Next was putting together a puzzle together.
After that came rolling a giant beach ball through a course without knocking over the cones.
Finally, there we helped to raise our flag up a flagpole, and posed for a complimentary team picture.
We did these things without racing another team, and at a low-pressure pace.
My kids, like many others, weren’t ready to leave yet. Fortunately, there was a “free play” area where they could construct things out of the big, soft, foamy building blocks for as long as their parents were willing to be there.
There wasn’t a hard or soft sell of anything. The local businesses were offering specials, however. In addition to publicity, it seems the only benefit Disney or KaBOOM! is getting from this is contact information.
I appreciated the generally relaxed atmosphere. Someone might hear “Disney Parks” and “Imagineering” and might think of something more sophisticated or slick, but considering it was free, it was a nice family outing. It isn’t something I’d tell people to travel an hour out of their way to see, but it was nice enough that I would encourage families with school-aged kids who live within a short drive to reserve a time online and try it out.
Here is the rest of the tour:
Sacramento – location TBC – Wednesday, August 20
San Francisco – Marina Middle School – Saturday/Sunday, August 23-24
Chicago, Lincoln Park, Grove 2 – Saturday/Sunday, August 30-31
Atlanta, Old 4th Ward Skate Park – Saturday/Sunday, September 6-7
Kissimmee, Mill Run Park – Saturday/Sunday, September 13-14