Ft. Smith Chuck E. Cheese’s Remodel

Recently I was invited to the grand reveal of the remodel of the Fort Smith Chuck E. Cheese’s (1200 Waldron #148). We are big Chuck E. Cheese’s fans at our house (My husband was Chuck E. in high school!), so we definitely said yes. 

I picked the kids up from school and took them straight to there. I knew it’d be fun to visit a Chuck E. Cheese we haven’t been to. Especially on a school night straight after school!

We usually hit up Fayetteville or Rogers since we now live in Springdale. This particular location has been there for years, but they were ready for an update. The General Manager Greg was been working there for 25 years!!! We had a good long talk about what it’s like to work for Chuck E. Cheese’s your whole adult life. I have to say, the company seems to take great care of him and he enjoys what he does. He shared that several of the employees have been there for a long time (14-15 years some of them). If that doesn’t speak to job satisfaction, I don’t know what does.

As soon as you enter, you’ll notice the self-service kiosks. They make ordering from the menu easy and fast for parents. Yay for that! The remodel focused primarily on fresh food and fun for the whole family. With that in my mind, beyond the register you’ll see there is now a window looking into the kitchen as they make your pizza, which is right by the seating, so mom and dad can sit and eat while they watch the kids run around having a great time. The pizza is made from scratch daily, so you’re getting a really great pizza and you can see them preparing it as you relax and wait. There’s also a lunch buffet Monday-Friday from 11 a.m. – 3p.m. with a fresh create-your-own salad bar close by. 

They’ve added new flooring in the entry, 20 new games, updated the bathrooms, and the whole back area has changed. Instead of a stage, there’s a light-up dance floor! At 30 minutes after each hour, you’ll see Chuck E. going around with a big sign telling the kids to follow him if they want free tickets. They have a mini dance party and then throw free tickets for the kids that came to dance with them.

There is a large area for parties which varied seating options based on the characters, so if they have a favorite they can sit in their section.

One of my favorite things is the new All You Can Play is an awesome new feature! You get a card (or a wrist band) and then you decide how long you want your kids to play, pay and then let the kids loose! The games are unlimited for the duration of the time you selected. Since they’re playing more because they won’t run out of points, they are getting more tickets, and bigger prizes. Pretty great option. You can also pause the time. If your child is eating or using the restroom, they can pause their time and not miss out on gameplay. They just resume play at the kiosk when they’re ready to play again. When the time’s up, the card or wrist band will stop working and your child will know it’s time to head home (or eat!).

We had the best time (like we always do!) just being wild and letting them be kids. You should totally hit up the Ft. Smith Chuck E. Cheese’s and check our all their awesome improvements! 

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Chuck E. Cheese’s . The opinions and text are all mine.

 

About Jacqueline Presley

Owner/Author Creative Outpour. Member of Arkansas Women Bloggers & Northwest Arkansas Bloggers. Jacqueline lives in Springdale, AR with her husband Spencer & her two children Katie (9) & Jackson (7).

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