Along with the return of the cooler weather comes the Winter FUNpass!

The Winter FUNpass is a great way to package a lot of FUN for yourself, your family and friends in one nice bundled up price!

From now until January 13, you can bowl, play pool, shuffleboard laser tag, as well as many of our other location specific activities and play as much as you want during your FUNpass session.

There are two sessions everyday, a daytime session from 9AM – 4PM for $15.95 per person, per session and an evening session from 5PM to Close for $17.95 per person, per session.

The BEST part about the Winter FUNpass is the versitility! The FUNpass is an easy solution to please all ages and interests, just in time for the gift-giving season. Now you can please them all with a place that BURSTS with FUN ACTIVITIES!

If you’re having a difficult time thinking of all the different ways to make the family and friends happy this holiday, Main Event is here to HELP! We’ve got all the FUN, food and ambience to make your Holiday memories MORE FUN this season.

Cheers!

19
Nov
2012
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As I walked down the Main Streets, my first reaction was Vegas!  The atmosphere consisted of flashing bright lights, colorful backgrounds, and the cheering of crowds.  Everyone everywhere was having fun on all the events, like bowling, pool, and the arcade casino.  Eager to get started on our tour of this fun city, my friend and I quickly got moving.  A rather popular game I decided to take a gamble at was bowling, the objective being as simple as knocking a few pins to the ground.  I‘ve always enjoyed a good gamble when the occasion jumps at me. 

We got our bowling shoes, the only footwear capable of resisting the slippery floor of the bowling alleys.  I carefully chose my ball.  Amateurs like me always need two things to get a good game: a steady hand and good luck…..mostly luck.  I finally chose my ball: a nice round size 12 ball.  The pins stared at me, trying to mess up my shot.  The blank stare on their faces can really make a guy lose his focus.  Ignoring them, I rolled by ball, landing a hit on 3 of them, 8 more still standing.  I unfortunately was unable to knock all of them down on my next shot.  My partner took her shot, no hits.  I had another chance to keep my lead.  I rolled the ball straight down the middle: strike!  Oh, it’s a rare instance to get a strike, and I always cheer myself when I make one!  My friend and I continued to play a few more games.  She did better as we played on, but I still kept topping the score. 

When we were finished with our bowling gamble, we headed to the casino to play some games.  I had heard everyone enjoys the casino.  If you win a game, you get currency (tickets).  The currency can be spent to buy stuff at the stands.  I had no interests in the stands today though.  There was only one game I was prepared to play: the Star Wars Arcade.  Tricky little machine had been knocking me to the ground and laughing at me for years.  It was time for payback.  I deposited my cash and sat in the big chair and grabbed the controller.  The game started.  Before I knew it I was blasting my way through virtual TIE fighters and snow walkers.  Alas, it beat me again.  But what a thrill it is to play that game. 

I get a smile every time no matter how long it beats me.  On our way out of the city we decided to grab a drink for old times sake.  Our drink of choice: a nice slushy.   I watched that machine mix the ice and blue raspberry goodness.  Just looking at that blue liquid made me long to be quenched.  I began to suck it down as we walked out down the Main Streets of Main Event.

07
Nov
2012
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Main Event

My husband and I were looking for something to do for a night out on the town.

Dinner?   Maybe.

Movie?    Not again.

Researching on the web, we discovered Main Event Entertainment, which we had heard about from our friends who went for birthday parties and such, but we thought it was just a kids place.  Here it was listed as one of the best places to play billiards in Plano.  Who knew?

As we scanned their web site we discovered they had many activities that would be fun for a couple to do and decided to head to the Frisco location to try out the ropes coarse.

So we set out on “date night” just the two of us on a FUN night out together.

We started with bowling, which is always a hoot.  Then played billiards and had an adult beverage.  Main Event actually has a full bar with great drinks!  Not your average bowling alley or pool hall offerings but a nice array of drinks more like you’d find at a night club.

We then headed for Gravity, the ropes course, which was a bit scary for me and I had to back my way down. My husband being a bit bolder finished the course like a svelte trapeze artist and all but pounded his chest when he was done because he had breezed through the course and I had chickened out.  Ok, but it was really high up there and people were below us playing miniature golf.  You’re harnessed in and safe, but my body wasn’t believing what my head was trying to tell it …my legs felt like noodles when I reached the ground.

We each got a FUNcard and headed to the game room which has hundreds of games.  So we drove race cars, raced motorcycles, sliced fruit, rode rollers coasters, slammed air hockey pucks, shot hoops, ramped up ski balls and so much more it’s a blur now.

We had such a good time and worked up quite an appetite by the time we were done so we sat down for a full service meal.  He had the ribs which were really tender and fell of the bones and I had a beautiful salad.  We had another cocktail and decided to head home after a fantastic “date”.

