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“Such an expensive terrible day”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Crayola Experience

Crayola Experience
Ranked #1 of 2 Fun & Games in Easton
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Crayola Experience is bursting with 26 exciting hands-on activities where you can name and wrap your own Crayola crayon, star in your own coloring page and so much more!
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Stairs / lift, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Lockers / storage, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Baby buggy parking
Boston, Massachusetts
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62 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Such an expensive terrible day”
Reviewed 23 August 2014

at $18 bucks a head you would expect more than three coins to make a single crayon, a single marker and a small lump of molding clay. The biggest problem was the lines though. They allowed in about three times as many people in as they should have. Just to make a single crayon, you had to wait in a line twenty people deep. To melt a crayon into a shape had a 45 min - 1 hour wait. You couldn't hear the person next to you talk unless you were inches from them and your kids couldn't run around at all - we had to hold their hand just so we didn't lose them. We could only stay for an hour at a time before the noise level and crowds started to make the kids want to leave. We went for lunch and came back and tried a second time and it was just as crowded.
Even if there were no crowds, this would probably not have been worth the money. Everywhere you went they were asking for even more money from you. You really had no idea how things were made as all you got to do was push buttons to create your crayon and your marker. The kids wanted to create and play, but instead they just got to push buttons and stand in lines.
I went to this place about fifteen years ago when it was called the crayola factory and it was wonderful. There was a lot to do and it actually resembled the factory it is located near. It was such a disappointment. We did end up getting our money back, with a explanation that they got more people than expected because of the rainy. I will certainly let everyone know to stay away from this attraction.

Visited August 2014
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North Central Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“A very crowded experience”
Reviewed 22 August 2014

There is plenty here for those with young children and for those who are young at heart to appreciate; but the day we went, it was much too crowded to fully enjoy. While we don’t believe that any child should be denied the chance to visit, there has to be a limit on how many can attend at one time. With lines comparable to Disney, but in a much smaller space; there were exhibits our children could not experience and entire rooms we bypassed out of fear we might lose them. Our 5- and 10-year-old enjoyed making their own crayon labels and markers and even us big kids enjoyed the crayon making demonstration; but after 2-hours of dealing with wall-to-wall crowds, we left feeling exhausted and given the price of admission - disappointed, as well. If we were ever to consider visiting again, it would not be during the summer or on a weekend.

Visited August 2014
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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
“Pleasantly Surprised”
Reviewed 22 August 2014

I have two boys who are not craft enthusiasts at all. There was so much to keep them interested and engaged. It was very hands-on. We had a fantastic time and the boys can not wait to go back again!

Visited July 2014
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Delaware
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“No hassle experience!”
Reviewed 20 August 2014

We took our 4 year old daughter here for the 2nd time. It is very well run and very organized. There are many cool things for kids to do including make your own crayon from a mold, making labels for your own crayon, marker maker machines, spin art, interactive floor projections, art tables, taking pictures of yourself on a sheet that you color.... I could go on and on. Its a great bang for your buck and any child would absolutely love this place for sure!!

Visited August 2014
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New York City, New York
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Art Experience!”
Reviewed 19 August 2014

The Crayola Experience is a very inviting place for kids. This is not an amusement park or an arcade. It's a place designed to offer "hands-on" learning experience. This is an opportunity to create art and learn how crayons are made. This is an unique place. My 4 year-old son loved it. He enjoyed the waterworks, color playground, melt and mold and drip art. He was also very intrigued with the crayon making machines. We went on a saturday and we were able to do most of the activities. You get 3 tokens per person to use the crayon machines. I believe this is enough since you do this for the "experience" and not to go home with a full bag of crayons. It makes sense for them not to give more since people will need an opportunity to use the machines. The public parking lot is right around the corner and is reasonable priced. We paid $2 per hour.

Visited August 2014
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