Bowling Center Sees Sizable Increase in Party Bookings with Laser Tag Addition

LAKE WYLIE, S.C. - Oct. 7, 2015 - PRLog -- Since its opening in July 2012, Lake Wylie Bowl N Bounce has become a favorite family destination for residents in the Southwest Charlotte area. The facility just completed an expansion that saw an increase in the size of the arcade, updated bowling scoring system and the addition of a 3,400 sq ft laser tag arena from Creative Works. "I felt we needed a third major attraction to go with bowling and bounce houses and laser tag fit our target market the best of the options available," said owner Darrin Skinner.

Skinner first learned of Creative Works from visiting the International Bowl Expo in 2013. "It was my first Bowl Expo and I went because I wanted to add laser tag and I knew all of the major vendors would be there," added Skinner. He visited the Creative Works booth and immediately felt a great connection with the company and Sales Manager, Marsha Brentlinger. "Darrin was great to work with. During the sales process, he asked good questions and knew what his goal was, Marsha Brentlinger said. "I'm originally from Indiana so there was familiarity in their location and I thought their look of how they style an arena matched my vision," said Skinner. After meeting with the Creative Works team at Bowl Expo, Skinner attended the company's LaserTAG360 educational event the following year. "I attended their 2-day seminar in Indianapolis...and signed a contract with them there," he added.

The arena theme chosen for Lake Wylie Bowl N Bounce is a jungle/battle setting with cracked brick and concrete walls covered in overgrown foliage and wall murals depicting attacking aircraft.

The building renovation process didn't go as smoothly as he hoped, but Darrin Skinner credits the Creative Works team for their ability to adjust and work with the changing construction timeline. While construction was continuing at the bowling center, fabricators from Creative Works were in full swing building the laser tag arena components in their 33,000 sq ft production facility and preparing for the installation. When the construction timeline allowed it, the Creative Works installation team quickly moved in and went to work. The company takes pride in the ability to do almost all of the construction and site preparation in their own facility to ensure a quick and seamless arena installation to minimize the amount of down time for their client's facility. "Creative Works showed incredible patience with me as this project took a long time. I was truly impressed at how quickly Creative Works was able to do their part. They were there less than a week and the artwork is amazing," exclaimed Skinner.

The two-level laser tag arena uses equipment from Zone Laser Tag that can accommodate up to 24 players and has been well-received by both individual and group players, especially those from parties. Having been open for only a few weeks, Skinner has already noticed an increase in visitors and party bookings. "Our party bookings were already good and they have gone up sizably already. The impact has been immediate," exclaimed Skinner.

Residents of Lake Wylie now have another great reason to visit the 32,000 sq ft facility. Darrin Skinner is happy that the addition of the laser tag arena has completed his vision for Lake Wylie Bowl N Bounce. "We now have a more well-rounded FEC," says Skinner. "I couldn't be more pleased with the relationship I formed with Creative Works during this process. It took a long time for this project to come to fruition and they showed tremendous patience and partnership to help me see this through. The finished product looks every bit what we hoped it would be and it has been very well received by our customers."

Lake Wylie Bowl N Bounce is open seven days a week from 10 am - 11 pm on Mondays through Thursdays with extended late night hours on Fridays and Saturdays.

About Creative Works

Creative Works, Inc. is a designer and builder of venues, manufacturer and supplier of attractions, and creator of props, effects, d├ęcor and more for amusement sites around the globe. Focused on "Delivering the WOW Effect one client at a time," Creative Works uses their 33,000 sq ft production facility and talented team of artists, designers and fabricators to bring imaginative ideas to life.

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