**Update: Unfortunately, HoverPark is no longer in business.**

Have you heard about the latest hoverboard craze? Well, when we heard that a new hoverboard park, HoverPark, just opened around our neighborhood, I was intrigued. Then when I heard that young kids were able to try it out too, I knew my little adventurers would love it. Check out how we did!

Highlights:

  • Hoverboard counter. Definitely one of the coolest and most unique counters I’ve ever seen!

Hoverpark West Dundee - Cool Hoverboard counter

  • Patient and understanding. If you’ve never ridden before, I highly recommend the training session. Our trainer was as patient as can be and worked really well with the kids. They were nervous at first, but quickly warmed up to her. Everyone starts out with a harness, but they learned quickly and didn’t need it after a bit.Hoverpark West Dundee - Training

 

  • Test your skills. After you have undergone training, you’re off to the tracks to try out your newfound skills. There are different tracks including one with an obstacle course, a basketball area, or an open area.

Hoverpark West Dundee - Obstacle Course

  • Love a challenge? Most of the tracks are timed, perfect for challenging yourself or others. The times are shown on the electronic scoreboard.

Hoverpark West Dundee

Here is the training in action:

Then check them out after a few minutes of training:

We Wish:

  • We wish they were more organized and had more staff monitor the tracks. Some people took more than one turn which resulted in longer waits. Not fun.
  • They had more obstacle courses. This was a popular course, so the lines were a little longer.
  • It would have been even better if wait times weren’t counted against the 60 minute session.

Tips to enjoy Hoverpark:

  • Wear comfortable, flat shoes. Ditch the heels; you’ll need to stay balanced.
  • Schedule your session online and fill out all the waivers too. Avoid having to do it when you check in.
  • Arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled session for training.
  • After your first scan, your 60-minute timer has started. You have an hour to enjoy the tracks.
  • Best time to visit? First two sessions and last two sessions seem to be the least busy. Avoid Tuesdays since those are $10 sessions and as you can imagine they are much busier.

Bottom Line:

We would definitely come here again, maybe on a weekday when it’s less busier. No doubt, it’s definitely a fun time for the family!

Nitty Gritty:

Website: http://www.hoverpark.com/
Location: 999 W. Main Street, West Dundee, IL. Located at the former Target location, now located inside the Lifezone 360 building.
Hours: Closed on Mondays. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.; Friday 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Ticket prices: $20 a session; $10 on Tuesdays
Parking: Plenty of parking at the lot
Stroller-friendly? Leave the strollers at home.
Crowded: We visited on a Saturday around noon and it did progressively busier as the day went on.
What to expect:  Hoverboard tracks and obstacle courses

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