Special – Visitor Post!

The post below has been re-posted from “Been There Done That with Kids” blog & was written by Karenbeth24 after a recent visit she made to the Carlisle Sports Emporium! Special thanks to Karen!

“Sponsored Post – Cumberland Valley Visitors Bureau sponsored our trip to Carlisle Sports Emporium.  All opinions are my own.

Carlisle Sports Emporium is located close to Interstate 81 in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.  We visited on a weekend evening in the summer during our weekend trip to the Cumberland Valley.  The Sports Emporium is a large complex that includes a huge arcade, three Go-Kart tracks, roller rink, batting cages, laser tag, rock climbing wall, mini golf, and a laser maze.  There are several packages to choose from that bundle the activities into a one price offer.  Usually the packages also include a game card loaded with a particular amount.  We decided to have my five-year-old try the rookie Go Karts, but then also race on the fast outdoor track as a passenger.  We also loaded a game card, because the arcade games looked like a lot of fun.

We played in the arcade first, and my daughter enjoyed the wide range of games they had to offer.  There was even a giant pick-up machine.  We didn’t play it, but it was really fun to watch other families play.  I played a few rounds of ski ball, while the kids settled in on a pick up machine that had rolls of tickets in it.  My daughter had a lot of luck at this machine.  She won hundreds of tickets that were loaded onto her game card.

Next, we headed to the Go Karts, as this is one of the few places we’ve been to that allow younger kids to race a smaller version of a Go Kart.  My five-year-old loved it and was able to easily drive the car around the track.  After this experience, she wanted to go even faster, so we headed outside to the Grand Prix track.  My husband drove, and she was the passenger.  The track looked curvy and fun, and they had a great time.

After our Go Kart and arcade experience, it was getting cooler outside.  We decided to check out the mini golf course which was quite impressive.  There were very large structures on the course, as well as a nice water feature running through it.  It was getting close to dusk, and there was also some nice lighting on the course.  I made a note to visit this mini golf course again, once my kids were old enough to trust them with a putter.

We headed inside to turn in our tickets.  My daughter got a few toys to take home from her tickets she won at the arcade.  While she was picking toys I noticed that the snack bar had a ton of different flavors of Slush Puppies.  This icy drink reminds me of my childhood, and I can’t help but get one every time I see it.  The snack bar staff even let my daughter mix a bunch of flavors for hers, since she wanted to experiment.  We each chose a slushie for the drive back to our resort for the evening.

Sponsored Post – Cumberland Valley Visitors Bureau sponsored our trip to Carlisle Sports Emporium.  All opinions are my own.”

-“Been There Done That With Kids”-


Mix up your exercise routine with a visit to the CSE!

When’s the last time you played an exhilarating, fast paced game of LASERTRON Laser Tag?! Not only will you have LOADS OF FUN, but you will also get an incredible workout!! Leave the arena feeling your “workout” and the permanent smile that will be glued to your face!

OR, take on our Rock Wall in our awesome arcade for an arm & leg workout! This is a great way to test your strength, while working your muscles. This arcade piece, among other fun arcade games, such as one of our many basketball or carnival games, will give your arms an unexpected workout. You can also bend, crawl, stretch, & move through our Lazer Frenzy Spy Maze arcade game for a different type of exercise!

Then, visit our batting cages outside to get some baseball or softball batting practice, with variable heights & speeds, and long open hours, which gives you plenty of time to work around your schedule!

Mix up your workout routine with something fun, new & exciting! Who says workouts can’t be FUN?!

For more information on the heart-pounding FUN you can have at the Carlisle Sports Emporium, visit us at www.carlislesportsemporium.com!

Summer Fun Activities at The Place to Play

Are you looking for some summer fun activities for the family??

At the Carlisle Sports Emporium we offer FUN for all ages! With our awesome variety of activities, the fun never runs out! Our interactive entertainment options include an indoor and two outdoor go-kart tracks, two 18-hole Castle and Western themed miniature golf courses, a 7,500 sq. ft. two-tier LASERTRON laser tag arena, new batting cages, a roller skating rink, Victory Lane Café, and the largest arcade in the area with an indoor rock climbing wall and Lazer Frenzy Spy Maze!

We also provide multiple venues for hosting meetings, parties, & events! We enjoy hosting a variety of different events for any age group, or any size group!

While we are open year-round, summer offers a great time to enjoy the array of outdoor activities we offer. Come visit for some exciting summer-time fun!

Bean Bag Toss Arcade Game

Beat the timer by tossing the bean bags as quickly as possible in the moving holes to score the most points! The bean bags are on a sliding platform that moves and spits out the bean bag to the player for more tries.

