What You'll Get
Archaeological evidence suggests that bowling was first invented shortly after the first wheel accidentally rolled into the first vase, prompting the first grounding. Today's Groupon lets you party like our Neolithic ancestors did—in space. For $22, you get a cosmic bowling package for two on Friday or Saturday night at FunQuest Lanes in Collierville. Since you can buy up to three Groupons, this deal can put up to six people on a lane.
Inspired by cosmologist Carl Sagan's historic discovery that everything looks totally awesome under strobing blacklights and smoke machines, cosmic bowling turns an ordinary bowling ball into a glittering planet hurtling through a vast and unknowable universe before exploding into a supernova of scattered neon pins. Your Groupon lets you choose one of FunQuest’s two late-night cosmic options, depending on which night you roll. On Friday nights after 10 p.m., you and a partner get two hours of bowling, a large pizza, and two pitchers of soda for dipping—because hungry bowlers leave happy pins, and when pins are happy, an angel slaps a kitten. On Saturday nights after 9 p.m., you and your friend get three hours to bowl, a large pizza, and one pitcher of soda. Shoe rental is included on both days.
FunQuest boasts 32 lanes of pin-crashing bowlitude, the full-service 11th Frame Lounge next to the bowling area, and free live bands on the weekends (check the FunQuest website for upcoming acts). Aside from bowling (and outside of this Groupon), FunQuest also offers skating, laser tag, and arcade games—making it a great destination for kids’ parties, family outings, old-friend reunions, and particularly anachronistic Renaissance Faires.
FunQuest was set to participate in a world-record attempt, according to the Commercial Appeal:
- [In September 2009], the bowling center industry nationwide is working to recruit more bowling enthusiasts with National Bowling Week, nurtured by the Bowling Proprietors' Association of America. At the request of FunQuest's general manager, Darnel Alexander, Mayor Stan Joyner has proclaimed Saturday National Bowling Day in town. On Saturday, the final day of bowling week, the prospect of helping to set a new world record for games bowled in a single day will be coupled with a free game offered at participating bowling centers. – Kevin McKenzie, Commercial Appeal
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Sep 8, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 3 per person. Cosmic bowling only offered on Fridays and Saturdays. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
At Funquest, families, couples, leagues, and revelers enjoying a night on the town entertain themselves with hours of bowling on 32 lanes. After hurling bowling balls at rows of awaiting pins, guests regale each other with their bowling exploits over beers at the 11th Frame Bar and Grill, or over burgers and pizza at the snack bar.