An Afternoon with a former New York Yankee at iPlay America! 

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Come spend An Afternoon with former New York Yankee, Tino Martinez! The first hour will be a moderated Q&A session with the audience and Tino. The remainder of the time is for meet & greets! VIP Package ticketholders go first, followed by Photo Op ticketholders.Please carefully read all packages to ensure that you are purchasing exactly what you would like.

Tickets can be ordered from HERE and details below;

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VIP Package WITH my readers special code – tino (must apply at link above)
Ticket includes admission into the Q&A, one (1) personal item to be signed by Tino Martinez, and one (1) professional photo with Tino. Each VIP Package permits ONE (1) guest/parent to accompany the ticketholder. The guest is NOT permitted to meet Tino, receive any photos, autographs, or collateral. The guest MAY accompany ticketholder into the Q&A session. **NO PERSONLIZATIONS OR INSCRIPTIONS**

VIP Package $150
Ticket includes admission into the Q&A, one (1) personal item to be signed by Tino Martinez, and one (1) professional photo with Tino. Each VIP Package permits ONE (1) guest/parent to accompany the ticketholder. The guest is NOT permitted to meet Tino, receive any photos, autographs, or collateral. The guest MAY accompany ticketholder into the Q&A session. **NO PERSONLIZATIONS OR INSCRIPTIONS**

Photo Op Package $60
Package includes admission into the Q&A, one (1) professional photo with Tino Martinez, and one (1) commemorative photo of Tino Martinez. This package does not include any autographs. Each Photo Op Package permits ONE (1) guest/parent to accompany the ticketholder. The guest is NOT permitted to meet Tino, receive any photos, autographs, or collateral. The guest MAY accompany ticketholder into the Q&A session. EXTRA ITEM TICKET CAN NOT BE ADDED TO THIS PACKAGE.

Q&A Ticket $25
Ticket includes admission for one (1) person into the one (1) hour Q&A session with Tino Martinez. This ticket is ONLY for the Q&A session, no meet & greet, autographs, etc.

Extra Item Ticket $55
YOU MUST PURCHASE A VIP PACKAGE (NOT PHOTO OP PACKAGE) FOR THIS TICKET TO BE VALID. This ticket allows a VIP TICKETHOLDER to bring one (1) extra personal item to be signed. (MAX 2 EXTRA ITEMS PER PERSON! VIP Package already comes with one (1) item to be signed.  If one (1) Extra Item Ticket is purchased, VIP Package ticketholder will be allowed to have two (2) items signed total. If two (2) Extra Item Tickets are purchased, the VIP ticketholder is permitted to have three (3) items signed total. Please read carefully as these tickets will not be refunded.

Legendary MLB Athlete Tino Martinez, NFL Star Sam Darnold to Come to iPlay America

Freehold, N.J., November 2, 2018 – Four-time World Series Champion and Olympic gold medalist, Tino Martinez, and third-overall 2018 NFL draft pick and starting quarterback for New York’s “Team Green”, Sam Darnold, will be appearing at iPlay America. Martinez will be appearing on Saturday, November 10, and Darnold will be at iPlay America on Tuesday, December 11 for meet & greets with fans.

 

Tino Martinez is a two-time MLB All-Star with a Silver Slugger Award and Monument Park honoree at Yankee Stadium. Fans can spend the afternoon with world-champion Martinez as he recalls moments from his note-worthy career with the Seattle Mariners, New York Yankees, St. Louis Cardinals and Tampa Bay Rays. Doors will open on November 10 at 11:00 AM and the event will begin at 12:00 PM. VIP and photo-op ticket packages, as well as Q&A tickets are available for purchase. To view package options, visitwww.iplayamerica.com/event/afternoon-tino-martinez/.

