Power Play Gaming, Denville, NJ

Located on Diamond Spring Road in downtown Denville, Power Play Gaming is the next generation of video arcade and entertainment centers.

Inside you’ll find an array of flat screen TVs and leather gaming chairs with surround sound speakers built into the backs and arms. Every game imaginable for the Wii, Playstation and Xbox systems is

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Camp Iliff Rockaway Mall, Rockaway, NJ

PERMANENTLY CLOSED!!! THIS POST IS HERE FOR HISTORICAL PURPOSES!!! Camp Iliff in Newton is still around but only for CHILD CARE!!!

During a recent trip to the Rockaway Mall, Eddie and I decided to check out the new Camp Iliff indoor playground and play place which is right next to JC Penney and the

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Monkeydoodles, Lake Hopatcong NJ

Please note Monkeydoodles is permanently closed. Thanks to the owner for all the fun we had there!!!! For historical purposes we left the review below

Monkeydoodles Playroom is a brightly colored and spotless brand spanking new (as of Jan 2012) play place dedicated exclusively to children up to 5 years old at 832 Route 15S

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Goffle Brook Park- North Section, Hawthorne, NJ

Editor’s Note: Thanks to Liba for getting us 2 playgrounds in Passaic County, NJ. For these parks, she’s receiving 2 free passes to Imagine That!!! Check out our promotion to see how you can earn passes too. Unfortunately the status of the parks in Goffle Brook Park were disappointing. I noticed there was a picture

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Goffle Brook Park Center Section, Hawthorne NJ

Update: For a great sledding spot, check out the intersection of Goffle Road & Diamond Bridge Ave. (directly west of this park) Check out the article from the Bergen Record on the sledding highlights.

Editor’s Note: Thanks to Liba for getting us 2 playgrounds in Passaic County, NJ. For these parks, she’s receiving 2

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Clown Around- Flanders, NJ

Editor’s Note: We are ecstatic to start off 2012, with our NJ indoor playground tour! We had an awesome time at Clown Around, check out our review below. If you know of a great place to play in Morris County and it hasn’t been listed, comment on our NJ Playgrounds facebook page here!


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Doing Disney the Jersey Way

I’ve been lucky to meet and become friends with Sandy Nusbaum Giercyk who is the owner and operation of Instant Impressions Travel Service, one of the leading travel agencies in the U.S. completely dedicated to Disney travel. She’s also right here in Morris County, NJ. With her help, we plan to share educated and informed insights to help NJ families plan, book, enjoy and return from a Disney vacation. If this goes well, we’ll also talk about things like the Disney cruise line, obtaining autographs, Disney celebrations, Disney Adventures, new attractions, resort openings and more. Every time we write about Disney travel we want to hear your comments, ideas and suggestions. We will moderate the discussion to try and make it as helpful and factual as possible. Taking a trip to Disney is not a simple proposition. Think of Disneyworld the way you think about Manhattan. Disneyworld is similar in size and complexity to Manhattan. You wouldn’t wing a trip to Manhattan with your kids. You have to plan the same way when you go to Disney. Continue reading Doing Disney the Jersey Way

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The Funplex, East Hanover, NJ

The Funplex is an amazing indoor (and outdoor) amusement center with a little something for everyone. The center in East Hanover features a large arcade with skill-based full redemption games and win to play games for the younger kids. There are also indoor “rides” like a 4D movie theater (must be 40″ or taller) two sets of bumper cars (one for those at least 36″ tall and one for those 42″ and taller) and “Free Fall” (38″ with adult, 42″ solo. ) They also have Go-Karts, a Foam Frenzy, Magic Quest and indoor Lazer Tag! Not to mention a great outdoor pool and coming soon… the “Splashplex” an outdoor water park!

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Morris Museum, Morristown NJ

The Morris Museum is a great spot to visit with family and friends on any given day or especially when the museum is hosting one of their special events. It is home to the Bickford Theatre which offers a children’s theatre series and hosts the Brightest Star School of Performing Arts. The museum is conveniently located at 6 Normandy Heights Road which is just off of Routes 24 and 287. The main phone number is 973.971.3700. They are open Wed thru Sunday and admission is $10 per adult and $7 per child and they also offer an affordable family membership. For information on their current exhibitions, hours, admission, membership, special events, theatre schedule and special programs like camps and birthday parties visit their website. The museum also has a great little gift shop with unique items and specialty books. There are several permanent exhibits at the museum that will appeal to kids of all ages. On the main floor you will learn all about rocks and minerals and mammals. Beware of the big bear in the mammal exhibit! You can also plan to spend a good amount of time in the Musical Machines & Living Dolls exhibition as little ones strive to create their own music and experience musical machines and mechanical dolls and toys from long ago.

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Glow House Kids, Butler NJ

Sheila and I (and Eddie!) just visited a brand new and incredibly unique place to play! It’s in Butler, NJ on Route 23 just off Route 287. Their phone is 973-850-6366 , e-mail is info@glowhousekids.com and you can find them at 1510 Route 23 North in Butler, NJ 07405. Visit their website here. Called the “Glow House” this indoor play and birthday party venue literally glows. The entire facility is lit with black light and most of the furniture, toys, murals, play things and items worn by the staff are black light reactive and GLOW! Eddie had SO much fun playing freeze dance and glow in the dark basketball, painting and doing glow in the dark puzzles.

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Codrington Park, Bound Brook NJ

Codrington Park in Bound Brook NJ is located at the intersection of Thompson and Grove Avenues. This park is a favorite of David A. Dein, who shared his video review with us.

Highlights from his review include:

a PSA on drug use Basketball courts, town pool low swings for “not too high” swinging combination

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Great Wolf Lodge, Pocono Mountains

Just before Thanksgiving, 2011 my family and I had the great pleasure of visiting Great Wolf Lodge in Scotrun, PA in the Pocono Mountains. I have to admit, I was hesitant about going. I figured it would be crowded, maybe cold… and overpriced. I couldn’t have been more wrong! It was great and a fabulous deal for a family of five!

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