“My children and I love this place!”
by FunFan13 at Citysearch
My children and I love this place. We just recently started coming here after my children attended their cousin's birthday party. My sister paid...
My children and I love this place. We just recently started coming here after my children attended their cousin's birthday party. My sister paid $120 for cake, 10 guests, activites for all the guests, food, tokens, decorations.... the works!\r
After picking up the kids, they talked so much about the party we ended up going out on a family outting the very next week. The cashier we met was so helpful, if for no other reason I would come back just for the service. We walked in and approached the register, after explaining to the woman that we were first time customers, she pulled out a brochure of activites for me to browse through. Once we decided what activities we wanted to do, she came up with the best deal for us. We ended up with activity passes for my oldest child and myself, and my youngest daughter with a gokart package. She ended up being too scared to drive and I was a little concerned that she would feel left out. It wasn't an issue at all, we explained the situation and the cashier suggested that Lily might like laser tag instead and swapped out the tickets for us, no problems! My oldest boy is a huge fan of their laser tag, he is only 8 and rather skinny for his age, but he can carry the equipment no problem! When we went to Putt N Stuff he had a hard time carrying around their bulky equiptment and prefers the look of the Acres course much more. My son was put out however that it was only the three of us playing laser tag, this meant that his sister and I would be on a team because she doesn't like to explore new places on her own. However this turned out to not be the case. The staff member that was monitering our game came in with us and walked around the entire time with my daughter and helped her learn to play the game, she ended up beating both her brother and I! Now she loves laser tag as much as her brother!\r
We have never once had to wait on a staff member to be out at an activity, we've only ever had to wait for tickets in a game to be filled but it was not a long wait at all and the staff gave us a few extra points so my kids could split their tickets evenly, which prevented a fight between them. \r
Recently both my children started to take skate lessons at the skating rink next door, my only complaint is that the only day we can come skate as a family is Saturday evening. Friday night is for a 10+ crowd. We have visited on Friday nights as well but there are many rowdy teens that enter the game room on skates. I've seen the way these kids act in school, as I work as a cook in one of the local middle schools, and it is a wonder that the staff members keep as much control as they do!\r
I am such a huge fan and so appreciative to the Acres of Fun staff for providing my children and I with wonderful memories, I can say I would recommend this place to anyone, even my worst enemy.
Pros: Cheap prices, friendly staff members, lots of activities!
Cons: Skateland is not open often enough
by FunFan13 at Citysearch
“Chuckie Cheeses...Putt N Stuff....Laser Quest”
by Camille787 at Citysearch
Had a going away party for my little brother there. It consisted of him and 5 of his school age friends. I was told because he has extreme allergies...
Had a going away party for my little brother there. It consisted of him and 5 of his school age friends. I was told because he has extreme allergies to food (eggs, milk, wheat...) we would be allowed to bring in food. Even though they have a no outside food policy. I was told this by one of the managers before I decided to have his party there. At the end of the party we brought in his cake and while serving him and his friends a manager walked back to tell us we had to take out his cake and the ice cream and the children will have to leave with it or throw it out. All of this being said in front of the children. From that point on the situation was not handled appropriately. One of the managers told me even though it was a screw up that they made they were not going to allow him to have his cake. I asked them if it had been a small party how much would it have cost-70.00. I added up the amount we paid with the pizza we purchased through them, the drinks and games and it was well over $100. I later asked how would he make up for their mess up and he had nothing to come up with. I would never recommend this establishment to ANYONE! Not only because of my little brothers going away party but the price wasnt worth it. The large pizza is the size of a medium or small anywhere else and for the amount of time and money a person spends on laser tag-you can just drive the extra twenty minutes from home and go to Chuckie Cheeses. For the older children Putt N Stuff! There is also a laser quest in Akron, that allows people to play for longer. I hope if anyone goes there that they have a wonderful time but I wouldnt take my worst enemy!
Pros: Had a closed in area for extremely small children
Cons: Expensive, rude staff, kids are skating into the play area-not good for children without skates!
by Camille787 at Citysearch