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    Mason Holloway (left), 4, Madison Holloway, 7, and Abby Pierce, 6, fly down the triple slide at Plaza Fiesta. Plaza Fiesta, which started out as a Hispanic mall, has evolved into a play destination for Anglo suburbanites. Kids run, slide, hang, climb and laugh their way through 5,715 square feet and five levels of the Happy Zone while their parents can sit nearby in the food court.
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    Not wanting to leave the Happy Zone play area Gideon Koehring, 4, gets a drink of water via straw through the enclosure netting from his mom, Maryanna Koehring. Plaza Fiesta, which started out as a Hispanic mall, has evolved into a play destination for Anglo suburbanites. Kids run, slide, hang, climb and laugh their way through 5,715 square feet and five levels of the Happy Zone while their parents can sit nearby in the food court.
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    Six-year-old Ryan Tita looks up through an opening in the meeting while navigating the labyrinth of the tower at Plaza Fiesta. Plaza Fiesta, which started out as a Hispanic mall, has evolved into a play destination for Anglo suburbanites. Kids run, slide, hang, climb and laugh their way through 5,715 square feet and five levels of the Happy Zone while their parents can sit nearby in the food court.
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    Mason Holloway,4, heads up padded steps to make another trip down the triple slide at Plaza Fiesta. Plaza Fiesta, which started out as a Hispanic mall, has evolved into a play destination for Anglo suburbanites. Kids run, slide, hang, climb and laugh their way through 5,715 square feet and five levels of the Happy Zone while their parents can sit nearby in the food court.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Plaza Fiesta, which started out as a Hispanic mall, has evolved into a play destination for Anglo suburbanites. Kids run, slide, hang, climb and laugh their way through 5,715 square feet and five levels of the Happy Zone while their parents can sit nearby in the food court.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Plaza Fiesta, which started out as a Hispanic mall, has evolved into a play destination for Anglo suburbanites. Kids run, slide, hang, climb and laugh their way through 5,715 square feet and five levels of the Happy Zone while their parents can sit nearby in the food court.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Abby Pierce, 6, is all smiles as she looks through a tunnel portal at Plaza Fiesta. Plaza Fiesta, which started out as a Hispanic mall, has evolved into a play destination for Anglo suburbanites. Kids run, slide, hang, climb and laugh their way through 5,715 square feet and five levels of the Happy Zone while their parents can sit nearby in the food court.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Plaza Fiesta, which started out as a Hispanic mall, has evolved into a play destination for Anglo suburbanites. Kids run, slide, hang, climb and laugh their way through 5,715 square feet and five levels of the Happy Zone while their parents can sit nearby in the food court.
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    John D. Simmons - jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Brothers, Braden Tita (left), 7, and Ryan Tita, 6, run down the maze of tunnels and steps as Louisa Koehring, 7, heads up the structure the boys just descended. Plaza Fiesta, which started out as a Hispanic mall, has evolved into a play destination for Anglo suburbanites. Kids run, slide, hang, climb and laugh their way through 5,715 square feet and five levels of the Happy Zone while their parents can sit nearby in the food court.
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    Moms, Kristen Reed (left) and Stacy Holloway make sure that everyone in their group gets fed lunch during a break at Plaza Fiesta. Plaza Fiesta, which started out as a Hispanic mall, has evolved into a play destination for Anglo suburbanites. Kids run, slide, hang, climb and laugh their way through 5,715 square feet and five levels of the Happy Zone while their parents can sit nearby in the food court.
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    Janna Tate (left) and Mary Kerstiens brought their children to play at Plaza Fiesta Tuesday. Plaza Fiesta, which started out as a Hispanic mall, has evolved into a play destination for Anglo suburbanites. Kids run, slide, hang, climb and laugh their way through 5,715 square feet and five levels of the Happy Zone while their parents can sit nearby in the food court.
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