Cosmic bowling alleys are becoming popular throughout the country. They provide a great alternative to regular activities, allowing friends and family to hang out and have fun. You can go cosmic bowling with them instead of visiting a discotheque or a restaurant. Some alleys host themed parties for birthdays or events wherein you engage in cosmic bowling.
What is Cosmic Bowling?
Cosmic bowling is like regular bowling but with a cool twist. You dress in flashy and fluorescent clothes and have fun under strobing lights while listening to peppy music. Many individuals wear accessories that glow in the dark. However, everyone engages in bowling instead of dancing, although no one stops you from grooving to the music’s rhythm. It is a fun hobby for individuals who love bowling and the environment of a party or discotheque. Cosmic bowling is available for people of all age groups. While most facilities accommodate teens and adults, a few of them may have special lanes for kids. These are known as bumper lanes and may be designed considering the safety requirements for children.
Cosmic bowling alleys are quite similar to regular alleys. They have lanes for bowling and a bar or cafeteria for supplying food and drinks. Gamers can bowl, drink, eat, and have fun. Instead of using traditional lighting, cosmic bowling alleys may employ strobe lights, disco lights, laser lights, runway lights, neon lights, UV lights, and black lights, similar to those used in discotheques and parties. The bowling balls, pins, lanes, and other objects are made from fluorescent materials and glow in the dark. Visitors are provided shoes by the facility. They are meant for bowling and may glow in the dark. Like discs, cosmic bowling alleys may stay open as late as midnight or a couple of hours beyond that. However, they may stop serving food and drinks around 10-11 PM unless otherwise specified. It is a fun activity like going to a disco or club.
Cosmic Bowling Regular Nights and Parties
Cosmic bowling facilities have regular nights as well as host parties. A group of friends can pop into a cosmic bowling studio any day of the week for some fun. It may be a regular bowling alley during the day and turn into a cosmic bowling escapade in the evening or at night. A few facilities may offer cosmic bowling during the day in addition to the night. Cosmic bowling is a popular trend and walk-ins may not get a spot for a few hours. Therefore, it is best to make a reservation beforehand, especially at night or during the weekends.
You can plan cosmic bowling parties in addition to visiting on regular nights. Many facilities may host a birthday, corporate party, or other types of events for a group of people. They may have separate lanes or areas for organizing the events. Families can host get-togethers or spend an evening cosmic bowling.
Cosmic Bowling Charges
Cosmic bowling alleys may charge on a per-person or a per-lane basis. They may also offer special bundles for a group of individuals.
Cosmic bowling alleys generally offer group bundles for players. If a group of five individuals is looking to play, the facility may charge anywhere from $5 to $20 for each person. The number of games that the individuals are allowed to play may be limited to three or four. Multiple special bundles may be offered to customers.
Alternatively, cosmic bowling alleys may charge on a per-game and per-head basis. Each individual may have to pay an x-amount for each game. Generally, the prices are around $3 to $5 for each individual. They can only play one game for the price. Per-game/per-person pricing is best for small groups of people who only want to play a game or two of cosmic bowling.
Studios may also allow a group of people to reserve a whole bowling lane. You may have to spend around $50-$70 for booking a cosmic bowling lane. There may be a limit on the maximum number of participants allowed per lane. Most alleys allow four to six individuals to play in a lane and may charge extra for additional persons. You can bowl for a specific number of hours (mostly 2 to 3) without any limit on the number of games allowed. The time limit may be extended through extra payments on an hourly basis.
The prices charged by cosmic bowling alleys may vary on a day-to-day basis, with weekdays (Monday to Thursday) being more affordable as compared to weekends. Participants may be offered better discounts during the day, with prices increasing after sunset. Cosmic bowling facilities may also promote student discounts. However, they may only be available during specific hours or weekdays. Food and drinks are seldom included in the bundle, and you will have to pay for them separately. Another thing to consider is if you are provided shoes in the package or have to rent them additionally.
Do you Require Special Shoes for Cosmic Bowling?
Like regular bowling alleys, cosmic bowling alleys do not allow you to wear regular shoes for the games. Players must either bring their own bowling shoes or rent them from the facility. Bowling shoes are important from a safety point of view. They keep the feet steady and prevent you from slipping as you throw the heavy ball. At the same time, the bowling floor will not be soiled by moisture or dirt. Regular shoes may leave smudges, dirt, wet spots, and marks on the floor. Not only does it contaminate the alley, but it also makes bowling risky for other players. Their shoe may not gain proper traction, causing them to fall or slip. Therefore, bowling shoes are mandatory for cosmic bowling. Most of the alleys include shoes in the package or bundle, although a few may ask you to pay for them separately. They may glow in the dark like bowling pins or balls.
Individuals who are sensitive to strobing lights, especially those with migraines or epilepsy, must avoid cosmic bowling facilities. The flashing lights can trigger an episode of migraine or seizure.