The old penny arcade was just lots of penny machines in a great big empty room. Not much atmosphere and some of the machines were not suitable for kids to be playing with!
This had all of us interested, kids and adults alike. I found the same fortune telling machine that I had used 30 years ago and it looked exactly the same - can't remember what it said back then though lol. It was interesting using the old pennies
Some machines just took our money - I understand that some machines are not working because they are obviously old but they should put signs up telling us not to put our money in as we can't get it back - some took old pennies (which you could purchase) others 20p. The Gypsy Fortune machine gave no fortune. We did... More
Just walked through this as part of the experience. Generally I hate add on costs for entertainment that I have already paid for, and this was no different. Had they have given us a few free tokens to play, then we might have stopped to look in greater detail, but honestly I don't want my children getting hooked on wasting... More
Best part of the place, loved changing up the coins to the old pennies and then playing the old mechanical games, watch out for the first machines you come to as they are for adults so not suitable for kids, when you hit the carousel you are OK for PG rated memories!
We just walked through it as part of the whole dire Wookey Hole experience. Just too depressing for words. I'm not really sure what the connection is between caves and arcade machines.
If you remember the 50s and 60s then you will love these just like been at the seaside when i was a little boy even if you are not into playing slot machines they are great to see.
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