It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for all year long… Halloween has begun! Spooky movies and shows are playing on every channel, there’s (finally) a little chill in the air, the days are getting shorter, the nights are getting darker, and the leaves are falling away to make the trees look like giant creepy skeletons. Frightful decorations are popping up everywhere, the costume that you’ve been working on since the middle of summer is almost finished, and you’re looking for the most thrilling ways to celebrate your favorite holiday!
Look no further. The best family party of the season is at iPlay America. And it’s happening all month long! Even better, the fun’s on the inside, which means rainy days hold no sway over the good times.
Recently, Entertaining Options spent the entire day at iPlay America and discovered that there are about a bajillion things to do at this much lauded family entertainment center. Here are our Top 13 reasons why iPlay America is THE place for “Ultimate Halloween Fun.”
Inside iPlay America there is a palpable crackle of excitement. Everyone is there to have a good time. You can feel the energy, and it’s infectious. It’s impossible not to have fun.
The transformation iPlay America has undergone for this spooky season is quite spectacular. Ghosts, witches, bats, skeletons, Frankenstein’s monster, and giant spiders lurk around every bend. But don’t worry moms and dads, it’s all brightly colored, G-rated, nightmare-free scares.
The Trick Or Treat Trail
For just $5, the adventurous Halloweener can purchase a Trick or Treat Trail Bag and Map at iPlay’s Welcome Center. Follow the Trick or Treat Trail Map to discover 6 different stations. When you make it to the end of your journey, a surprise will be waiting for you!
There’s a veritable cornucopia of arcade games nestled in the heart of iPlay America. Room after room after room, you can hunt monsters, battle evil corporations, ski dangerous mountain slopes, and fend off sharks and mutant critters galore to save your dream vacation. There is no end to the challenges you can face in this action-packed world of digital adventures.
The 4D Theater
What is 4D? Let’s just say, it’s one step beyond 3D. Pick your thrill, put on your 3D glasses, and get ready to scream with delight! Entertaining Options chose to enter Dracula’s castle and we were treated to a rip-roaring ride on a runaway coffin coaster!
Strategically located throughout the venue are a number of Halloween themed cut-outs so families can not only take the perfect photo, but they can enter to win unlimited ride passes and game cards, too. After snapping your shot, upload it to Facebook or Instagram, then simply tag (@iplayamerica) and hashtag (#iPlayHalloween) your photo for a chance to win.
Inside the expansive iPlay America, you can find a bountiful selection of choice rides handpicked for maximum fun. It’s an indoor carnival midway that not only features snacks and games of chance, but Freedom Rider (a spinning roller coaster), Go Karts, Kite Flyer, Skyscraper, Bumping Cars, Dizzy Dragons, a Carousel, and more!
Danny’s Dance Party
Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., throughout the entire month of October, join iPlay’s own Super Danny for a high-energy dance party that includes your favorite Halloween songs, prizes, giveaways, and a whole lot of fun!
The VR Arena
Suit up, the fate of the world is depending on you. The iPlay America VR Arena is the venues latest offering. Dash your way through a virtual world using the omnidirectional treadmill. Battle hordes of killer robots to save the day in an incredible, fully immersive gaming experience.
Yes, you read that right. The iconic eerie fortune teller is in the house! Find out what “big” plans fate has in store for you… if you dare!
Even Harry Potter would be impressed by the spellbinding tricks performed on Saturdays throughout October at 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m.
The Pumpkin Patch
Just $5 will grant you admission to iPlay America’s Pumpkin Patch. Once inside, you can scour the tented field of hay to find your perfect cucurbit, carry it to the decorating table, and create your Halloween masterpiece! While there, you can also ink up with a temporary tattoo and take a family photo. Hours: Saturdays and Sundays in October from noon to 5 p.m.
Candy, Candy, Candy
You can’t talk Halloween without mentioning candy. Fortunately, iPlay America’s got you covered. Broadway Sweets, located within the venue, has been called one of the largest candy stores in New Jersey. It features a mash-up of old-fashioned favorites and modern day delights. From traditional, homemade fudge to exotic jellybeans, whatever your sweet tooth is craving, you can find it at Broadway Sweets.