by Dana diLorenzo
If your New Year’s resolutions include spending more time with the family and being more active, then Sky Zone Atlanta is a great place to get a “jump start.” Atlanta’s only all-trampoline indoor play park provides 32,000 square feet of fun and fitness for all ages. From a separate toddler jump area to a rapid-fire dodge ball arena, this indoor park is a great way to spend a chilly day.
My family recently visited the all-new Sky Zone Atlanta. We entered this clean, brightly lit play zone and were greeted by helpful and enthusiastic team members who quickly gave us an overview. We filled out the required waivers, fitted ourselves with the special Sky Zone shoes (included in the price), did the quick orientation and then began our jumping session.
We opted to start on the free jump arena, but my boys quickly spotted the bright orange basketballs soaring toward the hoops and excitedly led us to the basketball arena. It’s every fan’s dream: to slam-dunk the ball in the basket; while my boys are too little to have success with a slam dunk, the extra air lift from the trampoline made them feel like they were NBA bound!
Next, we ran, jumped and soared into the Foam Zone pit. Fortunately for me and a few other parents, there are ropes that assist you in pulling yourself out of the foam pit. While the free-flying feeling was fantastic fun, I was a bit winded by the time I finally crawled out. On the next jump, I opted for a higher jump as opposed to a distance jump.
We also enjoyed a fast-paced game of Sky Zone dodge ball, a whole new way to play the age-old game. My husband thinks he has now perfected a “jump and spin” dodge maneuver and our boys loved this team sport. The Sky Zone staff made sure we all had a fun and safe time.
After our jumping session, we visited the snack bar for some wallet-friendly refreshments. The boys spotted the pay arcade and were soon happily dropping coins into the various machines.
Parents can head to the second level for a bird’s-eye view of the entire facility. There’s also a parents’ zone with plush seating,
HD TVs, free Wi-Fi and security cameras providing views of each arena.
As we returned our Sky Zone shoes, they were immediately sanitized before being put back into the inventory (a big plus for this germophobic mom!). After just one visit to Sky Zone Atlanta, I can effectively say that I’m well on my way to meeting my 2012 goals that include fun family fitness!
What to Know Before You Go:
Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park Atlanta
560 Old Peachtree Road, No. 300
Hours: Tues.-Thurs., 3-8 p.m.; Fri., noon-9 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Closed on Mondays (private events only). “Sky Mania,” ages 10-15, Fridays only, 9-11 p.m. “Sky Jam,” ages 16 and older, Saturdays only, 9-11 p.m.
Admission: Jump 30 minutes for $9; 60 minutes, $13; 90 minutes, $17; two hours, $20.