Snapperz Serves Up Fun for All Ages
Junior Reporter Autumn Gates and her mom (Managing Editor Laura Gates) visited the new Snapperz family fun center during its Grand Opening Aug. 30. Here’s what this 33,000-square-foot facility in the rear of the Sports of All Sorts complex on Sunnyside Road has to offer — from a kid’s and a mom’s perspective!
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Snapperz is a place where dreams come true! Snapperz has an awesome soft play unit with everything you could imagine, lots of video games, a cool laser tag room, a bunch of creative themed inflatables, a climbing tower and a bungee trampoline. When you’re on it, it seems like you’re flying!
There is also a dark bowling alley lit up with glowing lights. When my friend, Lucie Aspling, saw it, she said, “This is awesome! Snapperz is like Chuck E. Cheese and Great Times combined.”
Snapperz will likely become the Geist area’s premier playdate destination. It has something to offer kids of all ages, from a tot station for babies to laser tag and cosmic bowling for teens. Even adult “kids” were getting into the action on the bungee trampoline!
After the official celebration ended, the crowd thinned out to a more normal weekend level. The ample size of the facility handles crowds well, with plenty of rooms dedicated to birthday party groups.
A day at Snapperz might cost you as much as a theme park if you were to do all the “extras.” The $8 entry fee ($10 on weekends) is reasonable for use of all the inflatables (including the slide) and the four-level soft play unit, and parents get in free. However, laser tag and bungee trampoline are both $5 extra, and a round of bowling or a climb on the rock wall will cost you another $3 each.
Local mom Tori West liked that the facility includes smaller inflatables and a tot area for younger kids like her 13-month-old, Bo. Monique Gillespie said she was thrilled to find entertainment for all three of her kids — ages 4 to 10 — under one roof, although the price of entertaining three kids there could prevent her from going often.
Snapperz is sure to be a hit for birthday parties and playdates, especially as the weather turns colder. Watch a video of the Grand Opening on www.atGeist.com. For more details on Snapperz, visit its website at www.snapperzfun.com.