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Gizmos Fun Factory Now Open
Gizmos Fun Factory now open in Orland Park. Manufacturing Game-Changing Family Fun, Close to Home
Fun for the whole family isn’t a contradiction anymore! The ideal getaway—you, know, the virtually impossible vacation where everyone truly has a blast—opened Friday and is conveniently located for Chicago and south suburban residents. Gizmos Fun Factory (www.gizmosfunfactory.com) is a mind-boggling 47,000-square-feet of entertainment, directly adjacent to the Orland Square Mall. This is not your grandad’s bowling alley or your little sister’s mini golf. We’re talking laser tag, zip lines, go-karts, bumper cars, climbing walls, plus 75+ arcade games and redemption-style games, all under one remarkable roof! Still toddling and not ready to run with the big dogs? That’s ok! Unlike traditional arcades and entertainment venues, Gizmo’s Fun Factory also features safe fun for tiny tots.
“We wanted to create an entertainment experience unlike any other,” said Tim Mercer, Gizmos Fun Factory general manager. “Gizmos is where family fun meets sophistication, where the kids can grab a hot dog and adults can enjoy upscale cuisine, craft beers and wine. Where everyone wants to stay for just one more game.”
Attractions currently include the following, and will be updated over time to ensure an ever-changing adventure.
ROBOT LASER TAG REVOLT
No one has laser tag like this! Gizmos Fun Factory features a mammoth, two-story arena where players are immersed in a fast-paced game of strategy.
TINKER TOT TOYLAND (BALLOCITY)
Pint-sized patrons will love the ultimate climbing experience. Designed for guests under 54 inches tall, Ballocity boasts climbing tubes, slides, foam ball launchers, and more. Stealthily navigating four-stories of fun and multilevel platforms, this space is big on fun for small adventurers. They even get to dump buckets of foam balls on our other guests! Now, that’s entertainment.
JUNKYARD MOTORS (GO-KARTS)
Get revving for the coolest set of wheels on the go-kart circuit. Careen through a 14,000+-square-foot track, take hairpin turns and show off your skills. No driver’s license needed, but you’ve got to be 54 inches to qualify for your own set of wheels.
WIDGET WHIRL (BUMPER CARS)
Everyone loves bumper cars. It’s just a fact. It makes bumping, banging, and maneuvering in traffic so much fun at Gizmo’s.
RATCHETS & ROPES (SKY TRAIL w/ZIP LINE)
Adrenaline junkies, let us show you the ropes. Sky Trail is a three-story climbing and ropes course that lets you soar through the air with a bird’s eye view of Orland Park. An array of platforms enables adventurers to climb, leap, and fly!
JUKE N BOX (LASER MAZE)
Not your everyday laser maze. To succeed at Juke N Box, you’ve got to demonstrate real skill, speed, and agility, navigating an interactive floor while dodging lasers that follow you everywhere. Energy, music, and heart-pumping action, this is a great teambuilding activity for kids and young adults and for families.
OFF THE WALL (CLIMBING WALLS)
We’ll have you climbing the walls… and begging for more. Gizmos Fun Factory boasts not one, not two, but three climbing walls with varying levels of difficulty. Test your speed and agility while showing your fear of heights who’s boss.
TREAT YOUR BUDS (tastebuds, that is)
Playing hard works up an appetite. And tastebuds deserve to have fun, too. A selection of fresh and tasty snacks, meals, and beverages is available for table or gameside service.
WHERE’S THE PARTY?
Birthdays, incomparable corporate retreats, reunions, you name it. Gizmo’s manufactures an incomparable bash. Seven (yes SEVEN!) party rooms are available to make yours the party they won’t forget.
The madcap designers behind Gizmo’s Fun Factory are Dynamic Design (www.dynamicdesigns.inc), the entertainment impresarios behind Wilderness Resorts, Legoland, Cabela’s, Namco, Main Event Entertainment, and Cinema World.
WHERE, WHEN, HOW MUCH?
Gizmos Fun Factory is located at 66 Orland Square Drive, Suite D, Orland Park, Illinois. Every day is fun day, so we’re open seven days a week. Monday-Thursday, 3-10 p.m.; Friday, 3-11 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sundays 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Summer, school breaks, and school holidays, Gizmos opens its doors at 10 a.m.
The Gizmos Basic WristBand allows four hours of unlimited play on everything except Laser Tag and Sky Trail, plus a $5 game card for $22.99 (Monday-Thursday), $27.99 (Friday-Sunday). Our Plus Band allows unlimited play on everything, plus a $10 game card for $29.99 (Monday-Thursday), $34.99 (Friday-Sunday).
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Hanania covered Chicago political beats including Chicago City Hall while at the Daily Southtown Newspapers (1976-1985) and later for the Chicago Sun-Times (1985-1992).
The recipient of four (4) Chicago Headline Club “Peter Lisagor Awards” for Column writing. In November 2006, Hanania was named “Best Ethnic American Columnist” by the New American Media;In 2009, he received the prestigious Sigma Delta Chi Award for Writing from the Society of Professional Journalists. Hananiaalso received two (2) Chicago Stick-o-Type awards from the Chicago Newspaper Guild, and in 1990 was nominated by the Chicago Sun-Times for a Pulitzer Prize for his four-part series on the Palestinian Intifada.
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