By Whitney South, Best of London. 06.01.18
With its grand opening just over a week away, The Factory threw open its doors May 31, welcoming members of the media to bounce, climb and play the afternoon away at London’s most anticipated new attraction.
Representatives from Tourism London, Snap’d, the TAP Centre for Creativity and radio’s BX93 each got a taste of what the public can expect when the 170,000 sq. ft. entertainment extravaganza is revealed to the public June 8-10.
Boasting not only the highest ropes course in North America, including a courage-testing 65 ft. drop, The Factory is home to a 20,000 sq. ft. trampoline park, complete with dodgeball course, basketball hoops, and a multi-level timed warrior course meant to help bring out your inner American Gladiator.
While a kids’ indoor playground and infant area keeps the little ones entertained, gamers can sink their teeth into an expansive arcade, along with 24 virtual reality pods brought in by The Next Level VR.
In addition, with seven themes to choose from, Mystery Escape rooms will offer guests a chance to break out of the everyday with puzzles ranging from 25 minutes to one-hour experiences, which include everything from dragons and fairies, to spy sagas.
On the cutting edge of tech, The Factory’s RFID wristband system is the key to a cashless and unique experience. It can be loaded up to access different areas for all the fun and adventure, as well as a number of extras including scavenger hunts, and experiential scan and selfie stations, and also allows parents to monitor scan points to track their kid’s activity.
For those looking to add a little team building to their business plan, The Factory’s meeting and conference rooms are just the ticket. Add to that a wealth of birthday party and event space, and the sky’s the limit when it comes to next-level entertainment.
After working up an appetite, The Factory offers a variety of culinary confections. For the grown-ups, a licensed bar is on site to quench that thirst.
For more information, visit thefactorylondon.ca.
Photo by Whitney South
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