BANGOR — A portion of a Bangor arcade that has been closed since the pandemic began has officially reopened.
The next time you visit Playland Adventures inside Bangor Funplex, you’ll notice it’s had a makeover.
“There’s no more inflatables just because of the touch surface contact and COVID,” said Shawn Ryder, the general manager of Bangor Funplex.
They’ve added numerous new attractions to the facility, including several new arcade machines.
“Most of those do well because kids like to throw things at things,” said Dan Ross, a service technician for Automatic Vending and Games.
Along with expanding the arcade and adding more prizes, they also opened a new game, called jelly ball.
“Which is a low impact paintball type game but with water orbeez instead of paintballs,” Ryder said.
Ryder said they are following COVID-19 guidelines.
“Masks are required unless eating or drinking. All touch surfaces are disinfected on a regular basis throughout the day,” Ryder said. “The cinema’s at 50% capacity to allow for the six-foot spacing.”
He said they’ve received positive feedback so far.
“What we hope is an all-day adventure,” Ryder said. “Watch a movie, play some games, have lunch at concessions, try some jelly ball.”
According to Ross, Bangor Funplex now has 43 attractions for families to enjoy.
“You got games that the whole family can play, the little kids can play. We’ve got the little kiddie rides, so we try to accommodate all age groups,” Ross said. “We even have a lot of adults that will play the cranes to try to win prizes.”