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Friday, October 18, 2019

Teaneck—Seems like World of Wings (WOW), just opened, but now it has renovated and is celebrating the grand reopening of its play area on the second floor. It is an amazing facility, a butterfly museum and fun center, located at 1775 Windsor Road in Teaneck, After meeting and dealing with the community, WOW listened to what patrons had to say, and added a number of new attractions, restructured their pricing and hired new staff.

Families who have visited WOW in its first incarnation will be surprised at how much has changed. Program coordinator Kate Janowicz invites families to come back and see the difference.“Everything deserves a second chance. Visitors won’t be disappointed! Our pricing is now family friendly and we offer great deals.”

World Of Wings now has private spaces to help you celebrate your special occasion—and will allow you to bring in kosher catering. In addition to a number of themed birthday party rooms, there are four other event areas. Each room is equipped with party lighting, audio-visual systems, and entertainment systems. The Skylight room holds up to 80 people and the Imago conference room fits 150 -200 people. It has been a venue for  birthday parties, awards ceremonies, fundraisers and corporate events. The banquet room, Windsor Hall, holds up to 300 people, and has a bar station appropriate for bar/bat mitzvahs and weddings. Janowicz adds that brides have used the atrium as a beautiful backdrop for photos. The reception area, complete with a water wall and illuminated pillars invites guests in for a fun evening. Janowicz explains that the event staff works hard to accommodate everyone’s budget. There are different package options at varying price points. Kosher food is available,from the caterer or pizza shop of your choice, for any event in any of the spaces. Even the Embers Restaurant can work with your kosher caterer to host a swank kosher dinner party. Visit http://www.windsorhallnj.com/ for more information.

But of course, there is more, much more.

World of Wings is home to birds and hundreds of butterflies that fly freely around guests in a serene atrium filled with tropical fauna and classical music. Every day, visitors can watch newly hatched butterflies released into the Atrium for their first flight. These butterflies are brought directly from the butterfly receiving room, a place where visitors can watch as the butterflies emerge from their chrysalises. The atrium and the vivid exhibition area, which is home to an array of 50 exotic animals, foster an appreciation and love of nature in children and adults alike.

In addition to the nature related elements of World of Wings, there are also two floors of entertaining attractions.The first floor hosts play rooms for cooking, drawing on the walls, blowing gigantic bubbles, and getting dizzy. Children will love the new and improved slot car racetrack and the outdoor sandbox. Janowicz encourages visitors in the I-Café,to snap a picture, email it, post it to the digital wall, and enter the photo in the WOW photo contest to win a prize.She also explains that prices have been significantly reduced and the admission fee includes  many of its attractions save for the bounce house, easy rollers, beading, and face painting. On weekdays after 5 p.m., if you purchase tickets for these attractions, WOW will waive the entrance fee.

The new attractions on the second floor include a large rock climbing wall, a dark touch tunnel, and a virtual gaming area.The new and improved dress up area, free with admission, features four whimsical rooms and a larger selection of costume choices and sizes for girls and boys.

The second floor soft play area is intended for children ages 5 and under, but parents and older siblings are welcome to join in the fun. The ball pit and seating area are bigger and adults can lounge while their youngsters play. New additions include jungle gyms, train tables, and a large array of rides on toys.

Admission fees now range from $11 -$16 per person.The new frequent flyer visitor card offers visitors their 11th visit at no charge.Coupons for admission and birthday party packages are available on the website www.wowbutterfly.com.

By Paula Cohen