On a sweltering day with the air abuzz with mosquitos, Eddie Reznicek stood on a miniature golf course marveling at how many people were outside putting. Determined to create a more comfortable mini golfing space, he opened The Family Fun Center XL in Omaha in 1982, where guests could play indoor golf and nearly 100 video games in the arcade. These days, a new facility shelters a black-lit 18-hole course themed around video-game heroes, heroines, and the windmills who loved them, and the arcade enthralls gamers with classics such as air hockey, skeeball, and four-player Mario Kart on 27-inch flat-screen TVs.
At the Lazer Maze, participants channel their inner spy while swiftly snaking through alarm-system lasers. This spy theme also is evident in the three-level laser-tag arena, where players dodge enemy fire amid flashing lights to soundtracks from James Bond movies. Elsewhere, a 2,500-square-foot arena littered with bunkers, crumbling brick walls, and sniper towers accommodates 7-minute paintball games or bazooka-ball battles.
The stylists of Salon Eleven—some of whom boast several decades of experience—combine their diverse knowledge to style hair, brows, and nails into flattering designs. They wield an arsenal of high-end products, such as Soma, Simply Organic, and Sudzz, during salon treatments, which can highlight individual strands, add length with extensions, or give hair a new shape without molding locks around a functioning beehive. Ample mirrors line the salon's taupe-colored walls, leading to a pedicure throne in the back that bubbles with skin-softening water in preparation for an array of refining nail services.:m]]