Friday, April 22, 2011

Pearl Ridge Mall

Last week we took a trip to Pearl Ridge Mall,  home to the island's only monorail. Visitors can enjoy a scenic ride between the downtown and uptown centers while enjoying views of historic Pearl Harbor and the Arizona Memorial. Pearl Ridge Mall is also home to Macy's, Bed Bath & Beyond®, Sears, and the State's only Toys "R" Us.

Pearlridge Center is the largest enclosed shopping center in the State of Hawaii and is also home to more than 170 stores, restaurants and services. In addition to the monorail, Pearlridge has 2 food courts, 12 full-service restaurants, a miniature golf course, 2 arcades, and 16 theaters.

On the second floor of uptown by Border's Books, we found a place called 808 bounce. 808 bounce is packed with massive and bright colored inflatables including slides, obstacle courses, bounce houses, joust, and a carousel. For $8.75 Children get a wristband and can come and go all day. Entry is free for adults and accompanying children.

808 Bounce would be a great place to bring the kids to celebrate a birthday party. Parents can call to reserve the party area and bring their own food, drinks, balloons and decorations, gift and party favors. For more information check our post on 808 Bounce.

In the middle of the uptown mall there is a map of the Hawaiian Islands our kids found to be very entertaining. It is also conveniently located next to the food court so parents can take a rest and watch the kids have fun.

Upon closer inspection, I found the map was actually British Captain James Cook's route when he discovered the Hawaiian Islands in 1778.

 A monument statue of James Cook stands in Waimea, Kauai commemorating his first contact with the Hawaiian Islands at the town's harbour on January 1778.


  Down town Pearl Ridge is home to the Movie Theater, Ross, California Pizza Kitchen, food courts and a Fun Factory. Fun factory is an arcade for kids to play with plenty of entertainment for the family. Think Chuckie Cheeze without the mouse.

    There is always some kind of event for kids happening at Pearl Ridge Mall. In fact, there is a free membership program for children ages 0 to 12 years old called the Keiki Club. Every Tuesday for free, kid-friendly entertainment from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Activities include crafts, storytelling, face-painting, songs and more.

 Members receive a Keiki Club Card which can be presented at participating merchants throughout Pearlridge Center for special discounts and offers. This past week kids had a chance to get a photo op with the Easter Bunny for 20$. The Pearl Ridge mall is located at 98-1005 Moanalua Rd. #231Aiea, HI 96701
For more information on upcoming events and coupons for retailers at Pearl Ridge Mall visit their website.


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