One thing we can certainly say about Kid Mania in Plano, Texas, is that it is accurately named. The main attraction is the gigantic play structure, consisting of colorful padded and netted components formed together to create a huge maze that extends high and wide. Within the climbing structure are slides, zip lines, trampolines, swings, and other obstacles. They have a separate area for smaller kids, so there’s no worry that your toddler will get trampled by bigger kids. We like to meet up there several times a year, particularly in the winter and summer when it’s too cold or hot to be outside.
On the first floor of Kid Mania, there are also a few video games and rides for smaller children. They also have an upstairs area with skee-ball, basketball, and other arcade-style games. The games and rides cost extra, and kids can earn tickets for which they can redeem for prizes at the front counter.
Also on the first floor are tables parents can sit at, and a food counter that serves lunch and snack items. Food prices seem reasonable, with kids meals for $4.99 and sandwiches ranging from about $6-$9. They have signs stating that outside food and drink are not allowed, however this doesn’t seem to be strongly enforced, as we usually see kids with sippy cups and baggies of snacks. The layout is great for our group meetups. Us dads sit around a few tables together on the first floor to hang out and socialize while the kids play … and play … and play. They don’t get bored, even after two hours there.
Admission to Kid Mania is $3 for ages 1-2, $6 for kids 3 and older, and $1 for adults. We like that they don’t charge adults a full fee. The prices are very reasonable for what you get. They use hand stamping as a security measure, where adults and kids both get a numerical hand stamp that is visible only under a special light. They check the stamps at the door to make sure kids leave only with who they are supposed to.
Overall, Kid Mania is an awesome meetup spot. Come join us next time we meet up there, or check it out with your family.