6 Reasons to Go to Chuck E. Cheese’s

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Chuck E. Cheese’s

Chuck E. Cheese’s is one of those places that moves with the generations. When I was a kid, it was the “cool” place to be especially for birthday parties! In fact, Chuck E. Cheese’s gave me my first job. I was a party hostess, cashier, and even dressed up as the big guy himself from time to time.

Now that I have kids of my own, Chuck E. Cheese’s is still the place to be (especially with all of the new updates!). Chuck E. Cheese’s has partnered with Tesser to completely revamp the inside and outside of several San Antonio restaurants. With fun for all ages, here are a few reasons to go to Chuck E. Cheese’s with your kids:

#1. Chuck E. Cheese’s Creates Lifelong Memories

For 40-years, Chuck E. Cheese’s has served families by providing food, fun, and games for kids of all ages. Yes, this includes adults (even more so with the updates). With pizza, beer, and prizes,

Chuck E. Cheese’s is the place where a kid (0-100) can be a kid. You can spend time with your family creating memories that will last a lifetime. Not only will your kids forever remember their time at Chuck E. Cheese’s, but they can pass down their joy to their own kids.


But now it’s in an environment that isn’t a sensory overload. It has a more modern feel with calmer tones and sounds that invite parents and children in. 

#2. Food and Entertainment


Instead of cutting the party short to get dinner, you can order food for the entire family here.  

Chuck E Cheese’s new design features an open kitchen. This means kids can watch food being made, and parents know it’s made in house. Nice and fresh!

Plus, there are way more food choices. Things like fresh wraps, sandwich choices, Cali Alfredo Pizza, BBQ pizza, and even gluten free options. Parents finally have more options to choose from than plain ole kiddy pizza and if you are in a hurry you can always use their self-service kiosks to order your food as well.

#3. It’s Great for Birthday Parties

pizza making

Chuck E. Cheese offers great packaged deals full of pizza, cake, entertainment, and a positive environment for birthday parties. Instead of trying to fit 20 kids into your small family home, you can have a perfect party here with everything you need!

While I was there we got to experience the party area by making our own pizzas. Everything was fresh and homemade and to be honest a much better taste than their pizzas of the past. It was amazing getting to eat pizza right out of the oven!

Their new design even allows for larger parties and different configurations, making it the perfect place to boogie down.

pizza making

When it comes to throwing a party, Chuck E. Cheese’s is still the place to be. And now they have modern play passes. Instead of carrying around tokens that spill everywhere, you can purchase your tokens on passes. Tap-to-play is so much easier!

There are even more modern games that are nicely separated into age groups. This makes finding the perfect game easy! Not to mention, they’ve ditched the ball pit, tunnel, and tubes McDonalds atmosphere, making it somewhere parents won’t dread to be.

Chuck E. Cheese’s

Of course, tickets still roll out of the machines when you win and can be redeemed for prizes. That’s half the fun, right?! When it is time to redeem your tickets you just use their handy ticket taker machine. It counts them up and prints out the total on a receipt. Unlike when I worked there, we used to have to weigh the tickets in a bowl to get the total amount. That slowed things down a bit.

#4. Chuck E. Cheese is Educational

Kids learn through play. Because Chuck E. Cheese’s is full of play, there is a lot of learning that goes on. Games teach hand-eye coordination, problem-solving skills, and fast reflexes. Playing games teaches your kids patience and how to share. Although waiting for the game or activity you want to play isn’t fun, it is a great way to teach your kids about being respectful, sharing, and waiting their turn.

#5. Chuck E. Cheese Has Been Renovated

Chuck E. Cheese's ribbon cutting ceremony

Chuck E. Cheese's ribbon cutting ceremony

Chuck E. Cheese's ribbon cutting ceremony

That’s right parents, Chuck E. Cheese at 1403 N. Loop 1604 E San Antonio, Texas has been renovated with you in mind. On August 9, 2017, Chuck E. Cheese hosted its ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the re-grand opening of the restaurant, and it is absolutely amazing! It was a big deal, even the CEO, Thomas (Tom) Leverton, of CEC Entertainment Inc. was there for the event. Roll out the red carpet, folks!

Thomas Leverton

The new design focusses on the pizza-making process and more of a restaurant feel for adults. So, while the kids are off playing, you and your significant other can enjoy a relaxing time together. 

#6. Say Goodbye To Animatronic Bands

duck mascot

Instead of the classic animatronic characters of the past, that would totally freak out the Five Nights At Freddy’s of today, there are more live mascots and a modern Dance Floor. This means no more animatronic stage shows (A quiet sigh of relief;  I still dream about the music that constantly played when I worked there.) Instead, Chuck E. will make his grand appearance on a centralized dance floor for all to see AND dance.

