Branson Tracks

Cool Off!

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Amy, a mom with the "inside track," and her daughters.

There is certainly no denying it . . . IT IS HOT OUTSIDE!!!

So, today I’m going to give you a couple of great “Cool Off!” tips that will make your time at The Track that much more pleasant.

There is one obvious cool off strategy – stay inside.  Thankfully, The Track has some great indoor options that will keep you cool and having fun:

ARCADES – Track 5 and Track 3 have great arcades full of a variety of games that are sure to entertain everyone in your family.  And, because what’s an arcade without a prize counter, The Track has that too.  Yes, your kids can go home with an endless supply of “treasures.”  You know the ones I’m talking about – the ones that they get almost as excited about as they were about getting to go on vacation!  It’s the simple things, right?  As a reminder, you can use the credits on your your Track playcard (I hope it’s a Go-Card!) to play the games in the arcade – no need for quarters 🙂

LASER TAG at Track 5 – Now this is a family favorite!  There’s nothing like having a little friendly competition to beat the heat.  I knew this would be a hit for boys (I mean, we all know that boys find a way to make a “gun” out of anything!), but I had no idea that my girls would enjoy laser tag as much as they do!  And, so you can verify who the real winners are in the family (in laser tag anyway), you leave with a printout that tells you just how well everyone did – how well they shot, how well they avoided getting shot, etc.  Check it out!

OK, so there are the obvious cool off strategies, but what about the not-so-obvious one?  I’ve let this cat out of the bag before, but just in case you missed it . . .


Yes, The Track’s bumper boats come equipped with water cannons, so you don’t just get splashed when you bump up against another boat.  Nope.  Instead, those water cannons do their job.  You get SOAKED by all your fellow boat riders (but especially by your children!).  Now, this could be mildly (or greatly) irritating when the weather is a bit cool.  But on days like we’re having this summer, this is the BEST way to cool off and stay cool during your time at The Track.  So, here’s what you do to ensure a “cool” time:

  1. Immediately after arriving at the Track (and getting your credits if you haven’t already), head to the bumper boats.  All Track locations have them, so there is no excuse here.
  2. If there are those in your group who do not want to ride the boats, don’t rebuke them . . . send them over to one of the outside-the-bumper-boat-pond water cannons.  Yes, along the edges are water cannons that will get the bumper boats riders extra wet (you want this, remember?!).  And, here’s the secret . . . you in the pond can get them wet too (hee hee!).
  3. Ride those boats!
  4. Take your wet selves over to the go-karts and experience the “built-in air conditioning” you’ve just created for yourself as you zip around that track!

Follow these instructions and you are sure to enjoy your time at The Track – even in the heat of the day!

Oh, and if you’re still in need of some cooling off, head on over to Andy’s Frozen Custard (at Track 4), and try this seasonal treat – the blackberry concrete! Oh. My. Word.  I had one myself this past weekend, and it is not to be missed!  Enjoy!