcade tokens, shredding pixels on Guitar Hero, busting a move on Dance Dance Revolution, and taking the temperature of sick basketballs on Hoop Fever.
Fast Track Fun Park
Bumper boats splash in the water, go-karts zoom around the track, and kiddie karts tackle sharp turns at Fast Track Fun Park. This playland gives kids the chance to run and play on fast-paced rides or try their luck on arcade games, making the hours zip by.
"Write your parking spot on your kid's forehead," and other (actual) amusement park tips from those with the most experience: theme park workers.