This Place Rocks! Valley’s Top Family Entertainment Venue Features Laser Tag with a Jungle Theme

By Jon Konjoyan

Celebrity patrons of The Jungle Zone in Glendale include prize-fighter Oscar De La Hoya, pic-tured here with (left) The Zone’s Talinn Jaramillo and Rubina Vartanians.

Where can your kids have fun where it’s safe, clean, friendly, and close-by? Try the award-winning Jungle Zone or “The Zone Club,” as it’s also known, right off the 134 freeway in family-friendlyGlendale. Oscar De La Hoya’s been there — just one of manyHollywoodcelebrities who seek a safe, secure environment for a private party or just a few hours of stress-relieving arcade-style fun. And you don’t have to be a star (or a kid) to play laser tag!

For those new to the game, here’s a taste: strap on a vest and step into the darkened jungle-themed labyrinth. Teammates vanish down fog-filled passageways. You’re all alone creeping up an onramp … suddenly you sense movement. Vest lights flash. You score! Adrenaline pumps and propels you forward. Lasers pierce the blackness as sirens ricochet through the maze. Thoughts disintegrate. You stop watching and breathe it in. You feel it. You become the game!

Planning a special birthday par-ty? The Jungle Zone is your per-fect party host. Here the charac-ters from “Star Wars” visit The Zone.

The Zone’s equipment is the state-of-the-art NexusFEC system with “True Color” LED technology guaranteeing an unparalleled “wow” factor. The Club also features plenty of free parking, a scrumptious food court with pizza, sandwiches, salads, and even an espresso bar. There are private party rooms available and The Zone provides all the party set-up (including decorations and refreshments) and clean up.

Managed by Violet Guiragos, The Zone prides itself in running a family-oriented business with integrity and goodwill. “The staff enjoy meeting new people and working in a fun, comfortable environment that provides entertainment for the whole family,” she says.

Customers include UCLA, USC, AT&T, the City ofSanta Clarita, the YMCA (to name a few), and many area high schools, all of which have held events there, including successful fundraisers. The Zone is the proud winner of a “Best of Glendale Award” in the entertainment venues category for two consecutive years by the U.S Commerce Association.

Swing into The Zone at 826 N. Glendale Ave.in Glendale. For hours of operation and more information, visit lasertagzone.com or email info@lasertagzone.com. Be sure to go to twitter.com/lasertagzone, facebook.com/lasertagzone, and yelp.com and search for “Zone Club” or yelp.com/biz/zone-club-glendale.

Come have a blast!