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“Perfect place to have a birthday party for kids” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Big Thrill Factory

Big Thrill Factory
17585 HWY 7, Minnetonka, MN 55345
952-698-7700
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Ranked #5 of 6 Attractions in Minnetonka
Type: Amusement
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Perfect place to have a birthday party for kids”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Eventually, there is a perfect place to have a birthday party for kids in Minnetonka. It is really close to all the elementary schools. Parents can go shopping after sending the kids to the party. Of course, kids like the fun activities in the factory.

Visited September 2013
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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 attraction reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Stop in Before to check it out”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

We took advantage of the free admission to just check the place out. We found friendly staff people who had the time to answer our questions and show us how each area worked. We appreciated the opportunity to see for ourselves how the bowling and the ropes and the other games worked so we could decide whether the offerings were appropriate for our kids. We have a 5 year old, and so most of the games didn't look like what we wanted. It seemed to be a place where you would want to come with friends, not alone. We were impressed with the cleanliness and open atmosphere for having fun. It wasn't what we needed, but we will keep it in mind for future opportunities. Strongly suggest that adults check it out without the kids so you can see for yourselves the choices.

Visited September 2013
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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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“Power Outage - Promised Refund & No Follow-up!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Brought my son and friends to BTF for his birthday. Purchased 7 2-hour unlimited packages for he and his friends. 45minutes into the 2 hours their power went out and they closed down for the night. I was asked to leave my contact info & told that I would be refunded the $165, but no one has called me back. I have talked to TWO "managers" on two occasions and one promised a refund and even took my credit card number down to credit. Two weeks have passed and STILL no credit. Thumbs down on this place for being a total rip-off!

Visited September 2013
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Minnetonka, Minnesota, United States
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“Too Much for a family”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

I was excited to have something like a "grandslam" all inclusive indoor recreation place arrive in Minnetonka - but it is sooo expensive you can not take a family or youth group there without spending 20 bucks or more per person - I really think they should rehtink the cost of thier "packages" to be more budget freindly and they would get lots more people to come - Dissapointed but hpoeful they will come down in price before they go out of business -

Visited March 2013
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Elk River, MN
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“Great place for a tween B-Day Party”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

We celebrated our 12 y/o B day at the Big Thrill Factory. We bought the extreme teen pack which features 3 hrs of unlimited play, bottomless pop and a pizza that truly fed about 12 of us! Total was $279 + tax and tip for the 6 girls to have unlimited wrist bands with the party pack. We could have instead chose just the wrist bands with no party and additional stuff for $25. We had a party host that was in charge of our party plus a couple other parties, her name was Nat and she did an excellent job, was very energetic and helpful and provided for everything we needed. As for the amenities here, the ropes course is not very large, but was still fun for all of us. The kids really enjoyed laser tag and the other options. The arcade is spendy, you don't win the amt of tickets you would at chuckee cheese and the junk the kids can buy with their tickets is also 'over priced'. There is sure a lot to do, and there will be even more this summer when they open the outside amenities as well. There were lockers available and you can buy a paddlelock for a buck. As we were leaving (and the tween parties are only available from 8-11 pm on fri and sat) one of the kids said "I could stay and play another hour at least" and the other kids agreed. So all in all, it was a great time, the kids were exhausted (which is one of my top goals when I have them for a slumber party) so we were very happy and will return to check out the summery activities in June:)

Visited April 2013
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