Safari Land

A wild entertainment center with a safari twist. From the Snake Pit bumper cars and Monkey Jump to the safari-themed bowling and arcade center, indoor fun becomes an adventure at Safari Land. Young visitors will love the Lion’s Den Soft Play Area, filled with a huge jungle maze and climbing attractions. Feeling brave? Ride the Tiger Terror Roller Coaster, the largest indoor coaster in Illinois. Visitors can trade their points from hundreds of arcade and skill games to redeem great toys and prizes. Group packages available providing food and beverages, and unlimited time on the rides.
 
Contact Info
Address: 701 W. North Avenue, Villa Park, IL 60181. DuPage County. Tel: 630-530-4649. Website: www.safarilandfun.com. Hrs: Mon.-Thurs. 12PM-10PM, Fri.-Sat. 11AM-12AM, Sun. 11AM-10PM.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 3+ hours. Cost: Fee.

Indoor Entertainment - Arcades Fun Facts

Have campers take a (quick) break from the fun on the next trip to an indoor amusement center, and have them think about the design and day-to-day operations of the venue. How is it designed and laid out? What games and features (batting cages, arcade games, redemption games) go where, and why? Have them take a look around at how many people are there enjoying themselves; what is the maximum number of occupants, and why? How does the management go about heating and cooling the venue at different times of the year?

Speak to the staff about these questions; learn the "why" behind how things are arranged, and consider the role of safety. Relate this to how things are organized and what the rules are back at the camp.