Photos courtesy of Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
For those craving an extra dash of nostalgia this summer, a trip to the heart of the ‘80s and ‘90s is just a booking away or visit away. Fairmont Scottsdale Princess is bringing back your favorite decades through Labor Day with its latest spectacle, Let’s Roll, Summer at the Princess. The memories of yesteryears are set to spring to life in a vibrant jamboree that promises a nostalgic journey back in time.
From the moment you step onto the property, prepare to be whisked back to a colorful era where roller skates were a sensation, neon reigned supreme, and Saturday nights were adorned with fireworks and dive-in movies. Parents can relive their youth with their children, experiencing the thrill of roller skating on a real outdoor rink, taking aim in an adrenaline-pumping game of Ghost Blasterz laser tag, or trying their luck at neon mini-golf. The Arcade, brimming with retro video games, stands ready to whisk you straight back to your childhood. All these activities and more await, free for hotel guests and available from Wednesday through Sunday.
For budding young scientists, the Trailblazer’s Kid’s Club transforms into the Professor Science Learning Lab from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily. Here, children aged 5 to 12 can help Professor Science carry out wild experiments, uncover the mysteries of the universe, and earn their very own Science Achievement Award.
Meanwhile, the adults can enjoy a luxurious slice of the past at the 44,000-square-foot Well & Being Spa. Offering a ‘90s-inspired water aerobics class at the Sonoran Landing Pool every Friday and Saturday in August, and home to the largest Sisley Spa in the United States, guests can start their indulgence with champagne and French pastries before losing themselves in the 90-minute Black Rose Facial.
Bookings are encouraged as soon as possible to secure a spot in this throwback paradise. The resort is offering a special Game, Glo, and Roll package, providing admission to all the resort’s activities and a $100 daily resort credit. This year’s charity partner is Thunderbirds Charities, ensuring that your nostalgia trip also contributes to a noble cause, benefitting children and families in need in the Valley.
Let’s Roll, Summer at the Princess extends beyond the hotel’s overnight guests. For just $35 per person, general admission tickets grant access to a range of attractions from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Let the good times roll at Scottsdale Skate, an open-air roller rink disco oasis complete with an oversized roller skate for the perfect photo opportunity. Take on the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man and Slimer in the black light Ghost Blasterz Laser Tag or enjoy a round of glow-in-the-dark mini-golf at Neon 9 Mini Golf. Finish your evening at The Arcade, where you can rekindle your love for classic arcade games like Frogger, Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, pinball, and Skee-Ball.
As you prepare to step back in time, do remember that the nightly general admission to Let’s Roll, Summer at the Princess doesn’t include access to the resort’s luxurious pools. The resort’s pools remain an exclusive perk for overnight guests, providing them a chance to cool off and relax in style after a day full of ‘80s and ‘90s fun. Please also note that parking is available but must be purchased separately. Be sure to plan your visit accordingly to make the most out of this time-traveling experience.
So, pack your bags, dust off your neon attire, and prepare to travel back in time this summer at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess. As you roll back the years, you’re also rolling forward a good cause.
For more information, visit scottsdaleprincess.com.