Reviewer’s name: Samuel Roldán Age: 11 Reviewed: Main Event
What made the experience stand out?
There was so much to do all in one place! We played video games and tried out those claw machines where you get stuffed animals and rubber ducks. We did laser tag and bowling and I climbed the gravity ropes course, which is like an obstacle course that’s high up. There’s a really cool prize store where you can turn in all the points you get on your game cards.
What was the best part?
I had the most fun at laser tag but it was just an incredible night. It’s really hard to choose just one part because there was so much to do. Bowling was also really fun. There’s a screen that keeps track of everything and my brothers could bowl too because there are little dinosaur ramps to rest the balls on so they weren’t so heavy. I was entertained the whole time, though, which doesn’t usually happen when we go places where my brothers can go. I’m usually too old to like what they like.
What was the worst part?
It takes a lot of points to get prizes!
Will other kids like visiting Main Event?
Yes, other kids would love it because the energy is so high in there. I played Plants vs. Zombies, Space Invaders, a Ghostbusters game and a lot of other video games like that. We don’t have a game console so that was new to me and it’s more fun than when I’ve played those at friends’ houses because it’s a setting with lots of different kinds of games. My favorite was a tsunami game that shakes where you lie back and steer a bobsled; it really feels like you’re in the game. I ran into my friend, Natalie, who was having a birthday party there too. Kids of all ages can do it and adults can play the tsunami game with kids or just on their own. I was actually one of the youngest kids there.
Would this experience be enjoyed by your siblings? Why or why not?
Yes, they came and had a great time. It’s hard to find places where we all have fun because they are a lot younger than I am. Gabriel is 3 but he could work all of the games. Isaac is 6 but he got to do laser tag with me and all of us did bowling. Isaac was a little scared to do the laser tag but he did it and had fun running with everything that glows in the dark. Even my Mom had fun with some of the video games.
If you could do this again, knowing what you know now, what would you do differently?
I would be more excited to go! I’ve seen the building before from the highway when we go to the mall but I had no idea what was in there.
Does anything you learned match up with what you’re doing in school or have done before?
I’ve been to other places like this but it was cleaner and brighter with more things to do. I had never played laser tag before but I’ve seen it and wondered what that would be like. Now I know!
What do you think you’ll remember most about visiting?
The gravity ropes area is what I remember the most because it’s that feeling like you’re in a dream. I’m reading “Ready Player One” right now and it reminds me of that, like you have to keep going to challenge yourself. I guess you could say that about all areas there, especially the games. I’ll remember that we all had fun. We were there for more than three hours. I think we could have stayed three more and just kept the happiness going.
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