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Kid's and Laughlin, NV

To help you with the question "what to do with kids in Laughlin"? Laughlin has 23 movie screens, a bowling alley, all casinos have video arcades (Harrah's has the best one) and pools. There is an indoor shopping mall with 52 retail stores. Older kids (15 and up) can rent personal watercraft (waverunners) at the casinos, Bullhead City or at Lake Mohave.Swimming is the main attraction for kids A jet boat tour to Lake Havasu is available daily ($55 from the Pioneer). Riverboat rides, water taxi rides, steam train,  and kayak rentals.

In the "Township of Laughlin" you  will find Mountain View Park, the Boy's and Girl's club is located in the main building. Kid's, 6 to12 years old, can stay here from 8am to 5pm, m/f. $10 to sign up and $5 a day (summer only). The park has BBQ pits, tables, tennis, basketball, baseball, jungle gym equipment, and a water fountain for kids to get wet. During the summer all outdoor activity should include water. 

  • Don Laughlin's "Kid Kastle" is now open with 4,500 sq. ft. for  3months to 12 years old. The Kastle has a Soft play area, 
    Skilled play area, Movie theater area, Nintendo play area, infant area for up to 9 infants. Teachers and staff are first aid 
    and CPR certified.  
    $6.00 per hour, 2 hour minimum, five 1/2 hour max
    $6.50 per hour, 2 hour minimum, five 1/2 hour max
    More info call 1.702.298.2535.
    Immunization record required.
  • Bullhead City has Scooter's Family Fun Center, a miniature golf course, arcade and soon to have go-carts. 
    It is located next to the new Wal-Mart 10 miles south of the Laughlin bridge on the Arizona side.

MaxFlight VR 2002:  “Cyber Roller Coaster” Summer Hours Announced 
You don’t have to drive to a theme park to have summer roller coaster fun…if you’re staying at Colorado Belle Hotel Casino and Microbrewery!  The property’s guests have a tremendously exciting entertainment option, the MaxFlight VR2002 Roller Coaster, right in the arcade, and the new summer hours are perfect for kids (of all ages) now that school is out!  The hours are 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday –Thursday, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Fridays and 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturdays.  The ride is $5 per person, two people ride at a time.  Riders must be at least 48” tall.Virtual Roller Coaster inside the Colorado Belle (restaurant level)

The MaxFlight VR2002 Roller Coaster is a customer programmable, full motion, virtual reality Cyber Roller Coaster located on the boat’s “D Deck”.  Packed with all the thrills of a real theme park roller coaster, the Cyber Roller Coaster is quite the ride.  “This is full ‘virtual reality’,” explained Jenny Allen, Colorado Belle Slot Department Director. “It has a 58-inch video screen with LCD projection for the scenery, complete surround sound with bass speakers inside the seat to simulate the rumble of a roller coaster track, and it even has a special ventilation system that blows wind in your face.”

The machine has a few things in common with the “shopping mall” coaster simulators—compact size, thumping music and video to simulate the rapidly passing scenery, but the similarities end there.  The patented “Forward-of-the-Axis” motion technology gives the VR2002 Roller Coaster’s free-swinging passenger pod the capability of full 360-degree pitch, roll, loop, spin and spiral. According to Gary Arvedon, Director of Marketing for MaxFlight Corporation, the coaster’s manufacturer, “What you see is what you feel.”

Added to these multi-media features, the full motion system allows riders to pull the same “G” forces they would in an actual amusement park. The passengers actually complete breathtaking back flips, barrel rolls, corkscrews, upside-down tunnels, loops, spirals and more.

The innovation that makes the VR2002 Roller Coaster better than other simulation rides, and even better than an amusement park coaster, is the programming option:  it’s fully customer programmable. Mild to wild, you decide. The user-friendly computer system allows riders to choose from any of the pre-programmed track settings or create their own, with up to 38 billion variations. Choose from a classic “Big Dipper” styled hills-and-turns coaster to an impossible-in-the-real-world anti-gravity, track jumping space station coaster (not for the faint of stomach).

Also in the Video Arcade, kids of all ages can find an excellent selection of popular arcade and midway style games. Collect tickets for prizes, or just play for fun.

Roller Coaster fans, your ship has come in!

Everyone living in Laughlin has something to say about the lack of entertainment for young kids. As hot as it gets here, I find it hard to believe that a "water park" has yet to be built.

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