Last Wednesday night I had the opportunity to attend the Media Preview Night at the new Andretti Karting in Marietta. AND I got to bring B, which made it ten times better. We had an ABSOLUTE BLAST!
As soon as we arrived we headed straight to sign up for a go-kart race. In my head I was expecting something similar to bumper cars at a putt-putt golf course… OH NO. Totally not the case. We had to sign a waiver, give our drivers license number, suit up with helmets and get briefed in the safety rules. Even after all that it still didn’t register with me how fast the cars can go until I hit the gas and it literally TOOK OFF. It was crazy fun! B lapped me 3 times unfortunately but it was a blast.
After playing a few arcade games we decided to hit up laser tag. We were grouped with a young couple and their little girl and had so much fun playing against each other. The course was two levels so it provided plenty of room to space out. I mentioned to my coworkers that we need to take a work “bonding” trip here!
There’s plenty to do at Andretti between the karting, laser tag, bowling, simulator games and arcade games. Plus a full restaurant and two bars, one downstairs and one upstairs called the “sky bar”.
The Sky Bar overlooks a second race track on the top level of the building.
The arcade games take up the middle of the floor and there are plenty of games so you never get bored. My favorite game was almost like a theme park ride. You get into a simulator machine and buckle your seat beat. There’s about 6 seats in the machine and you can choose between 3 different video games to play. We played the zombie game and had guns and 3D glasses. It was crazy intense and we literally felt RIGHT inside of the game.
We had a great night at Andretti and will certainly be taking more trips here in the future with friends. If you’re local I definitely recommend you come and play at Andretti!