My husband and I took our two young children to Chuck E Cheese back in February, for the first time. Both of the kids had a good time, as I expected. But as a parent, hoping my children would have a lot more games to play with. Several of them were marked as "out of order". I found that more of the games were out of order, but not marked. And there was nobody around the game area to make them aware of the situation. It was frustrating, to say the least.
But my kids were none the worse for wear, and enjoyed the pizza, seeing Chuck E Cheese, and interacting with other youngsters. So the experience wasn't entirely a waste.