Monday, September 28, 2009
Local Review: Extreme Fun
For the day of Zack's birthday, James stayed home from work and we chose "something fun" to do. Zack got to choose between Enchanted Rock, the Austin Zoo, the San Antonio Zoo and a bouncy place. He chose the bouncy place. The last time we were at the closer one, Goin' Bananas, I noticed signs saying the parents had to stay off the bouncers. I'm not sure if that's something they enforce, but James wanted to play with Zack, so we decided to go check out another place, Extreme Fun, in northwest Austin, near 183 and Anderson Mill.
We had a great time. There were lots of big bouncers and a foam pit, which is always great fun. By way of review, I'll say that I like the other bounce places a little better. The bouncers here were all lined up one next to one another, which seems not as interesting and fun as running through the connected rooms. Also, the toddler area is very small and empty - really just three or four toy items. At Goin' Bananas, Sammy had been enchanted with all the play kitchens and tables, but there wasn't anything like that. The price at Extreme Fun is similar to the other places. It was also quite clean - even after running around in our socks, they were clean afterward (except for the bits of foam from the foam pit). It may have been due to the timing (a weekday morning), but it was not at all crowded; in fact for a little while we were the only ones there. That makes it really easy to keep track of our kids, but Zack would have preferred kids to play with.
I think we'll be at Goin' Bananas next time, but we did have a lot of fun!