FAQ

HOW DOES THIS WORK?

At most arcades, a game of pinball or a modern arcade game costs $1 per game. At Pinball Land, you pay for admission and all of the games inside are free! Admission is just $15 for the whole day, or $7 for 1 hour of play, and $12 for two hours.

 

HOW MANY PINBALL MACHINES ARE THERE?

We currently have 10 pinball machines, ready to play!  We have games from Williams, Bally, Gottlieb and Stern ranging from 1978 to 2019.  You can see the up-to-date game list at here.

Pinball machine row at Pinball Land arcade, Rockford, MI

ARE THERE OTHER GAMES BESIDES PINBALL?

Yes!  We have all of your favorite retro arcade games including Ms Pac Man, Galaga, Donkey Kong, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Space Invaders, Mortal Kombat 2, Gauntlet Legends, Burgertime, a sit-down Crazy Taxi, and even a pair of Cruis’n Exoticas for head-to-head racing!  Including our multicade cabinets, we have over 100 video arcade games to play!  There’s something for everyone!Click here to see our current Game List.

 

WHAT ARE YOU DOING FOR COVID?

We have taken the following enhanced health and safety measures to protect you, our other Guests, and our Arcade Guardians:

  • Hand Sanitizer is available at the front counter and all Guests must sanitize hands before play
  • Every surface is regularly sanitized with BIO-CIDE, a hosptial-grade sanitizer known to be effective against coronaviruses.
  • All games are wiped down with anti-bacterial/anti-virial wipes every hour
  • Masks are required as per EO 2020-147
  • An air purification unit has been installed
  • Numerous fans have been added to promote air flow
  • Weather permitting, the front door will be open to encourage fresh air flow

 

DO I NEED TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT?

Nope!  Not anymore!  We’re back to being open to the public, 6 days a week (closed Mondays.)

 

IS THERE FOOD?

We do not sell food or snacks, however we are surrounded by great food options here in beautiful Downtown Rockford, MI.  Choose from Marinade’s Pizza, Grill One Eleven, The Corner Bar, Cinco De Mayo, and The Rogue River Tavern, all within a quick walk.  To satisfy your sweet tooth, try The Pump House, The Underground Cookie Company, Rocky’s and many more!

 

DO YOU SELL BEER?

No, we do not sell beer, but you’re not out of luck!  Feel free to grab one at Rogue River Tavern, The Corner Bar or Cinco De Mayo and come on back!  These bars are literally 100 feet away from Pinball Land – it’s no big deal.  With our Play All Day option, you can bounce back and forth all day and it’s basically like we have our own bar!

 

CAN I BRING FOOD?

We do not allow outside food or drink (water bottles are an exception), unless you have booked a private party.

 

HOW DO I BOOK A SPECIAL EVENT OR PRIVATE PARTY?

Email us at info@pinball-land.com and let’s party!  We can do 2-hour private parties for birthdays or host any number of special events like bachelor/bachelorette parties, team building events, Boy/Girl Scout outings, Youth Group events, and much more!

Private Parties can be held any day of the week from 8:00 AM until Noon.  It’s only $50 per hour plus $10 per guest to hold an awesome arcade party!  We will provide a 6-foot banquet table and chairs as well as dozens of awesome games.

If you are interested in a private party, please email info@pinball-land.com.  Include your full name, your phone number, the requested date, and the estimated number of guests attending.  We’ll get back to you as fast as possible with availability and a price quote.

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Check Out Our Front Page Feature in The Rockford Squire!

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