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Pics from the pinball museum

Post Author: Magicland » Tue Feb 22, 2011 11:50 pm

A few photos I took at the pinball museum. There are a lot more machines than those pictured in the photos, and above each machine is a card with the history of the machine, and the current high scores for male, female, male & female under 13, and male & female over 50.
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Post Author: yamaminjus » Wed Feb 23, 2011 1:40 am

thanks for the pics!

looks like a really fun place.
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Post Author: METZ » Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:36 am

awesome pictures!!!
looks like the kids were having fun :wink:
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Post Author: Magicland » Wed Feb 23, 2011 11:17 am

METZ wrote:awesome pictures!!!
looks like the kids were having fun :wink:
Everyone was having fun (note the elderly woman in one of the pics next to my daughter). They host birthday parties (one was just ending when we got there) and have specials throughout the week. I got some coupons online that made it $5 for 2 hours, but they weren't good until the next day. No problem, we'll be back. They also have half hour and whole day rates. It's right on the boardwalk, so I imagine they're pretty busy in the summer. There were plenty of people there when I went, considering it was a Winter Saturday, and though it was around 40*, with the wind chill it was probably closer to 20. It's also within walking distance of the Stone Pony, so it's a neat place to hit before a show.

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Post Author: dbeeks1 » Wed Feb 23, 2011 4:57 pm

Thanks for the pics Magic! It looks like a wonderful place. I could spend a lot of time there!

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Post Author: Gman » Wed Feb 23, 2011 6:39 pm

The pinball museumis on my to-do list. thanks for sharing.
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Post Author: Arraking » Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:29 pm

Wow that place looks cool! All those games looked factory fresh too :D
It's nice to see these being restored to tip top condition, I wonder do they do there own work? It would be interesting to see the begining and the .. well the end we see on the floor. Nice work.

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Post Author: METZ » Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:14 pm

Gman wrote:The pinball museumis on my to-do list. thanks for sharing.
I believe that is a different place G
but would be cool, nonetheless :wink:
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Post Author: Forest » Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:33 pm

Those pic's are great.
I can almost hear and smell all those machine working at the same time :P
It's good of you to share that with the next generation.
How many did you end up getting to play?
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Post Author: Magicland » Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:37 pm

One of the guys who service their machines are http://www.antiquepinball.com/, who happen to be in the next town over from me. After reading a bit more, it seems they've got about 5 people who work on them.

Gman, the pinball hall of fame you linked to is in Vegas, this one is in Asbury Park, NJ. Both look really neat.
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Post Author: Gman » Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:43 pm

Well I at first assumed he was talking about Tim Arnolds place, it sounds more like he was at the Silverball museum in NJ.
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Post Author: Chris » Mon Feb 28, 2011 1:58 pm

That place looks cool. I bet the glare from the outside can cause you to miss a ball or two. How many machines did they have? Were they mostly older machines? I too notice like arraking that they looked factory fresh. Thanks for the pics!
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Post Author: Magicland » Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:45 pm

The glare wasn't really noticeable while playing, but it seems to have been an issue with my cellphone's camera. I think the machines run from around 1935 up to some early 2000's models, with a pretty good representation of each era. I don't know the exact number of machines, but I believe it's somewhere in excess of 200.

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Post Author: METZ » Mon Feb 28, 2011 11:39 pm

I bet it has a nice glow at night :wink:
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Post Author: Frank A » Wed Mar 02, 2011 8:59 am

My daughter had my 8 year old grand son's birthday party there. Great time. The only issue was parking close by since meter parking was all taken in season in Asbury Park.

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