Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Play ground at the mall


I recently did some shopping at a mall that I rarely go to.  The Paradise Valley Mall, although closer to me now than before I moved, is still quite a distance away but, the store I needed to visit was there so off I went.  I don't think I had ever seen so many attractions for the kids at any other mall.  They had these giant balls for kids to get inside.

They had this bungee jumping contraption so kids could soar above the crowds.






















They had a train that the kids could ride from one end of the mall to the other.  With a toot-toot and bell clang, it whizzed right by me.















And, for the more classic children's entertainment, the mall had a full sized carousel located in the food court.  I'd say there is plenty here to keep the kids busy while the parents shop.

20 comments:

Stefan Jansson said...

I am a bit jealous of the kids now!

Andy said...

At first I thought the giant balls were miniatures with figurines inside. My eyes were deceived.

llandudnopictures said...

Looks like a fun place to visit!

Kate said...

A paradise for the youngsters. I am surprised at the effort made to entertain them. Must be a good marketing draw.

Steve Reed said...

We had a clear ball similar to that for our gerbils when I was a kid. I never imagined HUMANS would be playing in them someday!

Lowell said...

Our mall in Ocala and in Gainesville have the trains, and the Ocala mall also has the bungee jumping. At this time of year things can get a little raucous.

So how was the carousel? :)

betty said...

This is so cool! My son and his girlfriend just moved to Phoenix a month ago; she has a 9 year old daughter who I bet would love to explore this mall! I just googled to see how close it was to where they lived and its very close so I think I'll let them know if they haven't discovered it already!

betty

Halcyon said...

I wish they made those gerbil rollers for adults. I so want to try one!

Judy said...

That's different! I like the giant balls to go inside but, bungee jumping? I don't think so.

William Kendall said...

I can see kids really having a blast there!

RedPat said...

Kids must love heading to that mall, Sharon!

Catalyst/Taylor said...

Wow! That's like a theme park within the mall.

cieldequimper said...

Believe it or not, I'm 7 1/2 years old. Can I come and have fun? :-)

Lois said...

I wish one of our malls had so many fun things for the kids. My oldest grandson loves those balls you can get into!

Randy said...

The ball looks fun!

Thérèse said...

Incredible!
I wish I could get into one of these balls to feel the effect, that would be my Christmas present.

Karl Demetz said...

A heaven for kids !

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Good heavens! There better not be anyone there saying 'I'm bored Mum' :) Would love to have a go in one of the big balls :)

Jack said...

This is a shopping mall? Lots of stuff to keep the kids interested.

José Mendonça said...

I would enjoy getting inside one of those giant balls! :-)