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Parents who are driving over Thanksgiving - anywhere between Boston and Miami - with kids in the back seat who need entertaining, can find fun pit stops in our Drive I-95 book. You can all look forward to an adventure each day: bowling, roller skating, paintball, arcade games, bumper cars, miniature golf, laser tag - and you can grab a quick meal at the same time. Here’s a sampling:


Round and Round All Night Long

FL-Holy Zooks!
GA-Shot by Paint
VA-Crash Here
CT- Play in the Gutter

1 - Round and Round All Night Long

DE Exit 3: Christiana Skating Center - If you want to break up the hours sitting in your car with a little exercise, why not stop for an hour and go roller skating? Rentals are only $2 for regular and $3 for in-line skates.

Holiday specials this week happen on Wednesday Nov 25 and Friday Nov 27, when there’s $5 skating for kids and parents can come in for free. But the best fun is on Thanksgiving night, when there is a $20 all night skate party (7pm to 7am), only for those under 15. No one can leave during the night (unless escorted by a parent), and you cannot bring food, drinks, blankets or pillows with you.

There's a snack bar on the premises with mozzarella sticks, hot dogs, chicken nuggets, pizza and something called - polish water ice.. 801 Christiana Rd. Tel: 302-366-0473. www.christianaskatingcenter.biz

2 - Holy Zooks! 

FL Exit 121: Superplay USA - With brand new state-of-the-art bowling lanes, bumper bowling for the kiddies, laser tag, miniature golf, batting cages and 45 arcade games, this is a must stop for children of all ages. Food is way beyond the usual arcade grub - there's Duffy's Sports Grille.
Sandra Playing a Driving Game
Zook is an alien from the planet Jupiter. You may see Zook running around, bowling, playing laser tag (this reminds him of home), cashing in tickets at the Redemption Arcade Counter or playing his favorite video game (Asteroids) in the arcade. Be sure to say "Hi!".

Hours: Sun-Th 9-11 (Thanksgiving 4-midnight), Fri & Sat 9-1 am. 1600 NW Courtyard Circle. Tel: 772-408-5800. www.superplayusa.com

3 - Shot by Paint 

GA Exit 102: Fun Zone - This amusement area offers go-kart tracks, a kiddie track, paintball (15 min. increments), radio-controlled cars and boaGolf Layoutts, 80 indoor arcade games (redemption coupons for prizes) and 2 miniature golf courses with ponds, streams and waterfalls. A Nov and Dec special for $10 on Monday-Thursday from noon to 5 allows for 2 hours of unlimited mini-golf and go-karts. There’s a small snack bar on the premises which serves pizza, corn dogs, chicken strips, wings and funnel cake. Hours: Sun-Thurs 12-9, Fri & Sat 10-midnight. Tel: 912-330-9860. www.poolerfunpark.com

4 - Crash Here

VA Exit 130B: Funland - If your seatmates are driving you crazy in the car, kids from 3 to 93 will enjoy this indoor/outdoor amusement area located in the Central Park Mall, from its indoor roller coaster right up to the challenge of a rock climbing wall. There's laser tag, bumper cars, a soft play area and over 100 arcade games (not for those sensitive to noise) where you can win coupons and redeem them for prizes. Outside, in decent weather there's go karts, bumper boats, miniature golf and batting cages.

Parents can retire to the cafe and the simple delight of funnel cakes and slushies. Or fill up on pizza, cheeseburgers, nachos or hot dogs. (Look on their site for the coupon page which offers $2 off on pizza). Okay, we'll admit that we had fun here and spent far too long choosing our silly prizes (candy, slinky, rings, hair clips, pencils). Hours: Sun - Thurs 12-9 (Thanksgiving Thursday 3-8 pm), Fri 12-11, Sat 10-11. 1351 Central Park Blvd. Tel: 540-785-6700. www.centralparkfunland.com

5 - Play in the Gutter

CT Exit 86: Holiday Bowl Groton - For over 42 years families have been enjoying wholesome fun bowling here on their 32 lanes. Stop for a nice break for as little as $1.99 a game (Sun 9-12), or for weekend (Sat or Sun noon-3) pizza, pop and pins for the family it’s $54.95. The Laneside Grill has a menu with pizza, quesadillas burgers and Philly cheesesteak, and you can wash it all down with a mug of root beer. Hours: Sun 9am-11pm, Mon 9am-1am, Tues-Thurs 9-12am, Fri & Sat 9am-2am. 27 Kings Highway. Tel: 860-445-6500. Look for the online coupons (now it’s buy one get second game free) at www.holidaybowlgroton.com


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