Mariah got invited to a concert, so we told Allison we would do something fun with her. "I want to go to an arcade!" Since Chuck E. Cheese was out of the question, we settled for Mega Play. We haven't been to this one, so we figured we'd give it a go. Big mistake! The lack of cars in the parking lot should have tipped us off. But in we went. Trying to figure out how to get tokens took forever, until we were told we had to buy a credit card type deal to play the games. We had to pay $1 just to get the card, then put money on it for the games, and the buck didn't go towards that!
|Teaching kids early it's fun to play with credit cards!|
The games cost 50¢ each to play, so the funds on that card fall off pretty quick. Wanna play pinball? You only get 1 ball. Pretty big rip off right there at 50¢ a pop. At least skee ball was still fun, even if it did cost twice as much to play. And we still got the standard 9 balls.
After $10 was blown through in a matter of minutes, we took our 150 tickets up to the counter to redeem for fabulous parting gifts and prizes. Imagine Allison's disappointment when the only prizes to select from were USED happy meal toys!
Seriously. They were used. Dirt, paint scuffs and all. And cost 100 tickets each. Total WTF moment right there! So, all you CEC haters out there, it gets worse. Maybe Chuck E. Cheese isn't so bad after all.