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iPlay America Plans $2.5 Million Expansion to Include 28,000 Sq. Foot Additional Space and the Largest Indoor Ropes Course in New Jersey

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FREEHOLD, NJ --(Marketwired - January 12, 2016) - iPlay America announced today a $2.5 million expansion to the indoor theme park and event space. The expansion will take place in three phases through May 2016.

Phase I is the opening of The Grind Coffee Shop inside iPlay America. Phase 2 provides for an additional 20,000 square feet to iPlay America's event center. Phase 3 is an 8,000 square foot addition to the indoor theme park.

PHASE 1

Phase 1 was completed this week with the grand opening of The Grind Coffee Co. featuring hot and iced Nespresso lattes, cappuccinos and espressos, as well as teas and fresh-brewed coffees. The Grind also carries specialty frozen treats like Oreo Blasts, Strawberries and Cream and S'Mores, and a fresh assortment of delicious, fresh-baked pastries, breads, muffins, grab-n-go sandwiches and salads and gluten free options as well.

"In addition to Game Time Bar and Grill inside iPlay America, we like to give our guests a variety of food options to enjoy when they are with us," said Bob McDaid, CEO and founder. "The Grind Coffee Shop provides a whole new option to what we already offer, in response to customers' requests." 

PHASE 2

Phase 2 is the addition of warehouse-style event space unlike any other in Central New Jersey. Called Warehouse 100, this phase adds on an additional 20,000 square feet to the existing 12,000 square foot event center space, accommodating 3,500 guests. Warehouse 100 features a large, multi-functional lobby for registrations, exhibit space or a banquet/cocktail area. With this addition, organizations can hold events for up to 3,500 and take advantage of VIP Suites, meeting breakout rooms, banquet rooms, enormous trade show/exhibit space and more.

"Since we opened, iPlay America's meeting spaces have been sought after by companies, organizations, social groups and families for large celebrations," added McDaid. "Our central location, quality of events, and attention to detail make this the place people want to be in. We are meeting the great demand with the addition of Warehouse 100." The space will open in late January.

PHASE 3

iPlay America's Phase 3 is the addition of 8,000 square feet in the theme park to accommodate the all-new Freedom Rider spinning coaster and the largest indoor high-ropes course in New Jersey. The Freedom Rider features a figure-eight track design and free spinning vehicles that gives riders a unique riding experience. The Sky Trail® ropes course features many different elements including rope bridges, zig-zag beams, cargo nets, walk-across beams, vertical rope ladders and more. The Sky Tykes® ropes course is the smaller version designed specifically for kids 2-7. The platforms are only 2' 8" off the ground so parents can provide any level of assistance needed.

"The iPlay America experience just keeps getting better and better," McDaid said. "The spinning coaster and ropes course are great for the whole family and team-building groups, too. And, of course new birthday party and team-building packages will include these new fun features."

He also said that the Phase 3 addition will include new arcade games and food outlets featuring contemporary options that are not typically seen at family entertainment centers. This will include healthy selections, tasty snacks and other choices.

New Jersey's Original Indoor Boardwalk

From the moment guests step inside iPlay America, they enter a world of fun like no other. iPlay America, the indoor city, recreates the Jersey Shore from more than 30,000-feet of Boardwalk space and mid-way style games people loved as kids, to the asphalt city streets complete with two-story buildings, mailboxes, fire hydrants, benches and more to create the feel of downtown. ALWAYS free to enter, guests can access affordable play packages for all of the rides and attractions iPlay America has to offer in their 115,000 square feet of space! Visitors can race on the iPA Speedway go karts, challenge their friends to an epic battle of laser tag in the two-level Cosmic Battle Laser Tag Experience (largest in Central New Jersey!), spin around in the bumper cars and take flight on Kite Flyer, as well as other favorite rides! The 4-D Theatre is a multi-sensory movie experience not to be missed and the HUGE Arcade has something for everyone with over 200 of the newest and hottest games including classics like skee-ball and air hockey! To satisfy everyone's appetite, iPlay America offers Boardwalk style fare from hot dogs and pizza, to cotton candy and funnel cakes as well as Broadway Sweets, the BEST candy store in Central New Jersey! Sit and relax on the Game Time Bar & Grill porch that overlooks city square. Enjoy delicious favorites on its American menu, specialty cocktails, and signature creations by Executive Chef Joe Raiola, a season five "Chopped" champion. Guests can watch their favorite team play on over 20 different flat screen TV's and 3 large screen projectors! iPlay America also offers a special discount to veterans and active military personnel. No matter who wants to have fun -- or how they want to play -- iPlay America is the place to Get Inside the Fun!

iPlay America is located on Route 9 at 110 Schanck Road in Freehold, New Jersey. iPlay America won New Jersey Monthly's 2014 Best of New Jersey Kids Destination, Central, and Best of New Jersey Amusement Parks, Central. iPlay America also received a 2013 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence and won the Asbury Park Press Best of Monmouth County honors for Best Indoor Theme Park and Best Candy Store.

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For a behind-the-scenes tour and to be apprised of openings of Phases 2 and 3, contact Jennifer Quinn at 732-577-8200 or jenniferq@iplayamerica.com .