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Play Park coming to Florida Mall

Posted on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 2:29 pm

More fun is coming to the Florida Mall.

The area’s largest mall is in the planning stages for Play Park the mall’s interactive children’s concept.

The multi-sensory experience is slated to open spring 2017, rounding out a dynamic mix of exclusive family destinations including Crayola Experience, M&M’s World and American Girl.

Designed by Play9 and inspired by the magic of “Alice In Wonderland” and Dr. Seuss, The Play Park is bursting with hidden surprises. Using the latest in interactive technology, The Play Park delivers more than 3,000 square-feet of imaginative play, inviting children of all ages to skip, climb, listen, share and romp in an enchanting, nature-inspired play space.

The Play Park features three distinct zones tailored to specific growth stages, stimulating creative play among children from infancy to childhood. The interactive playscape also includes multi-sensory elements designed to promote physical and mental activity and dexterity in a child-friendly environment. Highlights include soft-touch floor matting, sculptural climbing features, memory games, creative hiding spaces, sound flowers, a digital pond and seating options for children and adults.

“Orlando-area visitors expect first-class amenities, and that’s exactly what The Play Park at The Florida Mall delivers,” said General Manager Brian Hanson. “The Play Park is just one example of the enhancement efforts at The Florida Mall, and Simon’s industry-leading dedication to entertaining families in innovative and exceptional ways.”

A sampling of age-specific play elements within The Play Park includes:

• he Story Tunnel – (Zone: 6 months to 2 years)

As kids crawl through the interactive 8-foot tunnel, the floor beneath lights up and reacts to their every move. At the same time, invisible speakers tell the story of Duncan The Troll and how he looks after The Play Park.

• igital Pond – (Zone: 3 years to 6 years)

In the Digital Pond, kids catch digital worms in a wacky game called Wiggly Worms.

• alking Flower – (Zone: 3 years to 6 years and 7 years to 10 years)

Talking Flowers are a digital twist on classic playground talking tubes. As kids talk back and forth from one flower to the other, a microphone captures their voice and changes it to sound like pixies and elves. At the same time, intelligent bright lights in the flower head and base react to every word.

• emory Game – (Zone: 7 years to 10 years)

In this incarnation of the Stepping Stones, kids are put to the test in a memory game. Once they stand on the start stone, they see a path of light to follow before the path goes dark. Step on the correct stones and Duncan The Troll cheers you on, step on the wrong one and, BUZZZZZZ! back to the start again.