 

Sam Darnold is the current quarterback for New York’s “Team Green” and third-overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. Before being drafted to NY, Darnold played for the University of Southern California. He will be spending the evening at iPlay America on Tuesday, December 11, giving fans the chance to meet him in person. Doors will open at 5:00 PM and the event will begin at 6:00 PM. Meet & greet packages are available for purchase atwww.iplayamerica.com/event/sam-darnold/.

 

“Meet & greets and Q&A sessions with notable athletes are always sought after by our fan base,” said Jessica Schwartz, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for iPlay America. “We’re excited to present New York sports fans with the opportunity to interact with two local stars from the MLB and NFL with our Tino Martinez and Sam Darnold meet & greets.”

Check out what else is happening at iPlay America throughout the remainder of the year;

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About iPlay America

iPlay America is the place to Get Inside the Fun! Its all indoor, family-friendly themed environment provides guests nearly four acres of outstanding rides, games, and attractions making it the perfect destination for FUN year round! The Event Center @IPA is home to concerts, corporate events, expos, galas, trade shows, company outings, sporting events, social gatherings, and every kind of party. iPlay America offers guests a mouth-watering selection of Boardwalk style fare, classic American cuisine at Game Time Bar & Grill, and an impressive event catering menu. ALWAYS free to enter, iPlay America’s guests can enjoy exciting attractions like 2-level Laser Tag, Indoor Go-Kart Track, Spinning Coaster and the Sky Trails® High Ropes Course (the largest indoor ropes course in New Jersey). iPlay America is a 2017 winner of TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence for Outstanding Service. For FUN, fine food, and events of any size, the award winning iPlay America is the place to Get Inside the Fun. iPlay America is located on Route 9 at 110 Schanck Road in Freehold, New Jersey.

Michael Grandinetti Magic Show at iplay America April 14, 2018

GIVEAWAY!!! See below to enter!

Saturday, April 14
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Doors: 6:00 PM – Starts: 7:00 PM

Michael Grandinetti is not your ordinary magician – he is better known for being a world class illusionist. Grandinetti became famous for levitating in the air for 4 hours, 15 feet above the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He makes the ancient art of magic modern, innovative and exciting while showing audiences that nothing is impossible. This is YOUR chance to have your mind blown by his incredible talents! Check out the ticket options starting at $20.00. Hurry, they’re selling fast! Get yours before they disappear!

Link to iPlay site for event: https://www.iplayamerica.com/event/michael-grandinetti-magic/

Master of Magic Michael Grandinetti to Amaze Audiences at iPlay America

Freehold, NJ –  Michael Grandinetti possesses a true talent for connecting with LIVE audiences and on Saturday, April 14, Grandinetti will appear at iPlay America’s Event Center to dazzle the crowd with his mind-blowing mastery of magic and illusion.  Grandinetti is no ordinary magician – he became famous for levitating in the air for four hours, 15 feet above the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Grandinetti has performed on national and international television, in stadiums, arenas, casinos, theaters, for Fortune 500 companies, with symphony orchestras, at The White House and now this talented entertainer will bring his unique style, compelling creative vision and engaging personality to iPlay America for one unforgettable evening of magic and illusion. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. and the show will start at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are on sale NOW, go to iPlayAmerica.com/event/Michael-Grandinetti-Magic.

“iPlay America is a magical place for families to spend quality time enjoying each other and having fun,” said Jessica Schwartz, vice president of sales and marketing for iPlay America. “Our magic shows are always a huge draw because they are great events for families. Michael Grandinetti is innovative, exciting and he dazzles audiences by proving that nothing is impossible.”

More – Over the past 20 years, Michael Grandinetti has been driven to make magic contemporary and to give it a vast mainstream appeal. He has had starring roles on NBC’s “The World’s Most Dangerous Magic II”, the CW’s “Masters of Illusion” and Pop TV’s “Don’t Blink”. His magic has also been featured on FOX series “Bones”, “The Today Show”, “Access Hollywood”, ESPN’s “SportsCenter” and “Entertainment Tonight.”

