Darolyn Butler spent her childhood riding near her family’s farm and ranch, exploring the countryside and sharpening the skills that would later serve her well during horse shows and barrel-racing competitions. After winning the title of Miss Rodeo Oklahoma, she went on to become Miss Ford Country, the cowgirl featured in ad campaigns for Ford Motor Company. College graduation brought numerous opportunities, but Darolyn always filled her spare time with shows and rodeos. Then she discovered endurance riding, a cross-country competitive sport with races that cover 50 or more miles. Over the years, she’s won several national championships and when she became a mother, Darolyn trained her two daughters in endurance, and they are now competitive riders as well.
When she isn't competing, Darolyn offers riding instruction and consultation services at Cypress Trails Equestrian Center. The ranch is open seven days a week and adjoins scenic and challenging trails, where students of all ages and skill levels can go on adventure rides aboard beautiful arabian, spanish-mustang, and appaloosa horses. Darolyn also boards horses, giving them access to plenty of pastureland, where they can roam freely or stand still in one spot staring at the ground and counting blades of grass.
"The art of what makes a good scare." That's what the talent behind Kingwood Asylum have studied and mastered, and it's why their annual frightfest grew from a tiny little Hunter's Ridge "Spook House" into a local institution (no pun intended) that just keeps getting bigger and scarier, year after year.
Kingwood Asylum's creativity springs from the unique mythology behind its terrors. Based on the persona of Dr. Phillip Blackman, a real-life malpracticing monster fond of lobotomizing and torturing mental patients, the house's macabre scenarios rely on real events for inspiration. That element of reality adds an extra dimension to the Asylum's multiple tiers of terror, including the boiler rooms (where a monster named Doom tries to give head cavities to every passerby), the hospital (where Dr. Trauma and Nurse Brown dole out prescriptions for punishment), and the estate (home of Kill Count, the clown, a fine tailor of fleshy fabrics who wants your soul).
On the way to the asylum, the brave can dare to traipse though the latest attraction, Hallowed Grounds, a New Orleans–style graveyard populated by psychopaths. All in all, the pulse-pounding adventure, which continues to draw thousands every year, also draws plenty of critical praise, including a five-star (well, 5 pumpkin) review from TexasHauntedHouses.com and a spot on ABC (KTRK Channel 13) News's list of Houston's Top Ten Haunted Houses.
It's a good idea to arrive early at Movie Tavern, and not only if you hate missing the opening credits. Early birds can peruse the extensive menu of chef-crafted American cuisine, from kobe beef sliders to pizza and sandwiches. But even after the show begins, the snacks keep coming. Unobtrusive servers slip in during the show to deliver orders, and can be called on for more drinks or dessert with the push of a button. Guests can even sip margaritas or signature cocktails at the full bar before heading in to the theater. The family-friendly establishment also serves finger food for kiddies.
As for the entertainment, audiences get to enjoy all-digital presentations of first-run films any day of the week, plus Retro Cinema every Wednesday morning at 11:30 a.m. as well as Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m. Audiences also benefit from Movie Tavern's membership program.
Anyone can sign up for free online to receive one free bag of popcorn, plus a free ticket every year on their birthday, special offers, movie news, and invites to screenings and other special events.
Pump It Up's indoor arenas are filled with huge inflatables and interactive attractions. The Super Star team supervises and entertains kids during visits, and parents are always encouraged to jump, bounce, slide, and play along with them. They can also relax in the parent area while the Super Star teams takes care of everything. Ask about the Glow experience—a kid favorite.
The colorful venue also hosts custom birthday parties and private team parties, each themed to please the partygoers in question. These soirees immerse children in a schedule of interactive activities befitting a pirate or a superhero. The birthday boy or girl even gets to blow out the candles on their cake seated in their blow-up throne. Relying on the staffers' vigilant, watchful eyes, guardians can rest assured that their children will be safe, and each piece of the inflatable playground is held to the floor by a complex series of anchors installed according to strict safety standards.
"You're up." At more than 200 AMF Bowling locations across the U.S., that message is passed between friends as they pick up a ball, step up to the line, and prepare to have a great time. Now synonymous with bowling, AMF was founded in 1901 as American Machine and Foundry. It wasn't until 1946, however, that the company made a splash in bowling, introducing the automated pin spotter to the public.
Today, AMF's nationwide network of bowling centers is a source of year-round entertainment for people of all ages. AMF centers offer a modern approach to traditional bowling—with pro-quality lanes, innovative scoring systems, all-star menus, and the ability to share laneside experiences on social media. When cravings strike, the game still goes on thanks to AMF’s laneside food and beverage service.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Jumpalooza arena is filled with nine huge inflatables, all indoors. We host open jump Monday-Friday, admission includes the entire day. Saturdays and Sundays are reserved for Birthday parties. Parents are always free and have a sitting area in the center of the arena. Teen night twice per month.
What is the experience customers can expect?
Jumpalooza has one large play area with no need to move from room to room and leave your child's favorite inflatable behind. Lockers are available for rent to store your belongings. Three private party rooms for parties.