Thursday, January 19, 2017

Ever Heard of a Micro Amusement Park?



Ever wonder what your life would have been like if your dad had created Chuck E. Cheese? You’d grow up to create micro amusement parks. Brent Bushnell is the son of Atari and Chuck E. Cheese founder Nolan Bushnell and learned his amusement entrepreneurial ways from his dad. He is the co-founder of the experiential entertainment company Two Bit Circus, which has a focus on learning about technology fun.

Today, Two Bit Circus announced that they have closed $15 million in Series B funding to go toward creating what they are calling a “micro-amusement park.” Each park will be an entertainment center of about 30,000 square feet and will contain a variety of amusement park and entertainment options, including “multi-person virtual reality and mixed reality games, social play experiences, group games, molecular gastronomy and mixology.” In today’s release, Two Bit Circus was sure to point out that the new facilities would include “liberal use of lasers, fire and robots.” Read more>>>