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Ooh, Ooh, Bullwinkle’s Family Fun Center is on Groupon today! I’ve got all the scoop on a Bullwinkle’s outing in this post. If you’d like to try it for half off yourself, check out the deal here. If you’re a rookie, read on for my review and best tips!
My family used vouchers from a previous deal over Spring Break, and we had a great time. While it still wasn’t the most frugal of outings, it definitely made it more affordable. Here are some pics and tips from our outing!
If you’ve never been here before, it’s a little overwhelming at first. It’s multiple levels, and it’s noisy and bright-not an outing for a child with sensory issues.
The pricing is sort of like what you they do at the fair-you buy a card with a certain number of points, and it gets scanned at various attractions, each of which takes some number of points.
The best deal in the place, if you have little ones, is the climbing structure they call Kidopolis. It’s big, with some really cool obstacles, and the kids get in and out privileges. Plus, there is only one entry, and it’s gated and staffed (How awesome is that??) If you have little ones who could stick just to this area, it’s not a bad deal at all (around 5.50, or even less if you did this deal). While I wouldn’t drive to Southcenter just for the Kidopolis, if you’re near by, or headed to the mall, it would be an affordable, preschool playdate.
If you’ve got bigger kids, they’re going to want to do some of the other attractions. Some of them are better deals than others. The laser tag, for example, was very short and cost a lot of points. I’d try to talk your kiddos into skipping that one. The slingshot thing is pretty darn cool, and the kids get a decent amount of time on it. I’d probably also skip the mini-golf (let’s face it-there are a lot of places to mini golf)! My oldest and his dad did the go-karts, and we all spent some time in the arcade. This deal gets you a 110 point card for 13.00, or half-off. That would be enough to do 4-5 attractions, depending on which you picked. You might want to get two (it says you can buy one for yourself and multiples as gifts, with a max of two per household). You should probably plan on spending a little more in the arcade as well. One final tip-some attractions do have height restrictions. If you have kiddos on the smaller end, I’d check the website first, so they aren’t disappointed when you get there.
We went on an evening, and it didn’t seem crowded at all, though it may well be different in the summer months. The staff were almost all teenagers, but they were friendly, and it was very clean. There was an off-duty police officer near the door, which made me wonder if there is sometimes a livelier, teenage crowd, but I didn’t see any evidence of that on our visit. I know lots of you are regulars at this spot, so feel free to weigh in with tips I missed.