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My nephews birthday

Its good spot especially now during this covid period social distending good pizza and arcade just... read more

Reviewed October 15, 2020
miguelacruz216
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Bakersfield, California
Fun small Amusement Park

Grandkids out of school for 2 weeks, the rest of the kids aren't, it was just their school. Decided... read more

Reviewed October 14, 2018
altonjk
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Bakersfield, California
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Reviewed May 23, 2017 via mobile

It was good and they was very nice and they was helpful with the kids and they had the food on time and they had a blast

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank heatherhU1653VC
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Reviewed April 25, 2017 via mobile

Our grandkids live in Bakersfield and asked us to take them to Camelot. We agreed, even though the last time we visited this park our car was broken into and my wife's purse was stolen, to the tune of a couple hundred dollars and a whole bunch of hours of annoyance. We picked a Monday afternoon, hoping for a small crowd so our three could enjoy their time without lots of others, as our grandkids are reserved and a bit shy in social situations. When we arrived at the ticket booth the kids were excited to learn that the two oldest were tall enough, based on the measuring device to drive the big go carts. The youngest was tall enough to ride. We went for the all inclusive pass so they could do just that.

We headed for the go carts and off they went, after waiting while the lone worker wandered around half paying attention to the kids on the track, half day-dreaming. Finally they were loaded in, along with the previous group, and off they went, the two older ones driving, the youngest riding with the oldest. First time for the middle kid driving and she is cautious by nature. One of the kids from the other group decided he wanted to show the world he could bump, slow down, and zig-zag across the course, annoying other drivers and creating situations. This clearly bothered our kids, as what he was doing was clearly against the written rules and they are rule followers. The middle child finally just quit, came in early in tears. Grandma, who had tried to get the attention of the aggressive driver, went to the attendant and complained as only a grandmother who is an accomplished primary grade teacher can do: protecting the chicks. The attendant stammered as he clearly wasn't paying attention, but did warn the boy, who left for other rides after going up to our kids and telling them they did a great job, in a way only a middle school kid could do, with no level of sincerity. We convinced the kids to try it again, as only a father and son were on the track with them. They had a great time.

They tried the bumper boats, which, even though on a chilly afternoon, was great. They did the little airplane ride, after they found three cars where the seat belts worked, and then went back to the go carts. The older two were the only ones there and were excited to have the track to themselves. An attendant appeared out of the building and set them up, out of our sight. As they came out, they were in one car, looking puzzled and hurt. We called the attendant over and he said the middle one wasn't tall enough to drive the car, even though she hit the magic 56 inches. Apparently there is a rule or he has a rule that one must be able to reach the pedal while pushing fully back on the seat. Not a written rule, but a rule. We explained she had driven successfully two other times and had been seated by other attendants, one of whom joined our conversation somewhat bewilderedly. We went to the manager.

Denise, the manager, measured our granddaughter and said she qualified and wrote a note on her wristband. She then went out to talk with the attendants, both of whom became very busy suddenly. The original kid who created the problem was on the track, the wind was up, and our kids had lost their enthusiasm.

To Denise's credit, she apologized, went directly to the attendant, and then gave each of our three grandkids forty tokens for the arcade games. It was a nice touch as we hadn't planned to do the arcade games at all, but the kids did so and had a great time doing them.

We then went off to dinner, never really knowing if the "touch the pedal rule" was the rule or if the printed height requirement was the rule. Carl, the attendant who enforced the rule did so in an appropriate manner, and Steven, his partner, admitted he wasn't watching as closely as he could have been to the seating, so they were doing as they should, but why an unwritten rule? Or is there one? Or....

Camelot is an older facility from another era. The car tracks, both mini and full size are fine, but not real imaginative. The bumper boats are showing some weathering, but work just fine. The airplane ride needs some TLC and maybe a couple shots of WD 40. The arcade is a little crowded, dark, and loud, as one would expect from an arcade. I spent 22 years as a high school and middle school administrator, so I recognize the smell of secondary school lunch rooms, and that was the vibe at Camelot. The parking lot could use some care as they asphalt is a distant memory in parts of it. The restrooms were clean and supplied, and the floors, for all the traffic, were in reasonable shape.

In all, the trip was probably worth the $15.99 per kid wrist band, assuming no unwritten rules. Might even go a buck or two higher. We did appreciate the assistance from Denise, the manager, who gave us much more help than did the person a couple years ago with the stolen purse. I hope places like Camelot can survive as they serve a purpose in a community, but I have my doubts.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Mark J
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Reviewed November 18, 2016

I have always been a fan of Camelot Park. This reminded me of the old Camelot Park that was located in Modesto, that changed into "Boomers".
Camelot Park has a variety of arcade games and ticket winning games to choose from. It is similiar to John's Incredible Pizza.

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank shongb
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Reviewed November 9, 2016

We took our small grandchildren ( ages 3-6-8-9) here to play mini golf. There is also a area with electronic games, and a snack bar & batting cages. The mini golf was fun even though 4 small kids made the game a very LONG game. The game room was very loud, and kids are running an screaming. We kept a close watch on our 4.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Nanski
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Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

Came here with my family and we did everything except for the batting cages. The prices were good for the amount of fun we had, especially on the go carts. The mini golf course is nice and calm and is a good way to spend time with the little ones.

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank James D
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