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History

The first location opened in Savannah, Georgia in 1985 as Super Showbiz Pizza. In 1989, due to Concept Unification, it was purchased by Chuck E. Cheese, who converted it into the first Mega Chuck E. Cheese in 1990.

Layout

SSBP-000

Entrance

  • Kid Check stand

Entertainment Area

  • Rides
    • Chuck E.'s Arcade Avalanche (added 1990, an Intamin Bobsled coaster, relocated from Reesepark)
    • Chuck E.'s Carousel (added 1985, a Chance Rides Carousel, formerly "Super Showbiz Carousel" [1985-1989])
    • Chuck E.'s Coaster (added 1985, a Zierer Large Tivoli, formerly "Billy Bob Coaster" [1985-1989])
    • Helen's Flyers (added 1985, a Zierer Wave Swinger, formerly "Looney Bird's Flight" [1985-1989])
    • Mr. Munch's Munchdown (added 1985, an Intamin 1st Generation Freefall, formerly "Fatz' Freefall" [1985-1989])
    • Jasper's Jeeps (added 1985, an Arrow electric antique car ride with Jeeps, formerly "Beach Bear's Vans" [1985-1989])
    • Pasqually's Pizza Twirl (added 1985, an Eli Scrambler, formerly "Antioch's Web" [1985-1989])

MCEC-000

Entrance

  • Kid Check stand

Food Court (southwest of the store)

  • Adult beverage bar (age restricted)
  • Dining room
  • Salad bar
  • Pasqually's Pizza & Wings
  • Munch's Daily Eating Competition

Arcade Zone (southeast of the store)

  • Video games
  • Ticket redemption games
  • Jasper's General Store
  • Helen's PlayStation Area

Entertainment Area (northwest of the store)

  • Rides
    • Chuck E.'s Awesome Adventure Machine (added 2001, a Vekoma Junior 197m)
    • Pasqually's Pizza Power (added 2001, a Zamperla Frog Hopper)
    • Munch's Munch-O-Sel (added 2001, a Chance Rides Carousel)
    • Helen's Flyers (added 2001, a Zierer Wave Swinger)
    • Jasper's Jeeps (added 2001, an electric antique car ride with Jeeps)

Show Room (northeast of the store)

  • Studio Mega C
  • Disco floor
  • Helicopter lights
  • Game Boy Advance area (an area with GBAs connected to a table [similar to Target console demos] originally not in Boston location, removed in all locations except New London)
  • Party room
  • Studio Mega C Control Panel

MCEC-001





Locations

SSBP-000

This is the original location, converted from Super Showbiz Pizza. There is currently only one location of this layout in the world.

  • Savannah, GA (opened April 2, 1990)

MCEC-000

Converted from Bradlees Stores.

  • Boston, MA (opened February 3, 2001)
  • Wayne, NJ (opened May 2, 2001)
  • Bordentown, NJ (opened July 2, 2001)
  • Toms River, NJ (opened September 2, 2001)
  • New London, CT (opened November 2, 2001)

MCEC-001

Converted from Ames Stores.

  • Seabrook, NH (opened February 2, 2002)
  • Lowville, NY (opened April 4, 2002)
  • Dundalk, ML (opened May 3, 2002)
  • Wellsboro, PA (opened September 11, 2002)
  • Hinmans Corners, NY (opened November 3, 2002)
  • Seymour, CT (opened December 5, 2002, Ames road sign intact)

MCEC-002

Converted from Warner Bros. Studio Stores.

  • Atlanta, GA (opened March 1, 2002)
  • Dayton, OH (opened June 4, 2002)
  • New York, NY (opened July 3, 2002)
  • Cheektowaga, NY (opened August 3, 2002)
  • Danbury, CT (opened October 4, 2002)

MCEC-003

Converted from sold off K-Marts.

  • Peoria, IL (opened January 5, 2003)
  • Minneapolis, MN (opened February 9, 2003)
  • Des Moines, IO (opened April 9, 2003)
  • San Francisco, CA (opened September 1, 2003)
  • Gary, IN (opened December 7, 2003)

MCEC-004

Converted from Circuit Cities.

  • Houston, TX (opened February 2, 2009)
  • Greensboro, NC (opened May 3, 2009)
  • Orange, CT (opened October 4, 2009)
  • Toledo, OH (opened November 10, 2009)
  • Bellingham, WA (opened December 1, 2009)

MCEC-005

Converted from hhgregg Stores.

  • Mentor, OH (opened May 5, 2018)
  • Indianapolis, IN (opened August 10, 2018)
  • Chicago, IL (opened October 3, 2018)
  • Hampton, VA (opened November 1, 2018)
  • Middletown, OH (opened December 1, 2018)

Trivia

  • The earlier locations made during the revival of the concept mostly took over old Bradlee's locations.
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