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American, Pizza
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Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My grandson is obsessed with animatronics!!! He has been watching every video he can find and talks about them nonstop. We drove from Michigan to go to Billy Bobs Wonderland and it was worth it. On the way there he said that he felt like...his dreams were coming true. Even though they were not all operating he still enjoyed every minute. He has a mind of an engineer and is fascinated by animatronics. He stood there and told us all about what the “fails” were as well as the history and how they work. He said when he grows up he is going to have a studio and fix animatronics so all kids get to see them. Only the two on the sides of the stage are operational but the staff was really great with him and opened the curtain so he could see them all. There are not a lot of games/rides but it worked out because they were not super busy. We didn’t have any wait and the kids enjoyed themselves. They had a special buy $100 in tokens get $50 free. We did the special and the tokens lasted for hours. We even helped get tickets playing games while the kids played and the tokens lasted a long time. We didn’t eat there due to food allergies but the pizza looked delicious. Since they are one of the only places to see anamatronics they should offer a experience. We would have paid to get a tour and hear the history. My grandson would have loved to see how they work and get a closer look. We had a great time and will make the 7 hour trip again. As long as the anamatronics are operating we will be back at least twice a year. Thank you Billy Bobs Wonderland for making dreams come true!!!More

Date of visit: July 2021
Helpful?2  
Reviewed 6 August 2020

Please call and speak to a real person before you go. Do not rely on the phone message. It says the Rock a Fire Explosion is up and running better than ever. Our sone loves this place and wanted to take his best friend. They...are both big fans of RAFE. We checked Facebook and called their phone to be sure they were open. Both indicated the were open. We drove 4 hours to find a sign on the door that they are closed until further notice! Two very disappointed boys and two irate parents! We left a message on the answering machine and spoke to two boys working at the Billy Bob mini golf next door. A week later the phone message is unchanged. Be sure to speak to a person before making the trip.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Helpful?8  
Reviewed 3 August 2020

A few of the animatronics were slow but overall this was enjoyable. Showbiz was always much better than a yucky cheese pizza place any day. The pizza was good our grandson had a blast and the games were very good. The place is a hoot.

Date of visit: June 2020
Helpful?2  
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Stooped into Billy Bob's Wonderland for some fun after dinner at Shogun. They now have an outdoor Putt Putt Golf Course, and a lot of fun games inside. A great place to take the kids.

Date of visit: August 2018
Helpful?3  
Reviewed 2 April 2018

So as a pizza place and arcade, this place is average. Similar to a familiar national pizza arcade place, but in need of more attention. But for someone who loves the nostalgia of old school pizza arcades, this is a must visit. In fact, we...drove from Michigan just to visit. Billy Bob's has the only original (to my knowledge) Rocka-Fire Explosion animatronic band. The original ShowBiz pizza band before the ShowBiz / Chuck E Cheese debacle. The band is in rough space (Beach Bear was covered in a trash bag), but still entertaining and an instant flash back to my childhood. It might not be worth a 12 hour run trip drive for everyone, but definitely worth a stop if you're in the area.More

Date of visit: March 2018
Helpful?1  
Reviewed 15 November 2017

I went to Barboursville with my mom for a special trip with her, it was an incredibly long trip, and we had to get a hotel room, because we live in blumont, WV, but it was ALL. WORTH. IT!, the Pizza definitely among the much...better pizza I've tasted in my life, and the games were fun, and only one seemed broken. but my favorite part, of course, was being able to see the Rock-Afire Explosion perform live!, I've heard people nitpick at the show being in poor condition, but you know what?, that didn't take away from the experience at all! there were some things we didn't get to do, because they were closed that day, but all in all, it was a true feel-good experience for me and my mother, and I can't wait to go again for my 16th birthday, in my opinion, it was better than Chuck E Cheese's could EVER be, and I can't wait to go again for my 16th birthday! my compliments to Mr. Rex Donahue for bringing Showbiz Pizza Place back for good, and I am beyond happy to highly recommend Billy Bob's Wonderland to all the 80's kids out there, and their families!More

Date of visit: July 2017
Helpful?4  
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

We have cane to a couple birthday parties here and as far as the food, it was ok. The issues is that a lot of the games were broken and the ones that worked took numerous coins and didn't give kids very many tokens. Also,...the prizes are definitely over priced for the tickets. The stage show with the mechanical characters was "run down" and some of the characters didn't even work. I would love to see a CHUCK-E-CHEESE or GATTILAND open in Barboursville. They are a much better family value and kids definitely get "more for their buck."More

Date of visit: November 2017
Helpful?2  
Reviewed 20 September 2017

This has become a must-see place for people who remember the old Showbiz Pizza animatronic show as it is the only public one left ... but the animatronics are so horribly maintained it's hard to watch. The monkey had one eyeball basically popping out and...thats just the start its closer to the horror game 5 Nights at Freddy's than it is to the showbiz of your childhood.More

Date of visit: September 2017
Helpful?5  
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

I LOVE to go here with friends, and my youth group go here a lot and we are never disappointed!! The food is delicious, and the games make us feel like kids again! Love this place! Great place for kids and entertainment!

Date of visit: March 2017
Helpful?1  
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Food wasn't that bad, but the place is so run-down it's unreal. Especially the show. It's an embarrassment. If they would rebuild that, and maintain it as it should be, I'd have to think business would pick up.

Date of visit: April 2017
Helpful?1  
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  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5