Locally-inspired laser tag and Cosmic Golf at KY FEC Atomic City
Creative Works recently installed its laser tag and Cosmic Golf attractions, along with custom theming, for the new Atomic City Family Fun Centre in Paducah, KY.
Atomic City is a new, unique FEC that is heavily themed to represent the distinctive and interesting past of Paducah. Many years ago, Paducah was the site of nuclear war testing, and Atomic City wanted that history ingrained in their facility.
“The name ‘Atomic City’ is a reflection of Paducah’s past with its relation to the mission of national security and nuclear energy in the 60’s and 70’s. At that time, Paducah had the nation’s only strategic uranium enrichment plant used by the defense department in the production of atomic bombs. Thus, the nickname ‘Atomic City’ was born,” said John Perry, one of the owners.
Despite the ongoing pandemic, Perry decided the best strategy was to be aggressive and move forward during a time when most other businesses were being conservative. “Timing is everything, and we are a very optimistic group of owners. We were betting that Covid would not last forever. And with job losses at an all-time high in our area, we decided that now was the time to move on our dream.”
“We knew our facility would have a laser tag arena and a glow golf attraction, so when planning our attractions we studied many many family fun centres across the country, both online and in person. We found a few that stood out with outstanding theming and artistic value. The one thing those amazing facilities had in common was Creative Works. After seeing the difference between facilities that were average, and family fun centres that used Creative Works for theming, we immediately knew we had to bring Creative Works onboard to create a one-of-a-kind experience for our customers,” explained Perry.
Creative Works worked with Perry to come up with a battle-themed laser tag, 18 holes of Cosmic Golf with Electric Edging, and custom theming throughout the facility, including a large red atom prop with the facility’s name and logo.
“Our laser tag and golf theming utilized specific local landmarks that customers are familiar with. The feedback has been extremely positive from our customers. We hear comments daily on how much our patrons appreciate that we have created an amazing experience right here in Paducah with the locally-themed laser tag arena and cosmic golf attractions,” said Perry.