Gamer kids unite! If your child loves to play arcade games, do you know the best places to take them? There are many arcades located across the city of Orlando, however not all are kid friendly. Here we steer you away from the arcade bars and late-night spots and have streamlined this list into kid approved arcades in Orlando that are sure to please the entire family.
Andretti Indoor Karting and Games
Andretti offers more than just video games, though the games alone could keep the kids busy for hours. With state-of-the-art 3D, multi-player options, timeless classic video games (sure to bring parents some nostalgia), and life-sized games, your kids may not want to leave. They also feature go karting, a ropes course with zip line, simulators, laser tag and boutique bowling. Personally, I am not sure who would enjoy this place more, my husband or my daughter! Either way, definitely a place worth checking out! Do check out their online specials as they offer some great perks such as discounts and deals not otherwise posted within the location.
Address: 9299 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819
Hours of Operation: Sunday through Thursday 10 am to 12 am, Friday and Saturday 10 am to 1 am
Located in Icon Park off of I-Drive, Arcade City is a popular boutique arcade for both tourists and locals alike. With a mix of classic and unique games, this place is sure to please the kids. Though this is not one of the bigger arcade places, I think any parent can agree sometimes smaller is better. It definitely makes it easier to go to an arcade without 500 games and flashy prizes everywhere. This is the perfect place to pop into for an hour or two so your kids get their game fix and off you go on your merry way.
Address: 8371 International Dr #50, Orlando, FL 32819
Hours of Operation: Monday through Thursday 10 am to 9:30 pm, Friday and Saturday 10 am to 12 am and Sunday 10 am to 9 pm
With awesome games from the 1970s, spanning to today’s latest and greatest, Arcade Monsters boasts themselves as the largest arcade in Central Florida. So, if you are looking for a place to spend the day, look no farther. From vintage arcade options and pinball games to the newest games out on the market today, this place also boasts amazing Cuban street food along with a retro candy and ice cream shop. If you find yourself on this part of town, you have to stop in! Your family will thank you.
Address: 15 Alafaya Woods Blvd #111, Oviedo, FL 32765
Hours of Operation: Open daily from 12 pm to 2 am, Saturday and Sunday open at 11 am.
Chuck E Cheese
From games like foosball, hockey, alley bowling and console games, Chuck E Cheese is the perfect place for kids to be kids. Whether after school or on the weekend, there are lots of fun things for your kids to do there. They have fun dancing games and racing simulators, as well as touch screen games and crane claw prize games. This is one of those places every child should experience once as it’s such a classic and not to be missed.
Address: Various locations throughout Central Florida
Hours of Operation: Sunday through Thursday 11 am to 9 pm, Friday and Saturday 11 am to 10 pm
Dave and Busters
Located on I-Drive, Dave and Busters is a national brand known for their gaming options and fun. On Wednesdays they even have half price games, so it may make a fun outing after school with the kids. From classic games like skee-ball, connect four and pac-man, to new games in their million-dollar midway, there is something for everyone to enjoy. They also have a restaurant should a meal or snack be needed for fuel.
Address: 8986 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819
Hours of Operation: Sunday through Thursday 11 am to 1 am, Friday and Saturday 11 am to 2 am
District Eat Play
Located at the Oviedo Mall, District Eat Play does not offer just your typical arcade entertainment. With exciting options like bumper cars, escape rooms, boutique bowling, and an arcade, they definitely offer up some different options to keep the family entertained. With 50 of the latest games on the market, the arcade experience is sure to not disappoint!
Address: 1395 Oviedo Mall Boulevard, Oviedo, FL 32765
Hours of Operation: Sunday through Thursday 10 am to 11 pm, Friday and Saturday 10 am to 12 am
GameTime in Ocoee and Kissimmee is a great place for some family fun as they are serving up great food and lots of brand-new games. With over 25,000 square feet of entertainment space, you definitely won’t feel claustrophobic with too many arcades and games squished in to too little of space. Your family will have plenty of room to enjoy your game day of fun. They have more than 100 classic and new arcade games, mini bowl, prize machines and more.
Address: 9441 W Colonial Dr, Ocoee, FL 34761
Address: 3241 Margaritaville Blvd., Kissimmee, FL 34747
Hours of Operation: Varies based on day
Have you been to Main Event? They recently launched kids eat free on Tuesdays which makes it an awesome place to stop after school. Let the kids get out their energy out with bowling, laser tag, mini golf, rock climbing, billiards, virtual reality, gravity ropes and arcade games. With so much to do at Main Event, you will definitely go back again and again.
Address: 9101 International Dr Suite 1032, Orlando, FL 32819 (located in Pointe Orlando)
Hours of Operation: Vary based on day
Which of these arcades in Orlando sound the most fun?
by Megan Daniels
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