Many local entertainment centers are still not open for public gatherings, but at least two say they are ready for b’nei mitzvahs and other celebrations. They are still taking precautions even as the pandemic shows signs of subsiding.
“We’re an adventure park so there’s a lot of frequently touched surfaces,” said Michelle Ferretta, spokeswoman for Urban Air Adventure Park in Waukesha. The facility, which includes the longest indoor go-kart track in Wisconsin, has a strict cleaning regimen, she said. The 900-person capacity is now limited to 30 percent, she said.
The park opened in July, during the pandemic, and it has yet to host a bar or bat mitzvah party. But Ferretta said she knows there are facilities in the Urban Air Adventure Park chain that have done so many times.
WhirlyBall at Brookfield Square, which offers bowling, laser tag and other activities, reopened this month.
“After pressing pause to prioritize the health and safety of our team and guests, we’re thrilled to reopen our doors and welcome our community back,” said Adam Elias, vice president of WhirlyBall. “Following a year of missed celebrations from birthdays, graduations and mitzvahs to rehearsal dinners, weddings and bachelor/bachelorette parties, we cannot wait to help our guests create lasting memories while they eat, drink and game on with us at WhirlyBall.”
The facility will undertake various safety precautions, including six-foot social distancing markers and increased privacy for groups during play, according to a news release.