I’m something of a horror junkie. It probably all began when I was younger and stayed up late to watch Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho” the first time. After that, I was hooked. Between all the “Friday the 13th” and “Nightmare on Elm Street” movies (and dozens more) and haunted houses from coast to coast, I’ve become a self-made connoisseur of all things scary.
When you enter the Arch you are in for a real treat as there are several different activities you can choose from. There is of course the tram that you can take to go to the top of the Arch, The Museum Of Westward Expansion, as well as a theater showing the journeys of Lewis and Clark. I highly advise if you plan on riding the tram to the top that you purchase your tickets immediatly upon arrival or in advance. Depending on the day, tram tickets can sell out and it would be a shame to miss that part of your visit.
Giga animatronic dinosaur suppliers Ball by Kids Kraze comes in two variations the four foot size retails for around This amusing toy holds up to 150 lbs, and looks like a honeycomb or a dog toy. You inflate this round contraption and kids can climb around in it, play on it, and literally expend lots of energy being rowdy with it. (If you have a heavy wallet or lots of room in your yard, the Mega Giga Ball is about $180 and is six foot in diameter.) If you’re going to buy the Giga Ball, be sure to pick up an air pump too unless you want to pass out from inflating giant beach ball.
In addition to the fancy restaurants, Wolfgang Puck has a “grab and go” cafe (The Pods) for taking a bit of lunch out to the park which is itself an entertainment experience. Scattered around the park like mall are several “pocket” parks tucked into various nooks, a couple of magnificent water fountains, artwork, trees, flowerbeds and benches. So it’s not too hard to find your own little private area to enjoy a meal.
Tokens: Chuck E. Cheese features a huge arcade, with a mix of ticket redemption games, kiddie rides, and interactive games such as Jurassic Park. Other arcades will force players to use two or even three tokens in some of these games, but at Chuck E. Cheese, all the games are only one token! The purchase of any item off of the menu gives you free tokens, extending your fun even longer.
At Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Revenge of the Mummy at Universal Studio. Both of these rides are indoor roller coasters, but Revenge of the Mummy is more of a coaster/dark ride hybrid. Both go backwards at some point, and both have animatronic dinosaur suppliers figures (although the Yeti at Everest hasn’t been working too well lately). Universal steps it up, with lots more effects including plenty of propane, and Mummy will give you some decent airtime. Everest is much tamer for real roller coaster buffs, but you’ll get a great view of Epcot if you glance over while climbing the lift hill.
Town Square has something for everyone and is one of the most family friendly places in Las Vegas. Town Square Park is a great place for a picnic and includes an outdoor children’s playground with a 2-story treehouse, a pavilion for live entertainment, special events and concerts, and a hedge maze to wander through. To survive the summer heat, there are plenty of misters, lots of shade, and covered walkways.
This is perfect for any little girl who loves to draw. It comes with over 200 artiest accessories plus a nice pad. Everything is housed in a lovely carrying case. The entire set is only $19.99 at ToysRUs.