Quote: "Creativity is intelligence having fun." -Albert Einstein

 ​​       Everytime I hear Huey Lewis and The News's hit song, "Happy To Be Stuck With You", I am magically transported back in time. I am younger, sunburned, wearing some sort of colorful 70's short set, and I am at the New Jersey seashore. 

        It's a perfectly beautiful evening, no humidity, with a light breeze blowing. A gorgeous multicolored sunset is at the waters' edge, and the stars are just starting to appear. I am on a weather beaten Amusement Pier, that juts out into the Atlantic Ocean. I have purchased my ride tickets, and am experiencing a terrifically smooth, but thrilling swing ride. The music emerging from the jumbo sized black speakers, is blasting so loudly all around me, that I could almost swear that Huey Lewis, is singing directly to me!

       While loving the fresh salt water in my face, I settle into the chair, and completely immerse myself in the moment. One minute I am facing the crashing waves of the ocean on a seashell ladened beach, and the next second, I am in awe of all of the spectacular lights emanating from the rides, and the shop filled boardwalk, beyond them. My sun bleached hair is wildly whipping around my face, as I breathe in the stimulating sights, sounds, and smells that encompass me. The rhythmic movement of the swing, is relaxing and calming, and I am content to be enjoying the dizzying weightlessness.

        Isn't it amazing how one melody can instantly bring to mind, such vividly happy memories? The deep recesses of my heart, thoroughly enjoy these bursts of delightful flashbacks. Too often I find myself participating in a planned activity with friends, family, (or both!), and I find my mind wandering to thoughts about, "what's next?" What's next, after dinner? What's next, after I arrive at home? What are we doing next Tuesday evening, when everyone has off from work? STOP! Stop thinking ahead! Where are you, and what are you doing this instant?

         Wherever you are, try engaging all of your senses. Look around you! Do you see your friends laughing, and appreciating life? Is there music playing, adding an upbeat element to your day? Be a sponge by absorbing, and savor all that is around you. Soak it up completely into your being. By feeling these moments wholeheartedly, you will have stirring, meaningful, mental images that will last a lifetime. 




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The Arnold's Difference: Superior Service. Fabulous Fun. Gratified Guests.


Located in Oaks, Pa, Arnold's Family Fun Center is one of Pennsylvania's premier indoor entertainment venues. With 200,000 square feet of action-packed adventure, fun-seekers of all ages will enjoy endless excitement on rides like Bumper Cars, Krazy Kars, and of course our variety of thrilling Go Karts.

Arnold's offers an enormous selection of games including 2 Laser Tag attractions, Black Light Mini Golf, the largest Arcade in the region, as well as a full size 20 lane Bowling Center. Need to refuel? You're in luck, because Arnold's is the Home of the Bistro & Bar and our quick-stop Cafe!




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REGULAR HOURS Effective JUne 12, 2017


Monday - Thursday.......10:00 am - 10:00 pm

Friday & Saturday.........10:00 am - 11:00 pm

Sunday..........................10:00 am - 10:00 pm


Monday - Thursday.......10:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Friday & Saturday........10:00 am -  2:00 am

Sunday..........................10:00 am - 10:00 pm


Arnold's Fun and Bowling Centers will be closed on August 23, 2017 until 5 PM

Arnold's Bowling Center will be closed at 6:00 PM on September 23, 2017 

Arnold's Bowling Center will be closed at 6:00 PM on October 21, 2017