The last time I was at Chuck E. Cheese’s I was a kid. I remember it being loud, and dark – my mother says it’s a throwback memory to visiting Show Biz Pizza (that changed to Chuck E Cheese when I was a kid). But when we first went in I was shocked at how bright and (relatively) quiet it was inside.
As we came in, they stamped our party with a black light stamp number for our party. We could only leave together, and no one could leave with Goonie except us. And added security feature for your kids that we appreciated from the get go!
When I was small and went to Chuck E. Cheese’s my favorite game was ski ball. But I was a lot shorter than I am now. Even the area for the “bigger” kids proved to be a little too short for me! After all, Chuck E. Cheese’s is for kids, not always the grown up version! This however did not stop Goonie from having a great time and playing all of the games that were down at his height.
Why did Chuck E. Cheese’s send us to dinner last week? And what was the second part of the surprise? Chuck E. Cheese’s has paired up with Free Birds the movie, and wanted to send us to the movie after we had a great dinner. You can even see Goonie in his Turkey hat (that’s the clearest shot we could get!)
I know what you’re thinking, dinner at Chuck E. Cheese’s is great for kids, but not always for adults – and what about those of us with food allergies? With the gift card Chuck E. Cheese’s gave us we were able to get a large pizza for the family, and I ordered a gluten free pizza! Yes! A gluten free pizza at Chuck E. Cheese’s! The gluten free pizza is baked in a bag, and brought out to you sealed. It even comes with it’s own pizza cutter, so you don’t have to worry about it being cross contaminated at all. It’s not gourmet, but it was nice to be able to get more than a salad while every one else is getting pizza!
After dinner we played until our tokens were gone. We had a lot of fun and even earned a lot of tickets that could be redeemed. We had to sit on the ground to feed the ticket counter (and hear it crunch) but after it was said and done we had over 400 tickets for Goonie to redeem and get goodies from the shop. Something that has updated since I was little was you can actually buy extra tickets if you wanted to upgrade to the next point level – no sad and disappointed kids going home without the prize they really wanted because they were a few tickets short!
But the night wasn’t over! We were then off to the movies to check out Owen Wilson, Amy Pohler and Woody Harrelson. It’s actually one of the few Thanksgiving movies out there! What would happen if Turkey’s could go back in time and change their fate – make sure they’re no longer on the table for Thanksgiving dinner? Would they be able to pull it off? Who is the Great Turkey? Free Birds is now in theaters and you have to see it find out the answers to these questions!
We had a great time at Chuck E. Cheese’s and watching Free Birds, you can see more pictures below:
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