The dream of Lauri Kapp, that she didn’t even know she had is now a reality and is the answer to the dreams of many moms and dads on the Kenai Peninsula. A few years ago Lauri was a stay at home mom with a pre-schooler in need of local opportunities to get out of the house to do fun things year round. After she and her husband Ryan did some research and planning, the first Jumpin’ Junction opened on K-Beach Rd. in 2010 and met an instant need for family fun and physical activities. Now Lauri has taken her dream to another level that is reminiscent of a theme park fun house in Anaheim, California or Orlando Florida. Open in a brand new 15,000 square foot building right next to their former location complete with paved parking lot is the all new Jumpin’ Junction fun and games center complete with a 12-hole glow light mini-golf course. “The crown jewel and gem of the new facility is our black light indoor mini-golf course. It’s like walking into a dream and not having to wake up while you plan miniature golf among pre-historic dinosaurs and underwater adventures holes that are interactive and challenges your imagination as well as your putting skills no matter what your age is or whether you’re on a date, having a birthday party or celebrating a golden wedding anniversary, get lucky on the final hole and win a free game,” said Lauri. In addition to the new mini-glow golf course adults will wax nostalgic in the new arcade that features a lot of the popular games from the past that are being re-discovered by the youth of today like Skee-Ball, “These are prize redeeming arcade games that spit out tickets for high scores that we will be adding to as we go along and the serious air hockey competitors will love our new table. These are age defying games that will always be fun for everyone,” added Lauri.
At the grand opening for the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce last week members were introduced to the Cosmic Cannon room featuring air-powered cannons that shoot out nurf balls as rapidly as one can drop and load. While the object of the game is to get your ball in your opponents net, adults do get carried away with the fun of “nurfing” their opponent at times. The new facility also features a black light party room that you can rent for any occasion plus two other birthday party rooms with special packages affordable for any size party. You’ll also want to check out the menu at Jumpin’ Junction’s new Grub Hub, “At our former facility we heard from our customers that there was a need for a place to sit down and enjoy something light to eat after kids got a great work out but then being really hungry. So we wanted to provide something more substantial than snacks and also an opportunity for the new activities here to accommodate teens or young adults or any age person to be able to stay longer extending their fun while have some of their favorite soul foods to eat while they’re here,” she said.
The all new Jumpin’ Junction inflatable playground and black light mini-golf course is open seven days a week Monday – Thursday 10:00am-9:00pm Fri-Sat 10:00am-10:00pm and Sunday 12:00noon – 9:00pm. For more information about rates and room or party rentals call 907-420-0566 or log on to www.jumpinjunctionak.com and learn more about Jumpin’ For a Cause.