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Reasons to Watch Your Favorite Teams at The Wow Alley

If you enjoy the All-American games of baseball, football, hockey, basketball what have you, then you’ll love it even more after reading this article. While sports is one of the best ways to bond with your kids, albeit watching on TV or going to an actual game, it’s also fun to put the game on hold, record it or go when motivated. We find that watching any game at the “The Wow Alley” makes for an even better experience. Here’s the reasons why.

  • We have tasty snacks and morsels of happiness that are much less expensive than what you’ll get at any Stadium or Park. While we do love a good hot dog, we don’t always want to pay $10 to get one. The Wow Alley’s menu is one of the best in town and gives you a 7” pizza for less than the cost of that dog. “We’ll Take Two with Everything”! Our café also offers beer and wine for less than the plastic cup you’ll get at the field, so you’ll be saving money and lots of it!
  • If saving money on food and drink doesn’t convince you, another element we think might is our multiple screen views both on and off the lanes. These giant flat screen t.v’s make it incredible to see any type of sporting event. The cool thing about watching the game from the lanes is you’ll never miss a highlight of your favorite teams while also enjoying family night.
  • Whether the Marlins, Dolphins, Heat, Panthers or whoever your favorite is are playing, we’ve got you covered. We have late night lanes open to the public, that can help you see your game watching with minimal upfront planning.
  • Besides the flexible hours and beautiful state of the art bowling facility the customer experience is our top priority at the Wow Alley lanes.

So what are you waiting for???? Give your kids memories they will cherish forever and never miss another highlight. Head to the Wow Alley guest counter and book your lanes today, this is fun for the entire family.

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How the Wow Factory Makes You More Creative

Today’s world can seem daunting at best. However, there’s plenty of positive environments you can dive into without being bombarded by fake news, and a whole other slew of topics. If you’re someone who likes to work in a creative field, you already know we’re influenced by what’s around us. From color, to emotion, we should allow ourselves to be free and mindful to look for innovative solutions. Being around kids is one of the best ways you can learn or re-learn to be more creative. In this week’s blog, we feature ways you can relate during your visit.

Whether you’re a mommy blogger or a teacher, take one look around you. Once inside, you’ll quickly be aware how much energy flows through our doorway. We’re not talking electricity, we’re talking about the patrons and their excitement! We’re almost convinced kids cannot maintain composure while at this indoor park. You see them literally hanging from the ceiling and walls! That’s okay parents, it’s supposed to be that way. If you want to learn how to spark some creativity, observe the flow of what’s happening and apply some of that to your work. Too bad you can’t bottle it up and sell it right?

Next, look at how kids react to one another while at the Wow Factory. They seemingly play effortlessly with children they don’t know. No matter what the race, color, ethnic background etc., these kids mesh well as they are looking for one thing, to have fun. We as adults can all learn from this factor.

Now that we’ve discussed some obvious behaviors that can stir creative juices, think about the color schematics. If you work in Interior Design, Marketing or even Advertising, you now these are fields that insist on finding ways to incorporate your surroundings in your work. I.D. people can use what they see as a child’s dream room, marketing people can reflect on what and why boys and girls select the arcade game to get inspiration, and advertising people can develop solid campaigns based on their visions. Getting inspiration is really very simple.  Just come by and spend an hour and you’ll soon see how the Wow Factory Makes YOU More Creative.

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Bowling Alley Memories for Your Reflection

If you grew up in a household where your parents spent their leisure time at the local bowling alley, then this blog is for you. Depending on how old you are, you might remember the swanky bowling shirts, the dazzling bowling balls, and the matching shoes as well as smell like French fries when they return. If this doesn’t bring back fond memories of this nostalgic sport, then what does?

Memories continue with a walk down memory lane, or in this case memory alley, perhaps some of you remember the show “Bowling for Dollars”?  The 1970’s show wasn’t created at some big Hollywood studio; rather the production crew went to local alleys from around the country to film people with a high score and form.  If you grew up in the Midwest, you or your grandparents might have found this show to be engaging as the viewers had an opportunity to win money while the contestants pulled their name from a horizontal counter.

