Looking for something to do this weekend? Bummed out because its too cold to go to the boardwalk? Come check out iPlay America, New Jersey's Premier Indoor Theme Park down in Freehold, New Jersey.
Last week we were invited to their 115,000 square foot climate controlled, indoor facility. I was quite relieved that there was parking nearby and the best part is that it was free. Speaking of free, the entrance to the facility itself is free as well. Their state of the art facility combines city and boardwalk themes for those looking for that type of experience. With over nine indoor rides, party rooms, 200 arcade games, eateries, a candy shop and a full size restaurant, there is definitely something for everyone to enjoy.
Rides range from go karts (my kid's favorite), laser tag (my favorite) to more kid friendly rides and attractions such as skyscraper, dizzy dragons, bumper cars and boardwalk bowling (my wife's favorite) meant for the younger children. And for the really young kids, those who can not take the bigger rides, they have a Just iKidz play area( for children under 100lbs.) which is a playground consisting of tunnels, slides, pad hops and web bridges. The arcade boasts over 200 games for different age groups that takes an advanced debit card called a iPA Game Card that can be purchased at the grand lobby of the facility with points that never expire.
Although iPlay America do not allow any outside food or beverages. The facility offers a full-scale restaurant as well as other dining options to take care of your food and beverage needs. Aside from the full scale restaurant ( that serves contemporary American menu such as burgers, pizza, salads and sandwiches, as well as a bar for those over 21), there are areas where you can get hot dogs, churros, and funnel cakes (in the boardwalk area), and wraps, pretzels and frozen yogurt (in the city area.) Not to mention Broadway Sweets, their confectionary store where we got some ring pops and chocolate covered, peanut butter ball on our way home.
They have a seven Brownstone Celebration Rooms which can be used exclusively for birthday parties and the like. As well as their Encore Event Center, a large venue for concerts and big attractions (we were told the Big Apple Circus was just there as well as Bridgit Mendler).
What my daughters has to say:
" Laser tag is super fun!!!" -Olivia on Cosmic Battle laser tag arena.
" The race cars are even faster than our car!" -Emma's opinion on the iPa Speedway attraction.
" I love the fire truck, it goes wee wee, like that." - Sophia, on the fire truck.