NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. – Ready, aim, fire!
Funfuzion, the one-stop New Rochelle entertainment destination, is set to unveil its new 4,000 square-foot laser tag arena to the public next week.
Lasertron, which has manufactured laser tag equipment for more than two decades, was commissioned to provide Funfuzion with a brand new, state of the art LT-12 arena and equipment. The arena can accommodate as many as 30 laser tag players at any one time, who will be a part of either the “red” or “green” team.
According to Michael Getlan, the director of enthusiasm and opportunity at Funfuzion, players will be instructed on the proper usage of the equipment with a brief video before entering the arena. Players will be able to tag one another, and the opposing team’s base.
The phasers will contain a full-color display that will allow players to keep track of their score and ammo. The vests have 17 separate “hit indicators,” to improve accuracy. The vests will also have five directional vibrators, which will allow the players to know which direction they were tagged. The experience will also be augmented by various speakers both inside the arena and on the vest, which will play music, announcements and sound effects.
“We’re bursting with excitement about our new attraction,” Getlan said. “We’re set to open in the first (or second) week of April.”
Each game of laser tag at Funfuzion will be a unique experience, with three different modes, and 12 different “power ups.” Scarsdale resident Charles Williams, who was at Funfuzion with his family late on Wednesday afternoon, said that the idea of a laser tag arena in southern Westchester was a strong one.
There are limited options for laser tag enthusiasts in the county. Presently, the only destinations are Red Line Laser Tag in Cortlandt Manor and Sportime USA in Elmsford.
“We don’t come here often, but it’s a popular place for our kids’ birthday parties and to give them a nice treat,” Williams said. “Laser tag isn’t something that’s readily available around here. I think it would bring in a good amount of business for that reason alone. We’d probably bring the kids once they’re a bit older.”