When we arrived at Chuck E. Cheese's place, the band was in full swing! In fact, we were the first visitors of the day! We told the hostess that we were celebrating "Madison's Success".
We had our choice of seats in the restaurant. For most of the time, we were the only ones there. This was as close to the singing characters as Madison would get... The "real" Chuck E. Cheese actually came out and was going to greet Madison--until he saw her start to cry. He quickly disappeared after that, and we never saw him again.
We ordered a pizza and sat down to eat. Madison didn't eat a single bite--she was too busy watching the show...I must say, I didn't care much for their pizza either, but I did enjoy the show!
Madison really enjoyed calling up Chuck E. Cheese on the telephone and having him talk with her. She called him three times! It kind of makes you wonder what he was telling her...
Madison refused to ride either of the kiddie rides, instead, she preferred to play the games for older children. Unfortunately, her favorite ride, Clifford the Big Red Dog, wasn't there any more.
This horse turned out to be Madison's favorite activity at Chuck E. Cheese's. She rode it three times in a row! The game is called The Kentucky Derby, and the life-sized horse simulates the movements of a real horse.
I believe that Madison enjoyed her "reward". She didn't seem ready to leave when it was time to go. She chose a necklace for her prize, and I bought her a Chuck E. Cheese t-shirt to remind her of our fun visit.