You can Zipline 360 feet through the woods of Connecticut at over 60 mph. Or, you can try driving a European indoor go-cart. How about the excitement of a 7-D multi-sensory immersive game? Spend a day at Foxwoods and you can enjoy all and more, because, Foxwoods is the resort for thrill rides and family entertainment.
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The summer is a great time to enjoy the wonderful outdoor activities that southeastern CT has to offer. Foxwoods offer fabulous outdoor options for the whole family. Let’s take a look.
OUTDOOR thrill rides and family entertainment.
Miguel, of Rhode Island NETG fame, once cruised to Honduras and had an amazing forest zipline experience. He absolutely loved it. Now 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-mile per hour. You are connected to the the beautiful Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center minutes away.
Complimentary shuttles service runs between the The Fox Tower and the Pequot Museum for riders and spectators. Prices are adults – $59; youths 15 & under – $39 ; and active military with ID – $49. There are specials as well, which you see at the end of this post.
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 trails. You can opt for the path that takes you to the outside exhibits of the Pequot Museum 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.
INSIDE thrill rides
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. Multi-level track features dramatic elevation changes, hairpin turns, and gas-powered, nine-horsepower karts provides an exciting thrill ride.
How exciting is it? The track was tested in July of 2018 by Joey Logano, Middletown’s own NASCAR driver, and two of his Team Penske teammates. After testing it, they gave the track a thumb’s-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″.
It’s not 3-D anymore friends, it’s 7-D – yes 7-D. You’ll feel the seat move and the wind in your hair as you immerse yourselves in one of our amazing adventures. 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 a true 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
- Scoring system allowing riders to play against in 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 are all the rage. A group of friends finds out what kind of escape artists they really are. This is now offered at Foxwoods. Spellbound Escape Rooms and Adventure Games. NOW PLAYING: THE TEMPLE OF THE LAUGHING GOD. The games are a perfect match for anyone who loves the captivating stories of Hollywood movies and the rush of puzzle solving and RPG gaming. Spellbound even offers private events for birthdays, bachelorette parties, corporate team-building, and more. Price is $36 per person. Book a full room up to 8 players as a Private Booking and save $38.
It is located conveniently in the Tanger Outlets connected to Foxwoods Resort.
After all the previously mentioned exciting thrill options, the typical family entertainment still remains as sound attractions.
The Pequot Museum is committed to transforming how indigenous culture and peoples are represented to accurately portray a next generation Native narrative that gives greater understanding to the evolution of a new Native voice. Tribally owned-and-operated since it opened on Aug. 11, 1998, the Museum brings to life the story of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation. It serves as a major resource on the histories and cultures of Native Americans in the northeast and on 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 exhibits), classrooms, a 320-seat auditorium, a restaurant, a museum shop and administrative offices. 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 a feature full food and beverage service. All lanes are PBA approved regulations size, and offer a range of bowling ball sizes for players of all skill levels. 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 oversized screens spanning each 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 a matter of minutes. It’s all that and more when you step up to the big screen. Plus, you can leave the simulators behind and hit up the wide range of old-school arcade games, grab a drink, 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.
Now accepting reservations now through January 14, 2020. Taxes and fees not included. CLICK HERE to make a reservation
What is a resort without an arcade? The Tree House Arcade has been in operation for years, first upstairs near the Fox Theater. Now it resides in the Great Cedar Hotel Lobby the same floor as High Rollers and David Burke Prime.
Specials for Thrill Rides and Family Entertainment at Foxwoods
For the latest Specials on rides and family entertainment. CLICK HERE
Foxwoods has tried to rebrand itself as not just a casino, but a destination for gamblers and families alike.