Chuck E. Cheese’s Grand Re-Opening

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Chuck E. Cheese’s. The opinions and text are all mine.

Mr. President has been asking to go to Chuck E. Cheese’s for months. The place where a “Kid can be a Kid”.  

When Chuck E. Cheese’s Fairfax invited us to their Grand Re-Opening Event, I knew we had to go. When I told Mr. President the news, he was beyond excited. We had a “Chuck E. Cheese’s Countdown” calendar in the kitchen.

Even a snowstorm couldn’t stop us from attending the Grand Re-Opening.

Newly redesigned, Chuck E. Cheese’s Fairfax location is one of the first in Northern Virginia to get the “new look”. And let me tell you, it looks good.

 Even the snow couldn’t stop us!

New Look

The new design aims to appeal to both parents and kids – it introduces more restaurant atmosphere for mom, dad, and caregivers, without taking away from the fun and games that made Chuck E. Cheese’s a kid-favorite for 40 years. While there are still bright colors and designs for the kids, the re-design introduces a calmer ambiance with warm wood, neutral tones, and streamlined graphics. Appealing to both parents and kids.

And don’t forget about the light-up dance floor. The kids loved the hourly show featuring Chuck E. Cheese and his friends; the show is interactive and fun. Plus, the light-up floor is just too fun.

I can’t say enough nice things about the staff at Chuck E. Cheese’s Fairfax – from the Manager, to the characters, and attendants, everyone was willing to help and answer questions. (It’s been awhile since I’ve been to a Chuck E. Cheese’s, ha!). Everyone was super friendly.

New Gaming Experience

The kids and I received our All You Can Play (AYCP) passes with 90 minutes of play. We had an absolute blast! From Air Hockey to Pirate’s Hook, the carousel and Stuart Little car ride, Hungry Froggy and Basketball Shoot, there was something for everyone. We never ran out of games to play, and earned as many tickets as we could.

With the AYCP pass kids can enjoy free reign of Chuck E. Cheese’s to play all the games they want in the time frame they choose. What I love most about the AYCP pass is that you don’t have to worry about carrying tokens, and potentially loosing them. The kids can each wear the bracelet (even my youngest at 22 months). Once you get to a game, you tap the pad with your AYCP pass and the game begins. When the game is over, collect your tickets and find a new game to play. It’s very kid friendly, and my kids – ages 5, 3, and 1 – had no problems using it. Another nice feature is that you can “freeze” your time if you need to eat or need a bathroom break, up to one time during your play period. When you’re ready to resume playing, reactivate your pass at the kiosk.

 We even wear our AYCP passes around the house.

New Food

You guys, the food is good! The pizza is delicious and crispy, and the salad bar is fresh and colorful. There are so many good flavors. I especially appreciate that Chuck E. Cheese’s features healthier food options for families.

The remodel features an open kitchen, which allows guests to watch the pizza-making process. The salad bar features fresh ingredients – veggies, toppings, and hard-boiled eggs. In addition, the lunch buffet is available Monday – Friday from 11am to 3pm, and is located closer to the open kitchen to highlight its fresh ingredients.

While guests can order at the counter, self-service kiosks are available near the entrance of the restaurant and offer a fast, simple option to ordering.


New Toys

We ended the night with 950 tickets – not bad for our first time to Chuck E. Cheese’s. The kids picked out matching slinky’s (which really makes my life easier because that means no fighting over toys) and have enjoyed watching them slide down the stairs.

There are so many fun prizes to pick from. It’s fun to be a kid!

The kids and I had an absolute blast! And I can’t tell you how many of my friends wanted to join us. With freezing temperatures and cold winter nights, we will be back soon.

We can’t wait!

Fairfax Location:
9404 Main St.
Fairfax, VA 22031

(Another) New Opening

We are lucky x 2 and had the opportunity to attend the Glen Bernie Grand Re-Opening, too.

The Glen Bernie location offers the same amenities, games, and food options. If you live in Maryland, you definitely need to check out this new location.

Glen Bernie Location:
6637 Governor Ritchie Highway
Glen Bernie, MD 21061


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