Scientists agree that the only reason adults have children is so they have a socially acceptable reason to visit amusement parks, eat at novelty pizza arcades, and see movies with Shreks in them. Sneak in some socially sanctioned fun and games with today's Groupon to Xcite Family Fun Center. Choose from the following options:
- For $10, you get 100 arcade tokens (a $20 value).
- For $10, you get five all-day passes for children ages 0–3 (a $20 value).
- For $20, you get five all-day passes for children ages 4–12 (a $40 value).
Xcite Family Fun Center’s mirth masterminds stock their 10,000-square-foot playscape with inflatable wonderlands and interactive games to buoy the spirits of tots, kids, and chaperones. A frequently updated array of earth-bound dirigibles, including castles, slides, and obstacle courses, encourage aerial camaraderie among the school-age set. Meanwhile, crawlers and toddlers careen serenely around a dedicated enclosure outfitted with ouchless flooring and pint-sized playhouses. Pocketfuls of tokens usher whippersnappers into the emporium's arcade to bond with wacky ducks, nurture developing skee-ball muscles, and hone sci-fi racing reflexes in the pursuit of tangible glory at the prize-packed redemption counter.
In addition to breaking in stiff socks free-of-charge alongside their younger cohorts, accompanying adults can sample gravity’s softer side in a cozy parent lounge replete with leather furniture, wireless internet, and flat-screen televisions. Before and between midair antics, visitors stow shoes and thumbtack collections in free lockers.
Xcite Family Fun Center
Nestled within Empire Mall, Xcite Family Fun Center enraptures youngsters with inflatables, video games, and tasty treats. Sock-clad kids bound across the center’s ever-changing selection of inflatables—which frequently includes Batman- and Disney princess-themed bouncers—navigate obstacle courses, and race down slides. The arcade entices players with games such as air hockey, skee-ball, and Star Wars Racer, and the enclosed toddler zone pairs wee ones with age-appropriate inflatables, slides, and coloring-book versions of the tax code.
In between rounds of bouncing and gaming, kids can reenergize with grilled-cheese sandwiches, pretzels, or pizza at the snack bar. Open-play sessions run until 9 p.m. Monday–Saturday, and parents or grandparents can accompany their children for free.