Early-Bird Unlimited-Play Package for Bowling and Lazer Tag for One or Four at Shenaniganz (Up to 51% Off)

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In a Nutshell

Unlimited games of lazer tag and bowling at venue with 16 lounge-style bowling lanes with HDTVs

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. May be repurchased every 90 days. Limit 8 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Subject to Availability. Valid at Greenville location only. Mon-Thur until 7pm and Fri – Sun until 4pm. How "Unlimited Bowling" works: Guests will be issued 15 minutes of lane time/guest. At the end of that time, if there is a wait list, guests must leave their lanes and can be added to the wait list. If there is not a wait list, guests time on the lanes can be extended by another 15 minutes/guest. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $19 for an early-bird unlimited-play package for bowling and lazer tag for one ($35 value)
  • $69 for an early-bird unlimited-play package for bowling and lazer tag four ($140 value)

Packages include bowling shoes and are valid Monday–Thursday until 7 p.m. and Friday–Sunday until 4 p.m.

Automatic Pinsetters: What’s Going on Back There?

When you’re focused on getting a strike, it’s easy to ignore the action at the end of the lane. Read on to learn how automatic pinsetters make that second roll possible.

Though automatic pinsetters were being developed by bowling companies as early as the 1910s, it was an alley owner who provided the push for their mass production. In the 1930s, George Beckerle reportedly complained to inventor and regular bowler Gottfried Schmidt about his pinboys—they just wouldn’t stick around. At the time, pins were almost universally set by human hands, often those of low-paid teenage boys. They perched on a ledge behind the pins, waiting to jump down into the ball pit, slide the ball back to the bowler, and then reset the pins for the next roll. Though the work was dull, pinboys still had to keep an eye on the game and watch out for angry bowlers who might take their frustration out on their shins. Serious injuries were not uncommon.

Just like their human predecessors, automatic pinsetters clear away fallen pins and create a new rack before the start of a frame. They can do this very quickly—the AMF 8800 Gold Edition pinsetter holds the world speed record, with a strike cycle time of 8.5 seconds. At the start of a frame, a sensor located a few feet from the pins detects a roll. After the ball falls into the ball pit, a rectangular sheet of metal called the sweep lowers to guard the pins from illegal rolls and lost shuffleboard players. Next, the pin table, outfitted with 10 holes, lowers on top of the standing pins and grasps them with its tongs. Then, the sweep pulls back, knocking the downed pins into the ball pit just before the pin table replaces the remaining pins.

As the spent pins are pushed toward the pin elevator by a conveyor, the ball veers off through a door, where it will travel under the lane and back up to the bowler. Meanwhile, the pins continue on into the pin elevator, which feeds the pin distributor that lets the pin table emerge with a fresh rack of 10 when the second roll is finished—any lane has a total of 20 pins moving through its guts at all times. Today, pinboys are mostly as extinct as dodos or goblins, but a few bowling alleys still hew to the nostalgic, if somewhat perilous, old system.

Customer Reviews

20 Ratings

We had a great time. Food was great and staff was very nice.
Manuel L. · August 22, 2016
Loved it!!
Kimberly G. · July 4, 2016
Incredible facility... Superb staff!!! Highly recommended!!!!
Robyn B. · June 17, 2016
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    Shenaniganz

    1908 Joe Ramsey Boulevard East

    Greenville, TX 75401

    +19034552065

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