We quietly celebrated our one year anniversary on December 13th, 2020. While for many, this is nothing special. For us, it marks something absolutely amazing. We didn’t think that we would have survived a two month closure with the number and age of our competitors. Yet we did, and we grew from the closures to become the oldest Rage Room in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
We are humbled by the support we receive from our guests; many of whom drive over an hour to visit us. It is because of this support we have hit many of our goals ahead of the time we had planned it would take. To keep the moment of growth going; we are working to be able to expand in 2021. Our plans are to expand our current location, open a second location, and begin offering new entertainment options for your visit.
We look forward to seeing all our supporters in 2021 and new faces as well.
Smash N Bash has spent the better part of the past year collecting waivers and signatures on paper. This will no longer be the case. Effective November 2nd, 2020 our waiver and release now is available to be signed online. This information will be stored by a 3rd party securely in the cloud. We will no longer accept paper waivers beginning November 27th, 2020 (day after Thanksgiving).
Guest should be able to access our waiver & release form on any mobile device or computer. For those of you who still wish to print off our waiver you may do so; however, we will not accept them after the 27th.
We will begin requiring ID to be presented for everyone who does not have their QR code on their mobile device. This will enable us the ability to look up any archived waivers.
We will be making some changes over the next few months. We hope that these changes will be for the betterment of the guests experience. Our changes include a remodel and expansion of our existing facility. Secondly, a change in our operational hours during weekdays will take effect in December. Finally, we have begun negotiating for a lease on a second location to be announced later.
As part of our remodeling process we may close for a short period of time (during weekdays), to complete remodeling work. This work will include the addition of a second smash room, a new and improved seating/changing area, finally we will be moving and increasing the size of our splatter room to accommodate more people. This will cause us to also move our entrance to Suite D.
Our hours of operation will change in an effort to be available for more guests during the evening times. New Hours will be as follows. Note: We are still determining the start date for the new hours.
We knew this may occur with any of our vendors. Our TV vendor has run into difficulty in obtaining additional TVs. This has caused us to restructure some of our offerings.
Effective September 5th, 2020 we have eliminated the Taste Test package from our offerings. We also restructured our larger packages (Rajin , XL Beast Mode & Bash) by adding more mediums and reducing the number of TV’s. We hope that this slow down for our vendor is temporary, as we enjoy providing the most smash for your money.
In the meantime, in the event the vendor remains unable to provide what we need; we have begun searching for additional vendors. We hope to resolve this issue as soon as possible in order to return to our original package structures.
Todays cultural and political environment is a supercharged powder keg about to explode. While we may personally agree or disagree with the prevailing events of the day, we leave our beliefs at the door. Our vision for our facility is that each and every person who walks through our door enters a judgement free zone.
We can appreciate everyone for being a human being. We will continue to strive to treat each and every person with respect and admiration they deserve
Effective March 18th, 2020 we were forced to shut our doors to the public over a fear of a rapidly spreading virus. Having nothing but time on our hands, we decided to study the virus to ensure that we can protect ourselves and our guests. After hours and hours of studying viruses and how to combat them; we determined that everything we have done from the beginning is what everyone is considering the “new normal.”
Basically, it is back to business as usual for us!
We did discover that since we are in Texas, that most likely the virus spreading will substantially slow as the temperatures rise. Which means in the matter of days the virus will either need to mutate or it will begin to weaken. Either way we will continue to offer hand sanitizer and ask that you bring your own dust masks. I am sorry we still are not able to get any masks from our supplier since we have been deemed unessential.
The great news is that we have begun offering splatter paint. Not only is it fun, it has become one of our most popular featured activities! While we were exclusively a rage room facility, we felt we were underserving our target audience. Now, with the painting, we feel that we are able to be more family inclusive.
Which is exactly how we would like to see the “new normal” to become for us. More inclusive of all ages.
We are going to 50% operating occupancy. This means we will be allowing parties of up to 10 people to come into our facility at a time. We will still only be operating by appointment only, as this may become a permanent feature of our business.
Update Effective May 10th, 2020
We will begin requiring prepayment for your visit in order to set your appointment. This is partly in response to the excessively large number of cancellations and no shows since we reopened May 1st, 2020. Only $10 is non-refundable to cover our cost of accepting the payment and issuing a refund if necessary. If you are not sure which package you are wanting, select “Not Sure Yet” to reserve a 30 minute time slot. We will collect the nonrefundable portion of the prepayment and reserve your time selection. We will then give you $10 credit towards whichever package you select on your arrival.
Effective May 1st, 2020
We will begin accepting reservations for our facility irrespective of any governmental orders or decrees. We believe that the information being provided from our governmental officials is inaccurate and incomplete and can no longer be considered relevant to the actual situation in Texas.
