People’s Choice Family Fun Center

The People’s Choice Family Fun Centerwebsite

Phone: 847-336-5700
Sun – Thur    Noon-10pm
Fri-Sat         11am – 11pm
Mini golf open Noon-9pm daily.
Open 365 days a year. 
Parking: There is a large parking lot.
Bathrooms: There are public bathrooms. There are no changing tables.
Handicapped/stroller accessible: The Family Fun Center is accessible. The aisles are wide and I think it would be easy to maneuver a stroller. 
Nursing area: There is no designated nursing area.

Other amenities: The People’s Choice Family Fun Center has an arcade with prize redemption center, snack bar, and party areas. There’s also a movie rental place and a glow-in-the-dark mini golf course.They offer birthday party packages, packages for groups, fundraising opportunities, and a VIP program with special benefits.

Food: Pizza, hot dogs, sandwiches, salads, and much more is available for purchase. The prices were very reasonable; less than I would expect at an arcade. A full menu can be viewed online. The Family Fun Center offers a variety of food specials, including pizza, pop, and token deals, as well as a $5 menu on Mondays, all-you-can-eat pizza deal on Wednesday evenings, and a $1 menu on Thursdays.  
Special events: June 25, from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm, is the People’s Choice Family Fun Center’s 27th Annual Customer Appreciation Day, which includes FREE games, pony rides, spin-the-wheel-and-win, hot dogs, soft drink, popcorn, and inflatables!
In August, every Tuesday is Double Token Tuesday. In October they have a costume contest, and in December you can have lunch with Santa. Visit their Events page online for other upcoming events.

Ongoing specials: Specials change often so check their Specials page. Current specials are:
Monday – Family Bingo, 6:30-8pm.
Wednesday – Movies on a 12-ft screen, with free popcorn (children’s movie at 1pm, family movie at 6pm).
Sunday – Magic Show and balloon sculpture, 3-4pm. 

You’ll pay: $10, or maybe just $5. offer a package which includes a large cheese pizza (we added a topping to the pizza for an extra $1.00), a pitcher of soda, and 40 tokens for only $10 ($23 value).Want to save even more? If it’s your first time purchasing a deal from Dealavue, entered the code TODDLING at checkout for $5 off, making this deal only $5! While you’re visiting the People’s Choice Family Fun Center, look for signs about their text message deal and you can get 10 free tokens. Text “Rocky” to the text number and they’ll send you a text right away; show it to the cashier for your 10 free tokens. John and I were each able to get this deal so we got an extra 20 tokens. Add it all up and you can get a large pizza, pitcher of pop, and as many as 60 tokens for as little as $5!
If you’re interested in a birthday party, Dealavue offers a 2-hour hosted birthday party for up to 10 kids with popcorn, pizza, and tokens for only $30 ($90 value). There is a mini-golf deal as well – 4-pack 18-hole glow-in-the-dark mini golf for $15 ($30 value).

Our experience:
I’ll be honest – I was not really excited about heading to The People’s Choice Family Fun Center. I’ve been to Chuck E. Cheese before and I’m not a fan. The couple I’ve been to seem small, dark, and crowded, with an overwhelming number of flashing lights, loud games, and crowds of people. It’s just a little overwhelming for me.

However, I was pleasantly surprised by The People’s Choice Family Fun Center. It was much larger and more open; there was plenty of space to walk without bumping into games or people. And I don’t know if it was just that there was more space and things were spread out a little more, but I didn’t feel overwhelmed by the lights and sounds at all. The place was bright and it was busy, but not crowded at all. The boys didn’t have to wait to play games or go on rides and everything just seemed much more relaxed.

The pizza was nothing special, but not too bad either. The selection of food at the snack bar was impressive though. I can’t speak to how any of it tastes (other than the pizza), but it’s nice to have a choice of things like gyros and rib tips.
The kids had a great time with the rides and games; there were plenty for young kids, but there were games for older kids and adults too. We used up our 60 tokens and the boys traded in their tickets for a few pieces of candy and two inflatable swords (not sure what I was thinking). John and I were particularly excited to see machines from our childhood – the 3-horse carousel, the Flintstones car, and horse ride. I didn’t even know those existed anymore!
Overall, a fun time was had by all and if we lived closer I’m sure we would visit more often. 

I was provided with credit. The opinions expressed are my own.


  1. I love how the post is divided up into categories that any mom would be concerned with.

    Your blog is so USEFUL, Sarah!


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