Special Needs, Stages

Chuck E. Cheese brings back Sensory Sensitive Sunday on April 11

April 9, 2021

Activities & Play Place for Children with Autism & Special Needs

Chuck E. Cheese is proud to support families who have children with autism and other special needs. Our Sensory events include a trained and caring staff that work to ensure each guest has a fun-filled visit. We realize that the Chuck E. experience can be very stimulating for any child, so our mission is to create an event that allows ALL kids to be a kid.

In celebration of Autism Awareness Month, all Chuck E. Cheese locations nationwide that are open for games will open 2 hours early on April 11th for Sensory Sensitive Sunday.  Select locations will continue offering Sensory Sensitive Sunday on the remaining Sundays in April. Click here for a list of participating locations and dates.

Starting in May, participating locations will open 2 hours early on the first Sunday of the month to offer a sensitive-friendly experience for the remainder of the year.

Round Up For Autism

Throughout April, Chuck E. Cheese guests will have the opportunity to donate to Autism Speaks by rounding up their purchases to the nearest dollar.  All round it up contributions will support Autism Speaks’ research, advocacy efforts, programs and services. The option to donate is available at checkout for in-person and online orders.

Some of the Benefits of our Sensory Sensitive Sunday Event Include:

  • Less crowding and a quieter restaurant environment
  • Dimmed lighting
  • The show and music turned down or off entirely.
  • Limited appearances by Chuck E.
  • Ability to order off of full menu.
  • Access to play all games and rides.
  • All ages and siblings welcome.
  • No admission fees.

Kid’s Restaurant, Arcade & Entertainment Center Made Autism Friendly

When designing this event, Chuck E. Cheese took great care to ensure elements of the restaurant were toned down to be more sensory-friendly for children of all ages. The sound effects and volume of arcade games are turned down or off to ensure kids can play all the games they want in a sensory-sensitive manner. They also turn down the volume of the in-store entertainment show, and only have Chuck E. come out for the Ticket Splash Show upon request, to be mindful of all children’s needs. Additionally, in select locations, birthday parties can be coordinated during Sensory Sensitive Sundays events.

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