The inconsistent reporting of actual positive cases of Covid-19 from a lack of testing, selective testing; inaccurate reporting of cause of deaths because of not completing autopsies, to delays in reporting test results have caused us to come to our decision. We understand that many of you will not support our decision and we respect your right to stay home, please respect our right to return our lives to some semblance of normalcy.
We will be implementing the following rules during the transitional period of reopening to full opening by the government. We ask that you limit your group size to four (4) people or less. We will require that you have on a face mask to enter our facility. Additionally, we will only limit one group in our facility each hour we are open.
This should allow us time to clean and disinfect our counters, doors, and other exposed surfaces. If you have sensitive skin, please be aware that we will be using copious amounts of disinfectant in our facility which may agitate sensitive skin. We will be providing nitrile or vinyl gloves for our customers to use to avoid touching exposed surfaces.
My wife and I have three beautiful children. Like most people, our children have been our whole world since they were born. We feel it is important that we do not exclude them from this adventure in our life, that is why we want to provide a fun family friendly facility.
This is our most enforced rule at Smash N Bash. We want you to have fun! Release your inner beast mode, even if you are slightly agitated; or show us your best imitation of Jackson Pollock, we want to see you make beautiful art!
It is all about making you feel like a part of the family. We include as much of your family as possible in our activities. Some of the best memories that people make are with their families having a good time together.
People don’t always see eye to eye. That is why we feel that it is very important that we be friendly to everyone. We want to treat you like family; yet we understand that not everyone is receptive to being treated in such a manor. At the very least you can expect us to treat you with the respect and the courtesy you deserve.
Often we get some mention of questions about our environment or misconceptions because of our competitors policies about age limitations and other things. We have listed the bare minimum requirements to participate in the various experiences at our facility.
Waiver and Media Release Signed by Parent or Legal Guardian
Accompaniment by Parent or Legal Guardian if under age 12
Old clothes to get messy in, we don’t want to mess up your nice clothes
Must be 4 years old or older to enter
You will notice that our competitors limit their offerings to adults only because of the inherent dangers of a rage room, certain types of paint, and insurance requirements. We worked diligently to find the best possible offerings for our customers, as a result we can provide a fun family friendly facility.
As every one in Texas knows by now; we are all under a state mandated shelter in place order until April 30th. As long as the order isn’t extended any further, our plan is to reopen our doors on May 1st. We will enact certain cleaning protocols and request that groups limit their numbers to no more than six people.
We have always been family friendly and will remain so. If you do have a group that wants to use our services and exceeds six people, you will be asked to divide into groups of six or less and placed in separate areas for the duration of your visit. We appreciate your understanding during these difficult times.
Updated April 1st, 2020:
We are currently slated to reopen on April 7th, 2020. However, we anticipate that this date will be pushed back, at which point our reopening becomes questionable and entirely up to our landlords willingness to work with us through this difficult time.
Updated March 20, 2020:
Governor Greg Abbott effectively shut us down until early April as we fall under either a gym or entertainment venue. It still remains to be seen if we will be able to reopen after the mandatory closure. A large part is dependent on our landlord and vendors willingness to work with our ability to pay our bills, as with any start up, we have been operating on a shoestring budget until revenues increased. Prior to March 9th, everything was increasing at a brisk pace (which allowed us to expand). Unfortunately there is no way to prepare for a mandatory closure caused by a pandemic.
We have suspended accepting any appointments from this point forward until the mandatory closure is lifted. We do offer products online for sale. In addition, we are exploring offering our splatter paint party at your location as a rental service. Thank you for your continued patience as we, along with everyone else deal with the Covid-19 scare of 2020.
Updated March 17, 2020:
We may joke about Corona Beer spreading the disease, or laugh at pictures of medical masks in our refrigerator. However, the Covid-19 outbreak has some very real world consequences. These consequences directly affect our safety standards for our business, us, and our customers.
We are no longer able to obtain dust masks at a reasonable costs. We are giving our consumers a choice to either provide their own dust masks (recommended) or go without one in our room until the Covid-19 scare subsides.
In the event that we are able to obtain some dust masks, we are going to be forced to charge our customers our cost for securing the masks; as retailers are out of stock and the secondary market is price gouging for them. This policy will continue until we are able to purchase the dust masks at our original cost point. We expect the demand for these to taper off once the Covid-19 scare is over. We apologize for the inconvenience.
In addition, we ask that if you have tested positive or believe that you have been exposed to Covid-19 that you refrain from visiting our location until you have been symptom free for three weeks.
We are making an effort to provide our service for our customers. We will remain open our normal hours until directed otherwise by government officials. In the meantime we have enacted a policy of one appointment per hour to give us the opportunity to clean & sanitize our equipment between each set of customers. Additionally, we will only accept groups of less 10 people at this time for your protection and ours.