Wednesday, March 5, 2014

She's a Pinball Wizard...

Well, not really...but I sure did have a lot of fun!
Silver Ball Museum is located right on the boardwalk in Asbury Park.
If you are ever in Asbury, this place is a must visit!
It's not just an arcade, it's a museum of vintage pinball machines,
skee-ball, air name it, they have it.
Every machine has a story.
So let's get to the pictures, because...there are a lot!
There was Air Hockey...
 some people take it way too serious, 
and one of those peeps...
was me.
Youngest son Michael did not appreciate being beaten by mom.

 The hubs liked this bowling game, primarily because he was good at it.

 A poster above each machine, told the machines story.
Where it came from, where it was popular and the year it was born.

 A 1957 Seeburg Jukebox...very cool!

 The machines are extremely sensitive.
I did receive a few "tilts" you remember those??

 This section had all the old wooden machines.

 I liked this Super Slugger...
and wondered how many hands had gone to bat here.

 Alisa and Mike...very serious!

 You can also have a bite to eat,

they serve fun boardwalk food.

 The "serious" boys liked Pac-Man...

 this was my favorite!

 And here's Bill.
When no one was watching, I introduced myself to Bill,

 he was repairing the machines...

 and I told him my readers would love to see the guts of one of these things.
I can be extremely persuasive...hehe

 And yes...Elvis was in the house!
So here's the deal, you go in, pay one price
and you can play any game you want.
We arrived at 5 p.m., paid $ 10.00 each and that was it.
Play till they close at 11 p.m. or till your fingers don't work anymore.

We didn't make it to 11, but someone sure did have a lot of fun!!


  1. Did I ever tell you the story about being the best pinball kid in the little town on the beach where my Grandparents lived every summer? No I should oh this would be the best place to visit I would have stayed till 11 if I did not fall asleep:)
    You all look like you had a ball. Fantastic. Hug xo B

  2. You guys are hilarious. You always go see the coolest stuff, and have the best time doing it!!

  3. Looks like a great place, I have always loved pinball.

  4. That looks like so much fun! I haven't been to an arcade in years, but your pictures brought back memories. I think that nowadays the noise would overwhelm my sensitive hearing problem. Glad you had a good time!

  5. you're too cute. what a neat, neat place!

  6. You are precious, Debbie. Looks like a fun time. And I DO remember TILT! lol

  7. HI Debbie Well i can see everyone enjoyed all the fun of the games.

  8. I would have had lots of fun too. I think that looks like a blast. I would go do that for sure if I was ever there, love the photos!

  9. Hey! I remember that jukebox very well. Looks like a fun place! Great pictures!

  10. Such a lot of fun Debbie - how cool is that collection!
    I loved that you cornered Bill the repairman too ... he enjoyed showing you the 'guts' didn't he.
    You have such a beautiful happy smile too :D)

  11. What a great post Debbie!!This place is very interesting to visit!I like old Jukebox!You cant find them anymore !!You had a great time!What a lovely family you have!!So no one was watshing you when you introduced to Bill!Ha ha,I love it!!
    Have a nice week!!

  12. so fun!! i love games - but the kid in me likes to win. so i do get tired of the game if i keep losing. i know, i know. grow up, right??! ha. ha!! i will play a game over & over ... may never win but i keep trying. you have a cute "game" smile. ( :

  13. What a cool place! I would have been stuffing quarters in the jukebox if it was working. Loved those! And Elvis is still looking fine. :) Fun photos!

  14. Debbie it looks like so much fun. Once upon a time I was quite the "pinball wizard". I'm not for sure how I managed to do as well as did....good hand eye coordination I suppose. Oh and I remember loving Pacman. Enjoy the week. Bonnie

  15. What fun! I could have a ball there..wish someone around here would open an arcade.

  16. Very cool place! Nothing wrong with being a kid! :-)

  17. What a cool place! Looks like you had a great time! I love skee ball. Played for the first time years ago on the Miracle Strip at Pananma City, FL. Now we play it at Chuck E CHeese when we take the grands!!

  18. Debbie, what a fun family outing.. You all look like you were having fun playing the pinball machines and the others. Great shots, thanks for sharing.. Have a great evening.

  19. That looks like a lot of fun!

  20. What a very fun event. I loved air hockey and we once had a small pin ball machine. I love the old jukebox. My parents owned a cafe for a while that had one.
    It looks like you all had great fun and I loved the pictures. I really liked looking underneath to see what all the workings looked like.
    Blessings for this fun one~

  21. Les jeux ...c'est sympathique !
    j'aime le pinball!

  22. I'm not good at those games but I LOVE watching. ;))

  23. What a fun place to visit and a good price as well. You all look to be having a grand time. I would like the Pac-Man game, that was one of my favorites. Bet it was noisy in there though.

  24. Looks like a very fun place.

  25. I HAVE TO GO!!! That snap of Aladdain's Castle - and the photo of skeeball - my childhood, right there :)