MEA Break Highlights Big Bounce Back for Plymouth Adventure Park
On a day when kids are out of school, few places are as well-equipped to burn off energy than Plymouth’s Urban Air Adventure Park.
“There’s slides, there’s things you can hang on, it’s really fun here,” said Charlotte Lieser, 9, of St. Louis Park.
This 70,000-square-foot indoor playground features arcade games, trampolines, zip lines and a Mario Kart-style race track that wouldn’t normally be open on a Friday morning. However, with the MEA break in full effect, the fun started early.
“We’re definitely shooting for over a thousand people coming through the doors today,” said Tanja Tanja Kaiser-Huiras, Urban Air’s regional sales manager. “I was here this past weekend and grandma was flying through on the zipline. I don’t think I’ve seen anything cooler than that.”
Kaiser-Huiras says the business has quite literally bounced back from three years ago when the COVID shutdowns put the business in jeopardy.
“We’re just glad to still be around and we are thriving,” she said.
With all the options available for kids, it’s easy to see why Urban Air has made a full recovery.
“People know that our park is clean, and they want to come here a little bit more,” said Kaiser-Huiras. “I think we definitely recovered very well.”
And for the STEM enthusiasts out there, Urban Air also offers an educational component as well.
“We have our MEA Snapology Camp going on right now,” Kaiser-Huiras said. “They’re doing superhero training, so as you can see, they’re testing out their jumping abilities to see how high they can jump onto the wall and stick that post-it note.”
Meanwhile, it’s true that parents have to buy a platinum pass to experience the full depth of what Urban Air can offer, but if the ultimate goal is to keep kids occupied for a few hours, some would say it’s money well spent.
“It’s important so we don’t wreck down the house,” Lieser said.