Next Stop, New Jersey!
Tiviachick’s Tag 4 A Cause is heading to Laser One in Wantage, NJ! The next Tag 4 A Cause night will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2022 from 7:00-9:00 P.M. Donate to the cause, accept the challenge and earn the medal with your donation benefiting Wounded Warrior Project! We’ll also have a high score trophy contest taking place and the laser tag 5K medals will be available at Laser One that night. Please donate to Wounded Warrior Project using our special fundraiser link. More
It’s interesting how even after 400+ laser tag arenas I am still having first experiences at arenas along my journey, like going vestless. Now obviously I have played plenty of tactical laser tag that are vestless in that they are just phaser and headset combos that do not normally utilize a full laser tag vest, but this past weekend I made an impromptu stop to Puttin Plus in Saugerties, NY where I was delighted to find them using Laser Blast’s vestless CyberBlast option, whi
What Can We Learn From This?
This is the arena that I almost didn’t get to play. Nice looking, but that is not what I will remember most about this site. I share this now only because I do think there is something to learn from my experience. I won’t call them out here, but perhaps you could consider this a cautionary tale and the moral of the story is that parties and people should BOTH matter to your business because you (usually) only get one chance to make a first impression. I called ahead to this
One Arena’s Final Day
I wanted to pay a visit to Sportime USA in Elmsfod, NY and I had my opportunity just in the nick of time. We shifted gears to play this arena on their final day in this location. According to their website, Sportime USA will be reopening in a new location in June, but in order to play at this specific arena where it stood we had to get there on this final day or we would miss the chance. We had a bit of extra inside the arena as the staff rebooted the computer. I took advanta
Fun at Funtopia USA
Our next stop was to Funtopia USA, also in Queens inside a mall in Middle Village. When we walked up to the counter ready to play I was surprised that they required a minimum of four players to a game and asked us to wait while they rounded up more players. Aztec and I are both in agreement that if only two customers want to play then that should be enough to let those two into a game, but fortunately it wasn’t too long before they found a couple of kids to join the game. The
Tagging Through Queens
Saturday morning started with a trip into Queens and I thank Nathan (Aztec) for taking me around to a few NYC area arenas that I might not have found my way to without having a local player leading the way. Our first stop was to Laser Bounce Queens located inside a mall in Glendale. I had previously visited their Levittown location on Long Island and was looking forward to playing some Lasertron. Smile Aztec, it’s time for LT-11.5! We waited by the entrance for our game to be
Inaugural Game at Kynytyx, My 400th Laser Tag Arena
The inaugural first game of laser tag at a new arena is like breaking a bottle of champagne over the bow of a ship. So much goes into building a laser tag business and it deserves to have a special moment of fanfare to officially get things underway. In the case of Kynytyx, a new arena soon-to-be open in Bellport, NY on Long Island, I was so happy to be able to be there for this first game experience with owners Nathaniel and Kim and the Kynytyx staff at this location that I