Saturday, February 28, 2009

The glory of Chuck E. Cheese

People, people, people... let me try to better explain why I love our Chuck E. Cheese. This is one of our two CEC's here in Spokane. Trinity is posing with the actual Chuck E. who comes out about every hour on the hour and sings and dances with the kids and then tosses out some tickets and disappears again for another hour.
My mom even loves Chuck E. Cheese and as you can see here, they have some amazing adult games as well. On this one you are playing for the number of tickets in the case. It plays just like the game show and it is a blast. If they ever put one of these in a casino... I am in trouble!

There are tons of little toddler age toys and rides in the center that keep even the busiest little ones running and squealing all day. The booths surround the "sections" and so you can munch on the amazing salad bar and unlimited soda fountains (even a glass of wine if you so desire) with a friend or a good book and still keep an eye on the kids!

They have several machines that take pictures or draw sketches of your kids and even a new one that prints their pics on a "credit or ID card" (see below). All the games, machines and rides are 1token! Since I belong to the online CEC club I get half price coupons in my email box every month! For less than 20 dollars I get a large pizza anyway I want it, 4 drinks, and 50 tokens! They 20 free tokens for their birthday month, tokens for good grades, tokens for hour of reading... the list goes on and on!

This is my favorite place for a play date! The kids have fun and I love challenging my friends to skeeball, basketball, baseball (or whatever) matches too! Plus everyone gets to pick prizes with their tickets before they go! They have "ticket muncher" machines that count your tickets up for you in a fun and easy manner... what's not to love! The kids cannot get out of the building without someone checking to make sure that their hand stamp exactly matches yours... so you know they are safe and can let them run free without counting heads every other second!


Tam said...

I'd rather stub my toe on a coffee table leg.

Kathleen said...

Oh Amy I didnt know you had a blog, I am now following yours! Whoo!!

Olson Family said...

So, did you get a bonus or a "cut" from CEC for posting this ad for them? It almost made me want to schedule a playdate. Almost. And I would have run to the phone to call you and do so... if I hadn't started seizuring, gone limp on my entire left side, rocking back and forth and mumbling something about winning 75 tickets that I'd get to trade in for a plastic gizmo that would cause WWIII once we got to the car. smile.

CEC... gotta love it. The ultimate over-stimulus.

Love you!!!!!!!!!!