WhirlyBall

Vernon Hills

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In a Nutshell

Zip around courts in a bumper car, tossing wiffle balls with plastic scoops through goals, or slink through neon laser-tag arenas

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Sep 11, 2016. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. Valid at Vernon Hills location only. Valid for walk-ins and same day reservations only; not valid for advance reservations. May combine 2 Groupons for 1 hour. Not valid same day as purchase. 4-player minimum required for both options. Promo codes not valid on this offer. Not valid in combination with promo codes. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services. Offer is not eligible for Groupon promo codes or other discounts.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $69 for 30 minutes of walk-in WhirlyBall at Vernon Hills for up to 10 ($150 value)
  • $69 for 30 minutes of walk-in laser tag at Vernon Hills for up to 10 ($150 value)

During 30-minute WhirlyBall games, up to 10 players zoom around the court in motorized bumper cars called WhirlyBugs, scoring goals with a wiffle ball tossed with plastic scoops. Teams can each include 2-5 people, and players must be 12 years or older and at least 4-foot-6 inches tall.

Teams can also choose to compete against each other in 30-minute games of laser tag, firing off photons in a neon-lit arena. Players zap each other to accumulate points and attain victory.

WhirlyBall

Sam Elias knows that being cooped up during long winter days can make people stir-crazy. So in 1993, after moving from Florida, land of palm trees and beaches, to Chicago, land of frigid winds and gray slush, he founded WhirlyBall as a way for people to release pent-up energy even as snow was falling outside. During each competitive WhirlyBall game, which combines aspects of basketball, hockey, and jai alai, players zoom across an indoor 50'x80' court in motorized cars called WhirlyBugs. They wield plastic scoops to toss a wiffle ball back and forth to their teammates before throwing the ball through an elevated goal. Refs keep watch during the games, eliminating score arguments that would otherwise end in sunrise duels. To fuel up for a bout, players nibble chicken wings, pretzel bites, and gourmet pizzas, and swig craft beers, which vary by location.

All three WhirlyBall spots boast off-court diversions as well. The Vernon Hills and Lombard locations host video games, pool tables, foosball, and air hockey, and the Chicago and Vernon Hills locations invite guests into multilevel laser-tag arenas, which fill with fog and flashing lights as combatants duck, aim, and invoke Geneva Convention protocols regarding armed conflict.

Customer Reviews

Fun for all!! We all enjoyed our time from adults to teens and even our 9 year old had fun!
Amy · November 2, 2016
The staff is pleasant.
Regina S. · September 13, 2016
It was great family fun!!
Jessica N. · September 13, 2016
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    Vernon Hills

    285 Center Drive

    Vernon Hills, IL 60061

    +18479180800

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