If you’re like me, you’ve noticed a gorgeous display of color and beauty at the corner of 42nd and 8th Avenue. Intrigued, I discovered the imaginative world of Pip’s Island, the new interactive theatrical event that will be inspiring families to let out their inner-Indiana Jones! It is no wonder that Broadway World described it as “an unparalleled immersive and interactive journey based on the wild imaginations of its enthusiastic participants – the explorer, dreamer, artist, scientist, and action hero in your life.”
For a captivating and adventure-filled hour or so, explorers will work together with Pip and an uber-talented and energetic cast of characters to save the island from the evil forces of Joules Volter and his nasty moles. Equipped with light activated bracelets and outfitted in cool personalized vests, ‘Expedition 12’ must fix the transmission pod, outwit the moles, fly Cloud Rover, build giant cakes, jump into a snow storm, journey into the deep sea range and finally face off with Joules Volter. With the help of Pip, Pebble and Finn, Expedition 12 must unlock five sparks: Investigate, Activate, Build, Imagine and Connect. My kids are still acting out the 5 choreographed sparks and reenacting their favorite moments and characters!
Recommended for ages 4-10 (ages 4-7 being the sweet spot), Pip’s Island offers a unique opportunity to witness your child unlocking her imagination and enjoying his sense of play and wonder. I had the same fuzzy feeling watching my kids discover Disney World for the first time. Walking into each creatively designed themed room, I felt like a kid in a candy store – or an event-planner at a Bat Mitzvah. Whether it was an underwater world full of bubbles, a snowy forest or an exciting pirate ship, Pips Island immerses you in a world of ‘pure imagination’.
Pip’s Island is an experience you won’t want your kids to miss. As Forbes says, it’s “A great New York Adventure Worth Seeing Again”. Tickets are available at www.pipsisland.com and Today’s Tix.