When children make something by themselves, they grow in confidence and learn skills they can use later in life to create Mount Rushmore 2. Support budding builders with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 toward customized toy cars at RIDEMAKERZ. This Groupon is valid at all RIDEMAKERZ locations, including the Branson store.
Inspired by the same brainwaves as the Build-A-Bear Workshop, RIDEMAKERZ allows visitors to construct a customized toy car from the axles up with dozens of options that add up to more than 649 million unique combinations. Guests begin by choosing a body from a stock of Vipers, Corvettes, Mustangs, trucks, and hot rods that can then be accessorized with free stock parts or specialty chassis, tires, rims, and oil slicks. The hot-lava Chevy Camaro sports a metaphor for the rubber it plans to burn with orange flames on its sides ($32), and the jewel-blue RZ Rascal body pairs its smooth curves with working headlights and taillights ($22). Sets of multicolored or racing slick tires ($4 for two) maintain traction while being pushed across carpets or hardwood floors. Glistening hubcaps ($3–$4 for two), undercarriage glow lighting ($10), and other car accessories offer further customization, and sound-effect chips ($3–$4.50) relieve vocal cords strained by persistent engine imitations. Builders can also upgrade to a radio-controlled street chassis ($25) to assert hands-free control over the vehicle's movements.