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“Kids had fun but very dirty” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Makutu's Island

Makutu's Island
6919 West Ray Road, Chandler, AZ 85226
480-344-3740
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Ranked #3 of 11 Fun & Games in Chandler
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Gilbert, Arizona
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Kids had fun but very dirty”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We received an email that Makutu's had reopened after their remodel so we thought we'd check it out. The staff at the front counter were very nice. Kids are now $10 each which is a big increase. Adults, 1 per paid kid are now free which is nice. Once inside the place looks pretty much the same. I brought my laptop to work while the kids played. I set up on the bench looking straight to the banana slide. I got to watch and listen to a lot of the employee comments. The staff by the slides seemed bothered by the kids. One female employee made fun of the size of some of the kids coming down the slides. Some kids were climbing on the no climb zones, the employees noticed and I only saw one employee nicely ask the kids to get down. The water fountains are broken and the bathrooms are a mess, very dirty. We stayed about 3.5 hours. The kids had a good time on the slides. Possibly as we came in the middle of the day, the place was not busy at all.

So overall the place is pretty much the same with the addition of a new bungee feature. The place is still very dirty and the staff is less than friendly.

There was one employee named Nick who did seem to be very friendly with all the kids, he should be an example to other employees that seemed to not care much for their jobs.

Visited July 2014
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“Cool off and let's the kids play”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

I had not been here in years, but my kids had a great time. We arrived about 2pm and it was busy, but as the day wore on it got quiter. The kids had a great time when everyone started leaving around 4pm. The food was reasonably priced, and thank goodness they no longer charge for adults, I found that absurd. My kids were ages 11 and 8, and the older ones loved it as much as the younger ones.

Visited July 2014
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Chandler, Arizona
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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“Great for kids but BUSY!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

My kids absolutely love this place. One bad thing is that it is always so busy you tend to lose your kid because there are so many people and kids are constantly running into each other and crawling over each other. It's a great place for the kids to burn energy though and get out of the heat. We definitely will return.

Visited March 2014
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Phoenix, Arizona
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“Very fun for the kids!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

There so many fun things to climb on slide down and climb through!
The kids never seem to get tired of this and it is a great way to get some exercise and release some energy
It is a great value for the money

Visited February 2014
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Chandler, Arizona
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9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
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“Great for kids 9 and under”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

This has tons of fun things for kids, younger kids will need you to run around with them but kids 6 and up will probably just wander around aimlessly for as long as you will let them. The food is decent (for a kid play place- pizza/corn dogs). Parents have to pay an entrance fee, which I don't understand, but the kids will have fun. Make sure to bring socks!

Visited March 2014
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