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Fun Central: what to do at Timezone Surfers Paradise

A visit to Timezone Surfers Paradise (or any Timezone venue close to you!) is about so much more than simply playing loads of arcade games – it’s a destination to celebrate all kinds of milestones and moments. Let’s dive into 12 ideas to have fun at Timezone.

1. Kickstart romance

 A first date at Timezone Surfers Paradise?! Here’s why it’s a winning idea:

  • One: get a glimpse of your date’s true colours through their game choices: what do they love, and what do they loathe? More importantly: how do they respond to losing (or winning!) at mini bowling, and are they comfortable with singing or dancing in public? (If you force them into the laser tag arena or try Dance Dance Revolution on a first date, that is!)
  • Two: impress with a Claw Machine victory or bond over fave games like Pac Man or Mario Kart.
  • Three: If the date’s going well, amp up the thrills with attractions like the Typhoon Motion Simulator. Or try Walking Dead or Dark Escape 4D – they might bring you closer together, literally!
  • Four: If the date flops, take out your frustrations with a round of Tekken 7!

2. Host an epic party

Birthdays and year-end celebrations at Timezone Surfers Paradise are fun-filled, stress-free experiences that will make both guests and organisers happy. Book a Timezone party room, choose your Timezone party package, and leave the annoying details such as invites, set-up and clean up to us. Just pitch up and party!

3. Say ‘I do’ to arcade wedding pics

We’ve had a few couples organising their wedding photoshoots at their favourite Timezone venues, and honestly, we think it’s the coolest idea for wedding pics ever. Begone cheesy pics of brooding soft-focus bridal couples posing in clichéd fields of flowers: rather immortalise Bride-vs-groom Air Hockey sessions, bride-vs-bride Mario Kart races and groom-vs-groom Crossy Road smackdowns! Timezone Surfers Paradise is a colourful, fun space: the perfect backdrop to create magical memories. It brings tears to our eyes, it really does.

4. Tap into stress relief

 Need a break from adulting? Timezone Surfers Paradise is perfect for everybody who needs to escape the day-to-day grind of life and work. Timezone offers a safe, stress-free haven to get lost in among the arcade games. Race off your tension on Moto GP, go wild on Space Invaders Frenzy, beat up your boss (metaphorically) in Tekken 7... And then, soothe yourself with a sweet reward from our iconic prize shop.

5. Have a feast

Feeling hangry? Timezone Surfers Paradise features a fabulous onsite café offering delicious family-friendly arcade-style food and drinks – perfect for guests who want to boost their energy levels.

6. Do your festive season shopping

Shop ‘til you drop with Powertickets! Simply rack up Powertickets on your Timezone Powercard, and then spend them in the prize shop. But instead of spending your Powertickets on yourself, pick gifts that will bring joy to friends and family. Our prize stores are well-stocked with a range of high-quality branded and unique items, so you’ll be sure to find something for mum, dad, Aunty Beryl, your friend Rob and maybe even family cat Fred. It’s the nice thing to do.

7. Team up for fun

Team building events don’t have to be boring – just host them at Timezone! We offer a range of team-building packages for forward-thinking (read: unstuffy) businesses. Just imagine pitting the finance department against marketing in the laser tag arena... Let the Hunger Games begin!

8. Celebrate special days

Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Star Wars’ Day... There’s always a reason to party at Timezone Surfers Paradise! Keep an eye on our social pages to discover any special offers or competitions planned for special calendar days. Or if you just feel like celebrating any old Monday, come on over and we’ll help you make it an epic everyday.

9. Play and get fit

Forget the treadmill – get fit the fun way! And by ‘fun’, we mean spend 20 minutes improving your cardio on Dance Dance Revolution. Playing different kinds of arcade games can be surprisingly good for fitness: develop arm strength and improve your aim while shooting NBA hoops, pump up your guns with King of the Hammer: Thunder, get your heart rate up with laser tag, improvise on mini bowling to tighten your glutes... You get the picture. (We’re running the world’s most fun gym, not an arcade games venue...)

10. Train your brain

 Timezone arcade games and attractions aren’t just focused on building brawn: your brain gets a workout, too! Especially on games such as Crossy Road, Stacker, Mega Colour Match and Pinball, where focus, speed, wits, strategy, and a keen eye all come into play.

11. Heal a heartache

Perhaps you’ve had a break-up, or maybe life is getting you down a bit… If your sore heart needs some TLC, distract yourself at Timezone Surfers Paradise. We recommend a trip on one of the Virtual Rabbids VR attractions to transplant you from the real world of heartbreak to a bizarre world of demented fluffy bunnies. It’s guaranteed to cheer you up!

12. Connect and thrive

Family, friends, and fun are at the heart of what makes Timezone Surfers Paradise tick. There’s nothing quite like spending time with your loved ones to make you feel like all is right with the world... And if we can play a part in that happiness, it really makes our day.

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