Were they playing Dragons Lair?
|Caminante Nocturno |
If your parents can't afford to take you to Chuck E. Cheese's...
I should add I actually went inside this place on one occasion, invited to a younger cousin's birthday and it was pretty much what I expected. The games area covered with paper-thin drab gray carpet and the rest of floor was skanky yellow linoleum. A bank of beat-up looking arcade games, some ball games and a ballpit crammed into one corner almost as an afterthought. School cafeteria quality pizza, a staff mostly made up of surly teens and adults almost zombielike in their movements. It was not a good place to be.
Daniel Striped Tiger
Sometimes low-rent can be fun. I remember a place called Treasure Forest, it was a mom n pop restaurant/arcade. I enjoyed it very much. They had skee ball, and batting cages, and sold Orange Whips, and Reuben Dogs. They also had a delivery service, but no car, so mom would make deliveries on a bicycle. They were located in a little valley, so every time she had to make a run she would have to hump it up a 45 degree incline on what looked like a Huffy they bought at Wal-mart. If you stayed and watched her going back and forth long enough she started to look like a zombie decaying in the sun. Beat that floor show Chuck E Cheese.
* I mean I think it was more local in character in the 80s
Oooh those dead eyes!
You can't escape the panda. He'll hover over you while you eat pizza. He'll follow you into the ballpit. Then when you go home and go to bed, you'll wake up the next morning and there he'll be, standing over your bed, staring right into your eyes.
|Mostly Pi |
"next to Denim World" is what really tied the entire experience up nicely for me. Makes me think of a vast beige conglomeration of store fronts with a shared muddy brown roof, spread out lazily over 3000 square feet of the corner of an industrial district by the interstate. The sky is slate and drizzling. Germans and little old ladies are coming in and out of Denim World. I'm turning 10. As I stand there in the cold, hand in hand with my parents, staring out across the trash strewn parking lot at Pizza Planet I realize how cheap and shabby beneath the veneer of anticipation my best experiences are and something breaks inside that I can never mend.
I could be, if that's what you want *wink wink*
The depressing thing is, some kid probably DID have his best birthday party ever there.
Awesome all around, but at least a few stars for the phrase "the most terrifying panda ever to walk the earth."
Daniel Striped Tiger
RAAHR! I'MA GONNA KILL YOU THEN EAT SOME BAMBOO! CAUSE I'M A VEGAN! OOGA BOOGA!
Next to Denim World!
What the hell is a Buffalo Stallion soccer ball.
Wasn't Pizza Planet from Toy Story?
In before lawlsuit.
Neckfaces, the lot of 'em.
what a deal
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