April 14, 2017

"Little" Big Thrill Factory Opening at Canterbury Park 

Twin Cities-based entertainment venue Big Thrill Factory announced plans today to open “Little” Big Thrill Factory, a smaller-format seasonal flagship venue at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minnesota. The concept is the company's first pop-in location since opening its doors in 2013. Slated to open Memorial Day weekend May 26, 2017, the new indoor-outdoor space offers an edited assortment of amusements for all ages including arcade games, miniature bowling and a wipeout trampoline designed exclusively for Big Thrill Factory.

"Little Big Thrill Factory is excited to launch at Canterbury Park," said Darrel Blomberg, Big Thrill Factory General Manager. "This amazing opportunity provides us with a platform to connect directly with customers and introduce our brand in a new and exciting way. We are thrilled to extend Big Thrill Factory’s fun-for-all approach to Shakopee and surrounding communities.”

Randy Sampson, Canterbury Park CEO and President said, "This was an easy decision. Big Thrill Factory is the perfect partner.” Adding, “Canterbury Park has been a popular entertainment destination for over 20 years. The addition of an exceptional brand like Big Thrill Factory further solidifies our goal to create a clean, safe and family-friendly experience for our guests.”

The Canterbury Park venue will be the third Big Thrill Factory location to open in the Twin Cities. With roots in Minnetonka and Oakdale, Big Thrill Factory provides a one-of-a-kind entertainment experience that resonates with all ages.  

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About Big Thrill Factory

Big Thrill Factory, a locally owned leader in "eatertainment," provides a distinctive ‘eat, play, celebrate’ experience with a unique variety of indoor and outdoor games and attractions, chef-inspired food and beverage selections and event spaces for groups both large and small. From Go Karts to Laser Tag, a Ropes Course, Miniature Golf, Trampolines, an Escape Room and more, Big Thrill Factory delivers intense fun and thrills for all ages. For more information, visit BigThrillFactory.com.

About Canterbury Park

Canterbury Park Holding Corporation owns and operates Canterbury Park Racetrack and Card Casino, Minnesota’s only thoroughbred and quarter horse racing facility. The Company’s 67-day 2017 live race meet begins on May 5 and ends September 16. In addition, Canterbury Park’s Card Casino hosts card games 24 hours a day, seven days a week, offering both poker and table games. The Company also conducts year-round wagering on simulcast horse racing and hosts a variety of other entertainment and special events.