The best place to eat, play, and celebrate!

The best place to eat, play, and celebrate!

Company Events

From team building to meetings and more, Big Thrill Factory blows away the average company picnic! Collaborate and grow as a team - all while having FUN.

Birthday Parties

Nobody does birthday parties like Big Thrill Factory! Throw the ultimate birthday bash at the #1 Family Entertainment Center in North America!

Social Events

No-hassle party planning is our forte! Big Thrill Factory is a great gathering spot for groups of all sizes.

Fundraisers

Big Thrill Factory’s simple fundraising options will help your group get to its goal, whether you host a fundraising night at Big Thrill Factory or participate in our Play Card Sales Program!

Field Trips

Take field trips to a whole new level! Choose from a huge variety of games and attractions designed to entertain groups of all ages.

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Voted #1 for Fun in North America

Accommodations for 10 to 1,000

Professional event planners at your service

Private rooms & meeting space

Team building activities

State-of-the-art games

One-of-a-kind entertainment

Free audio/video capabilities, WiFi & TVs

Chef-crafted menu options

Craft beer & wine selections

Fun for all ages!

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Locally Owned, Nationally Recognized
#1 Family Entertainment Center in North America - IAAPA
Top Destination for Families, Teens, and Adults - Play Meter Magazine
Best Birthday Venue - Lake Shore Weekly News (SW News Media)
2014 Best Birthday Party Spot - Lake Minnetonka Magazine
2017 Best Place for Kids' Activities - Lake Minnetonka Magazine
2018 Best Place for Kids' Activities - Lake Minnetonka Magazine

Can I hold an event space without a deposit?

No, a deposit is required to guarantee space for the day of your event. A $75 non-refundable deposit is required to book birthdays online.  A 25% non-refundable deposit is required for private events (corporate events, social gatherings, team building etc). For all events excluding Birthdays & field Trips: Your final headcount is required five (5) business days prior to your event along with payment in full.

Additional items can be purchased on the date of your event or by calling the events office.If your party or event must be cancelled, your deposit can be applied toward a rescheduled event if booked within 6 months of cancellation date. Customers are responsible for the full payment if cancelled less than 5 days prior to the party. We accept payment by credit card or cash.

What if some of my guests do not show up? Do I still pay for them?

When booking a special event, (excluding Birthdays and Field Trips), we require a final headcount five (5) business days prior to your event date. You'll be charged for this final count or the number of guests in actual attendance, whichever is higher. Encourage your Guests to RSVP and show up for the fun!

What happens if more guests arrive than the contracted amount?

Seating is guaranteed for the number of guests outlined in the contract. If your guest count increases beyond the capacity of the assigned event area, other options are subject to availability and are not guaranteed. If you arrive with more than 14 guests (or the maximum outlined in your contract) we cannot guarantee food and space will be available for the additional attendees. We will (attempt to) accommodate and charge accordingly on the day of your event.

How do I know that my event is confirmed at my preferred Big Thrill Factory?

Once you pay your deposit, your event is confirmed with us. You will receive a confirmation email from a local Event Planner with details of your booking.

How do I make changes to my event after it is confirmed?

To make changes to your event after it is confirmed, please call or email our events office. A party planner will be happy to help you! Minnetonka: (952) 698-7707 Oakdale: (651) 236-8255

What needs to be done if I need to cancel my event?

A $75 non-refundable deposit is required to book a Birthday party. If your Birthday party or event must be canceled, your deposit can be applied toward a rescheduled event if booked within 6 months of cancellation date. We accept payment by credit card or cash. If you need to change your event date or time, please call or email our events office and they will work with you to find alternative dates.

Are drinks included?

Soda is included in the birthday packages. For non-Birthday Events: Adults (21+) have the option of a cash bar, open bar, drink tickets or bar by the hour for alcoholic beverages.

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