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Sensory Sensitive Sundays

Activities & Play Place for Children with Autism & Special Needs

Chuck E. Cheese's is proud to support families who have children with autism and other special needs. We offer a sensory-friendly experience on the first Sunday of every month at participating locations, opening our stores two hours before their normal opening time. Our Sensory Sensory events include a trained and caring staff that work to ensure each guest has a fun-filled visit. We realize that the Chuck E. experience can be very stimulating for any child, so our mission is to create an event that allows ALL kids to be a kid.

In 2016, we partnered with the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) to develop the program. They showed us how to turn our restaurants into a sensory-friendly play place for children on the spectrum. They also gave us training materials to provide to our staff that explains what autism is, some of the characteristics that may be observed and useful tips for a fun morning at Chuck E. Cheese.

Participating Locations

Some of the Benefits of our Sensory Sensitive Sunday Event Include:

- Less crowding and a quieter restaurant environment
- Dimmed lighting
- The show and music turned down or off entirely
-Limited appearances by Chuck E.
-Ability to order off of full menu
- Access to play all games and rides
-All ages and siblings welcome
-No admission fees

Bowling lane

Kid's Restaurant, Arcade & Entertainment Center Made Autism Friendly

When designing this event, we took great care to ensure elements of the restaurant were toned down to be more sensory-friendly for children of all ages. The sound effects and volume of arcade games are turned down or off to ensure kids can play all the games they want in a sensory-sensitive manner. We also turn down the volume of the in-store entertainment show, and only have Chuck E. come out for the Ticket Splash Show upon request, to be mindful of all children's needs. Additionally, in select locations, birthday parties can be coordinated during Sensory Sensitive Sundays events.

Bowling lane
Pizza slice and drink

Best Kid's Menu & Pizza


Another bonus of our Sensory Sensitive events is that guests can order off of our full menu while playing games. Not only do we offer fresh, made-to-order pizzas such as our Vegetarian and BBQ Chicken pizzas, but we also offer a wide variety of other menu options, including gluten-free crust and an all you can eat salad bar. While kids will agree we offer the best kids menu in town, parents will also enjoy our wide selection of wing and sandwich options. Visit our website to find the best meal and pizza coupons available at your local restaurant.

Media Coverage

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