Seeing cartoon characters come to life is usually a sign that you're hallucinating or that your friends are all minor-league baseball mascots. Bring beloved characters to life with today's Groupon: for $20, you get a Family Fun Day package, including admission for up to five people, four arcade tokens, a coupon book, and parking for one car, at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Resort (a $60 value) in Eureka next to Six Flags St. Louis. Today's Groupon is not valid for Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day weekends.
Jellystone Park's welcoming confines present rustic scenery and engaging entertainment for family, friends, and local picnic-basket enthusiasts alike. With the Family Fun Day Package, up to five visitors ($10 extra/additional guest) can partake in the park's activities, which ably pacify restless children and keep thoughts away from dreaded future chest waxings. Drop off your rig in the parking lot and head to the arcade to feed tokens to a hungry arcade games or feed your own face by spending your share of coupons at the gift shop and snack bar. The choo-chooing Yogi Express Train ferries families around the park's perimeter, and mini golf, a playground, and a swimming pool with a shaded poolside picnic pavilion provide hours of memory-forming entertainment. The not-your-average cherry on top of this vacation basket is Yogi Bear himself, who greets package participants in person at prescheduled times. Guests can also check out the gift shop or croon Bohemian Rhapsody into the lovable bear's misty eyes at karaoke. Select weekends feature kid-friendly themes that make daily activities all the more costumed. Call ahead for reservations.
Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Resort
Much like the famous cartoon from which its name is taken, Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Resort is full of adventures, wooded areas, and appearances by Hannah Barbara's iconic bear. Unlike the cartoon, however, the 35-acre resort houses a slew of other activities such as a video arcade, swimming pool, mini golf course, horseshoe pit, and playground area where not a single pic-a-nic basket has ever been stolen. Weekly themed events also delight visitors with even more activities, such as holiday egg hunts and talent shows.
For those looking to stay overnight, the resort has three separate camping sites; cottages for larger families in search of home-like housing, cabins that give vacationers a more rustic getaway; and flashlight-friendly rental tents for those who want to get serious about their career in shadow puppetry.