r By Deborah Goodman
After ten years of wanting to start a business together, brothers Paul and John Snyder have finally realized their dream. Coin Crazy Family Fun Center, on 1024 Expressway Lane in Spanish Fork, will open its doors this August.
After moving around quite a bit in their childhoods, John and Paul settled down here in Utah and have been raising their families in Springville and Mapleton for nearly two decades.
Noticing there was a dearth of opportunities of this kind for families on this end of the county, John, and Paul, who owns Snyder Drywall, started formulating ideas for a remedy. After the company John worked as vice president for was sold last year, the Snyders knew it was time to take the plunge and build Coin Crazy.
John says, “We love south Utah County and the feel of community in the area. We are so excited to start this business where we live and bring the community we love a fun, family-oriented entertainment.”
Coin Crazy is 12,000 square feet, with party rooms, a laser tag arena, Hologate Virtual Reality, a pizza and snack bar parlor, and a video game and redemption area. There are plans to expand in the near future.
The arcade area will have the latest games and be based off a nickel credit system to keep things affordable. They will be using convenient cards that will hold both credits and redemption tickets instead of actual nickels, which can jam up the machines.
The laser tag area is 3400 square feet of all new equipment and the latest, interactive technology. John explains how unique it is: “We have teamed up with industry-leading companies to create a one-of-a-kind laser tag experience. As you start, you will be head into a city, via subway, that after a cataclysmic event has been abandoned except for rogue bands of invaders. We need your help to regain control!” There are plans to create a laser tag league, but multiple game modes, including multi-player and free-for-all, are available.
The virtual reality option has received a lot of excitement and attention. ”Hologate is pure awesomeness. It is a four-player, cooperative or versus, virtual reality system. You will be able to fight robots, dragons, and zombies, save a snowball battle, or find your way out of a sinking submarine! We will have three games when we open and a fourth will release in mid-September. After that, we will add two to four games a year to the system.”
Paul and John are thrilled they’ve finally taken the leap and have realized their dream. “Most of all, we want to provide enjoyable experiences and cherished memories for our neighbors and friends, whether they come for a night of fun with friends and family, to celebrate a special occasion, or to build relationships with coworkers.”
Go to coincrazyffc.com for information about hiring, the grand opening, and more.