LAZER TAG

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Ankara is boasting “the world’s largest theme park” opening later this year (ANKAPARK). But that’s still 9 months away, and it’s not in Cappadocia anyway.

BUT, there is a “Disneyland” in Kayseri, Cappadocia for your kids to enjoy IF they get tired of the ballooning, ATV’ing, horseback riding, valley hiking, cave dwelling, and folk dancing they experience in the heart of Cappadocia.

SHORT TRIP TO KAYSERI

An hour away from the heart of Cappadocia – Avanos, Göreme, Üçhisar, Ürgüp – lies the major city of Kayseri. About two years ago we visited the Harikalar Diyari and its amusement park rides, skating rink, water park, and zoo. But in an austere building set back on the property we were pleased to discover the Lazer Game arena.

This adrenaline theater has become a favorite place for birthday parties, school holidays, or quick weekend getaways. (Truth be told, I’m addicted to the game and don’t need any excuse to pack the family in the car and give in to my ‘Rambo’ alter ego).

FAMILY BUSINESS

Lazer Game is run by Abdullah and Ramazan, two brothers who took the risk of opening something new in this conservative part of the country. As we have gotten to know the two, we are thankful for their vision and fortitude. They are now seeing school groups, work parties, college kids, and out of town visitors like us, fill their building. (We are secretly hoping that everybody who reads this post will make their way to Kayseri and play a round of lazer tag to ensure they don’t close their doors :-)…)

There are two arenas, one small, one large. Both have two floors in which you can hide and hunt to your hearts content. With the heart pounding music and black lit walls and barriers to conceal yourselves, there is a real excitement in playing. The vests and guns are the very best quality. The software that goes with the game tracks kills and posts the individual leaders throughout the game as well as the winning team at the end of the combat.
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With a printed report of each contestants score its almost as much fun after the game evaluating the competition. “I killed twice as many people as killed me.” “I shot 34% accuracy!” “No fair, you kept killing me in the back.” “I fired 1,267 times…” And as you catch your breath discussing the ins and outs, ups and downs, of your first skirmish, you realize you’re ready for another round…if you’re body allows from the exhaustion you feel from the first game!

Abdullah and Ramazan are very accommodating. We have played as a family of five with a room to ourselves. We have played with eighteen people. No need to think “there’s just the four of us, it wouldn’t be worth it.”

The best part of all of this is the price. For a 15 minute round of action-packed excitement it costs 10TL per person.

We highly recommend a visit to the Lazer Game for a change of atmosphere and an adrenaline boost on your visit to Cappadocia.

Telephone: 0 352 241 35 30

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Christian Dedrick is an English teacher living in Avanos. He has lived in Turkey since 2008 with his wife and three sons. He moved to Cappadocia in 2011 and is excited to be sharing stories from his life here. He enjoys spending time with Cappadocians, hearing, and telling their stories.
He began writing for CaptivatingCappadocia in spring 2012.
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