Other than the game show, contestants most likely know some celebrities from today love the game. People like the Kardashians, Katie Perry, and the Beckham Family are big fans of the match. It’s always fun to know the game draws high profile people just as much as the average Joe. Why wouldn’t they love the game? It’s a great way to build family flashbacks they can cherish forever.

Besides the memories, in remembrance of the oldest bowling alley in the United States, we have to pay homage to our fellow kingpins at Holler House in Milwaukee. This home housed the oldest bowling alley in the United States and celebrated their 100th anniversary in 2008! This venue still carries it’s age-old tradition today of donating a signed bra in remembrance of the owner’s wife, who used to love the game and drinking with her friends than giving her bra after a good night! Too funny.

Anyways, the game of bowling is one that can be full of adventure, achieve skills and bring friends or family closer together. It’s great to reminiscence on all the wonderful times you have had while listening to the thunder from the ball hitting the pins, drinking cold beer and smelling all the snack foods. Who can think of any other activity where you can relive your past while introducing this game to your future?

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Best Indoor Dog Parks in the US

We South Floridians love our pets. We also love our dog parks. While there are several dog parks in Coconut Creek, there are none that are indoors. Seems with the hot weather most of the year, someone would have opened one by now. Nonetheless, we found some of the best indoor dog parks in the world and wanted to share with you as these pups are getting to play Wow Factory style!

The first place we came across is in Newark and Delaware and is known as the Academy of Dog Training and Agility. Not only does this indoor dog park have obedience training they also have a full obstacle course and a swimming pool where they teach dogs how to swim! While many people may argue that dogs intuitively know how to swim, they provide more of holistic healing for older dogs and use the aquatics to build cardio and strengthen muscles for older dogs.

Next place we found is in Oregon called Fido’s Indoor Dog Park where they turned an old warehouse into a giant playground for pets. They used synthetic grass which covers 13,000 square feet of pure hound dog fun. This facility also has a swimming pool which is filled with organic water that doesn’t include any chemicals. If that doesn’t impress you, then maybe the safety measures this indoor park owner took will? This is a green friendly facility with biodegradable doggie bags, recycled synthetic grass, and the walls were painted with non-toxic paint. They even have a certified lifeguard on duty to save a dog in distress! That’s what we call smart giving it the big ‘WOW’ from us!

Third, we have the park called Unleashed which is found in Texas. As with everything this monstrous park is a whopping 50K square foot. But, besides the size of the park, the budget for this venue has a $10 million-dollar startup cost. No matter what the budget is, they do have some restrictions such as no Pit Bulls. So even though this breed is banned from entering the large building, they do offer plenty of amenities for the owners such as Wi-Fi connections, a coffee house, and air conditioning. Who doesn’t think that’s smart?

Regardless of the brains of the operation, these indoor parks are an excellent place to bring the whole family. Just as friendly as any dog park out there, these indoor parks seem to be an excellent idea since increment weather can’t stop four legs and a tail.

While these are some of the best parks for dogs, we have one of the best indoor parks for kids in South Florida. Be sure to look up our group rates too!

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Tips on Burning Calories Using a Bowling Ball!

Other than bowling for fun, did you know that you can burn a lot of calories and get into great shape by using your bowling ball? There’s a multitude of exercises you can do along with a sensible diet; you’ll be toning up in no time. Here are some excellent tips on how to make a few moves that will slim down your waistline while building muscle.

Get chiseled arms by holding the ball with two hands, slightly bending at the knee then raising the ball as high as you can. Don’t go past the chest for safety reasons. Also, you want the weight of the ball to work out your arm muscles. Do four reps of raising the ball 12 times. Watch out, sexy arms on the loose!

Next, sitting with your legs straight out in front of you, use your ball by twisting from side to side and keeping the ball in your hands. This same exercise is used with a kettlebell and will give you incredible abs in no time. Do four reps of 20 on each side.