I am giving away a family 4 pack of passes to the Magic Show April 14th. Enter to win now through 4/9 only!

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IPlay America Freehold NJ

Today we visited IPlay America, an indoor theme park in Freehold, NJ.

It’s definitely misleading from the outside as it sits in a strip mall and looks like any other storefront.  Inside,  it’s huge!

Inside it’s made to mimic an outdoor boardwalk with arcades, stands,  and rides. It even has a boardwalk style floor.

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The rides there aren’t for older kids,  but my kids ages 5 and 9 had a good time and went on just about all of them although my 5 year old needed an adult to ride most of the rides with him so I had a ride wristband too. We had the iRide plus bands, which include the larger rides like go karts and coaster.

Some of the rides they enjoyed;

Bumper boats

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Spinning Coaster

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Go Karts

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The skywalk was extra credits and not included with the ride passes.  It’s 10 credits or $5 for kids under 42″ and they do the lower section.  20 credits or $10 for kids taller than 42″ and they go on the really high area.  They get strapped in and follow the path with the bar for safety.

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The bottom section is cute for very young kids, but there isn’t much to it.

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The arcades are fun but unfortunately they do not let you win enough in my opinion.  The grab claw games are almost pointless as they do not pick up the items at all.

The game selection is great and tons of things my kids enjoy.  They won a little over 1,000 tickets and I like that they are loaded directly onto your point card. There isn’t much to choose from for prizes though, so we got a bunch of candy.

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Overall, it’s a nice day out if you want to get out of the house and have that boardwalk feel when it’s not so nice weather out.

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One of the best parts about iplay is yhe event area.  There are many decent priced shows for all ages including concerts and dinners. I highly recommend visiting the event area if you have a chance!

Here are some upcoming shows;

Friday, March 23                                                          
Vic Latino’s 90’s Now – iPlay America’s Event Center                        Doors 7:00 PM – Start Time: 8:00 PM

Vic Latino, the triple threat of the radio industry, and iPlay America present the best 90’s show of 2018 with Vic Latino’s #90SNOW! Come see your favorite 90’s artists performing all of your favorite 90’s hits! Performances include La Bouche (Be My Lover, Sweet Dreams, Falling in Love), Rob Base (It Takes Two), Mad Stuntman (I Like to Move It), and Lucas Prata (And She Said, Ma Ya Hi-Numa Numa Song). General admission and VIP options available!

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Saturday, March 24                                                          
Sonny the Bunny’s Colossal Carrot Adventure
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Sonny the Bunny is back for his Fifth Annual Colossal Carrot Adventure! There will be FREE pictures with Sonny the Bunny, a bunny trail you can hop along to collect eggs filled with treats and prizes, and raffle prizes that include a Grand Prize of an iPlay America Birthday Party for the kids and one-Carat Diamond for the adults! Register now for this FREE event!

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Saturday, March 24                                                                                  VIB Breakfast with Sonny the Bunny                         
Start Time: 9:00 AM
Join us for our Fourth Annual VIB (Very Important Bunny) Breakfast with Sonny the Bunny! Enjoy a delicious hot breakfast buffet that includes an omelet station, assorted breakfast breads, yogurt and granola, pancakes, fresh fruit and more! While you are eating, Sonny the Bunny will walk around and visit with guests at their tables. Then, gather the whole family together for a picture with him taken by our professional photographer with a free digital download! We will also have tons of entertainment including Miss Sherri from Honey Child Music Academy, Neverland Balloon Artists, face painting and a photo booth with The Selfie Social! Afterwards, enjoy our FREE Sonny the Bunny Colossal Carrot Adventure, taking place inside the park from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

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YOU WILL LOVE IPLAY AMERICA’S DINNER SHOW SERIES
Sunday, March 11 – Sunday, April 8 – Sunday, May 20
Sunday, June 3 – Sunday, July 8 – Sunday, August 12                       iPlay America’s Dinner Show Series – Event Center
Door Time: 4:00 PM – Start Time: 5:30 PM

iPlay America presents The 2018 Dinner Show Series! Enjoy great monthly live musical performances and a delicious dinner buffet! It’s a perfect night out!

