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4 of the Best U.S. Theme Parks

Aside from the Wow Factory, there are a gazillion indoor parks on the planet today. Aside from the many venues, we thought it would be fun to blog about some of the best places to take your family when traveling abroad. Here are the top 4 to add to your bucket list of fun spots to visit.

In the not-so-quiet metropolis of Chicago, the amusement park called Six Flags Great America sits on a whopping 304 acres and is rated with a 5-star review on Google. Rides include “The Joker” is one of the coolest roller coasters in the U.S. with its twists and turns making you feel like you’re flying. Besides the many roller coasters, there’s plenty of fun including a water park for hot days. Be sure to plan a trip with the whole family for this incredible adventure.

Next park on the list outside of Coconut Creek is Disney’s Blizzard Beach located in Orlando. Only a 3-hour drive to the Magic Kingdom and you can experience huge waterslides, an outdoor pool that makes you feel like your careening down a snow-covered mountain and so much more. This is by far one of the best attractions in the world renown park. Dine at one of the many snack bars or restaurants and chill out on the polar patios, this is an excellent place to spend a holiday.

In addition to the list of cool parks, the Caribbean Cove in Indianapolis, Indiana offers plenty of fun for the whole family. This exciting attraction includes a 50,000 square-feet pool equipped with playscapes and a lazy river. Who wouldn’t love to have their birthday party celebration there? Adventurous and loads of splashing fun, the park is not only perfect for watersports it’s also a child’s fantasy land with arcade games and lots of lounging areas for a real time.

Other than the wonderful park in In, the largest water park in America is said to be the Pocono Mountains inside of Pennsylvania’s Kalahari Resort. Soak in a Jacuzzi with a tall drink or splash around in the 220,000 Square-feet facility that’s full of color and tons of excitement. The park also offers a full-service spa making this the ideal place for both parents and kids.

These are just a few of the many parks found in the USA that is sure to be added to your list of trips. We hope you found this information helpful. Be sure to check out the rest of the blogs for tips and trends.

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The Month of April is the Perfect Time to Gather Up the Family to Knock Down Pins

If your family is like most of us, you’re always looking for fun and exciting ways to bring each other together without causing a big bore or hassle. The month of April is that time of year where there’s been enough of a break between holidays and school activity allowing for enjoyable family times once again. We think the month of April is also the best time to join us for a few games of knocking down pins and enjoying the company of family and friends.

Whether you’re looking to participate in a league or you just want to gather up a few people for some open bowling, this month is a terrific time to plan. Although it seems like spring time in Coconut Creek year around, this is pre-season to the super-hot weather, and lots of people tend to gather together for some fun. At the Wow Alley, you never must worry about working up too much of a sweat because of the air conditioner making this the perfect indoor sporting activity.

Another reason why bowling is a great activity is that you can promote things like team building skills with your co-workers or even some people in your neighborhood for some additional fun to break up the humdrum of the week. No matter what the case may be, plan your month with a chance to play a little to shake it up.

In addition to inviting your co-workers to join a league, your kids will have a great time with the laser lights and black lighting for our Cosmic Bowling parties. This is an excellent way to keep your teens out of trouble while learning new skills and getting some needed exercise. Be sure to bring student ids for discounted rates and don’t forget the times are Friday’s and Saturdays from 8-12 pm.

There are so many great reasons for making the month of April your time to come by and strap on a fresh pair of shoes. While yelling “Strike,” you’ll want to make Wow Alley a tradition for everyone. In fact, you’ll find this excellent game is still going a spare for those who thought it to be old and gone. While it’s just a good time all around for everyone, it’s also a place for some good clean fun.

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The Secret About Bowling and Child Development

Today there are some sports and after school activities that can help your child with their development. Many of these sports may include soccer, baseball and football and all require your child to have the motor skills and stamina to play the game. Bowling is a great way for your child to benefit while developing that not many people think about because it doesn’t seem like exercise. On the contrary bowling is a great activity whether there’s a ton of cardio or aerobic activity or not. In this week’s blog, we point out some of the benefits and how it might help your youth.

First, let’s break down the strenuous activity and how bowling equates. The number of calories or getting ones’ heart rate up may vary. Realistically the game isn’t high impact with movement. However, it’s similar to golfing where you can burn up to 613 calories on a nine-hole course. While you may not be jumping up and down, there are other benefits to the game to consider.

