|Address:||2545 US-22, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076, USA|
|Working:||Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed 11AM–7PM 11AM–7PM|
Waste of money. My son reached the height limit for the "kiddie rides" (which we checked online before driving there considering we live about 40 minutes away) but was not above the limit to ride alone so he needed a parent to go on them all with him-this is what we were told at the front so his dad, him and I all got the unlimited rides pass making our total $80. We went into the park and quickly realized that out of the handful of kiddie rides they do have many of them have a heigh max. Meaning that although my son was at the minimum height, he wasnt able to go on because my husband and I are too tall. This left us with 2 total rides we could take him on. We quickly asked for a refund and they refused. This of course was frustrating considering we were there for a shorter time then it took us to even drive there and management was not willing to work with us on anything just telling us "all sales are final". Not how you keep happy customers. On a side not the place looks like it hasnt had a single upgrade in several years. All the animal statues paint is nearly completely off and the workers are not friendly and not a single person looked happy to be there. We even overheard other young children talking amongst their friends in line for food saying how "boring" they thought the place was.
Never will I waste another penny in this establishment . Today I decide to take my 9 year old daughter to the park . I walk up to the ticket booth which happen to have several different signs all over it . I ask can I purchase twenty tickets which happen to be twenty five dollar never once did the lady mention as a courtesy that I could have purchase the unlimited ban for the same price till four oclock. I proceed to the rides which for the average nine year old are 4 and 5 tickets which meant my daughter was only allow to ride 5 rides which half of the rides wasnt work or the employees put them on for two seconds. When I went to purchase more tickets that when I notice the ban price I ask her why didnt she offer the ban purchase she said oh I wasnt here .. she proceed to get the manger after my request he state "oh we dont do that because that how we make our money " and state you know how much money we could have made off you three people ... he dont have to ever worry about me ever stepping foot in there again .
...the idea of a smaller scale amusement park geared towards smaller kids is good one, however, we experienced quality&safety concerns. Some rides are rusted/peeling, some of the corroded areas we had to touch - like the safety bars. Staff seems very young. The absolute clincher and deal breaker was when the balloon ride, which rotates and spins in multiple directions, started with myself and my five year old granddaughter NOT YET BUCKLED IN. The attendant saw her holding the two ends, and me adjusting my own, didnt assist or ensure it got done - she just walked away and hit the power. Luckily I was able to get them adjusted and buckled before it went too fast. Worse if you can imagine, was the half-hearted apology from the manager. Safety is not a nuisance, this is a major problem! Safety for any person needs to be of the utmost concern, children even more so. I will not go back.
My kids were asking me to take them somewhere so I just googled whats was the closest amusement park. Bow craft is a small but fun amusement park that will keep the kids entertrained. I feel the prices are a little over priced for the type of park it is and about half the rides in there were out of service. Not to mention that the rides are all outdated as well and this place can use a upgrade desperately. For regular entry is was about 90 dollars and you get 100 tickets for a family of 5. If you waited till 4pm then they charge $15 per bracelet and you have unlimited rides mind you the individual tickets, each ride is about 4 tickets to ride. To me is should be 1 ticket equals 1 ride. None the less my kids had a great time which is all that matters.
This place is SPECTACULAR!! I know a lot of people dont like Bowcraft but they were expecting Sixflags. One person even said that they were expecting a sixflags type place. Even though it is a bit old fashioned it has a nice touch. They definitely need more staffing members but other than that the staff is very nice some times the even bend the rules a little. Like... if youre not 48 inches and youre 45 say theyll still let you go on the ride. Bowcraft is really clean and they have a wide variety of different foods. They lots of different rides but really all are for little kids. (Under ages 12 maybe) There are little crowds and longest wait for a line is maybe 5 minutes. I LOVE THIS PLACE!!!!!!! :D :D:D
The staff and manager were both very rude to my 8 month pregnant wife demanding that she buy a unlimted ride ticket to enter even though she wasnt going to ride any ride because you know she is 8 months pregnant. I understand that this is there policy but there was no reason for the manager to be rude to my wife. After declining to enter we then had to deal with a our daughter who was know upset that she wasnt going to ride any ride that night. Good job Bowcraft on making a little girl cry and being rude to a pregnant woman. Great example of a family enviorment. Thanks no thanks.
What a Horrible experience. Workers are so rude especially the manager. 1- I just dont understand why do adults have to pay if this is a kids amusement park and especially for the amount of rides the tickets are too expensive its not worth it. 2-this is not six flags is made for kids my son is 6 years old and because of the height requirement he couldnt get in on half of the rides which is disappointing. So before you go in make sure you ask whats the height requirement before you pay and basically wasting your money.
Perfect for someone whos 35". Dont bring the teens this is for the young ones that enjoy a good thrill. Great staff. Nice crowd - no long lines. The only reason it didnt get a 5 is because it is a little date, my son was on the boats and the poor kid running it was hitting the machine. He didnt panic and the ride ended no problem however it lasted a long time and no parent likes to see the operator hitting the control box when their kid is on the ride. Get the fun pass, plenty of time to get your moneys worth!
Im 36 years old I used to come here as a kid. Believe it or not they have some 30 year old rides here. The go kart track thing is using literally the same carts I used as a kid. The motorcycle round about thing is original 30 year p.o.s. the umbrella round about thing is same 30 year old p.o.s. the rides here have more rust than the titanic sitting at the bottom of the ocean. How they pass safety regulations is beyond my comprehension. Dont waste your money here place is a dud.