Michigan Annual Pinball Expo Bounces Through the Oakland Center
This family-friendly event showcases more than 125 vintage and new arcade staples from April 4 until 7, 2013
Parents, we all remember the days when we blew our weekly allowance at the local arcade each week.
While many kids have replaced arcade nights for in-house PlayStation or Xbox parties, you can still introduce your kiddos to a staple of every arcade experience: the pinball machine. More than 125 pinball machines will be spread throughout the Oakland Center at Oakland University for the fourth annual Michigan Pinball Expo, April 4-7, 2013.
Not only will your kids be able to check out tons of different pinball machines at this extravaganza, but all of the machines on the expo floor will also be set for free play – which means no quarters needed!
Want to put your pinball skills to the test? Youngsters can find tournament machines on the back wall, where they can play for serious cash and prizes – and the opportunity to boast about being "Michigan Pinball Champion," of course. Multiple tournament divisions will be offered, giving people at all skill levels a shot to compete.
Three walls at this expo will be lined up with vendors who will be selling full-size pinball machines. Hey, you never know, you might end up having so much fun that you decide to take one of these arcade classics home with you!
You and your family can get your fill of all things pinball from 8 a.m. to midnight Thursday-Saturday and 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday. Discount prices are no longer available, but ticket prices at the door as are follows:
- Ages 16-plus: $20/day, $70/all four days.
- Ages 4-15: $15/day, $50/all four days
See the Metro Parent listing for more on the Michigan Pinball Expo at Oakland University in Rochester.