Teaching kids to be good at bowling helps them develop visual skills. Learning to use the arrows and guides on the floor otherwise known as “dovetails” are a form of geometric reference and your son or daughter will get a feel for lining up the ball by using the arrows and their eyes. This is an excellent way to teach them how to problem solve and build skills toward strategizing.

Other than using their eyes, bowling can help strengthen muscles, a perfect range of motion and make them more flexible. When releasing the ball, the arm needs to stay straight while bending at the elbow and releasing. Because the ball is heavy, your child’s arm is becoming stronger just by holding and releasing.

On top of the motion your arm is performing, the range of motion is improved because the muscles in the hand, arm and shoulders are working creating a synergy between these motions. Many people with children diagnosed with disabilities enjoy this activity because of these developments.

Besides the upper body strength, bowling teaches us how to be balanced better. When you walk up the lane before releasing the ball, it’s traditional to throw back the leg behind the other one. This is known as the “Trail Leg.” This leg helps to balance the force or action that’s applied to the ball. This motion will also counterbalance the movement of the ball. These motions are not intuitive and must be learned.

Bowling is a great way to teach kids how to be competitive without aggression. They can learn to use other parts of their bodies to improve their game such as their site and motor skills. That’s the secret to bowling. This isn’t just a sport for the elderly; it’s a game that will help your child develop throughout their life. Why don’t you book your lane today?

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How to Spend Your New Year’s Eve Toting Kids

When it comes to New Year’s Eve, not too many people immediately think of bringing in the holiday toting your kids around. However, if you’re like most people with youngin’s that are still living at home, you can still enjoy the festivities with children of all ages. In this week’s blog, we share some ideas that you might be able to use to make it to 2017 without pulling out your hair in the process.

Once the month of December winds down, and you top it off with a great party to say goodbye to the previous year, it’s great to help your children understand what everyone’s celebrating. Give your kids something to look forward to like improving their self-esteem; school work acts of kindness. Remember to guide your children to understand it’s out with the old and in with the new!

*One thing you can do is blow up some generic balloons and write different time on them leading up to the ball dropping. For instance, 6:00, 7:00, 8:00 P.M. on separately on each balloon. With every hour have the children pop the balloon with a dart. Popping balloons will not only keep them awake until midnight, but it’s also a whole lot more fun than hearing “Is it time yet?” from your little ones every fifteen minutes. To change it up a bit, you can roll up small pieces of paper giving an activity that will take up until the next balloon pop. Activities such as play a game, eat a snack, etc., The whole idea is to keep each hour rolling and not letting the kids get bored.

**Next is the actual balloon drop at midnight. Visit a local balloon shop or florist and ask to have a giant balloon filled with confetti and other balloons. When the clock hits twelve, pop the oversized balloon to celebrate like they do on television. Super fun, and a little messy but well worth it!

***While kids may not know what the champagne tastes like, you can easily conjure up this great recipe using Perrier or Sparkling water and cotton candy. Just place the cotton candy pieces inside a child safe glass, pour the sparkling water and watch the smiles. This neat little trick will make them feel special, and it’s so fun to watch the looks on their little faces when the cotton candy disappears and turns into bubbles.

Don’t forget to stock up on noisemakers as this is one of the best ways for a kid to enjoy the festivities. Keep plenty of healthy snack foods on hands such as shrimp cocktail and cheese plates. With a little parent guidance and a few party favors, toting kids around your New Year’s party will be a cinch!

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5 Common Misconceptions About Bowling

When it comes to bowling, many people feel this is a game of skill and strength. While that might be true, there are some real misconceptions out there when it comes to knocking down ten pins. This leisure activity offers a multitude of benefits that can make a difference in just about anyone’s life. In this week’s blog, we reveal five common misconceptions about the game you might not have thought.

  1. Bowling isn’t as good as playing a video game
  2. Bowling is too easy
  3. Bowlers should play alone
  4. Ten Pins is an ‘old-school’ game
  5. Bowling is only for adults

There’s a reason why game systems such as Playstation and the Wii have created bowling games. While these might be a lot of fun to play in the comfort of your home, there’s something exciting about wearing funny looking shoes and toting around a bowling ball. Some people may argue bowling isn’t as fun as a video game. On the contrary, this is a way to offer an aerobic activity that is low impact; it’s a way to perfect your skills with strategic planning and form just as any other sport and bowling are a whole lot more fun when you get together with friends and family.