For an “old” married couple this was a perfect place for a night out together filled with fun, out of the ordinary activities and we got some good exercise to boot!

02
Nov
2012
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Main Event

It’s the midst of Fall and the leaves are rustling, the temperature is dropping (as much as temperatures drop in Texas) and we have plenty of reasons to FALL in love with Main Event this season.

We’ve got $5 FUNbination where you can choose your own combination of FUN  and play all day long if you’d like to for just $5 for each activity from Open to Close, Sunday through Friday through November 16th.  .Want to bowl all you want from Open to Close…it’s just 5 bucks per person! Want to play Laser Tag and Billiards all day long…you can! … for just 5 bucks each!  Add rock climbing, mini golf or Gravity where available…you guessed it…just 5 bucks each!

Plus, until October 31st, get in on our Laser Tag Spooktacular where our Laser Tag arena takes on an other worldly dimension with spooky music $5 ALL YOU CAN PLAY Laser Tag all month long.

Jump into your Halloween costume and head out to Main Event on Sunday, October 28th from 2pm – 6pm.  Guests in costume will receive a special treat and can join our costume contest and possibly win some great prizes.

Rumor has it, but it hasn’t been proven, that one of our centers could be haunted.  Late at night doors open by themselves, footsteps can be heard on the 2nd level of an empty Laser Tag arena, shadows mysteriously appear on the walls of the Game Room and strange lights dart down the hallways in Party Street.  True?  We won’t say…you’ll just have to come in and see if the spirit moves you……Mwaaa haaa haaa

25
Oct
2012
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Main Event

Unusual competition on the bowling lanes pits balls vs. pins

The crowds cheered as the bowling alley lights went down and the music came on.  It was Laser Jam Night at Main Event, and anticipation was in the air.  Everyone was ready for another fantastic night of competitive sport and sheer entertainment.  They eagerly collected their bowling shoes, and chose their weapon for the immense bowling experience.  However, the crowd didn’t realize the battle that was within.  For the bowling balls and bowling pins, tonight was serious business…they had a century old bet to settle.

Rolanda and Tip – A Bowling Ball vs. Pin Fight for Pizza

Who did the bowler find more fun to play with?  Rolanda, a size 12, shiny red bowling ball just knew it was the balls.  But Tip, the leader of the pins, knew that wasn’t so!  To make things more interesting, they made it into a bet: whoever was the most fun to play with would be able to eat all the pizza in the food court.   As the bowlers lined up at their alleys, the sides began to mock each other. 

“They obviously like US better!  They prefer to roll US instead of you!” the balls shouted.

 “Are you insane?  They like to choose which one of US they will knock down a lot more than they like to choose YOU!” the pins shouted. 

Rolanda began to shout as well.  “Listen up pinheads, I want that pizza, and I am not gonna be stopped by a bunch a oversized tooth picks!” she screamed. 

“Is that the best you got”, shouted Tip. “You look like a bunch of oversized pepperoni stuck together with super-glue!” 

“Yeah, well I’m ‘bout to go pepperoni all over your face!”  The buzzer went off and Rolanda was the first to go. 

She yelled at Tip, “I’m gonna knock your red stripes off!” 

“Oh no your not!” the pins shouted back, and they pushed her into the gutter.

 “You’re gonna pay for that!”  Another ball rolled up to the pins, and they stepped aside to make him miss. 

“I guess its time for a good ol’ fashioned SIDE SWIPE!” he yelled.  The ball moved to the right side and knocked 6 pins down.  “Yeah, score one for the balls back home!”

 The balls continued their advance.  Pins were knocked down left and right, and the crowd cheered with excitement.

Bowling game winner gets pizza – causes fight to the finish

When the clock struck midnight, the sport reached maximum intensity.  Balls were being rolled left and right, pins were flying up in the air, and the winner of the bet was drawing all the more closer.  Rolanda was serious now: by that time she had knocked the top off of a pin’s head, tossed another ball into another lane, and nearly hit some kid in the leg.  “Dat cheese is as good as mine,” she said.  The other bowling balls were equally excited.  They couldn’t wait to eat that delicious pizza.  They decided to give one last devastating charge to end it.  With that the bowlers lifted their balls high and blasted them onto the lanes.  They were rolling at light speed, the lanes being torn apart in their wake.  The bowling pins stood firm like a brick wall and Tip was ready to push them back.  Their formation was so strong the collision with the bowling balls caused a massive ricochet that catapulted them all into the food court.  With their fancy colors and their funny faces, they all realized the Balls had won the Battle.  Rolanda gave a final shout out “Thanks Pin Heads!  I’m going to the food court for pizza!”

Note from Main Event:  We appreciate the creativity of our student guest bloggers!  We hope their creative posts inspire fun and imagination in all who read them.   We invite you to participate in the fun at one of our family fun centers near you.  Main Event is a great destination for all ages and levels of imagination.

