$10 for unlimited time at Gualo Rai indoor playground

Posted on Mar 02 2023

Sunshine Kids Playground & Shopping Center is located next to Paradise Dental along Middle Road in Gualo Rai. (MARK RABAGO)

Children ages 1-12 can play to their heart’s content at Colorful Sunshine Kids Playground & Shopping Center.

Owner Jinhua Wu said they’re giving away 300 coupons that entitles bearers to a $10 unlimited playing time for children 12 years and below with the promotion ending on May 31, 2023.

For children 13 years and above, Colorful Sunshine Kids Playground still has dozens of video arcade games, basketball machines, and claw games with amazing prizes at only $1 for four tokens.

Come to think of it, there’s never a dull moment once you step inside the almost fantasy world-like wonder that is Colorful Sunshine Kids Playground.

Aside from its expansive indoor playground with a whimsical theme complete with mini house, merry-go-round, slides, sandpit, and a fully functional jungle gym, it also has over 30 arcade games; train, spaceship, and motorcycle kids rides; adult and kids hoops machines; and the always cathartic Whac-A-Mole machines.

Sunshine Kids Playground’s indoor playground has a whimsical theme complete with mini house, merry-go-round, slides, sandpit, and a fully functional jungle gym. (MARK RABAGO)

Wu proudly said that what truly sets them apart from other indoor playgrounds mushrooming all over the island is their sheer number of gaming machines and video arcades.

Some of the more popular video arcade games include Tekken, Super Mario World, Sonic the Hedgehog, Bomberman, Tetris Puzzles, Pac-Man, and many other genres.

And if your kid—or even yourself—fancies little toy trinkets, then you’re in luck as gashapon or capsule toy machines line up Colorful Sunshine Kids Playground’s child-proof walls. 

If those capsule toys are not enough, Colorful Sunshine Kids Playground also sells toys and clothes at its mini retail store inside the establishment. 

And because it also operates the nearby Party and Beyond restaurant, customers at the indoor playground can readily order food and drinks from Colorful Sunshine Kids Playground.

Opened in April 2022, Colorful Sunshine Kids Playground was borne out of Wu’s children lamenting the lack of indoor playground facilities on the island.

“I brought my two boys to China and everywhere you go there’s indoors playground for kids…then they asked “Mama why Saipan there’s nothing?’” she said.

Wu finally brought her children’s dream into fruition after the former employee at T Galleria by DFS, Saipan got bored being a stay-at-home mom.

“So I thought maybe I should just start something even if it’s in a small location. I thought it was probably good to start by selling milk tea first and that eventually became Party and Beyond that we opened in September 2021,” she said.

Then seven months later, Colorful Sunshine Kids Playground opened in the same building separated only by a laundry shop and poker parlor.

Wu said so far so good as the business has been thriving as the local community has fully embraced the indoor playground even if the island is still in a pandemic. 

“Last year when we opened we were very busy during the summer. Now, I can say we’re full during the weekends only as there’s no school.”

She’s also not taking any risks as far as COVID-19 is concerned, saying that she and her staff are fully vaccinated and wear masks all the time.

“We also always clean and fully sanitize the facility. We’ve also bought an air purifier to make sure that healthy air circulates inside the indoor playground,” she said.

Colorful Sunshine Kids Playground is a welcome addition to Saipan which until lately had been bereft of big city amenities like indoor playgrounds.

“I know Saipan is a tropical island and is good for outdoor and beach activities. But when it’s raining it’s also nice to treat your kids once in a while to an indoor kids playground like our’s where it’s air-conditioned and restaurant-quality food is available. Kids will have a great time and enjoy it,” said Wu.

Located next to Paradise Dental along Middle Road in Gualo Rai, Colorful Sunshine Kids Playground is open everyday from 11am to 8pm, Monday-Thursday and Sunday and from 11am to 8:30pm, Friday-Saturday.

For more information, call (670) 488-0888 or (670) 285-1809. They also can be contacted through their Facebook page. 

Mark Rabago | Associate Editor
Mark Rabago is the Associate Editor of Saipan Tribune. Contact him at Mark_Rabago@saipantribune.com

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