3 Best Places in Phoenix for Interactive Fun
Summer is the time for big Hollywood blockbuster action movies. The theater provides not only an escape from the season’s brutal heat, but from the reality of everyday, normal life. However, although the content of a film may be intellectually or emotionally moving, you are still sitting still for two to three hours or more. You’re glued to the seat as the hero chases down the villain, avoiding gunfire and rockets from hired goons, and eventually wins the day. But, what if it was you who was doing the action? Here are 3 of the best places in The Valley that will put you in the middle of the action – and the interactive Phoenix fun!
Commemorative Air Force
Mesa, AZ l https://www.azcaf.org/plane/pt-17-stearman/
While over 80% of American adults have been in a plane, how many have experienced the thrill of soaring through the skies in an old warbird? Now you can feel like a flying ace from the air battles of yesteryear by spending some time with the Commemorative Air Force in Arizona. You can go up in the air in large, World War II-era bombers like the B-25 Mitchell (of the famous Doolittle raids) and the B-17 Flying Fortress (similar to the well-known Memphis Belle), but the greatest thrill is in the acrobatic, open-cockpit Stearman biplane. Relive a piece of air combat history as the you experience wind, speed, heights, and amazing views of Arizona, all at the same time. Feel the fun of flight.
Scottsdale, AZ l www.iflyworld.com/phoenix/
So many action movies involve jumping out of a plane. The exciting part happens during the time between stepping out the door and pulling the rip cord to open the parachute. iFly in Scottsdale, in the Talking Stick entertainment district, enables you to experience that time of speeding through the air, without the risk of plummeting to a splattered demise. Indoor skydiving at iFly is the simulation of true free-fall conditions in a vertical wind tunnel. Their modern wind tunnels give skydivers a consistent and practical way to develop and hone skills that usually require jumping from a plane. Additionally, the increase in availability of wind tunnels has created a whole new genre of sport – bodyflight. People of all ages can now experience the fun and thrill of a free-fall through the sky.
Peoria, AZ l www.modernround.com
Modern Round is a virtual shooting lounge that, along with a great bar and sophisticated menu, offer people the opportunity to use replica firearms to interact with an array of exciting games. No more entertainment through voyeurism, you are the action star! From military combat to surviving a zombie apocalypse, Modern Round offers scenarios to get your heart pumping and the adrenaline surging. Do you enjoy watching James Bond eliminate Spector agents or Han Solo blasting his way through a galaxy far, far away? Then imagine the thrill of doing it yourself with Modern Round games like Monte Carlo and Galactic Wars. And unlike the standard cinema fare of popcorn and soda, at Modern Round you can enjoy drinks from a full bar staffed by imaginative mixologists and creative, award-winning cuisine. Make sure to reserve your shooting lounge for some of the best interactive fun in the Phoenix-metro area.