19
Oct
2012
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Main Event

Are you hitting the gym again for the same old boring exercise routine?  Main Event challenges you to try something new!  Get to your local Main Event bowling alley for your health.  Yes, bowling is good exercise with side benefits.

Bowling Burns Calories

Bowling is an anaerobic type of physical exercise, similar to walking with free weights. Bowling helps in burning calories and works muscle groups not usually exercised. The flexing and stretching in bowling works tendons, joints, ligaments, and muscles in the arms and promotes weight loss. While most sports are not for elderly people, it is possible to practice bowling very well at advanced ages.

Apart from the physical benefits, it also has psychosocial benefits, strengthening friendships or creating new ones in groups. – Wikipedia

Laughter is healthy

We think the best health benefit is from the laughter and strengthening of friendships.    Individual or family bowling brings on the laughter – by watching others or laughing at oneself, humor is healthy.

Laughter has other benefits besides burning calories, including relief of emotional stress and a workout for the muscles of the diaphragm, abdomen, back, and shoulders.  So work that core extra hard with each bowl and giggle!  See what About.com has to say about healthy laughter: 

At Main Event, bowling and laughter go naturally together and will be more fun than gym machines or any yoga leg-up downward dog kind of movement.  So, mix up your exercise routine and come bowling at Main Event …for the exercise (wink wink). 

We recommend 30 minutes, 3 times per week.

12
Oct
2012
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Main Event

Birthday Fun at Main Event!Moms are the busiest people on the planet! Whether it’s dropping off the kids for a playdate, registering them for camp or planning the latest greatest birthday party, we’re always scrambling to pull it together and make it look effortless.  How can you make it even easier – enter Main Event Entertainment. From fun, affordable Summer Camps to the easiest most exciting Birthday Parties, we make it so easy. You bring the kiddos and the cake, and we literally do the rest! Not quite convinced? Here are the top ten reasons celebrating at Main Event is FUN!

10. With bowling, billiards, shuffleboard, laser tag, mini golf, glow golf, gravity ropes and rock climbing to choose from, depending on the location – there’s something for everyone!

9. Our happy, peppy Party Hosts are ready and willing to make your birthday boy’s experience the best ever.

8. Clap, clap, clap, clap yo hands! Laser Jam featuring fun group dances like the Cha Cha Slide are played every odd hour and our friendly staff will bust a move with you and your party guests.

7. It’s organized and so easy to reserve your party! Just call your local Sales Office and one of our super helpful Event Coordinators will work with you to plan an unforgettable event for the birthday girl. It takes about 5 minutes and you will receive an email confirmation within minutes of making your reservation.

6. Your birthday boy doesn’t have to say “cheese please.” There’s more food for your party to enjoy. Every birthday comes with burgers, hot dogs or pizza for each child. We even offer gluten free crust for kiddos with special needs.

5. No time for a party on the weekend- no worries. For parties on Sundays through Thursdays, we double the FUNcard in every package giving your party extra FUN!

4. Main Event birthdays grow with your kiddo! If they don’t meet the height requirement for laser tag, gravity ropes or rock climbing this year – there’s always next year and the year after.

3. Have a birthday girl and a room full of parents to please? No problem! We offer everything from appetizer platters and soft drinks to beer buckets that can all be added to your party on the spot.

2. Birthdays aren’t just for kids at Main Event! We offer great group packages for all ages and we host a mean happy hour.  Hey, it’s five o’ clock somewhere!

1. There’s a guarantee you can count on- it’s always 70 degrees and sunny inside Main Event! So no matter if it’s the dead of winter or during the dog days of summer, your birthday boy will be the coolest on the block!

03
Sep
2012
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Main Event

One thing I truly love about Main Event is its versatility. I can take my grandma, my brother, my team, my best friends, the kids I babysit, or even my boyfriend! No matter who I’m with I will always have options of fun things to do. For instance, my first date was at Main Event and it was the perfect set up! We bowled which is fun competition, shared food at a great price, and even had arcade games and a little music to protect us from any awkward silences. (There’s always at least one!) My high school even has our post prom party at Main Event and every year nothing but great things are said about the experience.

Fun Card, Food & Games

It’s so easy to convince my friends to go to Main Event with me because there are so many selling points! If you want food they have it all! Pizza, Chicken Fingers, drinks, and even candies! The arcade games are not only kid friendly, but parent friendly too! Sometimes it is hard for adults to figure out some of the new games, but not here. And you never have to worry about losing any tokens or tickets because everything you need to have is on one little fun card!

If you haven’t ever played laser tag before, this is the place you want to go to do it. They have the best obstacles to have laser war around; you can divide and conquer, attack the flanks, or put the team on your back and go Rambo on your opposing team! There are so many reasons to want to go to Main Event, and these are just a few. But if you really want a taste of the fun go to Main Event Frisco and you can experience what I have!