Emblem3 at iPlay America Giveaway

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Emblem3’s Wake Up Tour to Shake Things Up at iPlay America June 30 and I have 4 passes to give away to you!

Enter > > > HERE  < < <Screenshot_2016-05-12-08-32-29-1.pngFreehold, NJ — Emblem3 will be LIVE at iPlay America on Thursday, June 30, 2016. Emblem3 gained national attention on The X-Factor USA’s second season when they signed with Simon Cowell’s record label. Now fans can see Emblem3 playing their signature style of American reggae-pop at iPlay America’s Event Center on Thursday, June 30. Tickets are priced from $25 to $350 and are on sale now. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Show at 6:30 p.m. For tickets go to iPlayAmerica.com/Emblem3.

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Emblem3 is a fun and exciting band that consists of brothers Wesley and Keaton Stromberg, and Drew Chadwick who originally hail from Sequim, Washington. 2016 is shaping up to be an amazing year for Emblem3. The band has reunited after a break up and is back and stronger than ever with a new EP called Waking Up that also is the name of their new tour. Their single Nowwhich came out on last month, is a song for their fans that tells the story of the bands break up and why they are back together and looking forward to bigger and better things. The band is energized, focused, and just made a special guest appearance on ABC’s hit situation comedy Dr. Ken.

Emblem3 has fans excited! Their new EP is fantastic,” said Jessica Schwartz, vice president of sales and marketing for iPlay America. “This is a band that has always had a great look and sound and a tremendous energy that crowds love. When we heard that they were back together and launching a new tour, we knew that we wanted them back at iPlay America.”

About iPlay America

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New Jersey’s Original Indoor Boardwalk

From the moment guests step inside iPlay America, they enter a world of fun like no other. iPlay America, the indoor city, recreates the Jersey Shore from more than 30,000-feet of Boardwalk space and mid-way style games people loved as kids, to the asphalt city streets complete with two-story buildings, mailboxes, fire hydrants, benches and more to create the feel of downtown. ALWAYS free to enter, guests can access affordable play packages for all of the rides and attractions iPlay America has to offer in their 115,000 square feet of space. Visitors can race on the iPA Speedway go karts, challenge their friends to an epic battle of laser tag in the two-level Cosmic Battle Laser Tag Experience (largest in Central New Jersey!), spin around in the bumper cars and take flight on Kite Flyer, as well as other favorite rides. The 4-D Theatre is a multi-sensory movie experience not to be missed and the HUGE Arcade has something for everyone with over 200 of the newest and hottest games including classics like skee-ball and air hockey. To satisfy everyone’s appetite, iPlay America offers Boardwalk style fare from hot dogs and pizza, to cotton candy and funnel cakes as well as Broadway Sweets, the BEST candy store in Central New Jersey. Sit and relax on the Game Time Bar & Grill porch that overlooks City Square. Enjoy delicious favorites on its American menu, specialty cocktails, and signature creations by Executive Chef Joe Raiola, a season five “Chopped” champion. Guests can watch their favorite team play on over 20 different flat screen TVs and 3 large screen projectors. iPlay America also offers a special discount to veterans and active military personnel. No matter who wants to have fun — or how they want to play — iPlay America is the place toGet Inside the Fun!

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iPlay America is located on Route 9 at 110 Schanck Road in Freehold, New Jersey. iPlay America won New Jersey Monthly’s 2014 Best of New Jersey, Kids Destination and Amusement Parks. iPlay America also received a 2013 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence and won the Asbury Park PressBest of Monmouth County honors for Best Indoor Theme Park and Best Candy Store.

