An indoor family-entertainment center, The Lost City invites fun seekers young and old to enjoy a wide range of gaming venues, including a sprawling laser-tag arena, an indoor mini-golf course, an arcade, and a 10-pin bowling alley. Lasers fly through fog and atmospheric lighting within a multilevel laser-tag arena that spans 5,000 square feet. Participants wear vests and wield phasers as they rack up scores that are then recorded on their individual scorecards. The Lost City’s nine-hole mini-golf course has a Gobi Desert theme, complete with palm trees, pyramids, and camels. To continue a competitive night with friends, head to the 10-pin bowling lanes, which switch between classic woodgrain and a black-lit road theme, or guests can challenge their hand-eye coordination at an arcade with air hockey and redemption games.
At Lazer Planet, laser-tag players find lots to keep their attention. First, seven modes of play, including variations on capture the flag and tag, keep battles lively, as players duke it out in a black-lit arena adorned with alien cutouts. In the arcade, video and redemption games challenge hand-eye coordination, and players can redeem their tickets for stuffed animals, candy, and lava lamps.
At Whirlyball Novi, teams in motorized cars call whirlybugs spin and bump their way through one-hour bouts of a competitive wiffle-ball game that combines aspects of basketball, hockey, and jai alai. Bright red and yellow whirlybugs, powered by electricity and the tears of the defeated, race across a 4,000-square-foot court as their drivers toss balls to each other with plastic scoops. Referees keep track of each team's score as friends look on from the comfortable leather couches of the lounge. After matches, teams sip on drinks from the bar, feast on one of several meal packages, or continue calling each other "liver-licking kumkwats" over games of pool.
Total Sports packs 50,000 square feet of recreational playtime space with offerings of bowling, softball, racquetball, and the directionally defying action of wallyball. Wallyball closely resembles its cousin volleyball, but games are conducted within the confines of a racquetball court, and as the portmanteau implies, the ball may be played off of walls or slow-moving team mascots. Six courts accommodate eight–ten players participating in fast-paced barrier bombardment. After an hour of sweating and burning calories, wallyballers can make it up by hiking to the upstairs grill and sports bar for pizza, beer, and billiards. Friday and Saturday nights feature DJ-hosted dancing, and those who forgot to pack their dancing shoes next to their sports drink and the mouth guard they're cursed to always carry may enjoy the simple pleasure of viewing sports on multiple big screens.
The 39 holes at Loeschner's Village Green Family-Style Miniature Golf lead putt-putters on a serpentine path through verdant landscaping framed by charming white picket fences. The challenging course zigzags past gnarled trees and around thick shrubs, even burrowing through rocky outcroppings that resemble scaled-down versions of the tunnels common to mountainous regions. In addition to upkeeping the sprawling course, the staff encourages guests to keep the competition going at the on-site arcade or by instigating a soft-drink-chugging contest at the snack bar.
Revelers of all ages visit Gamerz USA for battlefield laser tag, an arcade room with a Dance Dance Revolution machine, and kids zone. In battlefield laser tag games, pretend soldiers fire infrared bullets under the guidance of a commanding officer. Players don heavy-duty vests that emit 100% eye-safe light and none of the foul odors that accompany ordinary flashlights. The lazer maze challenge has players navigating a web of green lasers in a bank vault-like enviroment, and the the Kids Zone offers a play area with slides and a ball pit for younger guests. After a few rounds of arcade games, guests can choose a prize or reward themselves with burgers, pizza, soda, or fresh-squeezed juice or Bears2Go.
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