General Questions

What should I wear?

Comfortable shoes are recommended. Light colored clothing will “glow” in the black light so some players feel they do better in darker clothes. Backless sandals, open-toe, platform, and high-heel shoes are prohibited.

Do I need a reservation to play?

No. Our games are first come first served. We do take reservations for groups of 15 or more and a deposit is required.

Is there an age limit to play laser tag?

Area 51 Laser Tag is appropriate for anyone at least 7 to 70 years old.

Will other people be playing in our laser tag game?

Most of the time, you are playing with other people in addition to your friends. All of our Laser Tag games are open to the public. However, if circumstances allow, we could arrange a game with only your group if it’s large enough. The only way to guarantee a game just for your group is to fill the game completely. This means 30 people in your group … or less than 30 people if you pay for all 30 game positions.

What equipment is used?

Each team member is equipped with a vest and a phaser. The vest covers both the chest and the back of the player’s body and is equipped with sensors on the front, back and shoulders. Each player is also given a phaser that fires a laser beam but also has sensors on each side and the tip.

The sensors pick up the laser beams from competitor’s lasers when the sensors are hit. When the sensor is hit, the player is considered “tagged”, their laser becomes inoperative for a set amount of time, and the competitor scores points.

Is Laser Tag dangerous to play?

Laser Tag is a physical activity. Like all physically demanding sports and activities, there is a chance of getting hurt if you do not follow the rules. However, as long as you follow the rules, there is very little risk.

Can the lasers hurt your eyes?

Our lasers are safe. Because of this, there is no required eye protection.

How long is a typical game of laser tag?

A typical game of laser tag lasts 5-10 minutes.


Birthday Party Questions

Do I need reservations to host a Laser Tag party?

Yes. We recommend that you reserve at least 3 to 4 weeks prior to your desired party date in order to secure a slot that best suits your party needs. The longer you wait, the less likely it will be that we can reserve the time you would like or the private party room for your guests. All parties are first come, first serve. No exceptions. Weekends and holidays are the busiest. Check our weekdays for discounted rates.

Is a deposit required for party reservations?

Yes, a non-refundable deposit is required at the time of your reservation.

Do you accept personal checks?

No. Acceptable methods of payment are: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, ATM/Debit, or Cash.

Do you have private party rooms?

Yes. Large enough to fit 20 people comfortably.

What will be the order of events during my Laser Tag party?

Guests will arrive and report to your private party room (Barracks) and began playing video games. 20 minutes into the party your party host (Sergeant) will announce to everyone that the base is under attack and everyone must report to the Briefing Room and wait for further orders. They will then be briefed on the rules of the mission and shown how to use the equipment. After being briefed they enter the (Armory) vesting room and don their vest. Each game lasts approximately 5-10 minutes. After the mission your guests report back to the barracks to enjoy your food, drinks and video games. Depending on your party package the cycle would repeat.

What if all my guests are not present by my party’s scheduled start time?

Please encourage your guests to arrive on time! We will have several parties going on consecutively and timing is very important. If you’re having a Laser Tag party and a guest is late, he/she will have to miss the first game. No refunds will be given due to lateness.

Can we bring in our own food or have it delivered?

Yes. Our birthday party package does not include food, drinks, plates, cups, ice, or utensils feel free to bring your own (No Crock Pots, Hot Plates or anything with cords).

How long does a laser tag party last?

Our parties last just under 2 hours.

Will we be playing private games with our birthday party group?


How can I get exclusive Laser Tag games?

We do offer private Laser Tag games. Please call to discuss options for exclusive Laser Tag games.

Do you provide goodie bags?

No, but we do give the guest of honor a Personalized Area 51 Dog Tag and Area 51 Laser Tag rubber bracelet and these items are available for purchase.