A Tribute To The Best Birthday Party Spot Ever: Discovery Zone

Gone, but not forgotten.

1. In 1999, the last Discovery Zone closed after being bought out by Chuck-E-Cheese, effectively ruining the birthdays of countless kids:

It was a dark, dark day in America.

2. But what’s so great about Discovery Zone? Well…

10. THE ZIP LINE:

13. GETTING LOST IN TUNNELS:

18. THE BIRTHDAY PARTIES:

22. THE COMMERCIALS:

23. And, of course, THE SWEET, SWEET TOKENS:

24. Which lead to spending all those hard earned tickets:

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