The family and I went to Planet Play in Draper a while back and although I am no longer a kid, my husband and I were running around like we were, excited about everything.

Planet Play is a large building with many activities and includes a Pizza Pie Cafe – a pizza, salad, and pasta buffet. Some of the activities include laser tag, mini golf, go-karts, bumper cars, and mini bowling.

I didn’t actually do any of the activities since my husband and I were a bit obsessed with earning as many tickets as possible on the Deal or No Deal arcade game but other people we were with had a lot of fun playing laser tag and mini bowling. I was a little disappointed in their go-karts because they had a very small track and I would have been motion sick if I had ridden on them, but other than that, the activities looked like a lot of fun.

I also enjoyed the way the buffet was set up, although the food was not my favorite. When you pay, you pay for the buffet and you can also buy money cards with the buffet, but as far as I know, you can’t get in unless you pay for food. But it’s perfect because although the games and food are very separate, you can walk between both areas any time you would like. It seemed perfect because the kids were able to eat a couple of slices of pizza, play some games, and go back and finish eating dinner. Not only that, but you are able to get drinks any time as well which was really refreshing after working up quite a sweat with some of those activities.

On the flip side, I don’t necessarily enjoy the prices, especially compared to the Pizza Pie Cafe I’ve been to in Provo and the deals I’ve been able to receive there. I feel like they are a bit high for just the buffet, but if you plan to buy the buffet and game card all in one, then you start to get a better deal. Game cards are really nice, however, because they act sort of like a debit card – you put an amount of money onto the card and swipe it each time you want to play something. Then the amount of the activity is automatically taken from the card. There’s no worry about lost cards or tickets – the number of tickets are even kept on your card.

Each weekday, Planet Play also has some fun deals. I think the $7 Tuesday that includes the buffet and a $5 money card is my favorite.

12101 S. State Street, Draper

Mon – Thurs: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Fri – Sat: 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sun: 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

*All opinions are my own – I received no compensation for this article.