Mississauga, L5B 4C1
Area: Downtown and Outlying Area
Ever feel like you need a brief break from reality? Then Playdium is worth the drive. Located in Mississauga, a thirty minute drive from Toronto, Playdium's 40,000 square foot facility houses myriad virtual arcade games that will get your adrenaline pumping. With its roller coaster simulator, multiple racing games--including Outrun 2 Deluxe, in which you actually sit in one of four full-size Ferrari's, the only game of its kind in Canada--and ticket redemption games, Playdium means "Play". The 11 acre facility also includes bumper cars, a mini-golf course, a go-kart track, a rock climbing course, a bungee trampoline, and batting cages. Whew!
As far as pricing goes, Playdium offers deals that make your night of virtual fun realistically affordable. For the virtual games, a $10 playcard gives you 45 credits, and a $15 playcard will give you 80 credits. But for $20, you get 120 credits and for $25, 160 credits. The average game costs about 3 credits. For the outdoor attractions, a rock climbing session is $5, one lap around the go-kart track will cost you $4, a game of 18 hole mini golf runs at about $4, and you can experience the thrill of the bungee trampoline for about $8. CAD$, by the way.
Whether you are looking to shoot up some bad guys, race in a Ferrari, or take some swings in the batting cage, Playdium is the ultimate escape for anyone staying in the Toronto area.