Jaime's Local Love: Castles N Coasters

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For the month of February, Jaime is celebrating Jaime's Local Legacies: businesses with decades here in the Valley. 

Castles ~n~ Coasters is a beloved amusement park with 40 years in the Valley.

The park was built in 1977, and originally opened under the name Golf ~n~ Stuff.

The Brimhall family started the family entertainment center and still owns and operates Castles ~n~ Coasters today,  as well as several smaller Golf ~n~ Stuff locations in Tucson (AZ), Ventura (CA), and Norwalk (CA).

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Trailing the 1973 opening of the Norwalk location, Golf ~n~ Stuff Phoenix featured a massive indoor video arcade, four outdoor 18-hole miniature golf courses, go-karts and batting cages.

In 1992, Golf ~n~ Stuff Phoenix became Castles ~n~ Coasters, expanding the park to approximately10-acres and adding several rides including Arizona’s ONLY double loop roller coaster - Desert Storm, and a log flume ride - Splashdown.

Castles ~n~ Coasters and Golf ~n~ Stuff have offered a fun-filled environment for families young or old for more than 40 years!  

Valentine’s Day Special
Bring your Valentine’s Date out to the park and get all of the following for just $24.99: Eight ride tickets for either Go-Karts or Bumper Boats, two rounds of mini golf, two 1-Hour unlimited arcade passes, and two giant ice cream waffle cones. That’s $24.99! Not each, TOTAL. *

Flashback Friday
CnC is rollin’ back the prices for Flashback Friday! For a limited time only, unlimited rides are just $19.99 every Friday from 5 p.m. to close!

Castles ~n~ Coasters

9445 N. Metro Parkway East, Phoenix, AZ, 85051

602-997-7575

Email:  contactus@castlesncoasters.com

Facebook: facebook.com/castlesncoasters

Twitter: twitter.com/castlescoasters

Instagram: instagram.com/castlesncoasters

YouTube: youtube.com/castlesncoasters 

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Jaime CerretaHometown girl Jaime Cerreta was born and raised in Phoenix and has family all over the Valley.

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Jaime Cerreta

If that Cerreta name makes visions of little green mints dance in your head, you're onto something. Yes, Jaime is “one of those candy people." Her grandfather started the Cerreta Candy Company in 1968, and her father worked there for 45 years. Many of her aunts, uncles, and cousins, as well as her grandfather -- Mr. C. himself -- are still making candy at the Glendale-based factory. Jaime's favorites are the Peanut Butter Pizzazz and the famous French Mint Truffles.

Jaime is a graduate of Arizona State University and the Walter Cronkite School of Broadcast Journalism.

She left the Valley after college for her first TV job as a one-man-band reporter in Joplin, Mo. She then produced and anchored a morning show in Springfield, Mo. before moving to Beaumont, Texas, where she worked as the morning anchor/reporter.

Before returning to the Valley in August 2013, Jaime spent the past seven years in Oklahoma City, where she served as the evening anchor at the local Fox station. Jaime anchored Oklahoma Associated Press award-winning newscasts for Best Newscast and Best Election Coverage. She was named one of Oklahoma Magazine's Best of the Best. Jaime stayed on the desk for up to 12 hours at a time when the deadly tornadoes hit in May 2013. She has covered hurricanes, hail storms, blizzards, flooding and droughts.

Some of her favorite experiences in Oklahoma include shooting one-on-one basketball with Blake Griffin and talking football with Sam Bradford.

Jaime considers herself a "total foodie" and strongly believes in supporting local businesses. She's an advocate for the Alzheimer's Association, a reluctant exerciser and a positive thinker. Jaime loves spending time with friends and family and any patio with a view of Camelback Mountain. Mostly, she loves being back home sweet home in the Valley of the Sun.

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