You can Zipline 360 feet through the woods of Connecticut at over 60 mph. Or, you can try driving a European indoor go-cart. There’s even more. As the pandemic continues to present less of a problem, more are opening up. Thrill rides and family entertainment at Foxwoods are New England’s most family-oriented casino resort.
The summer is a great time to enjoy southeastern CT’s great outdoor activities. Foxwoods offers great outdoor options for the whole family. Let’s take a look at those that are now open.
OUTDOOR thrill rides and family entertainment.
Foxwoods offers the HighFlyer Zipline through the woods of southeastern CT. It starts from the 330-foot-tall Fox Tower, 32 stories up. Then, the HighFlyer Zipline launches you along a 3,750-foot-long thrill ride that glides above the forest at 60 miles per hour. Finally, you arrive at the end next to the beautiful Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center, minutes away.
A complimentary shuttle service runs between The Fox Tower and the Pequot Museum for riders and spectators. Prices are for adults – $59; youths 14 & under – $49; and active military with ID – $49. There are specials, which you see at the end of this post.
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Beyond the excitement of the casino resort, Foxwoods offers different trails of different levels. The fox paw prints in the Great Cedar Casino Lobby will guide you to your choice of hiking trails. For example, you can opt for the path to the Pequot Museum’s outside exhibits or try the scenic trail loop behind the Two Trees Inn. For those who enjoy a more vigorous walk, the Lantern Hill Trail takes you up nearly 500 feet above sea level to enjoy views that stretch as far as the waters of Block Island Sound.
Thrill Rides and Family Entertainment at Foxwoods
Foxwoods teamed up with Monza World-Class Karting, a recognized leader in the karting industry, to offer guests one of the longest and fastest indoor kart runs ever constructed. The multi-level track features dramatic elevation changes, hairpin turns, and gas-powered, nine-horsepower karts, providing an exciting thrill ride.
How exciting is it? The track was tested in July 2018 by Joey Logano, Middletown’s own NASCAR driver, and two of his Team Penske teammates. After trying it, they gave the track a thumbs-up. Ages 8 and older, 48 inches or taller, can ride. Kids’ cars top out at 22 mph. Tickets are $30 for AGES 10 AND UP, MINIMUM HEIGHT 48″. An additional offer is called Race Club. For an $80 annual membership, tickets drop to $20. And:
- Each paid race earns one loyalty point
- Two bonus points are awarded upon enrollment
- 10 points = one free race
Foxwoods’ Hologate VR provides an award-winning virtual reality attraction. You are transported to a new world by putting on the VR headset. These exciting games are designed for gamers of all skill levels; they are easy to learn and difficult to master.
It’s not 3-D anymore, friends; it’s 7-D – yes, 7-D. As you immerse yourselves in one of our amazing adventures, you’ll feel the seat move and the wind in your hair. FEATURES include:
- Interactive 7D makes it feel like you’re living in the game.
- Up to 8 people can play against each other.
- Movies for children, teens, and adults so everyone can experience 7D.
- Award-Winning technology.
- Full-motion theater approaches an authentic virtual experience you share with others.
- The most popular feature is the Zombie experience, where you see how many you can take down- it’s intense!
- Realtime 3D stereoscopic graphics
- Special effects for a multi-sensory experience
- Surround 360 sound environment
- The scoring system allows riders to play against each other
- Multiple interactive adventures
- Curved screen for an immersive experience
- World’s fastest targeting system
The cost is HD Dark Ride – $12; Hologate Virtual Reality – $12; Combo Ticket – $20. DISCOUNTS – Foxwoods Rewards – 10%; Seniors & Military -15%
Escape rooms like Foxwoods – Spellbound Escape Rooms and Adventure Games are all the rage. Spellbound even provides private events for birthdays, bachelorette parties, corporate team-building, and more. The price is $36 per person. Book an entire room with up to 8 players as a Private Booking and save $38. Check online for days and times since they have changed since reopening. It is located conveniently in the Tanger Outlets connected to Foxwoods Resort.
Thrill Rides and Family Entertainment at Foxwoods
The typical family entertainment remains a sound attraction after all the previously mentioned exciting thrill options.
The Pequot Museum is committed to transforming how indigenous culture and peoples are represented to accurately portray a next-generation Native narrative that gives a greater understanding of the evolution of a new Native voice. Tribally owned and operated since it opened on Aug. 11, 1998, the Museum brings to life the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation’s story. It is a significant resource on the histories and cultures of Native Americans in the northeast and the region’s rich natural history.
The Museum is a 308,000-square-foot complex consisting of permanent exhibits, the Mashantucket Gallery (a gallery for temporary exhibitions), classrooms, a 320-seat auditorium, a restaurant, a museum shop, and administrative offices. In addition, the Research Center houses collections, archives, and archaeology and conservation laboratories where ongoing work from the field is evaluated and studied.
For Hours, Ticket Prices, Parking & Directions, CLICK HERE.
The High Rollers Luxury Lanes & Sports Lounge is not your Grampa’s bowling alley. The 20 lanes at High Rollers include 6 VIP lanes and complete food and beverage service. All bowling lanes are PBA-approved regulations size and offer a range of bowling ball sizes for players of all skill levels. In addition, the seating areas at the top of each lane feature plush and oversized banquettes, enabling patrons to enjoy the sights and sounds of music videos and sporting events showcased on the giant screens across the bowling lane.
They offer a creative menu of appetizers, sandwiches, salads, and one-of-a-kind dishes. For laneside packages, CLICK HERE.
Topgolf Swing Suite offers a variety of golf and non-golf games. Go from smashing a 7-iron to striking out a batter with a fastball in minutes. It’s all that and more when you approach the big screen. Leave the simulators behind, hit up the wide range of old-school arcade games, grab a drink or something to eat, and head for the lounge. Stay close to the casino action with slot machines conveniently located at the bar. Topgolf Swing Suite is perfect for business and social gatherings, including birthday and bachelorette/bachelor parties.
What is a resort without an arcade? The Tree House Arcade has recently reopened in the Great Cedar Hotel Lobby, on the same floor as High Rollers and David Burke Prime.
Foxwoods has tried to rebrand itself as a casino and a destination for gamblers and families. As a result, families have plenty of options for fun and excitement – and that’s before Grey Wolf Lodge arrives on campus!