Note: Since the posting of this article CircusTrix has changed to SkyZone and has been updated in this article.
My daughter will be 13 years old in a little over a month. I don’t know how it is possible that my youngest baby will be a teenager. Of course, age is just a number they say, attitude-wise she was a teenager years ago, and her age is just catching up with her. This year she doesn’t want a party, she doesn’t want expensive gifts, nope she wants to go to Disney World. So as any parent, I pulled some strings, secretly stashed away some travel money, booked a hotel, and put our plans in motion to visit the most “Magical” place on earth. Though she’s been there before this will be the first time she can soak in the sights and create lasting memories.
Skyzone Extreme Park (previously Defy)
So what does any of this have to do with a SkyZone Extreme Park you might be asking yourself? It just so happens that SkyZone, who recently opened their 300th park, has a location in Orlando and we will be visiting. I had some mixed reactions from the family when I let them know we were going to be guests at the park when we were visiting Orlando for my daughter’s birthday.
- My Oldest Son (21 years): “That is so cool!”, a few days later “I can’t wait to go to the extreme park!”
- My daughter (as aforementioned almost 13): “I don’t want to miss another day of school.”
- Me (age is not important): “Honey, it will be fun I can’t wait to jump on the trampoline with you, climb the rock wall, and jump in the foam pits.”
- My husband (age left off intentionally): “Does the visit come with a blindfold?”
So what this translates to is that I am excited about visiting the extreme park and joining in the fun with the kids. My oldest son who LOVES American Ninja Warrior, works out on a regular basis and is pretty fit I might add, can’t wait to try out the Ninja Obstacle Course. My daughter who wants to go to the park is nervous about missing too much school so I compromised and told her we would go on Saturday. My husband who wants to keep his children wrapped in a bubble so they won’t get hurt is already imagining the worst. Not to fear Mom won out on this one and we will be attending the park while we are in Orlando. That means lots of fun to be had and great photos coming soon!
SKYzone – Fort Myers
Our park features over 35 trampolines, including the famous angled wall trampolines, launching decks and a few other surprises for your enjoyment in a 40,000 square foot facility.
The list of activities is HUGE, to name a few they have climbing walls, foam pits, trampolines, a ninja obstacle course, extreme dodge ball, basketball hoops for slam dunks, parkour pits, a trapeze, and an Olympic trampoline – all of this indoors so no worries about the mid-afternoon rain that is so common here in Florida.
If you are interested in visiting either of the parks there are activities for everyone one. Check the website for special time frames like KidJump which is only for children 6 and under. This is great if you have young children but don’t want them playing in the mists of adults and older kids. Open Jump is just what it means, open to all. There is also a Club Night which begins at 9 pm and is for ages 15 and up.
Prices vary depending on age and can be purchased for 1 hour, 1.5 hours, and 2 hours. In addition, you will need special Defy grip socks that can also be purchased when you visit. If you are thinking this is a great place for a party, which honestly I’m thinking how could it not be, then there are party options as well. Depending on the size of your party Defy can accommodate a party of 10 to up to a party of 30.
If you secretly are thinking how cool it would be to hide out in the bathroom as the park closes and enjoy the activities into the wee hours of the night, just know you can’t hide in the bathroom you’ll get caught. However you can book a Slumber party, and the park goes on lockdown at midnight. Now does that sound like fun or what?