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“Disappointing”
Review of Crayola Experience

Crayola Experience
Ranked #1 of 2 Fun & Games in Easton
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Crayola Experience is bursting with 26 exciting hands-on activities where you can name and wrap your own Crayola crayon, star in your own coloring page and so much more!
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Stroller parking, Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access, Lockers / storage, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed October 14, 2013

We've taken our three granddaughters to the Crayola Factory, now Experience and for the first two the experience was excellent. Each time it was different but very enjoyable. This time the building had been renovated so the cost was not only quite a bit more expensive but several activities were individually priced which was a turnoff.

The cafeteria which formerly was a McDonalds and was quite shabby has be upgraded, the food provided is healthier and offers more options. We went on a Friday which meant it was not crowded and was fine for the two of us an our six year old. The other times we visited the place was jam-packed with large families with many children, quite a few of whom were too young to use the facility. The parents spent more time coloring than did the kids. This time there was an area labeled for toddlers but lacked a variety of age appropriate activities for this group. Disappointing.

The activities were fine but lacked some of the areas our kids enjoyed most. The computer-based activities were poorly explained and a number of machines were not working.

1  Thank CharleneSokal
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Reviewed October 10, 2013

We went during a weekday and had only 10 other people in the place. It is expensive - borderline too expensive but it is really well done. Our two year old daughter had one of the best times ever. She ran giggling and smiling for the nearly two hours we were there. We enjoyed ourselves there too - it was engaging enough to keep us from going crazy. Well worth it to visit. Well done and professional experience.

2  Thank Washout
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

I went here last month with my 3 sons & we all had a blast! Entrance fee was a bit expensive, but it was well worth it. There was so much to do on every floor & the kids got to take home a whole goody bag of projects & crayola products. It's best to visit in the mornings so you beat the lines to the attractions. The one my kids loved best was on the third floor where you melt crayons into fun shapes like rings & dinosaurs.
Overall it was very interactive & fun for all ages & I highly recommend the trip!

2  Thank H4509NPlindaa
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Reviewed October 7, 2013

The Crayola Experience was a fun place to visit and well worth the 1.5 hour drive to get there. We found it easy to find parking despite a street fair going on, and found navigating Easton to be very simple. Admission is approximately $15 and includes 3 tokens for each person. Additional tokens are available for sale. Like some others who reviewed The Crayola Experience, we did not find additional tokens necessary. The Crayola Experience offers many different experiences and activities including:
** Personalizing Your Own Crayon -- choose among 5 different colored crayons and personalize a label that you apply yourself. This costs 1 token. My daughter thought the idea of personalized crayons was pretty cool, so she chose to make all 5.
** Crayola Crayon Making Show -- apologies for taking a wild guess at what the show is really called... this was my best guess. It's basically a staged process of the history of making crayons (brief) to the manufacture of them. I think people of all ages will find this interesting... plus you get a crayon after the show.
** Model Magic Area -- for 1 token each, you can obtain packages of model magic and create whatever you'd like at tables with every tool Crayola makes at your disposal. We passed this by, but could see how kids would enjoy this.
** Sand Art / Fabric Markers / Airbrushing -- these 3 attractions require an additional fee, but were reasonable.
** Personal Coloring Page -- they have a 'photo booth' where you can sit, take a picture, and print it out as a personalized coloring page. We found this to be very cool and snapped a couple different photos to take home.
** Art Alive --- Draw pictures on a tablet and then watch them appear on a larger screen in the room.
** Marker Mania -- make your own marker. This requires 1 token per color. This was another product my daughter liked and chose to make several.
** Water Works -- this is effectively a large water table that helps draw in local knowledge. Kids move along the table taking their Crayola crayon boat through a series of locks and canals to teach them how the systems work.
** Color Playground -- exactly what it sounds like. It's a 2 story maze of tubes and slides.
** Paint Palette -- This is a spot for kids to paint and create whatever project the Crayola folks put together. The crafts rotate. During our visit, most were Halloween themed.
** Doodle in the Dark -- There are sever things going on in the Doodle in the Dark room. They have an interactive dance area, an interactive game board projected on the floor, and blacklight marker boards.
** Meltdown -- use melted crayons to paint.
** Crayon Clinic -- take a provided crayon and change its shape. There was no fee and no limit as to how many you could make.
** Drip Art -- Melt a crayon to create a unique piece of spin art.

We found the day to be very enjoyable. We arrived early and stayed approximately 3 hours. We never waited to do anything and never felt rushed while we were there. We did not aim to hit everything, but found ourselves just moving at a nice pace and having a great day. We took home a great bag of souvenirs and memories. I would highly recommend visiting the Crayola Experience.

3  Thank soul_surfer
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Reviewed October 4, 2013

The Crayola Factory is four floors of fun for children. Participants can melt crayons to make pictures and molds, make crayon labels with their name, play with computer interactive drawings, take pictures of themselves with special backgrounds, and even watch a presentation of how crayons are made. Although it was just us two retired folks, we still managed to have fun - especially with the puzzle activity. Enjoy!

1  Thank Melodycthomas
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