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I spent St Patty's Day weekend 3/17 - 3/19 at Arcade Expo in Banning, California. Arcade Expo is a yearly event with over 1,100 pinball and arcade games all set to free play. There were also a few food trucks, beer, wine, camping, and entertainment. I believe it was well worth the money. They are only open a couple of weekends a year but they also host private parties.

 

http://www.museumofpinball.org/

http://www.arcadeexpo.com/

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One of the rows on pinball

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One of the rows on pinball

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One of the rows on pinball

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Overview of the pinball room

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St Patrick's Day Pinball

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Closer view of pinball machines

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Closer view of pinball machines

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Closer view of pinball machines

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Closer view of pinball machines

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Closer view of pinball machines

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Closer view of pinball machines

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Closer view of pinball machines

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There was a giant room of arcade games too

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There was a giant room of arcade games too

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There was a giant room of arcade games too

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Overview of arcade games room

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Billy Mitchell "King of Kong" was mingling with guests

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Dirk didn't make it

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Billy Mitchell "King of Kong" was very friendly

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Dirk the Daring

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Hardbody Pinball!

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Cover the kid's eyes.

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Have your own party!

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That looks awesome...thanks for sharing!

 

We went to a retro arcade/bowling alley combo place called Funspot Family Center In Weir's Beach, NH one time and I almost crapped when I saw all of the awesome games that I used to play at the arcades back in the 80's!

 

Apparently they have the largest collection of retro video games in the country...here is a link for any of the die-hard video and pinball nerds in here:

 

Funspot

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Cool thread

 

Kinda ironic that this thread popped up. I recently had a nostalgic conversation with a friend in regards to arcade games and how much fun they were back in the day. Put plenty of quarters into Mortal Kombat, THE SIMPSONS, X-MEN (the 6-player version), NINJA TURTLES, NBA JAM, NFL BLITZ, and countless others. DANCE DANCE REVOLUTION was the biggest black hole for me though. Feeling nostalgic and wanting to play that is what spawned the nostalgia. Gonna have to check out one of the "Barcades" up in Chicago to scratch the itch soon

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Very cool, thanks for sharing!

 

That looks awesome...thanks for sharing!

 

We went to a retro arcade/bowling alley combo place called Funspot Family Center In Weir's Beach, NH one time and I almost crapped when I saw all of the awesome games that I used to play at the arcades back in the 80's!

 

You'd love Barcade in Philly. 30 taps of all craft beers and 3 dozen old school arcade games all for only a quarter a piece. Pretty sure there's locations in Brooklyn & Jersey City too.

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...As a pinball collector, I always check out the arcades at every park I visit and am usually disappointed when I find the newest dance games and no pinball machines.

 

I did the same at a lot of the overseas parks I visited during past TPR Tours.

And surprisingly, not a lot of pinballs to be found. Back then. IMhO.

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Last day of the TPR 2009 Scandi Tour. Linnanmaki Park, Helsinki. With pinball machines! We were impressed!

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