Take the kids: Funfuzion at New Roc City
If you’re planning a family day of fun, there’s no reason to limit yourself to only one type of amusement. New Roc City in downtown New Rochelle packs all kinds of activities and games into 1.2 million square feet.
Opened in 1999, New Roc features a movie theater with IMAX screens, bowling lanes, arcade games, a billiard hall, an electric-car racetrack and an 18-hole glow-in-the-dark mini golf course. Retail and restaurant chains, including Applebee’s and Buffalo Wild Wings, are also part of the complex.
To pay for all of the fun and games there are Fuze cards, which serve as a kind of debit card at all attractions under the Funfuzion masthead, which excludes the movie theater, stores and restaurants. You can load up on credits either at the venue or online once you’ve registered.
The following are details about every major attraction.
Activity: Catch a flick
For those who want to: Get cinematic
The Regal New Roc Stadium 18 theater, which is one of Westchester’s largest movie complexes, boasts 18 screens and an IMAX theater. There is stadium seating and a modest arcade game room.
Cost: Adults: $12.50, 11.50 (matinees); kids and seniors: $9.25; IMAX: Adults: $19; Kids and seniors: $15.75
Info: 33 LeCount Place, New Rochelle, 914-235-3737, www.regmovies.com
Activity: New Roc Fun House
For those who want to: Play and ride
Don’t look for warped carnival mirrors at this fun house. Instead you’ll find a 300-game arcade, which includes classics like Mortal Kombat and the latest high-tech offering from the Terminator franchise, as well as thrill rides and other attractions for kids of all ages.
Go puck-wild with a friend at one of the air-hockey tables or shoot to thrill with four-minute matches in the glow-in-the-dark laser tag pavilion. If you’re feeling brave, ride the two-person MaxFlight roller coaster simulator or, weather permitting, be launched up the 185-foot Space Shot tower to see Manhattan, the Long Island Sound or Westchester County (provided your eyes remain open). You can find the kiddie version of Space Shot in the Kidz Zone, where there’s also a full-scale carousel and bumper cars. If you need to recharge, the on-site Galaxy Cafe serves amusement-park favorites like burgers, hot dogs and fries. Be sure to redeem your Fuze card points for prizes ranging from stuffed animals to iPads.
Cost: $3.25-$9 per ride (height limitations vary by ride); $.50-$4 per video game
Hours: Monday-Thursday: noon-11 p.m.; Friday: noon-1 a.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m.-1 a.m.; Sunday: 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Activity: New Roc’n Bowl
For those who want to: Strike up a good time
Kids aren’t the only ones who will enjoy knocking down a few pins. The 17 glow-in-the-dark regulation lanes and DJ-dance floor combo are good for parties of all ages. There’s a snack bar offering burgers and wings and a full-service bar. Catering is also available.
Cost: $4.75-$7.75 per person per game; $3-$4 shoe rental; Additional $3 per person on Friday and Saturday nights after 8:30 p.m. Weekly deal: Every Monday after 5 p.m. you can bowl and rent shoes for up to four hours for $20 per person.
Hours: Monday-Thursday: noon-midnight; Frday: noon-2 a.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m.-2 a.m.; Sunday: 11 a.m.-midnight
Activity: New Roc Rack & Cue
For those who want to: Make a break for it
With 25 brunswick tournament-sized pool tables, four ping-pong tables and a bar with beer, wine and pretzels, Rack & Cue has everything you need to call your shots. And it pays to be an early bird: From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays you can sign up for three hours of continuous play for $9 per person. Worth noting: No young children are allowed in the area after 5 p.m. on Friday through Sunday.
Cost: Monday-Friday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.: $5.25 for one person, $10.50 for two people, $14.75 for three people, $18 for four people (per hour). All other times: $8.25 for one person, $16.50 for two people, $23 for three people, $28 for four people (per hour).
Hours: Billiards and ping-pong: Monday-Thursday: noon-midnight; Friday: noon-2 a.m.; Saurday: 10 a.m.-2 a.m.; Sunday: 11 a.m.-midnight. Snack bar: Monday-Thursday: noon-10 p.m.; Friday: noon-1 a.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m.-1 am.; Sunday: 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Activity: New Roc Speedway
For those who want to: Get their motor runnin’
About two dozen electric go-karts zoom through this oval 700-foot track in a setting geared toward teens and adults. Drivers must be at least 5 feet tall and 16 years old with a valid photo ID, but passengers also can go along for the ride, provided they meet height requirements.
Cost: $5.95 per ride for solo riders; $8.50 per ride for pairs Three-ride packages cost $16 for solo drivers and $18 for pairs.
Hours: Monday-Thursday: 5-10 p.m.; Friday: 5 p.m.-1 a.m.; Saturday: 11 a.m.-1 a.m.; Sunday: noon-11 p.m.
Activity: Funfuzion Glow Mini Golf
For those who want to: Sink a few putts
For anyone who’s old enough to hold a golf club, this 18-hole glow-in-the-dark mini golf course winds its way through the first floor of the Funfuzion complex. Themes range from an under-the-sea adventure to a trippy garden party, culminating with a ramp that rewards you with a free game if you sink a hole-in-one.
Cost: $8.95 per person per game
Hours: Monday-Thursday: 3-10 p.m.; Friday: 3 p.m.-1 a.m.; Saturday: 11 a.m.-1 a.m.; Sunday: noon-10 p.m.
IF YOU GO
What: Funfuzion at New Roc City
Info: 19 Le Count Place, New Rochelle, 914-637-7575, www.funfuziononline.com