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Looking to play pinball while in Orlando? - Here's some of game rooms I'm aware of that are 'tourist friendly'.
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Since I live near the resorts I usually play at the hotel locations. I don't actually even know of any stand alone arcades but I'm sure there are few. You don't have to stay at the resorts to go in for dinner - just tell the guard you're coming for dinner.

8/21/07

Hey - I found a Circus Voltaire at the Orlando Metropolitan Resort game room on I-Drive.

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Disney:

Contemporary Resort - There's an arcade on the lower level that has about 15 pinball machines all in great condition as of 7/1/2006. This arcade has about 100 other games, again, maintained well. This is the largest, most well maintained arcade I'm aware of. -  
Dec. 15, 2007 - Updated - There are 4 pinball machines in the arcade which is now located on the main level. It's a nice arcade - nice and clean! And you can grab some great food a Chef Mickey's.

June 10, 2007 - Update - someone emailed to say they moved the arcade upstairs and took out the pinballs. I knew they had an upstairs arcade but wasn't aware they took out the one on the lower level. Also there are some renovations going on so perhaps it's temporary. I called the resort and couldn't find anyone who knew of any arcades on premises at all and asked me if I meant the 'California Grille' - the really expensive restaurant on the roof! - Since the resort employees have no clue I'll visit myself in a couple of weeks to verify. They call it the 'Food and Fun Center' on the website.

Polynesian Resort - has a smaller arcade with about 3 pinballs and about 30 other games.

Disney Quest. - Downtown Disney. This place charges an admission ($35 last I checked ) and you play for free. The only problem here is that the half dozen or so pinballs are not well maintained and many of the video games have seen better days. On the upside there's many new expensive simulator type games and a 'retro' arcade room near the Buzz Lightyear bumper cars featuring Pacman, Asteroids, Galaga, etc. You can spend many hours here just seeing it all - plan on 3 hours to 1/2 day at least.

International Drive:

Most of the hotels have game rooms - many of which are junk. The larger hotels have better, more well maintained, gamerooms. I have a bias for any Rosen Hotel or Resort because their quality service is superior to Disney - which is no small feat - and the restaurants serve very high quality food (ala Ruth's Criss) at very affordable prices.

Sheraton Resort ( corner of Westwood and International Drive near Seaworld ). They have 2 pinballs ( Batman Forever, and Simpsons ). Decent condition. Nice little 12 machine game room. NOTE: This hotel just changed names and I don't know the new name.

Renaissance Hotels & Resorts (407) 351-5555 6677 Sea Harbor Dr - Has 2 machines - Last 2 times I went the flippers didn't work. One is x-files and other I forgot.

Update: the game room has been removed for renovations. We'll update when I here more.

Rosen Shingle Creek - Universal Boulevard just off the Beachline Expressway (SSR 528 Exit #2) - Everything's brand new as of 6/1/2006 - They have a Ripley's Believe It Or Not and a Pirates of the Caribbean. Both in great shape.

Rosen Centre Hotel - 9840 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819 - Tel: 407.996.9840 - 2 Pinballs and about 10 games. This place has the best dinner buffer in Orlando featuring Prime Rib, a wide variety of cheeses, and an antipasto bar with high quality food - this ain't no Golden Corral! And the best thing is it's never crowded because people don't know about it and get stuck going to the run of the mill Olive Gardens, TGIF, and other chain restaurants which have more visibility and get really crowded.

Quality Inn 9000 International Dr - (407) 996-8585  Their game room is ok - about 10 games and 2 pinball machines - Terminator 3 and Simpsons. The Terminator's RPG has never worked. The simpsons often has broken flippers. Hit or miss. Has a 'Beach Head 2000' that has a broken joystick for over a year. The dinner buffet (5pm-7pm) is 50% off for seniors which is only $6  and includes beverages. The menu varies nightly. Don't expect 5 star food for $6 but it's good, home style cooking ( stuffed peppers, meat loaf, pork chops, ribs, etc. )

Misc:

Checkers Drive-In Restaurant 6908 W Sand Lake Rd, Orlando, FL 32819 Ph: (407) 248-9052 - Has 2 pinballs in game room in the rear. Usually not too bad. Game room has about 7 games.


July 4, 2007

Here's a note from a website visitor:

Sportstown Billiards has a LOTR. It's on Robinson close to the Executive airport, just east of Bumby Ave (across from the TG Lee Dairy, next to the Bull & Bush English Pub). Fewer games than Rocky's, but a much better beer selection.

http://www.sportstownbilliards.com/
Address: 2414 E Robinson St, Orlando, FL 32803
Phone: (407) 894-6258

Thanks for the tip! - The beer selection is a plus! - I haven't been here but will make the rounds. Thanks!

May 25, 2007

Here's a note from a website visitor. I've never been here but have heard about it. I like the beer part :)

I thought you might like to know of this place. They have 5 pinballs. Simpson,s party, Family Guy, Ripley's Belive it or not, Pirates of the Caribbean, and A Sterns World Poker Tour Pinballs. They also have DDR, Inital D, Crimson Tide, Pac Man, and much, much more. They serve Drinks (beer and wine license) and food. Smoking is allowed inside and it can get a little smokey, but it is still fun.

Rocky's Replay
1121 Semoran Blvd
Casselberry, FL 32707
(407) 260-0043