I wanted to check out the Incredible Pizza Company in Tulsa in part because I knew that Sanch and Beanz had done the installation of their new Laserforce system and lighting.
To get into their laser tag arena on the weekend they require the purchase of their buffet as well, so I did so even though I was really only interested in playing some tag, so I made a beeline for their arena and swiped my game card.
I had seen one of Beanz’s videos of this site, so I had a pretty good idea of what to expect. I enjoyed a light game in their single level arena with a space theme. Lots of neon and lots of black light effects against the walls and the paint-splatter designed flooring.
And even though they were still using the briefing video from their previous system I enjoyed playing using brand new gen 7 Laserforce packs. It’s such a treat whenever I get to play with new equipment because so often the packs get beaten up from so much use. This system is clearly still in its honeymoon stage of operation. :)
When the game was done I chatted with the game master a bit about my journey, while simultaneously getting a message back from Beanz letting me know that they also did the installation for the Oklahoma City Incredible Pizza location. This tipped the scales for me as I was contemplating making an additional drive to OKC anyhow, so now the decision was made. The Tulsa location manager Seth came over to talk with me and he was so helpful when I explained what I was doing in Oklahoma. I still had some money left on my card and, although I learned the credit would not transfer between locations, Seth was kind enough to call ahead to the Oklahoma City location and work it out with OKC manager Michael for me to be able to get in a game of tag at a second Incredible Pizza too. So I hopped into my car and drove an hour and a half to Oklahoma City to check out the laser tag there.
Incredible Pizza of Oklahoma City has a particularly cool arena and I’m so glad that I made the trip! Michael met me at the entrance when I arrived and escorted me into the tag area.
The outside promoted tag with an aquatic theme. This is something I have never seen before!
We watched a briefing video that was specifically tailored for this arena, then suited up and went in. I am thoroughly impressed! Although I can tell that this is a Creative Works design, remarkably it is one I am seeing for the very first time. The arena is a double level design with “rock walls” on the lower level and the upper level overlooking a “sea” of decorative touches that truly make you feel like you are looking down on the inside of an aquarium.
This aquatic theme carried all the way through even to the names of the vests. Take a look at the scoreboard and you do not see the typical Laserforce vest names. Instead they have given thought and attention to even this small detail.
Yes, I played as Coral. As this is not a member site I was unable to use my Laserforce card at either Incredible Pizza location so I had to go in as a Level 1. When the game was over I told Michael that whenever I’m not playing as a Level 6 I feel like I’m shooting fish in a barrel…but with the aquatic theme this time that was an especially accurate description! I had a great time and on my way out I was handed a sticker for being on the winning team.
Very nice touch! I had a wonderful time playing at Incredible Pizza, checking out a memorable arena and also seeing the installation and lighting work that my friends had done. This was definitely worth making the extra trip!
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