Last weekend my nine year old was invited to play laser tag at Lazer Gate in Fall River, MA for a classmate’s birthday.
Fall River is one of those cities with way too many one way streets and with a detour on top of it, we had a super fun time trying to find the place (insert eye roll here). Finally Lance, my GPS, told me that I had arrived at the address I plugged in, but as I was sitting in front of this creepy, old factory – I had my doubts. Emphasis on the creepy and old in the last sentence.
Anywho – I drove around the back and was somewhat relieved to see the Lazer Gate sign.
I mean, seriously, half of the windows on the building were blown out. I bet more than one person’s nightmares have come true in that creepy place.
So anyways, we park and go inside. To my delight, I found out that the laser tag place was up on the 4th floor and I got to take this rickety, old elevator up. Emphasis on the rickety and old in the last sentence.
I would have gladly taken the stairs to avoid the possibility of getting stuck in that elevator, but there was no staircase to be found. Fire hazard anybody?
Anyways, I decided to bring my six year old with me and pay for him to play. He wasn’t invited to the party, but I knew he’d have fun playing laser tag for the first time – so he came along. And that meant I had to
drag bring Chris to stay with him because I was going in with my oldest to the party. It was no problem, though, because they have a nice arcade and a decent snack bar.
The prices for tokens aren’t outrageous, either (I’m comparing to places like Chuck E Cheese here). They were 4 tokens for $1.00. so for $5 Chris kept the little man busy for an hour while I was in the party with my oldest.
As part of the party, my nine year old got to play two games of laser tag. I only bought a ticket for the little guy for the second game. He’s a peanut and I knew the equipment was going to weigh him down a little. It did and I was glad I only had him do one game.
They pipe “fog” into the laser tag room, so my pictures aren’t great, but here they are anyways:
The game only lasted about 20 minutes and not that I was surprised in the least, my six year old came in dead last. He didn’t mind, though. He had a blast and LOVED being included with his big brother and some of his friends.
Before we left, they played a few more games with a couple of friends to use up some leftover tokens we had.
Want to check it out? Lazer Gate is located at 288 Plymouth Ave in Fall River, Ma.