Things to do for Active Kids

ShadowLand Family Entertainment Center Alexandria

Where is it at?

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ShadowLand Family Entertainment Center
5508 Franconia Road
Alexandria
VA
22310
Tel: 703-921-1004

Directions

Let the laser action begin! Just get to 5508 Franconia Road in Alexandria. Just look for the kids with massive smiles on their faces!

Where are we going today?

Suit up - it's laser time!  ShadowLand has a crazy HUGE multi-level arena where you work as a team or an individual and try and complete your mission through a semi-dark, fog-filled arena pumping with music!
 
For those combatants over 6 years old, you can make your way through bridges, tunnels and ramps which create an exciting 3D environment that you can score points, earn power-ups and generally show off your stealth combat moves!
 
You often need to work as a team to win, and strategize with each other to beat your opponents.
 
To celebrate your super awesome win, you can head to the fun redemption arcade where you can enjoy earning tickets through all the video games and trade them for super awesome prizes! 
 
If you just loved the laser experience you can take on the Laser Maze Challenge with its "Mission Impossible" style room with laser beams which you have to try and avoid breaking!  Get through the maze and back to the entrance again in the shortest time and you get your name as Top Player!  Cool! 
 
Fancy being a rock star?  Then head to Rock and Roll Karaoke and perform until your lungs are sore!  You can even get a professional recording of the experience.  
 
For some creative fun, you can visit "Create-a-Friend" where you have a full-sized retail outlet to choose, build and design your own stuffed animal!
 
It's a great way to spend time as a group, so if you wanted to experience this with your friends, you can go on down and have your birthday party there.  Maybe you might even play against them! 

Good luck! 
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How much does it cost?

  • AdultsOne Adventure $7.75 / Two Adventures $14.75 / Three Adventures $20.50
  • ChildrenSame As Adult
LAST UPDATED 2014

When can we go?

Mon 11am - 6pm / Tues - Thurs 11am - 10pm / Friday 11am - midnight / Sat 10am - midnight / Sun 10am

Teachers corner

Even though kids love to come and play, they don't realize they are actually learning communication, strengthening their team-work skills, learning to strategize and honing their reflexes - so it makes for a great field trip experience. .

I'm Hungry!

If you need to re-energize with pizza, make sure you order them 30 minutes before you will want to eat as they are made to order. Otherwise there is a small concession stand to get snacks! .

Any Top Tips?

Make sure you wear open toe shoes! Your team will be depending on you to keep up with them, and you can't run fast with poorly feet!.

Need a little extra help?

ShadowLand is handicap accessible - but just give the lovely staff a call before you arrive and they can help you with any of your needs! .

Can I get one of those?

Sports bottles, frisbees and even piggy banks are all available to purchase to celebrate your win!.

More information

They have birthday packages available for those who want to celebrate their big day there! .

What people are saying?

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    Hours of fun! It was busy on a Sat. so we had a hour wait before gameplay, hung out playing arcade games. It was loads of fun when game got started. 3 games for $20 is reasonable. No dinner food just junk.

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    I recently spent a fun afternoon at Shadowland, Columbia. It was the first time that we were not there for a birthday party but as individuals. I wondered if it would be as fun without a group but I didn't need to worry. The staff was wonderful and explained everything that we needed to know. They ran through the pricing and we wound up doing a Triple Play. Great value for the price and gave us almost three hours of fun. Monitors are a great idea and I could watch the games and stay involved. We took a break in between games and had delicious...Read More

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    had my kids 8th bday party there and the staff and party host were the best - made the bday party the best one yet

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    Great place with a bunch of great people. We've gone here a few times and it's always been a nice time. It's a lot of fun and well worth the trip.

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    This was our first time at Shadowland and my kids and I loved it. The staff is very nice and helpful. My kids enjoyed picking out their names. The laser tag games were intense and very competitive. I was one color and my kids were another, but MOMANATOR came out victorious on the first game. They said they were taking it easy on me but it was on for the next game. It was fun bonding with strangers being on the same team. Shadowland also has a good selection of video games for all ages, while you wait for your color to be called. The atmosphere is...Read More

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by Kyle W

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I recently spent a fun afternoon at Shadowland, Columbia. It was the first time that we were not there for a birthday party but as individuals. I wondered if it would be as fun without a group but I didn't need to worry. The staff was wonderful and explained everything that we needed to know. They ran through the pricing and we wound up doing a Triple Play. Great value for the price and gave us almost three hours of fun. Monitors are a great idea and I could watch the games and stay involved. We took a break in between games and had delicious popcorn and some drinks. Great staff, great games, great value! We will return!

by Ingris Gallo

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This was our first time at Shadowland and my kids and I loved it. The staff is very nice and helpful. My kids enjoyed picking out their names. The laser tag games were intense and very competitive. I was one color and my kids were another, but MOMANATOR came out victorious on the first game. They said they were taking it easy on me but it was on for the next game. It was fun bonding with strangers being on the same team. Shadowland also has a good selection of video games for all ages, while you wait for your color to be called. The atmosphere is awesome fun for all ages. The popcorn was nice and hot and fresh!!! My son’s birthday is coming and he wants to have his party here. They have nice party rooms. Will definitely come back!!!

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