Indoor playgrounds offer the benefits of outdoor playgrounds without the accompanying risks of sunburn, animal contact, and eclipse-induced body swapping. Keep your kids in their right minds with today’s Groupon: for $35, you get a 10-visit pass (up to a $75 value) to Magical Kingdom in Pasadena.
Magical Kingdom welcomes children of all ages into a safe and clean indoor play world filled with toys, a jungle gym, and inflatable castles. Upon arrival, each child and his or her parent or guardian receive a matching stamp to keep track of familial groups to make sure parents don’t get lost in the slide. Afterward, tykes can scamper off into the socks-only carpeted play space, which is covered in stuffed animals, rubber balls, and toddlers’ stock portfolios. Adventurous knights-in-training may go for a springy jaunt in the inflated castle bouncer, and infant squires poke around their own designated play-kingdom. Arcade consoles, along with foosball and air-hockey tables, invite constantly moving children to pause for a moment of more stationary fun, and the towering padded play fortress calls them back out for repeat treks through its colorful catacombs.
Painted murals cover the walls of Magical Kingdom with cloud-covered hills and valleys reminiscent of mysterious lands such as Narnia or Rhode Island. A separate snack area allows kids to perform pit sops and refuel on juice boxes and parents to safely watch their progeny or post online videos of their kids playing using the center's complimentary WiFi.
Magical Playground gathers play structures, toys, games, and kid-friendly activities within an indoor, socks-only facility. Tykes can bound about in the Magical castle bouncer, navigate their way through the jungle gym, ascend levels in challenging video games, or compete against their pals in rounds of air hockey or foosball. In between frolicking sessions, they can reenergize with healthy meals and snacks in the eating area. A separate baby-development center accommodates visiting toddlers with an age-appropriate bouncer and slide, as well as educational toys such as dolls that quote Nietzsche whenever you squeeze their toes.
Alongside regular open-play sessions, Magical Playground hosts weekly events including Tuesday arts and crafts, a complimentary Wednesday-afternoon story time, and free Spanish lessons every Friday. As their kids bounce between activities, parents can surf the web via free WiFi or leave their children at Magical Playground for supervised games, movie nights, and playtime between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. any night of the week.
1778 E Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, California 91106Get Directions