Ghouls and ghosts roam the dark corridors of the Haunted House of Horrors, where terror lurks at every turn. Explorers enter the house in groups of two or three at a time, navigating the hallways as actors create a frightening world around them, causing their hair to stand on end as it realizes it lives in a scary skull. After surviving the spooky confines, visitors can refill their souls with bites of Maxie’s ice cream or seasonal snacks such as cider and donuts.
Average Duration of Services: 2?4 hours
Parking: Free street parking
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Recommended Age Group: All ages
Pro Tip: Keep your hands clean in order to keep the controllers clean for other players.
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Playstation 4 and Xbox One
Apart from your business's main attraction, do you offer any "hidden" services or activities that visitors are always delighted to learn about?
My store offers birthday parties, gaming tournaments, lock-ins. We also have a program called "goals for grades" that rewards school students who have earned a 3.0 GPA or higher by putting their names into a drawing for the chance to win a wide variety of prizes, including gaming systems.
What?s your favorite part of your job?
I love watching my customers playing games and sharing information about upcoming games and events in the gaming community.
Have you ever been a patron of your own business? If so, what was the most enjoyable part?
Yes, my favorite part is the variety of games available...both modern and classic.
Since 2007, the coaches and team members at Rochester Parkour have introduced novices to the sport of parkour, the free-form physical discipline of training the human body to overcome physical obstacles in the most efficient way possible. At the activity’s highest level, bodies can deftly navigate even the densest urban spaces, contorting to squeeze through narrow passageways and nimbly leaping to snatch pies from third-story windowsills.
As with most sports, however, beginners start with simple maneuvers, conquering basic vaults, swings, and jumps before moving on to more complex movements. In Rochester Parkour’s diverse array of classes, students of all ages and experience levels first explore an indoor gym filled with I-beams, scaffolding, and vault boxes, all ideal for practicing moves away from hard concrete and heckling pigeons. In keeping with the central tenet of parkour, individuals remain in control of their own speed and maneuvers at all times; if moves in the basic classes are too overwhelming, Rochester Parkour also offers low-impact and low-mobility variations.
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