In addition to working out your stomach muscles and arms, squats are easy with a bowling ball. Keeping the ball on the ground and bending at the knees squat down keeping legs open and using your weight evenly. This can be tricky for people who need to work on balance. Do as many squats with the ball staying grounded until your legs can’t do them any longer. Each week count and strive to do more than the previous week. Not only will this routine give you strong calves and thighs, but it will also help improve your game with more control.

After you work on your arms, legs, and abs, be sure to allow yourself a good 20-minute cardio activity such as running in place. This will give you the aerobic activity needed to burn the rest of the calories that are usually necessary after eating bowling alley fries!

Be sure to remember safety first. Prevent dropping the ball on your toes. Be sensible and use caution, but be sure to use a routine to keep those extra pounds off and you’ll be glad you did. On another note, be sure to check with your doctor before engaging in any exercise routine.

We are looking forward to seeing everyone on the lanes!

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Daddy or Mommy Date Nights with the Kids

If there’s one thing, most parents will agree to, they love spending time with their children. In addition to that valuable time, it seems there’s just not enough of it so we all should agree the time spent should be of quality. This week’s blog we focus on date nights with the kids that are both meaningful and a great way to cherish the moments spent together.

  • Dinner and a movie may seem redundant. But, make it more unique by taking them to an iMax or independent film. Another great way to see movies with kids is to attend indie film events that may help inspire your children more than just entertain. Word of caution, however, be sure to check the ratings as not all flics are meant for young viewers.
  • Next, plan a day doing photography with your children at a local park or some other visually pleasing location. If you’re not great at taking pictures you can hire a part time photographer from places such as Thumbtack.com to ensure the time spent with your photo session is a good one.
  • Besides photo opportunities, pick venues that are ideal for the type of child you have. For instance, if you’re planning on a Mommy-Son Date night go to places like an indoor park where there’s plenty of video games or laser tag, and use the same theory for the dads. Reason being is you wouldn’t want to take your son to a fashion show or a daughter to a WWF unless they’re into that type of thing!
  • Another excellent date night or day with your kids no matter what the gender, visit your local zoo or places like Butterfly World, Seaquarium, etc., Most people love animals no matter who they are and this is an excellent way to build memories together.
  • Visit a local bookstore and spend a day at home reading. We love this idea as it’s tailored to both parents and children. Barnes and Noble or the library are excellent places to spend a few hours and its educational activity for both.

These are a few beautiful days not only to spend time with your kids, but they’re also memorable and keep the little ones from becoming bored. After all, every parent wants to build on their relationships and one day hopes to hear “I love spending time with my mom and dad.”

Until next time, be sure to stop by the Wow Factory to see what’s new!

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The Benefits of Bowling

In today’s fast-paced world, it seems there’s little to no time for working out or daily exercise. Unless you lead a lifestyle that allows you to do a scheduled routine, it can be difficult to spend an hour at the gym or running each morning. However, bowling leads to a healthy life that allows you to spend time being well entertained as well as benefitting from the activity. In this week’s blog, we point out some interesting concepts depicting why bowling is beneficial. Try it; you’ll strike it!

Bowling can help you with your mental health. Even children with cognitive issues can accomplish better skills such as hand to eye coordination, balance and a boatload of another excellent achievement. In addition to cognitive benefits, bowling builds self-esteem and can help those who are anxious relax.

If you suffer from a low metabolism, you can speed this up by playing this great game. Because the game requires movement, you’ll be jumpstarting the rest of your body’s system allowing you to sustain more energy. Not only is the game fun, but it also keeps your stamina in top-notch condition. Who knows, it might be, right up your alley? Did we mention it keeps your mind out of the gutter?

Next, the benefit to bowling is burning calories. If you stay away from the bowling alley fries, you’ll notice a drop in your weight. When it comes to cutting calories, bowling can help you burn around 200 of those unwanted cals while throwing a ball down the lane. How cool is that when you can have a great time unwinding while losing weight?

