You might ask, "Why would kids with the Disney parks and Knott's Berry Farm in their backyards want to go to a relatively small place like Boomers?" The answer is this: It has different activities than they can find at the larger parks, and they like experiencing the variety. If you pass Boomers on I-405, the first activity you'll see you'll see is Boomer's miniature golf.
There are two courses, both beautifully landscaped. Waterfalls pour over rock cliffs, ponds create hazards for the golf balls, and streams meander amongst the tall, decorative palms. At night, hundreds of colored lights provide a festive atmosphere. The mini golf courses abut I-405--they're so close that once, when my son was a teen, his golf ball hit a passing semi truck when he overshot a hole! Adjacent to the golf area is a large game room. Inside, you'll find all sorts of video games, pinball machines and skeeball. Next, you'll see a small area with rides. There's the Rio Grande Train, the Tiger Mike (mini) Roller Coaster, a Ferris wheel, and the Samba Balloons (hot-air balloon-shaped ride cars that circle a center hub.) Adults can ride the Ferris wheel and the train, but the others are just for kids. Next to the rides, you'll find a play structure (similar to the ones you'll find at many McDonald's and Burger Kings, except larger.) For $20, you can buy a wristband that will give you unlimited admission to all the above mentioned activities--and on Tuesdays and Thursdays, the price is only $10!
There are other attractions not included in that basic price. There are bumper boats that float in a pretty, blue lagoon. There are go-karts, which kids drive along a concrete road (with no center track to keep them on course). There are batting cages for kids and adults who want to practice their swings. Finally, there's Boomer's Cafe, which mainly features pizza, but also has other fast food, such as corn dogs and fries. There are ALSO games in the café, which aren't included in the price of the wristband, but which ARE free if you order a pizza (and use the tokens they give you with your order. Additional tokens may also be purchased.) When I took my grandson to Boomers, he just loved it (even though he'd already been to both Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm on the same trip)! Like I said before, kids love variety, and Boomers offers this.
September 14, 2005
From journal Fun Huntington Beach Activities