Fort Mill Times

Laser tag arena opens in Lake Wylie

Players put on vests before a round of laser tag at Lake Wylie Bowl N’ Bounce.
Players put on vests before a round of laser tag at Lake Wylie Bowl N’ Bounce.

Now, it isn’t just bowlers who can test their aim at Lake Wylie Bowl N’ Bounce.

The Lakeside West facility is finishing a facelift, which includes changes to the arcade, bounce area, bowling scoring system and website. But the biggest change is the 4,600-square-foot addition for laser tag.

Up to 24 players can fire off green laser beams in the two-level arena. Included are three party rooms, an area to put on the vest and an instruction room. Players cycle through every 20 minutes.

“We can do it as singles,” said owner Darrin Skinner. “We can do teams. We have a ton of configurations on how we can play.”

Laser tag can be a solo event, or packaged with bowling and bouncing.

“We have options now where you can do all sorts of combo parties,” Skinner said.

Staff are most excited for customers who may feel left out by the children bouncing and adults bowling.

“This is the teenage group that we’ve been missing,” Skinner said.

Online party reservations will be available in a couple of weeks. A modernized bowling system is part of the recent change, too. For instance, guide rails can come up or down within the same game depending on each bowler.

The laser tag addition slightly reconfigured the bounce and arcades areas, but mainly is new construction onto the back of the building. About a dozen children and a few adults tested the system Aug. 27, with the room opening to the public this week. It will include music, fog and a scoring system to keep track of play.

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John Marks: 803-831-8166