Back in March, Plaza Lanes hired the pros over at Creative Works to produce a customized laser tag arena for their Illinois-based FEC. Gary Alstott, owner of Plaza Lanes and a senior professional bowler, knew the company would be able to bring an immersive experience to further redefine his location during its recent renovation efforts.
“Gary wanted to do laser tag,” said Creative Works creative experience broker Marsha Brentlinger. “He was adding on to his building and he wanted to expand his arcade. Gary visited our Theme Factory to look at a couple of themes and decided to go with our ‘Area 51’ look.”
The two-story, 3,110-square-foot arena brings players into an industrial warehouse filled with steel structures and alien technology. Extraterrestrial panels and barrels with alien markings are scattered throughout the building, merging everyday life as we know it with an out-of-this-world experience. A mural hangs at the top of the arena showcasing the desert landscape of Roswell, N.M. Finally, a massive beacon stands in the middle of the arena, calling out to other alien life forms that may be listening.
“The team at Creative Works was great to work with from start to finish,” said Alstott. “The education and support they provided during the entire project was awesome. They saved us money and time by reviewing our plans before construction began and pointing out problems before they happened. This was a great help to us and the building company.”
Plaza Lanes opened its updated laser tag arena in late-Spring of this year. For more information on Epic Arenas laser tag arenas, visit www.thewoweffect.com.