Yesterday the family and I took off to Cherry Creek Shopping Center to check out Santa’s Flight Academy and make sure that Santa had our final list ready for the big holiday!
The badges printed right there with our kids names and photos on them and the elves helped to place lanyards on to ready us for our training!
Their names popped up on the screen to welcome them into the flight academy and off we went on our training.
Once our flight suits were measured, it was time to try them on and see how well we moved. Both kids jumped on the flight suit visualizer and danced around making sure their virtual suits moved well!
From there we moved to make sure that Santa’s sleigh was loaded with gifts, and that his navigation station was prepared for the big night. We chose his flight pattern and checked the weather. The kids loved how interactive all of this was. The sleigh was huge and so amazing for the kids to walk into.
When all the settings were ready on the sleigh we moved to the power station where a boisterous “Merry Christmas” sent a jolt of power to the sleigh! My children were incredibly loud and had the elves laughing.
Final checks to the sleigh engine were next. We made sure all the buttons were pushed and everything was prepared to make the Christmas Eve flight safe and sound.
Before meeting the big guy for our final check, we met with our elves to see how well we did preparing the sled and getting through the flight academy. Both kids were Santa’s Hero’s and were approved to meet with him!
We played a little inside this area with the fun mirrors and actual snow falling from the roof before meeting Santa!
When it was our turn the kids happily sat on his lap, enjoyed a nice conversation and were not rushed through. Santa was extremely patient and jolly and did a great job giving each child special attention. When we were done, the kids were given special tags for completing the academy and mom and dad purchased our photo package. Their photo packages were awesome and I am so excited to give some photos to our most special family members!
The picture was complete and was awesome! I love how he captured out kids cute little features and this moment. What a great way to end our visit with Santa.
The day was nearly over so we grabbed some dinner, did a little shopping and headed home. We were spent and our kids were in bed early after all their training and excitement. The entire way home, the husband and I talked about how awesome this experience was. We are totally making the hour drive again next year because this was by far the most fun for our kids.
If you have yet to see Santa or you need to finalize your list like we did, you have to go to Cherry Creek Shopping Center and go through Santa’s Flight Academy! Even with a wait you will not regret the time you spent and the fun and magic that your kids experience.