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Boasting several thrill rides, hundreds of arcade games, two-story laser tag, and more year-round fun, the largest indoor amusement park in the New York metro area is just a hop, skip, and a jump away.


Experience thrilling rides, test your luck at the arcades, and vie for top prizes at iPlay America, New Jersey's newest (opened November 11, 2011 at 11:11am) and largest indoor amusement park, where "city meets boardwalk." Open year-round (read: no more winter blues), this 115,000-square-foot facility boasts more than 200 arcade games, soft play specifically designed for young kids, traditional boardwalk games with a prize every time, rides, go-karts, two-story laser tag, bowling, and several eateries.

Exciting rides include a swing that propels thrill-seekers 15 feet in the air, a dragon rollercoaster, a free-flight experience, and the popular iPA Speedway, where visitors can show off their go-kart racing skills.

spin zone bumper cars
Featuring exciting music and a spectacular lightshow, the Spin Zone puts drivers at the helm of advanced electric bumper cars where they can challenge other players and try to avoid spinning into a tizzy.
arcade games and classic boardwalk games
The largest indoor amusement park in New Jersey boasts more than 200 arcade games and classic boardwalk games, including cranes that give players the chance to win the latest toys and technology gadgets.
virtual tickets
Collect virtual tickets playing arcade games and redeem them for prizes such as iPads, iPods, and snowboards.

For kids ages 3-9, Just iKidz is a fun, spacious play area that features state-of-the-art web bridges, cargo slants, and crawls made of soft material specifically designed with young
kids in mind.

On public holidays and especially when the kids are out of school, iPlay America offers extended hours. The facility hosted a kid-friendly New Year's celebration, and family-focused events are planned for upcoming major holidays such as Fourth of July and Halloween.

Specializing in birthday parties, the facility features eight private party rooms and event space equipped with iPod docks, fireplaces, flat-screen TVs, and LED lighting, and it also offers on-site catering.

iPA speedway
One of the most popular attractions at iPlay America, the iPA Speedway features banked turns, a straightaway, and the choice of single or double go-karts. An on-board audio system in each go-kart plays authentic racing sounds while the hydroburst catapult vibrations give every ride a little g-force.
sueprman and skyscraper rides
Thrill-seekers can strap into several rollercoasters and rides like the Kite Flyer (front), where riders lie on their stomachs and soar like Superman, and the Skyscraper (back), which whirls passengers into the sky and down again.


Address: 110 Schanck Road, Freehold, NJ
Hours: 3-9pm Monday-Thursday; 3-11pm Friday; 10am-11pm Saturday; 10am-9pm Sunday
Price: Unlimited ride bands (good for four hours): $22.95 for children shorter than 42 inches; $29.95 for guests taller than 42 inches. Pay as you go: $0.50 per credit; rides and attractions range from 6-24 credits each.

For last-minute deals on admission and iPasses, check iPlay's Facebook page. For more information, visit iPlay America online or call 732-577-8200.


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