Chuck E. Cheese’sApril 4, 2010 at 8:04 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 40 Comments
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So I don’t know how this happened, but we ended up going to Chuck E. Cheese’s today. The original plan was to drive out with George and meet Jacky and Lynette for brunch… but somehow brunch turned into loitering outside the cafe for an hour asking one another questions like, “how much money would it take for you to lick the ground?” At some point Jacky suggested we check out Mario Kart Arcade, and given my undying quest to find the mysterious “Swiss Cheese Factory” that haunted me as a child, I was all for it!
They still have that animatronics band…
Yeah you know the one!
They also had this crazy machine where you held onto metal rods and let a giant King Kong electrocute you.
After a while, smoke will start coming out of his ears like this:
But by far the best one was the flying machine. You sit on a bike, and pedal in order to make the bike go up. It reminded me of something from Pippi Longstocking. Unfortunately I made the mistake of wearing a skirt today and wasn’t able to pedal the bike… but as you can see, Jacky had no trouble at all:
Oh, for those who don’t know… (which is essentially everyone I’ve ever talked to about this) the “Swiss Cheese Factory” was a giant maze in one of the Chuck E. Cheese’s I went to as a kid for someone’s birthday party. All the kids were terrified of it because we heard that a little boy got lost inside for 3 days (in retrospect this probably didn’t happen). The maze was both horizontal and vertical. You could crawl upwards through holes in the floor, and it was pretty easy to take a wrong turn and find yourself in a dead end full of funhouse mirrors. My friends and I went through it, but we’d always take the same path so that we wouldn’t get lost like the poor boy from our rumors. If anyone has ever heard of this maze, please let me know!