The ball drop at the Omaha Childrens Museum has long been a local fave for Nerf-style fun, but now there’s a new attraction in town that takes things to a whole new level.
Three levels, to be exact.
Eyman Heating, Plumbing & Air was thrilled to be asked to help with the construction of the three-level Egg Scramble, the newest attraction at Vala’s Pumpkin Patch.
““The Egg Scramble is just … just nuts,” says Karli Meisinger, who heads up our construction department. “I took my daughter to Vala’s for a birthday party and the Egg Scramble is amazing-crazy-fun. It’s unlike any project we’ve ever done, I can say that for sure.”
The three-level barn features a rustic vibe of raw wood and corrugated steel and is decorated in a style that would be the envy of even the most ambitious man-cave dreamer. The action is delivered through a series of strategically placed gun turrets that fire sponge balls in a frenzy of hit-me-if-you-can battle. It’s dodgeball taken to new (but less bruising) heights.
“Vala’s and Eyman both have good family traditions,” says Tim Vala, founder and owner of Vala’s Pumpkin Patch. “We’re both family businesses. This was a fun project for us to work on together.”
“Vala’s is something of a tradition, an icon in this town,” Meisinger adds. “The Vala family has grown and evolved their brand of fun over the last 30 years. Our Eyman Plumbing, Heating & Air family is planning for our 60th anniversary next year. Over those six decades, we’ve grown our brand and probably done work on every city block in the Metro. Our people can’t go anywhere without driving past homes and businesses that represent our work, our heritage, our place in the community. It’s a proud feeling when you see those places and remember your involvement in them. And it’s absolutely awesome to go out to the Egg Scramble at Vala’s and know that we were able to help them bring that much fun and excitement to that many people.”
Vala’s Pumpkin Patch is open daily through Oct. 31 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.