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Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Get Your Skate On at Doc's Family Fun Center in Middletown

Doc's Family Fun Center in Middletown Pennsylvania
Looking for an afternoon or evening of family fun? If so, you'll want to head to Doc's Family Fun Center in Middletown, Pennsylvania. Doc's offers rollerskating and a large indoor arcade.

You'll find them located at 1733 E. Harrisburg Pike in Middletown, about a 10 minute drive from downtown Hershey and Harrisburg. They're open for public family skating on Saturday's from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Sunday's from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, with special summer skating hours June through August on various days and times. Please see their website for current hours of operation.
Doc's Family Fun Center in Middletown Pennsylvania

As of 2018, admission is $6.00 per person for your first 2 hours of skating and then $1.00 per hour thereafter. You can bring along your own skates or rent them for $3.00. With that said, their skates are old and a little out-dated, I recommend bringing your own if you have them.
Doc's Family Fun Center in Middletown Pennsylvania

We hosted our granddaughter's birthday party at Doc's and all of the kids had a great time...the adults too! We held the party in their party room during public skating time. The birthday party booking fee was pretty reasonable which included paper goods, pizza, beverages, ice cream cups and some goodies for the birthday girl. You can learn more about that on their website.
Doc's Family Fun Center in Middletown Pennsylvania

There is a large video arcade room at Doc's where kids and adults can have some additional fun. The games start at .50 cents and go up. You can earn tickets & tokens that you can redeem for various prizes. With that said, I thought the prizes that they offered could of been better, considering the amount of money that you blow playing these type's of arcade games.

While we were there they had 2 floor guards that monitor the skaters while out on the floor. During the public skate they played two games where the winners won prizes. The birthday girl got special treatment while out on the floor and everyone sang Happy Birthday to her. That made her feel special and was a nice touch to her day.
Rock & Roll Malt Shop in Middletown Pennsylvania

The roller skating floor itself seems to be made out of some type of plastic or rubbery-type of material. As someone who skated a lot when she was younger, I found that it took me quite some time to get used to. Let's face it, back in the 1980's most floors were hardwoods! Their selection of music and lighting was decent, but not over-the-top.

Connected to Doc's you'll find the Rock & Roll Malt Shop where you can buy pizza, ice cream, french fries and other type's of food and beverages that you typically find at a rollerskating rink. You can enter the shop via a door withing the rollerskating rink or via the separate entrance that's outside for people who are not skating. You can eat-in or grab take-out.

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