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“even grown ups get to bounce!”
Review of Charlie's Safari

Charlie's Safari
Ranked #1 of 16 things to do in Lacey
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Owner description: Charlie's Safari is a faith based family fun center offering arcade, laser tag, inflatables,indoor playground equipment and a great place to eat. It is a fabulous place for all ages to enjoy!
Reviewed 7 June 2013

Anyplace children can safely run, crawl, bounce, burn off energy in our wet climate Whoo-Hoo. Even a toddler area! Parents can play on the big toys with the kidsPretty clean, decent food, No big strips of duct tape like another family center in Puget Sound area. Wish video games didn't cost so much.

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Reviewed 26 March 2013

Was okay cost a lot is you have more than one child. If you go, do go early in AM...gets to crowded. Prices for food items are to much for the quality. do like the free wi-fi rather take children to family based Kanagorr Jacks on Carpenter Road

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Reviewed 15 February 2013 via mobile

Great place for kids to unwind and play. However, most kids are dropped off or unsupervised. Need to have employees monitoring for unsafe acts or bad kids. I'm glad I came on a school day, can't imagine what this place is like on a weekend. $9.73/ kid.....restaurant serves beer/ wine, why at a kids play area????

2  Thank cipollavin
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laurao1charlie, General Manager at Charlie's Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2013

Thanks for coming to our family fun center! The main reason we let parents play for FREE with their kids is so they will police their actions. We have never allowed any child under 16 to be "dropped off". I will be the first to admit that in today's society, some parents are not good at monitoring their kidlets actions. However, my staff and I do our best to enforce our rules of play throughout the different areas. As for the topic of beer/wine...we sell gourmet burgers, blend our own sauces and hand cut our fries/chips and for that reason customers have asked for a glass of wine or beer to compliment it. We have STRICT rules my staff follows about limits and they are adhered to daily. The pricing is not set for large consumption to help control overindulgence. We hope you will add us to your Facebook and check out our website for specials for your next visit...and thanks again for coming by!

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Reviewed 11 February 2013

We went to this indoor funhouse several times when it first opened, but the last time we went the prices were rediculous! This is for small kids only. They tryo to address older kids with a really small putt-putt and laser tag, but that all there is for big kids. This is a young child's dream but dont take your kids over 10 years and make sure you bring plenty of $$$. Very spendy for an indoor playground.

1  Thank MEGross
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laurao1charlie, General Manager at Charlie's Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2013

As the Operations Manager, I am quite disappointed your review is so inaccurate. I do not think you have been in my facility since May 2010. That is when we removed our 9 hole putt putt and remodeled the area for the current oversized inflatables for children 5+ years old, which was almost 3 years ago. In regards to overpriced ...REALLY? ALL of our admission pricing is for ALL DAY PLAY - Children over 5 years of age get our Bounce & AAAPlay for $9.95 + tax, If you only stayed for 2 hours thats under $5.00 an hour - which is LESS than the cost of a movie - AND we DO NOT charge for parents to play with their child on our play equipment - adding more cost benefits since movies and Museums charge per head. Our Unlimited admission is for kids over 4' tall (usually 7-8+ years of age) and includes the Bounce & AAAPlay as well as unlimited rounds of Laser Tag...at $21.95+tax and again this is for ALL DAY PLAY. But most importantly please note...even in this hard economy, we haven't increased our admission prices since 2010 and we have continued our BOGO food drive program, still offer Military discounts and create even more specials on our Facebook and our website to help customers enjoy our facility without pinching their wallets.

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Reviewed 16 January 2013

Lots to do and will wear the kiddos out! Several inflatable jumpers and activities for the kids, food not too bad either.

2  Thank Major H
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