On top of weight loss, since you’re frequently moving, you’re also improving your heart rate. Many people who suffer from cardiac and respiratory issues, find the sport of bowling to be very beneficial. While your burning calories, your heart rate is going up as well as your breathing allows your heart and lungs. The activity helps sustain life, and that’s how everyone should roll!

Lastly, have we pointed out even the gutter ball gurus can build and strengthen the muscle. How can you not love that? If you want to have, some buff arms pick up a ball with three holes and swing that around. Your body can’t help but fall in love with the game too!

Besides the thunder of the game, since it’s a wonderful way to meet people and build strong relationships it’s also healthy overall.

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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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There’s Plenty of Fun for Special Needs Kids at the Wow Factory

The Wow Factory in Coconut Creek dedicates making every child feel comfortable and have a great time, including children with special needs. There’s plenty of things for your kids to do to take advantage of the fun. Depending on your child’s situation, we have plenty of games and fun for children to enjoy throughout the facility. In this week’s blog, we highlight a few of those attractions where kids can play no matter who you are.

Even young children who are tots have fun with the Maniac Goblin where they can scoot around on soft mats surrounded by tons of balls they can throw or roll around. Our structures are made from durable microbial materials as well as other made-for-kids construction.

Other than the construction, kids who are diagnosed with things such as autism, and ADD, allow themselves to take in video games in the arcade. SkeeDaddle, Skeeball and the Wheel of Fortune are simple to interact with and can be as basic as pushing a button. In fact, many of the games in this category allow for kids to develop great hand-eye coordination.

In addition to your child’s coordination, our accessibility arcade allows disabled children to engage in the fun and enjoyment just like any other child. We understand these kids deserve a high quality of life as any other child and are sure to include them in our philosophies.

For children who are handicapped or need wheelchair access, our facility is handicap accessible. Although we can’t accommodate every situation, for the most part, there’s plenty of activity and space for easy access.

If you’re planning a group outing with more than one child with disabilities, it may be best to call ahead. Our friendly and professional staff can make accommodations and suggestions for each child and parent’s needs.

Cleanliness and safety are our two top priorities. Our equipment is washed and cleaned daily to keep germs to a minimum. All toys and gyms are checked for any potential problems several times per day to ensure that everyone has a safe and enjoyable time.

If you’d like to learn more about our group rates and packages, please contact our front desk to assist you.

 

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Special Rewards for Your Child’s Accomplishments

When it comes to your child, there’s virtually nothing you won’t do to make them happy. While we most certainly agree with that statement, we also suggest when a child does a good deed or makes a significant accomplishment, it’s important to reward them. In this week’s blog, we share a few ideas on how you can do this without becoming overzealous.

To create a reward system to help children meet individual goals, a teacher came up with the “Sticks” reward system. With this very good idea, you can teach your kids new lessons such as displaying acts of kindness to using manners. The system looks easy enough, and there are only three things necessary to make this system work. Here are the instructions:

  • Big Glass Jar
  • Tongue Depressors or Popsicle Sticks
  • Large Plain Sticker and Marker

Using the pen, write down the reward system on the sticker and place on the front of the glass. Then fill the jar with the sticks. For every good deed, you child earns a stick. After they collect 20-30 of them, the positive behavior can be rewarded with a prize such as an outing or some other significant gift.

Another way to use popsicle sticks to teach your kids lessons is to use colored sticks to limit children with their media devices. Rather than giving gifts, you can give them time to play a video game or watch a movie. In many cases, this will help your son or daughter to become more disciplined with this form of control.

In addition to teaching kids’ self-discipline, you can create your own Wow Factory Dollars by making a sheet of fake dollar bills. Not only is it good to create a reward system it’s fun. Once your child earns enough fake money, turn in those fake dollars for the real thing where they are free to spend it at our facility. Many parents have found this type of lesson teaches kids to save money as well as work toward their goals.

Lastly, for your toddlers, there are many different tools to help children from everything to poddy training or chores. It’s never too soon to help kids develop life learning skills. If you look on Pinterest, you’ll find a multitude of great ideas that are bound to make a difference in any little one’s life.

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