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“God awful food”
1 of 5 bubbles Review of Family Fun Center

Family Fun Center
Ranked #5 of 15 Fun & Games in Lakeland
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Owner description: The best place for family fun in Lakeland, FL. Featuring games, a prize redemption center, adventure golf, laser tag, a 4 story soft-playground, and great food.
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19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“God awful food”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2012

Eat before you come here ! This place gives new meaning of what the worst over priced food taste like. There are a lot better places to have fun with your kids then this place.

Visited August 2012
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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Shabby chic in a good way”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2012 via mobile

Family Fun Center is the go-to place in Lakeland for a family centered experience. The place is 30 years old, but retains all of its charm and a staff dedicated to helping you have fun. They don't mind if you bring in food from outside, which makes me want to go there more since I don't feel like they're shaking you down for concession food money. But in that respects, their concessions are good and a good value for the money. I see plenty of birthday parties there and can recommend them. No one has a bad time there. The staff are pros at this aspect.

The arcade games are mostly up to date, and will keep most ages satisfied. The younger kid games will keep them occupied for a long time. They keep a lot of merchandise on hand for ticket redemption. Laser tag will keep the mid and upper range kids going' too. Decent mini golf facilities for all ages.

The 3000 sq feet of hamster mazes for kids is nothing short of excellent for the younger crowd. You can set your kids here for quite a while and with no worries. I'm sad that they took away the quiet room, as it was a good place for adults to retire to. However, this place is a much better value than Chuck E. Cheese or anything else going.

1 Thank J h
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Celebration, Florida
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Cheap good fun”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2012

Great small location for kids to stay busy for hours. Good value for younger children. Nice size tubes and ballpit. Good amount of arcade games for all ages.

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Lakeland, FL
1 review
“Unethical practices”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2012

Games don't score correctly, short-changing you on the "tickets" you win, two minutes of play time is actually less than two minutes, and when redeeming tickets and points coins won at various games, the staff behind the counter couldn't count it right, further the rip-off nature of this place. Been there once and I'll never go back. As much of a scam as going to a country carnival.

Visited August 2012
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Brian N, Owner at Family Fun Center, responded to this review, August 16, 2012
I'm troubled that you didn't have a good experience at the Family Fun Center. We've been in business in Lakeland for 30 years providing entertainment and fun for all ages. We certainly haven't been around that long by engaging in unethical business practices. Games do malfunction from time to time. When notified, we are always happy to refund the token if it didn't operate correctly and we are unable to fix it. We have machines that count points and they are calibrated daily to be accurate. It is our goal provide quality entertainment at a good value for all of our customers. I deeply regret that you did not have that experience and hope that you will give us the opportunity to try again in the future. If your willing to speak with me about your visit, please contact me at 863-644-1728.

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Lakeland, Florida
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25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Nice family place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2012

The Fun Center is especially oriented for families with younger kids. It has a full selection of the latest video games. Many families have their birthday parties here. Prices are fair and the atmosphere hospitable. Added bonus: mini-golf course.

Visited June 2012
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