If there's one thing we miss about going to the arcades as a kid, it's definitely the laser tag. Some of us still have that child-like spirit but want to do things with an adult twist; luckily Tank America in Melbourne kicks their laser tag up a notch - realism style.
Their tactical laser tag takes the fun of running around and shooting your friends with lasers, then adds immersive realistic elements. You and your team will gear up, complete with realistic-looking guns that even recoil and simulate the sounds of battle. They even have Hollywood style sets, each different and unique for the mission you choose.
And do you ever have a ton to choose from; you can pick from over 30 different missions - such as 'team deathmatch', 'hacker', 'domination', or even 'zombie infected' that include different challenges or objectives for you and your team to complete. You can even create a profile to track your stats including kills, wins, and accuracy. It's like being in a real-life version of a video game.
They even have an area for you to stop and take a pic with your friends, geared to the teeth with your guns, vests, props, and a little backdrop to commemorate your day on the battlefield. This would be a super fun date idea or day out with the BFFs.
Booking your time slot is $20-$25/person, depending on which day you decide to go. If you have a little extra cash to spend or want to really save up to experience everything Tank America has to offer, you can even drive a tank and crush cars.
If you're thinking about saving up before you visit but still want to get out and do something fun, Orlando and it's surrounding areas have quite a few free things to do that won't hurt the ol' wallet.
Tactical Laser Tag at Tank America
Price: $20-$25, depending on which day and timeslot you go.
Address: 9150 Ellis Rd., Melbourne, FL 32904
Hours: 6 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday or
9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Friday through Sunday.
Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.
Why You Need To Go: Choose from over 30 different realistic tactical laser tag missions on a Hollywood style set - the weapons are replicas of real guns, with simulated recoil and sound effects. You can even track your kills, deaths, and accuracy by creating an account, and of course, snap a picture out front after you're done.
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