After the recent success of its grand opening and then expansion, Wizard’s World Arcade has announced it will be part of a new event for Huntertown Heritage Days in August, hosting the inaugural Indiana Pinball Show and Tourney on Aug. 9-11.
“We’re excited,” said owner Mike Burgess. “Huntertown has welcomed us with open arms and the community as a whole supported our team throughout our first season. We’re proud to report that, as the host of multiple state and nationally recognized tournaments, Wizard’s World Arcade has become known as one of the elite pinball facilities in the Midwest.” Burgess said. “This is just one way we can give back to the community while raising awareness of family fun and the excitement of competitive pinball in the area.”
Wizard’s World at 14613 Lima Rd., on the south edge of Huntertown, opened Dec. 15, and hosted its first tournament on Dec. 18. The arcade opened with 33 machines is completing an expansion to 58 machines, making the facility the Midwest’s largest, according to Burgess.
The Huntertown arcade is open from 4:30-9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, from 4:30-10 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday and from 1-9:30 p.m. on Sunday. Plans are to expand hours once school is out for the summer.
The Indiana Pinball Show and Tourney will be held at the Allen County Fairgrounds in the Home and Family Arts Building during festival hours. A schedule of events includes multiple tournaments along with several pinball and arcade machines set for ‘free play’ each day. Those choosing to play in sanctioned tournaments may qualify for state and worldwide ranking points.
“Arcade related vendors will also be in attendance showcasing pinball machines, arcade games, coin-ops, and all the cool things you need to complete your game room, including neon signs, gas pumps, and more.” Tournament winners will be awarded with trophies,” Burgess said.
Cost for the Indiana Pinball Show and Tourney ranges from $15 per day for adults and $8 for kids ages 5 to 13 with kids under age 4 admitted free.
Along with finding additional information, advance tickets will be available for $10 and may be found at https://www.facebook.com/FWAPinball/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org.