Win 4 tickets to the show (Value $100)!
Enter > > > HERE

Thomas the Train at iPlay America – Giveaway!!

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iPlay America Welcomes Thomas & FriendsTM for a Fun-

Filled Sing-Along Adventure Sept. 19

GIVEAWAY CLICK HERE <— Win a Family 4 Pack of passes!!

Freehold, NJ — iPlay America will welcome children’s favorite Thomas & FriendsTM

for two fun-filled sing-along shows Saturday, Sept. 19, at 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. Young

fans won’t want to miss the opportunity to meet the Really Useful Engine!

Tickets are free with the purchase the Thomas Pass — an iRide pass — for $14.95.

This pass includes all day unlimited rides on some of the park’s most popular

attractions including Jump Around, Happy Swing, Just iKidz (soft play area), Dizzy

Dragons, Skyscraper, Kite Flyer and Spin Zone Bumper Cars.

Another option is the Thomas and Friends Plus Pass that includes an iRide Plus

pass, a free ticket, a $10 game card and priority seating, all for $27.95. The iRide

Plus pass includes Jump Around, Happy Swing, Dizzy Dragons, Skyscraper, Kite

Flyer, Spin Zone Bumper Cars, iPA Speedway Go Karts, and Cosmic Battle Laser

Tag. Those who purchase this option may upgrade to a Meet-and-Greet ticket for an

additional $9.95.

*** Winner will receive 4 passes to the Thomas the Train show with assigned seating, and 4 iRide Passes that are good for any day (once activated they must be used the same day).

If  you win tickets, you will be able to choose the showtime to attend.

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iPlay America hosts Marvel Avengers Hyde & Seek (+ Giveaway)

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iPlay America hosts: Marvel Avengers: HYDE and Seek!

My kids and I love the Marvel Avengers so we are super excited to check out their live show at iPlay America in August! It is a 30 minute show with lessons to be taught to young kids. Everything you’d expect from Marvel with all of the fun you’d expect from iPlay America. The show is included with the purchase of an iRide Pass. If you’ve never been to iPlay America, there is no admission fee to enter, and they have affordable play packages. Credits never expire, an there is fun for everyone from laser tag, to bumper cars, to even iKidz soft play for the smaller ones. From the moment you step in, you’ll be in awe!

Lucky for you, I am giving away not one, but FOUR (4) iRide Passes for Sunday August 2nd which include the Marvel Avengers show at 3pm! Enter from 7/9-7/16, and tweet daily for your best chance to win! Remember, you can enter for yourself OR for a family member or friends! Goodluck!

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S.H.I.E.L.D agents Black Widow and Commander Stryker find themselves outmatched when the Green Goblin develops a serum that increases his intelligence, size and strength. Calling upon Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, the Avengers, the team thwarts the Green Goblin’s diabolical plans by tricking him into reversing his formula — making him smaller than he ever was and as weak as a kitten. Spider-Man joins the fun as Ant Man and Captain America team up to prove that “good always overcomes evil,” no matter what size. The positive message is that it’s never the size of the opponent, it’s simply the size of your heWebsite-Block_0art. Stryker inducts Spider-Man as an honorary member of S.H.I.E.L.D and The Mighty Avengers!

“Our fans expect the latest and best shows from us. They love the Marvel experience, so we’re hosting another action-packed show that will thrill young girls and boys,” said Jessica Schwartz, director of marketing for iPlay America. “The bonus is that families can use the ride passes anytime — before the show, after the show, or even on a separate visit to iPlay America!”