Bring your corn hole skills to the CSE for the next level of corn hole gaming – Plus, win tickets while you’re at it!

Turn those points into tickets at our new Carnival Bean Bag Toss Arcade Game today!

Be a Winner in our Arcade with our Latest Crane Game!

Our latest crane game, Ticket Time, features a variety of ticket rolls in various values! Use the claw to pick up a ticket roll with the highest ticket amount! The game will scan the ticket amount that you won and immediately apply the tickets to your re-loadable arcade card! Enjoy the chance of winning big on our beautifully LED lit Ticket Time Crane!

WIN BIG at The Place to Play!

New FasTrack Go-karts at The Place to Play!

Our brand new Screaming Eagle Go-karts are a must-try on our indoor FasTrack! Glide through our slick track like an eagle while racing to first place! With a simple design and stylish accents, these go-karts allow you to power slide through your turns around the oval banked track in the new FasTrack Go-karts! Fly over to the Carlisle Sports Emporium today to try our NEW open design Screamin’ Eagle Go-karts!

Introducing DC Super Heroes Arcade Game!

This new highly entertaining DC Superheroes arcade game is a Token + Card Pusher Arcade Game which the players try to press the “shoot” button to rotate the large wheel on the back wall of the cabinet and drop a token through a peg maze. If the player times it just right they can get the token through the “Bonus Drop” area of the maze which will stop the bonus spinner above it and will drop bonus tokens or cards onto the playfield in order for players to collect cards and win tickets!

DC Superheroes arcade game features collectible game cards around the playfield, which players try to knock off the tray to collect points – There are (7) “Hero” cards for players to collect, including Batman, Superman, Aquaman, Wonder Woman, Cyborg, Green Lantern and The Flash which players can collect and turn in for a Hero Set Bonus. There are also (7) “Villain” cards for players to collect, including The Joker, Lex Luthor, Darkseid, Cheetah, The Penguin, Captain Cold and Harley Quinn which players can collect to turn in for a Villain Set Bonus. If players collect both the hero set bonus and the villain set bonus they can turn them in together for Super Card Bonus!

This great coin pusher s fun for all ages, and collectible cards keep players coming back again and again!

Our Latest Arcade Game Has Arrived! – Pop the Lock

Pop the Lock is a fast-paced game where players attempt to hit randomly appearing yellow dots around the circumference of the playfield. Hit the yellow dot and another one pops up. Great hand-eye coordination will aid players to skillfully hit all 50 dots to Pop the Lock for the Bonus! Pop the Lock is equipped with a continue feature that allows players to coin back up and continue where they left off!

Make it a Family Game Night at the Place to Play!

Do you love a good, family-fun competition? Are you looking for a way to mix up your family game night? With 20,000 square feet allocated to house over 100 electronic amusement games, Carlisle Sports Emporium offers a great opportunity for competitions in the latest arcade gaming!

Our arcade is the largest in the area and features an exciting blend of video games, simulation games, redemption games and skill games. You can race in the Daytona 500 or new Cruis’n Blast, compete for the highest score in basketball, attempt our carnival games for the chance to win the most tickets, show off your dance moves in Dance Dance Revolution, be the quickest and most efficient super spy in Lazer Frenzy, climb the highest on our Rock Wall, and take a turn at our Alley Bowler Skee Ball… just to name a few! Whatever your interest or ability level, we have arcade games that are sure to thrill anyone and to bring a new level to game night!

For more on our latest arcade games, check out http://www.carlislesportsemporium.com/arcades-in-pa.php

Company Events

Looking for the next place to host your team meeting or company outing? The Carlisle Sports Emporium offers team building exercises, delicious meal options, meeting spaces, & FUN for all types of group events and all ages!

Enjoy a team meeting like the following: (Or customize an event specifically to your team!)

Sample Team building Lay-out:

*Please note that this is just a sample. We are able to accommodate many different group schedules to meet your specific needs.

Corporate team building Sample:

Arrive at 10:30 AM – Enjoy pastries and Coffee to kick-start event.
Group plays laser tag for a team building exercise at 11:20 AM. (Brief at 11:00 AM)
Sales meeting over a catered lunch in our VIP Room from 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM.
Race your boss and co-workers on our indoor banked oval track from 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.
Finish up sales meeting with refreshing slushies at 2:30 PM.
Depart at 3:00 PM.


Make your next event the BEST yet at the Carlisle Sports Emporium!

Give us a call today to get more information or to cater to your event at 717-258-4741!


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