In roller-skating, as in dangling from the edge of a cliff, it's important not to let a fear of falling make you miss an opportunity to hold someone's hand. Don't leave today’s Groupon at the Roller Kingdom hanging. Choose between two options:
- For $15, you get a $45 gift card toward admission, roller-skating, and laser tag.
- For $75, you get a deluxe birthday-party package for 10 (a $150 value). Each birthday-party package includes:
- Skating admission for 10
- Rollerblade or skate rental for 10
- Slice of pizza or hot dog for each guest
- Two pitchers of soda or punch
- 10 printed invitations
- 10 free passes for future admission
- 25 prize tickets for each guest
- One birthday gift
- Four skating lessons for birthday child
- Reserved party tables
Customers may add additional guests to the birthday-party package for an additional fee.
At Roller Kingdom, smooth wooden floors entice wheel-rotators of all ages, and laser-tag competitors race through a neon-lit, labyrinthine arena. Roll away the afternoon with admission and skate rental ($5–8), jitterbugging to hit tunes and practicing for a future career as a roller-skating tax attorney. Lights flash and music pumps during 10-minute games of laser tag ($4), with friend turning against friend in cutthroat competitions for the coveted shotgun seat. Quarter-filled pockets empty into the center's collection of arcade games, and at the snack bar, a selection of pizza, fried dough, and popcorn helps to muffle persistent stomach moans.
Alternatively, parties of 10 can mark special occasions with a deluxe birthday-party package. Printed invitations prompt guests to attend rolling receptions, where they spend an afternoon skating and noshing on pizza, hot dogs, and soda at reserved party tables. Roller Kingdom presents each attendee with 25 prize tickets and a free admission for future use—both more entertaining alternatives to traditional party favors such as plastic whistles and copies of John Stuart Mills’ On Liberty. Birthday lads and lasses receive a gift and four skating lessons.
With whirling colorful lights and a top-40 playlist, Roller Kingdom could give visitors the illusion that they're in a nightclub. But instead of dancing on the floor, guests strap on rollerblades or roller skates to glide across it. Novice skaters can improve their form during lessons or trade in their skates for laser-tag equipment and duel it out with friends in order to win prize tickets and the right to wear a homemade laser-tag championship belt made out of tinfoil. Outside the rink and laser-tag den, guests can play arcade games or belt out their favorite songs on the karaoke stage.