Hot spots for summertime fun, the Valley’s mini-golf courses offer challenging — and wacky — entertainment
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If mini-golf can be either goofy (windmills and loop-de-loops) or traditional (miniature putting greens), the course here tends toward the latter. The idea is just to hit the 18 holes — which feature a cave, a castle, and a pirate ship — and spend quality time with the kids out in the fresh air. Bumper boats, batting cages, a vast arcade, snack bar, and mini-restaurant complete the experience. If the recession’s got you down, Fun Central feels your pain, offering special discount family packages.
Highlight: For manager A.J. Deacon, the fun in Fun Central derives from an experience that draws families closer together. “Watching a little boy or little girl getting a hole-in-one, and their parents cheering them on — that’s a great family moment,” he says.
Also: Ride the virtual reality roller coaster, where you can experience the thrill of the Cyclone or the Loch Ness Monster — even going completely upside-down — without leaving the building (or throwing your back out).
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