If you haven’t taken your kids to Chuck E. Cheese’s, now is the time to head out there! What was your favorite childhood memory of Chuck E. Cheese? Share in the comments below!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Chuck E. Cheese’s. The opinions and text are all mine.

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Krystle Cook - the creator of Home Jobs by MOM - put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.


  1. We haven’t been to Chuck E Cheese in a while, but we are due for a visit back. my kids love it there.

  2. Looks like they have updated to grow with the lifestyles. I’m not a fan myself. Ours shut down years and years ago, due to many food poisoning outbreaks.

    • Oh no! Sounds like it may have just been that specific location. I sure hope if you go again it turns out better!

  3. I have bought school supplies online. I have used amazon, staples and kohls to get mine

  4. I haven’t been there in forever but would love to bring my four year old. Love all your tips.

  5. Haven’t been there in so many years! I’ve been debating on taking my kids there and see if they will like it.

  6. Hi Krystle, Well this is a blast from the past! My husband and I were just reminiscing about all the fun we had at Chuck E Cheese’s growing up, and how our kids enjoyed parties and fun there too. Thanks for this update on what’s going on with Chuck E Cheese today!

  7. Stephanie (@wifemommyme) says:

    My almost 5 year old loves Chuck E Cheeses. We don’t go as often as he would like but whenever we do, he loves every single minute of it.

    • I don’t think most kids get to go as often as they would like, ha! I’m glad he loves it so much!

  8. Would you believe I’ve never been to a Chuck E Cheese? Though they always look like the would be so much fun for little ones. They must be doing something right to thrive for 40 years. That’s impressive.

    • Whaaaaat?!?! Girl, unless you have kids, I can understand. However, if you DO have kids, you’ve gotta get to one! It’s worth every penny!

  9. This was my niece and nephew’s favorite place for me to take them when they would come to visit!

  10. It’s a place that the kids love, that’s for sure. I love that it has everything you need when you’re hosting a party for the kids!

  11. When we were kids, we would always go to Chuck E Cheese’s for everyone’s birthday parties. It was always so much fun!

  12. tammy smith says:

    No I have not order school supplies on-line. I always go to Walmart for their school supplies; I believe this school year will go great the kids like all or their classes.

  13. My family and I love going to Chuck E. Cheese. It has been awhile since we’ve been there though, but we’re hoping to visit someday soon!

  14. We haven’t visited in years but it looks like so much fun! I’m sure my daughters would enjoy the experience.

  15. I have never ordered school supplies online, other than a backpack, but I should check it out. I order from Amazon and Walmart frequently. Back to school time is always hectic, and this would make it easier!

    • It’s always hectic for us as well. It can be hard to keep up with going to the store so many times.

  16. I have never been there but will absolutely pop in when I see one. Looks like loads of fun!

  17. I cannot count the number of times we have been to Chuck E. Cheese! I am so glad they have improved their menu.

  18. I’ve never ordered school supplies online, but I would consider it! I love the whole back to school season.

  19. Chuck E Cheese will always be one of our favorites! We love going there for special events and family nights. My kids favorite place!

  20. I haven’t been to one of these in ages. I definitely have good memories from there though.

  21. Of all the memories my kids have of their childhood birthday parties, their favorite ones are the years we went to Chuck E. Cheese. I’m glad to see it’s still such a fun place!

  22. I have heard of Chuck E. Cheese, but have never been there. Maybe next time I venture to civilization. 🙂

  23. We love Chuck e Cheeses. And it is perfect for birthday parties. I only want to do a theme party on a rare occasion, it is too nerve racking for me!

  24. Yes, it does look a bit calmer than it use to. It has been a while since I visited though

  25. I love the new design. Seems so much more personal and roomy

  26. Jennifer H. says:

    The pizza party looks fun.

  27. Jayne Townsley says:

    I didn’t realize they have been around for that long!

    I think the updates sound great and what I really like about CEC is that their games are reasonably priced.

  28. I like the idea of the redesign. Seems like less of a headache for the parents.

  29. tat2gurlzrock says:

    I have never been to one . I really like the way this is designed. Fun for little ones!

  30. Susan Byrne says:

    I love Chuck E. Cheese. I’m not sure if there is one by my house anymore. It seemed like a lot of them closed up, but I had lots of good times there.

    • Oh no! Where do you live that they closed up? I hope you get to relive those memories but visiting one soon!

  31. No matter what their design is, the place is awesome and kids all love it. They never want to leave once we are there

  32. I love the new look! It is so modern and contemporary looking now.

  33. My kids loved Chucky Cheese when they were little we even did their birthdays there and now my grandkids love going there as well …such a great family outing.

  34. We haven’t visited in years but it looks like so much fun. My niece would love it.

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