The Amazing Pizza Machine is a family entertainment center located in the Millard area of Omaha, Nebraska. According to Play Meter magazine, the Amazing Pizza Machine has an "array of games, rides, and attractions all under one roof are unparalleled in the region." The facility has received several industry awards, including being named a "Top Family Entertainment Center of the World" by the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions in 2007. The Amazing Pizza Machine is owned in part by the co-owners of Valentino's Pizza.
The Amazing Pizza Machine is a 64,000-square-foot (5,900 m2) Family Entertainment Center including an arcade with video games, rides and a buffet dining area. After being planned throughout 2005, the business was founded in 2006 by 6 4 Fun LLC, a group of venture capitalists including the co-owners of Valentino's Pizza, based in Lincoln, Nebraska.
The arcade has 140 video, token and prize-awarding games, including MarioKart, skee ball, Dance Dance Revolution and a giant crane. Games are operated with a swipe of a card that is loaded with pre-purchased points. Tickets given by earning certain point amounts at select games can be redeemed for prizes, ranging from branded miniature yo-yos to bicycles.
The food at The Amazing Pizza Machine is served in an all-you-can-eat setting. Dining options include a pizza buffet, various pasta dishes, a salad and dessert bar and other food items. There are four themed dining rooms where patrons can eat. The fare has been labelled "kid-pleasing" by the Omaha World-Herald.
In November 2007 The Amazing Pizza Machine was one of three facilities to win the Top Family Entertainment Centers of the World awards from The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions. The facility was awarded the "Golden Token Award" for Best Family Entertainment Center from the International Association for the Leisure and Entertainment Industry in September 2006.
- ↑ "Scoring Success," Play Meter. June 2006. Retrieved 3/14/08.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 "2007 Top FECs of the World," International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions. Retrieved 3/14/08.
- ↑ Amazing Pizza Machine official website. Retrieved 3/14/08.
- ↑ "Lincoln investors plan restaurant-entertainment complex in Omaha", Lincoln Journal Star. Retrieved 3/14/08.
- ↑ "News", The Amazing Pizza Machine official website. Retrieved 3/14/08.
- ↑ "Attractions", The Amazing Pizza Machine official website. Retrieved 3/14/08.
- ↑ "Amazing Pizza Machine has kid-pleasing buffet", Omaha World-Herald. Retrieved 3/14/08.
- ↑ "The Amazing Pizza Machine Wins Golden Token Award", International Association of Leisure & Entertainment Industry. Retrieved 3/14/08.
- ↑ "The Amazing Pizza Machine named to 'Best of Omaha' List," Amazing Pizza Machine official website. Retrieved 3/14/08.