Children and parents are invited to come dressed as their favorite super heroes. General admission tickets are FREE with the purchase of a Super Hero iRide Pass for $14.95 or a Super Hero Plus Pass for $27.95 that includes a $10 game card. The ride passes and game cards are valid up to 90 days after the show. Those who purchase the Super Hero Plus Pass may also add a meet and greet for $9.95. Tickets may be purchased below (be sure to enter the giveaway above for your chance to win FREE passes!);

http://www.iplayamerica.com/special-event/marvel-avengers-hyde-and-seek

iPlay America is located on Route 9 at 110 Schanck Road in Freehold, New Jersey.

iPlay America – Laurie Berkner for 2 Concerts June 14

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If you’re a mom to an infant or toddler and have Nick Jr. Running over and over on your T.V, odds are you have heard the song “5 Days old”. Personally, I love it! I think it’s so adorable and my boys love to song and dance to it. That’s why I am super excited that Laurie Berkner is performing all of her children’s songs at  iPlay America right here in NJ in June! Check out the official release below!

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Freehold, NJ — iPlay America’s Event Center will welcome the “Queen of Children’s Music” Laurie Berkner to Freehold, N.J., June 14 for two concerts.

Berkner and her band play upbeat songs, written just for young children that get families dancing in the aisles and singing along. In addition to her own music, Berkner includes variations on familiar lullabies and songs that parents will recognize.

“Laurie Berkner brings the fun and wonderment of childhood to her concerts,” said Jessica Schwartz, director of marketing for iPlay America. “Her style and energy truly fits with everything iPlay America is about — family friendly entertainment.”
This is Berkner’s second appearance at iPlay America. After her first performance, she hosted her daughter’s birthday party there.

“Lucy’s party was a huge success. All the kids loved it and Lucy proclaimed it her best party ever,” Berkner said.

Dubbed the “Queen of Children’s Music” by People magazine, Berkner has recorded original children’s songs for more than 15 years. The New Jersey native has appeared on Nick Jr. and performed in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Her latest work includes a musical animated series “Sing It, Laurie!” on the preschool television channel Sprout.

General admission tickets cost $27.50. Reserved seating is available for $35. VIP tickets are $75 and include premier seating in the first few rows, a meet-and-greet with The Laurie Berkner Band and a Facebook photo.

To purchase tickets, visit iPlayAmerica.com/laurie-berkner. For more information about iPlay America, please contact Jennifer Quinn at 732-577-8200 or jenniferq@iplayamerica.com

From the moment guests step inside iPlay America, they enter a world of fun like no other. iPlay America, the indoor city, recreates the Jersey Shore from the Boardwalk and mid-way style games people loved as kids, to the asphalt city streets complete with two-story buildings, mailboxes, fire hydrants, benches and more to create the feel of downtown. ALWAYS free to enter, guests can access affordable play packages for all of the rides and attractions iPlay America has to offer in their 115,000 square feet of space! Visitors can race on the iPA Speedway go karts, challenge their friends to an epic battle of laser tag in the two-level Cosmic Battle Laser Tag Experience (largest in Central New Jersey!), spin around

in the bumper cars and take flight on Kite Flyer, as well as other favorite rides! The 4-D Theatre is a multi-sensory movie experience not to be missed and the HUGE Arcade has something for everyone with over 200 of the newest and hottest games including classics like skee-ball and air hockey! To satisfy everyone’s appetite, iPlay America offers Boardwalk style fare from hot dogs and pizza, to cotton candy and funnel cakes as well as Broadway Sweets, the BEST candy store in Central New Jersey! Sit down and relax on the porch overlooking city square, in iPlay America’s Game Time Bar and Grill. Enjoy delicious favorites on its American menu, specialty cocktails, and signature creations by Executive Chef Joe Raiola, a season five “Chopped” champion. Guests can watch their favorite team play on over 20 different flat screen TV’s and 3 large screen projectors! iPlay America also offers a special discount to veterans and active military personnel. No matter who wants to have fun — or how they want to play — iPlay America is the place to Get Inside the Fun!
iPlay America is located on Route 9 at 110 Schanck Road in Freehold, New Jersey. iPlay America won New Jersey Monthly’s 2014 Best of New Jersey Kids Destination, Central, and Bes