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.
Well it is getting close to the end of the month and we are having to make a decision that will affect our future. We have to choose between one of three options to promote our business. Oh the agony that we can only choose one, because if I had the resources we would choose all three!
Wrap a vehicle to advertise as we drive all around town. Not that we drive a great deal as we live near our shop, but some of our suppliers are over 100 miles away. We have to drive through some prime areas and the advertising could help our revenues.
Purchase an enclosed trailer and offer mobile services. Just think we could offer something that is fun for all ages, where the people are at. It also allows us to participate in festivals, fairs, and even special events. Plus we could use the trailer as a form of mobile advertising.
I know the first question is what about the trash? We have worked that out and will not be adding a great deal to the environment.
In the very near future we have the option to expand our facility as one of our neighbors is moving out. We could use the extra space to clean up our lobby, add additional features for our clients, and increase storage and rage room space.
Oh the horror of having to make such a tough decision!
In an effort to provide a better experience for our customers effective March 1, 2020 we will be reducing the number of packages available to choose from. We are eliminating our least popular package. and making a change to another. This will help eliminate some confusion.
This will not alter or change our popular packages.
We will be eliminating the XL Agitated package along with the XL Mad Mutha Package. We will be starting a new 25 minute package called Rajin! Rajin will include everything in the XL Mad Mutha plus more breakables. This should help end confusions about the packages for up to four people as the package will have the more items to break than its preceding packages.
Do we ever partake in a rage session and break stuff?
Yes we do frequently. Some of the things we notice about people is that they are not very thorough in breaking everything. They always leave something untouched or significantly undamaged. That is when we will usually finish off the job.
Occasionally, someone does break everything. That is when we just grab a few items and smash them ourselves. We don’t take a full package otherwise we are destroying our revenue stream. That would be bad business.
When we began developing our business, we would test various scenarios. That is how my wife went viral breaking a TV on twitter (my daughters tweet). It isn’t like we haven’t broken larger items, we have. At one time we had a Power Wheel F150 truck in our room. It withstood 6 groups of people, and us beating on it 3 or 4 times each. Talk about Ford Tough! But now it can be Found On the Road Dead!
Sourcing products is one of the most important details of any retail business and several different experience businesses. While we have worked diligently to source our smashables responsibly, there are times when you have to part ways with a vendor. Whatever the reason, the time it takes to find a reliable source for breakables can be a headache.
We have lost a vendor of some of our products. We are on the process of finding a replacement for them. In the event that it takes us longer than anticipated, we will be substituting larger items for smaller items. We hope that this issue is only temporary and that it does not affect our customers experience.
We apologize for any inconvenience that our issue may cause our customers in advance.
Bailee has wanted to do this FOREVER and said it was WORTH EVERY MIN!!! Great people!!!
Michele Burton August 16, 2020
A good place to let off some steam!!!!
Mark Johnson July 11, 2020
OMG. so I have seen this stuff on TV and let me tell you.. this is just amazing! My sisters and I decided to go release some steam last week. This was one of the best experiences ever. we definitely released some steam and more.... from years of built up stuff. This was therapeutic and keeps us out of jail...lol! Yesterday we celebrated my nieces birthday, my nephews birthday, and my sisters birthday by doing the splatter party. We had a blast. kids had so much fun... i mean who doesn't want to just make a mess and create art at the same time? we intentionally wore all white to save our clothes and create our memory outfit. we will see how they come out! So ... the best part about this place was really the wonderful couple that greats you, makes sure you are good, breaks it all down for you, and genuinely wants you to have a blast. They saw that we needed to really release some stuff and went out thwir way to bring frames and markers so we can write it down and break it and let it go. They really went above and beyone to make sure we cleaned up properly and our cars would not get messed up. they lined up the cars with plastic and made sure we had everything to clean up as much as possible. Good customer service is hard to find. People that genuinely want you to leave there feeling happy and better is hard to find... but they did that and I will drive 3 hours on a regular to support their business!! Do not hesitate to book.... you will be glad you did! Thank you guys for all yall did and all the extra time you took to make aure we were great.
Tip on smashing: eat first, hydrate that day - it is a workout and you exert tons of energy!
Tip on splatter- Do not let the kids rub paint all over themselves...lol. Bring extra clothes and socks, Bring something to cover your seats. Bring wipes and soap! I would also bring some containers to put canvases in...the flatter ones created for under your bed.... normal size could probably hold two... and know that you gotta go home to clean up before going anywhere....lol! but it is a blast!
Tiffany Lee Anderson June 14, 2020
my mom and i went on a whim on a sunday to smash n bash and had such a great experience! we picked the agitated package and it included: 10 minutes inside a room, breaking computers, bottles, cups, plates, etc. we even got to pick our own music to destroy to! it’s owned by the kindest couple!! they gave us so much information. they offer so many cool packages and different activities at an awesome price. WE WILL DEFINITELY BE COMING BACK!
Taylor Ellzey May 17, 2020
Had a BLAST! Will definitely be back... The owners are friendly and kind! Can't wait til next time!!
Meighan Knight May 16, 2020
So much FUN! Everything was explained very well beforehand. Will recommend to others! Thanks for the stellar experience!!!