I spent a sun shining great morning at Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach today for the grand opening of LuLu’s Beach Arcade and Mountain of Youth Ropes Course.
For those of you that do not know, LuLu’s is owned by Lucy Buffett, sister of Jimmy Buffett and Margaritaville fame.
Lucy Buffett is an outstanding businesswoman in her own right so even if she weren’t related to her famous brother, she would be well known in the restaurant business as well as for her other endeavors from cookbooks, merchandise and beer.
As I listened to Lucy speak at the grand opening this morning something she said made me smile and really tells you everything you need to know about her and her restaurants – “I just want to provide all of my guests with the ultimate vacation experience.”
As the mother of two who loved to spend hours (and all my money) in arcades when they were young, I was impressed by the quality of the games. It also seems to me the cost as well as the level of games make it possible for every kid to leave the arcade with a smile on their face. Adding up points on their digital card doesn’t seem overly difficult and the prize levels are wonderful.
I can remember my kids saving and saving points in the arcade and for a few thousand points only walking away with some candy or lots of those Chinese finger puzzle things. I was impressed by the fact that at LuLu’s Beach Arcade it doesn’t look like the kids will need high numbers of ticket points to at least go home with a prize that will make them happy. Adults who love to play arcade games will also be impressed with the high end prizes available.
With the opening of the Beach Arcade and the Mountain of Youth Ropes Course right next to her North Myrtle Beach restaurant – LuLu’s at Barefoot Landing – a visit to LuLu’s is a vacation in itself, so treat yourself and your family. The real world can wait!
The outdoor ropes area does have height and weight limitations but looks like it will be a huge hit!
I’m looking forward to bringing my grandchildren back to play!