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Posted December 8, 2010

Monkey Joe’s, a popular inflatables-filled indoor play and party center that provides families with engaging activity and entertainment, bounces into Katy with its official grand opening this weekend. This opening represents a growth trend in one of 2010’s hottest categories, children’s party and entertainment centers.

The grand opening festivities kick-off with a VIP party on Friday, Dec. 10 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. and will include free food and admission. The party and play center will officially open to the public on Saturday, Dec. 11 at 10 a.m.

Walk into Monkey Joe’s and you will find a large space with bright décor and wall-to-wall inflatables, providing fun in the form of bouncing, sliding and jumping. With a main play center and a separate Mini Monkey Zone for toddlers, Monkey Joe’s is suitable for all kids 12 years-old and younger. Customers at Monkey Joe’s may even get a glimpse of the official Monkey Joe, the concept’s beloved mascot, a purple monkey known to make special appearances.

The facility also provides a variety of party packages, group sales and fundraising opportunities.  A proven favorite, birthday parties, can accommodate small and large groups. Birthday party packages cover all your party needs, including courtesy set-up and clean-up, invitations for your guests, a dedicated Monkey Joe’s party host, drinks, paper plates, cups, tablecloth and utensils.

A destination that also caters to parents, Monkey Joe’s provides a long-overdue component to play centers: an unmatched parent lounge with comfortable seating, computer stations and flat screens TVs. As an added bonus, the entire facility provides free, high-speed Internet access.

All Monkey Joe’s locations have committed to full jump sanitation from Swisher Hygiene, the country’s leading provider of commercial hygiene services. The service is intended to reduce exposure to germs and cross-contamination for all who visit and play at Monkey Joe’s, making it a cleaner environment than public playgrounds, schools, daycares and amusement parks. Monkey Joe’s has also developed its own Access Child Control System (SACCS) to create a safe environment for kids to play and parents piece of mind. Children receive arm bands matching them to their parent.  These arm bands are adhered from the minute the child steps into Monkey Joe’s, and are checked by Monkey Joe’s employees upon exiting the facility.

“Safety and cleanliness for the families who enjoy our facilities is a top priority. From the time our guests enter and are processed through the SACCS to when they play on the first inflatable, we strive to offer peace of mind to parents by offering the highest standards of safety and cleanliness,” explains Shonna Lester, director of marketing for Monkey Joe’s.

With 54 locations nationwide, Monkey Joe’s has proved to be a promising business venture. “We’re excited about Monkey Joe’s success and contribute it to the core values of the brand, extensive corporate support and finding the perfect franchisee partners,” explains Lester. “Monkey Joe’s is a unique concept that strives to combine fun, family and exercise in a safe and clean environment.”

The Katy Monkey Joe’s is located at 511 South Mason Rd, Suite A. Operating hours are Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Please mention you found this on www.KatyMagazine.com.

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