Maniac’s Mansion is Marcus McGee’s childhood vision realized: a place where people can hang out, play arcade games, and eat cereal all day. Walking into Maniac’s Mansion for the first time is like walking into a museum where patrons can touch the exhibits. The arcade and cereal bar located in our revitalized downtown evokes both childlike wonder and a wave of nostalgia for guests.
The unique venue offers something for the child in everyone. Every child has dreamed of being in an arcade with no need for quarters or tokens, and in the mansion, all thirty + of the classic arcade games are set to free play. Only eight dollars will buy all the vintage gaming one’s desires from open to close. It is only a dollar and fifty cents more to add on a bowl for those looking to try one of the twenty-seven cereals in stock at the cereal bar. Six toppings, such as chocolate chips, bananas, and strawberries, are also offered at the cereal bars.
Marcus’ vision was to create a space for people to slow down and spend some time enjoying life and the company of others, which is why he also has cartoons playing all day and offers a selection of board games for a little friendly competition. His impressive collection of modern art, toys, and memorabilia in the display cases are constantly changing. The free play bracelet allows patrons to come and go, so patrons have the option of enjoying all of what downtown offers while being able to come back and enjoy some more vintage gaming at their leisure.
With its value and range of offerings for individuals and groups, this Instagramable entertainment hotspot is a must-see. Kids live a dream, adults revisit a more carefree time, and parents share a slice of their own childhood with games like Super Mario Bros., Ms. Pac-Man, Galaga, Mortal Kombat, Rampage, and more.