Believe it or not, but, the first games of bowling were played by the Egyptians as they used balls made of porcelain and leather rolling the human-made balls to know over stones and other objects. Since we live today, bowling has become a competitive sport because it requires you to take the proper stance and aim for the center pin. However, when you’re shooting for a straight or some other spare, you need to understand gravity and physics to know where the ball will hit the pins to knock down the ones left standing. That requires skill and makes the game more challenging. Understanding the arrows and dots on the wood lane is another tool people use making the game one that is legendary when it comes to sports.

While bowling is an activity you can play without the company of others, the game does become more fun when there are more people. The camaraderie could be one of the biggest reasons why bowling leagues got started.  We like to say “the more, the merrier,” and we’re sure you would agree after playing with a few of your closest friends.

Ten Pins or bowling is not an old-school game. Today, kids of all ages are enjoying the benefits of this non-contact sport.

Bowling is not just for adults either. We are seeing children as young as three, push the ball down the lane anticipating its destination. Bumper bowling is ideal for mom’s and toddlers, and we’re happy to accommodate.

We hope this clears up any misconceptions you may have had about the game of bowling and bring your family in for this international game of fun!

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Introducing Your Family to the Ancient Game of Bowling


Rumor has it the game of bowling dates to Egyptian times, but it wasn’t until the nineteenth century that the game played with a giant ball designed with three holes was used to knock down a set of pins. Although the game was introduced during the early years of King Henry VIII, it was banned to those living in the lower class. Today the game remains a strong one shared by families and individuals throughout the world. In this blog, we focus on how to introduce this exciting interactive game to your family making it a tradition to carry on for years to come.

Some of the most compelling evidence bowling is a family-oriented game is when you see that toddler rolling the ball down the alley by pushing it with both hands. If the sight of a child forcing a bowling ball down the lane doesn’t brighten your day, not much will. Bowling is a game that is meant for the whole family to enjoy.

With attention to so many children being enveloped with video games and cell phones, you can rest assure they won’t get a stiff neck while competing against their friends and family. The Wow Alley has the right atmosphere for your child to build his/her memories about the game and how to play.

Bowling requires skill, strength, and strategy. By introducing your little ones to this game early, they will begin to develop their ways to handle problems and find solutions. In other words, bowling is also educational.

This is a game loved by all ages. You don’t have to be older to enjoy the game of bowling. This is a game that has been the center of fun for people from three to a hundred and three! Take your kids and grandparents in the alley on a session of cosmic bowl and watch their faces light up. The music, food, fun, and activities are what is bringing the bowling allies back to life.

We hope you dust off your ball that’s been buried deep in your closet and join us for a family day or night of knocking down a set of pins. One thing is sure; your family will be asking when they can come back again.

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Family Holiday Traditions For 2016


If you and your family have always wanted to start a new tradition for the holidays, the Wow Alley is just the place to be. Whether the grandparents or other relatives are visiting or they live in town, forming a Holiday Outing for everyone to enjoy may be the exact things to liven up the party. Rather than cleaning up a mess after everyone has stopped in for some pie and festivities, organize a family-fun day and start a new tradition. Here’re a few tips on how.

  1. Food and Drinks
  2. Secret Santa
  3. Bowling Family Style
  4. Big Parties
  5. Gag Gifts for Winners

Planning your family event may not be as difficult as you would assume. The Wow Alley offers a full menu of delicious snacks and beverages to keep your party afloat. Bring in your own or order ahead for large groups, we’re flexible and can help you with the selection.

Organize a Secret Santa and in between games plan your festivities. Designate the type of gift and the amount spent to keep it simple. Make this a holiday feature every year and see how much fun everyone has participating.

Bowling family style is great no matter how many people are in your party. Whether it’s a weekend get away with a parent or a large group including aunts, uncles, and cousins the Wow Alley is ideal for parties of any size. Be sure to call ahead for reservations for more major groups.

Big parties are not only welcome we have the accommodations for renting space that can keep your school or church group altogether. Feel free to decorate as, long as the décor isn’t permanent. We want this time of year to be as special as you do, so be sure to include us in fun.

Gag gift winners could be something new as a family tradition. For example, raffle off an Elf on the Shelf or some other gag gift and make that family member responsible for the toys placement. You’ll want to be sure to make it practical for anyone to participate. Also, don’t forget to take a lot of pictures as this could be just the trick that keeps the family glue together for many more holidays to come.

Best Wishes to You and Yours!

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