27
Aug
2012
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Main Event

I went out to Main Event in Frisco for a little fun with my best friend Savannah after being stuck all week in a tough volleyball team filled schedule.  And what a way to end the week it was. I hadn’t been to Main Event in almost a year and I’d almost forgotten how to “do it”, but as soon as we got our play cards my skills came very naturally. Savannah and I darted straight to the arcade games, the classic Skee Ball in particular. We basically did a circuit of the entire game room, including the “kiddy games”.  We have no shame!

Girls Rock Out at Main Event Arcade

Just like anyone else who has ever been to Main Event, we were immediately drawn to Guitar Hero! After playing almost 10 songs we realized how long we had been rocking and rocking. One could easily say we got lost in our rock star mentalities.

After the adventures in the arcade room had come to an end, we spotted what looked like an obstacle course, or a canopy zip line tour, or maybe a hybrid of the two.

On to the Ropes Course

I’m sure you can guess where we went next; Gravity Ropes– and they were absolutely exhilarating. (I had done them once before with my volleyball team. Main Event was our favorite place to go for team bonding.)

I’ve always been a little afraid of heights but I also love that feeling so these were perfect for me. To do the ropes you get into a harness and attach yourself to the ropes so there’s really no way of falling but there’s slack in the ropes so you still are completely in control of everywhere and everything you do – unless you fall – which I have.  Many times.  Savannah may or may not be a little more graceful on a harness than me, but these things happen sometimes!

After we came down from the ropes course we decided to play one more round of guitar hero before getting our bowling game on!

Bowling is fun with family, friends (or dates)

Bowling is always so much fun.  It’s also a great family event or even a fun date idea! I had my first date with my boyfriend bowling at Main Event! I totally beat him, but he claims to have gone easy on me. (That’s what they all say!) Anyway, Savannah and I bowled one game, and it was a close game, but I took the “W” in the end, and I know she didn’t go easy on me!

Girls and our (Bowling) Shoes

We both decided the best part of bowling, behind the black light moments, is THOSE SHOES! We had dance moves the world hadn’t ever seen before, thanks to those slippery shoes! Needless to say we had a great time at Main Event and we plan on going back and taking more of our girl friends!

20
Aug
2012
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Main Event

Main Event Laser Tag

I still remember that day.  That pulse pounding, heart racing, action packed day.  The day that I enlisted for laser tag.  5 minutes I stood in line, with my hands shaking with excitement every passing second.  I traded words with the other enlisters, oblivious that they’d be in my gun sights during the battle.  At last, the doors opened, and the enlisters stepped inside, myself included.

Preparing for Laser Tag

Our referee introduced himself and we chose our weapons.  After minutes that felt like seconds, we were all geared up and ready to fight.  The referee had us split into two teams of even numbers.  Of course, our definition of “even” did not match his.  In the end it was him that chose our teams.  I stood by my fellow enlisters I talked to them in the line, as the referee fixed his problem.  He needed three soldiers on the other team, and chose them by pointing.  He pointed at me.  I had no choice.  My feet dragged me to other team.  After the choosing, we were sent into opposite sides of the battle ground.  Our referee informed us of the arena and gave us our marching orders.

The Battle  – More than a Laser Tag Game

My fellow soldiers and I charged our weapons with a special computer.  Our goal was simple: shoot or be shot.  Once the buzzer sounded, the arena began to fill with screams of determination and rage.  Before we knew it, we were ambushed.  The lasers begin to fly wildly, the enemies coming at us like a swarm of angry wasps.  In retaliation, we took cover.

As I watched my comrades be ripped apart by enemy fire, I circled around and shot down two guys, with two more closing in on me.  Avoiding their lasers, I quickly ran for the upper level, taking some of my fellow soldiers with me.

We ran for the pillars and peered out from the openings to cover the enemies with laser fire.  One down, two down, three down, eight more still standing.  They rushed us.  We were forced to fall back, but thankfully, got all our soldiers together to swarm them with a wild lightshow of ammunition.  They ran back.

Now it was our turn.  I screamed at the top of my tired lungs, yelling for my comrades to take the sides.  We shot down enemy after enemy like locusts devouring leaves like by the thousands.  They quickly got to their feet for another charge.  We surrounded their base, shooting it to win the battle.  At the same time, the opponents shot our base.  With great speed, I rushed over to shoo them away.  But my comrades were being shot down.  They retreated to resupply, but the time was running low.  After fully charging my life and weapon, I charged to the base, bringing only myself.  I screamed as I shot the base, and as I was shot too, they finally brought me down.

As we walked out, we traded our final farewells, until next time.

13
Aug
2012
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