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Tampa Bay Grand Prix, Tampa

3.7
#12 of 19 in Fun & Games in Tampa
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  • It was a fun place to do something in the middle of the week for our son's birthday. The front desk girl was very friendly and nice with our children. It seems time goes to fast for 12 laps and the tr...  more »
  • Everytime we travel with my 9 year old son, we always make a stop at the local indoor go karting. My son is tall for his age and has been an avid electric go karter for a couple years. We stopped at t...  more »
  • The girl working the desk at this place is one of the rudest people I have ever encountered! We actually left because of her.  more »
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  • This place was really fun! The go karts are super fast and it's really cool they have a projector you can see while you're racing that shows your stats and which place you are in. Additionally, they give you a printout of your race results with stats that compare your results to other racers which is a nice touch. I took one star off for a couple reasons. One, they charge a yearly "membership" fee of $5. It's not much, but I don't understand the need for it. Two, we had to wait about 45 minutes to get on the track which seemed like a long time. And, if I'm really being picky, the $16 spent on 13 laps could be a better value if they let you race just a few more laps. Other than those things, I'll definitely be back. Next time bring my friends!
  • I went in with my family and the staff was great and so helpful. Becca at the front desk got us checked in within minutes and we were able to get racing right away! The track was fun too and for the price we got to race quite a bit! Will be back again!
  • The go carts are the fastest I've ever seen and the track is great! However, there are racers who take it very seriously and the staff accommodates them by waiving a flag at you to make you "drive on the outside so the racers can pass". I had my 16 year old sister with me and we weren't able to race like we would like. My recommendation would be, let the amateurs race separate from the "professionals" so neither group is shorted by the other. It was also $40 for two people for 13 laps which lasted about 5 min. Fun place but poor execution.
  • Had fun!! People are very nice and helpful... Only giving it 4 stars cause the prices to race a kinda high.
  • Two Major Accidents in 10 Minutes, and Serious Injuries due to the Workers Negligence We took a group of employee's there as a "Team Outing", We brought roughly 20 to have fun, or so we thought. The first race consisted of one of our employees hitting the guard rail in what the employee's called a "High Impact Spot". His cart hit the rail, the rail then lifted up and his cart went under. He sustained major cuts and abrasions to his left arm. The Cart had to be pulled out from under the rail by another cart and rope with a running start. They then told us they "Fixed" the issue and started the next group of employee's on the track. On the 2nd lap of the next race, the same spot was hit yet again. This time the railing lifted up, one car went under the rail and crashed into the steal I beam that hold up the roof. A second car went under the rail and was pinned down by the railing and a metal brace. The First car with a female driver, was completely knocked unconscious while the second car drivers' leg was pinned and stuck. The driver had to pull his leg out from under the rail and metal bars, causing serious damage to his lower leg. The Female driver laid on the ground dizzy and incoherent for roughly 15-20 minutes from the trauma she received. The second she was able top stand, With help from 2 others mind you, the employee's insisted she "Get off the track so we can get cleaned up and start the next race". One of the employee's , Nick, Was completely honest and told us the Brace that has a bolt that holds down the rail, has been broken for a little while and it was reported to management yet management told him they couldn't close the track because they didn't want to lose money. They had already had one or two other accidents like that prior in the day. They spent roughly an hour getting the carts unstuck and had to bring out both a Tiger saw, and a skill saw to cut at the railing and cart itself. They refused to provide us an incident report, and said we signed a waiver and we needed to leave asap. This accident happened because of negligence on the part of the business and not the driver. We had 2 seriously injured people, and one with cuts and scrapes all down his side from the first wreck, and when the employee's called Marcus the Manager, we were told that we needed to leave the property or they would call the police to trespass us, Which they did call, and the police felt for our situation and thought the business was at fault for negligence as well. Attached is a photo of them trying to get the carts unstuck, that shows the rail was never bolted down or safe to begin with.

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