Ride an Epic Three-Story Go Kart Track at C.J. Barrymore’s

Fly down a go kart vortex at speeds up to 20 miles per hour.

Adventure-seeking families can fly down a go kart vortex at speeds up to 20 miles per hour at C.J. Barrymore’s newest attraction, the Indy SkyTrack

The Indy SkyTrack is the roller coaster of go karting. With a three-story, 30-foot-tall vortex and several loop-de-loops, the new track looks like it could be the newest addition to Mario Karts’ Rainbow Road! 

Quick details about C.J. Barrymore’s Indy SkyTrack

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Photo credit: C.J. Barrymore’s

  • Hours: The park is currently open on Friday-Sunday with special Memorial Day hours. Beginning June 1, the park will be open daily through August. Check their calendar for the most up to date information. 
  • Cost: $12 per ride; $49 for all day attraction passes 
  • Height restriction: Drivers must be at least 16 years old and at least 60 inches tall. Riders in double karts must be at least 40 inches tall. 

C.J. Barrymore’s unveiled the new track last Friday, May 3, coinciding with the amusement park’s 50th anniversary year. The park offers two other go karting tracks — the Grand Prix Track and the Turbo Track — that have more relaxed height requirements than the Indy SkyTrack, with the Turbo Track being the most suitable option for younger kids 54 inches or shorter. 

Tips for riding the Indy SkyTrack

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Photo credit: C.J. Barrymore’s

  • All outdoor attractions at C.J. Barrymore’s are weather dependent. The park does not issue rain checks or refunds, so be sure to check the weather forecast before you go.
  • Drivers must be at least 16 years old and at least 60 inches tall to drive either single or double Indy SkyTrack karts. Riders must be at least 40 inches tall to ride in a double kart. 
  • Don’t meet the height requirement? Not to worry! The Turbo Track is the most kid-friendly of the three go kart tracks at C.J. Barrymore’s. While there isn’t an age requirement on the Turbo Track, drivers must be at least 54 inches to drive. 

Other things to do with kids at C.J. Barrymore’s 

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Photo credit: CJ Barrymore’s Family Entertainment Center

C.J. Barrymore’s is home to more than 20 indoor and outdoor attractions. Inside, you’ll find classic fun center activities like arcade games, laser tag, bowling and bumper cars. Here are just a few of the thrilling outdoor attractions for families to enjoy: 

  • Take in the views from the top of the Ferris Wheel. Height requirement: 48 inches to ride alone. 
  • Experience a gravity free fall on the Drop Tower. Height requirement: 54 inches to ride solo, 50 inches to ride with an adult. 
  • Make a splash on the bumper boats. Height requirement: 46 inches to operate, 40 inches to ride. 
  • Take on the Loop Roller Coaster or the Spinning Coaster. Height requirement: varies by ride.
  • Putt around on the mini golf course. Height requirement: 40 inches tall to play.

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Nikki Roberts
Nikki Roberts
Nikki Roberts is the assistant editor on the Metro Parent team. She is always on the lookout for the coolest and trendiest new attractions, restaurants and events for metro Detroit families. Her newsletters, online family guides and exciting digital content keep families informed on all the latest happenings around town.

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