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“Wow what a terrible place”

The Amazing Pizza Machine
Ranked #6 of 30 Fun & Games in Omaha
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: A 60,000 square-foot, all-indoor family entertainment center and buffet restaurant all in one. Admission includes unlimited dining at the Amazing Buffet featuring pizza, pasta, salad, breads, nachos, baked potatoes, nightly entree features, desserts, ice cream, and soft drinks. Dine in your choice of four themed dining rooms with big screen TVs showing sporting events, movies and cartoons. There is FUN for all ages in the Amazing Arcade. Enjoy laser tag, go karts, bumper cars, and the Frog Hopper and Wild Ride coaster, a section just for wee ones to play, plus play over 170 of the latest arcade games. Named "Top Family Entertainment Center of the World" by IAAPA and voted "Best Family Entertainment Center" in Omaha every year, The Amazing Pizza Machine is a must-see for any family traveling to the region. Bring your appetite as the dining is unlimited all day long and purchase of a buffet or buffet & play combo pack is required for admission. Buffet service time ends before store closing time listed below. Call or see website for additional information. Play Late admission options available after 7:30 PM every day this summer.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed 15 May 2013

Even trying to decide what "card" to buy is a headache. Trying to tell a 2-3 year old you can't play that because you didn't buy the deluxe card or whatever their terrible system is. Food is absolutely disgusting, if this truly is owned by Val's I would close the doors for this food, geez. Whatever happened to quarters, seriously the system needs a little polishing....

3  Thank arcadelover
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Allen W, Guest Relations Manager at The Amazing Pizza Machine, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2013

We're sorry to hear about your negative experience during your recent visit. We work diligently every day to provide a fun, family-friendly experience and it sounds like we started you off on the wrong foot by not properly matching you and your family to a buffet & play package appropriate for your interest and ages. We should have done better for you. We always hope that any guest issue can be resolved on site the day of the visit and help you immediately, but please contact us at 402-829-1777 so we can further discuss your visit and your thoughts.

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Reviewed 9 April 2013

The arcade part was fun. Unlimited use of games and rides for 90 minutes was $30. go karts were slow and for little kids. Bumper cars were pretty decent. Laser tag is a whole different cost so we couldnt even do that. Bowling was actually the best part. The prize selection wasnt good, the service was horrible (immature teenagers!) and the buffet was NOT good at all. I would try a different place while in town.

2  Thank AshleySikel
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Reviewed 24 March 2013

Amazing! A great deal on Tuesdays. My son loves the bowling alley, so cute and right up his alley. :)

Thank Katrina S
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Reviewed 20 March 2013

The Amazing Pizza Machine ranks somewhere in between Chuck E. Cheese and Dave and Buster's. The games and rides are as expensive as you'd expect and the prizes are the same ones you'll find anywhere else. The food is the thing that drops my rating. The APM was opened by some of the owners of Valentino's and any fan of Val's will recognize many of the recipes on the buffet at APM. Unfortunately, the quality and care that goes into the food on the Val's buffets does not transfer over to APM. You are required to purchase a buffet for each person that is entering the game area, which is fine, except for the mediocre food. Buffet prices are reasonable.

1  Thank Aimee O
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Reviewed 27 February 2013

First off, The Amazing Pizza Machine is all about the kids. The food, the games, the rides are all for the kids. The adults won't care for the food, or most of the games, or the rides. So, with that in mind, enjoy watching the kids having fun. It is not cheap, with the buffet required for everyone entering the place. Adults pay about $9.00 for bland food. The games and rides are over priced so look to spend some cash if you have more than one kid going.

1  Thank AlexanderDelarge
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