by Lola Clifton
This week, my mom and I went to go see the interactive children’s show Pip’s Island. When we entered, we were greeted by very nice gentlemen who checked us in. There are tables and chairs for waiting, and a snack cart with a gift shop. They sell notebooks, stuffies, lunch boxes, pins and much more in the gift shop. Then, a gentlemen greets you wearing an explorer vest and something around his wrist that looks like a colorful, light up Apple Watch. He takes you in the elevator. Once you get up to the top floor you get greeted by an expedition leader. I was greeted by a funny lady named Beatrice. She was also wearing the vest and the strange looking watch.
Then all the children are given a similar set of accessories; an explorer’s vest with the colorful watch. Then they explain the goal of the mission, which is: the island is in danger and we (the explorers) have to save it. Expedition groups go through multiple rooms, and each room has a task which give clues to save the island, and defeat the villain in the story!
There are a total of ten rooms. All are very detailed and each have an activity. For example, one room has fake grass, another has a leaf floor, another is supposed to be a bakery, and another is a ship of some sort. They ask for volunteers in every room and get all children involved. For example, in one room the task is a treasure hunt, in another it is to decorate a cake and in another it is a dance party. Every room is different and unique-it’s like you enter a new world in each room, you never know what’s coming next, and you meet new characters along the way. You meet Pip, Finn, Shelley, Pebble, and some others. The talented actors and actresses made all the children laugh, and even all the parents!
Great job Pip’s Island!
I recommend this show for people with children ages 4-10, but its pretty much for everybody. Even my mom had fun: she laughed at the grumpy villain! I give this show five out of five stars. I don’t want to give away too many spoilers but there is so much to see and experience, you will have a great time. I think they did a terrific job!