ARCADE REPORT: Arnold’s Family Fun Center - Phoenixville, PA (December 2019)
Updated: Aug 26, 2021
While visiting my brother down near Philly, my family was looking for an activity for the kids. Arnold’s Family Fun Center came up, so I asked my 6 year-old, “Do you like Arnold’s?” His response was “OF COURSE!!” A ringing endorsement from a Kindergartner if there ever was one, so off we went.
The first thing you’ll notice about Arnold’s when you go there is the size. It’s HUGE. You can’t even tell how big it is by looking at it from the front of the building. It just goes on and on and on. It is a little different than the normal arcade that I could go to. It had a ton of non video game activities and no pinball, things like Laser Tag, Go Carts, Bowling, Rides, etc... There of course was a ton of redemption games, which I don’t mind but aren’t my first choice.
All of the games that we played at Arnold’s worked great. They had a huge Big Buck Hunter, which my sons and I have been really into lately. There was also the normal Raw Thrills racing games and a few dancing games, which are always a good time. Tucked way in the back there was even a few of the classics, Ms. Pac, Simpson’s, Star Wars Trilogy and a couple of fighters. The old fashioned shooting gallery right next to that area was neat.
All in all, a good time was had by my extended family at Arnold’s. To me, the additional activities that it has make it a better destination than a Dave and Busters, especially if you go with kids.