Just a few more points –
This place will not be all that entertaining to anyone above the age of seven or eight.
However, the 5yo was impressed.
Also, I will say that the staff was extremely kid-oriented and friendly – mostly older high school and college kids who have obviously been well trained. Three of them told me that they had worked there in previous summers which I thought said something about the place.
The place is expensive – $15.00 for anyone over the age of two. However, last night when I was on the site getting last-minute directions, I noticed (that at least for May) a grandparent with a grandchild got in free.
Which was nice. Also, when you get your tickets, you get a free pass for another visit. So there are ways of getting in fairly reasonably.
A steak house ia attached – the 5yo had a child-sized pizza which he gobbled down and I had a very good hamburger.
So, if you’re looking to go west with a 5yo – here’s your opportunity.