Free Play Florida 2019 Event FAQ
What is Free Play Florida?
It’s a 3 day family-friendly event celebrating electronic gaming open to EVERYONE!
“Free Play” is defined as “a setting on a gaming machine that allows it to be played without quarters or tokens.” When you join us at Free Play Florida, your admission includes unlimited “Free Play” gaming on hundreds of machines, including your favorite classic arcade cabinets, some of the most popular pinball machines of the last several decades, many of the hottest new arcade titles, and – of course- access to all of the other amazing entertainment and educational options we’ve put together for you!
When and where is the event taking place?
Free Play Florida 2019 will be held at the beautiful Caribe Royale in Orlando Florida on Friday, November 22, 2019 – Sunday, November 24, 2019.
8101 World Center Drive, Orlando FL 32821
Directions from the Orlando airport: Take 417 South (Central Florida Greenway) to exit #6. Follow to World Center Drive (do NOT turn right onto International Drive). After the light, both hotels are located on the right side. The Caribe Royale is the first hotel on the right. Buena Vista Suites is the second hotel on the right.
What is the parking situation?
We’ve got so much parking available it’s not even funny! When you arrive at the resort follow the signs to the convention center space towards the back of the resort. There is a covered drop off area available right outside the event space. There is plenty of parking spaces in close proximity to the event and we’ve negotiated the cost down to just $8.00 per vehicle for day guests.
What are my ticket options at the door?
Adult 1 day ticket for Friday or Sunday $30
Adult 1 day ticket for Saturday $35
Adult Weekend Pass Friday-Sunday $70
Kids 1 day ticket ages 5-12 $10
Kids Weekend Pass ages 5-12 $20
Adult After Party Event $20
What are the show hours?
After Party 11pm-2am
What is there to do at the event?
Play games, attend panels, compete in tournaments, shop the vendor tables, and hang out with us at the After Party.
Tell me more about the games.
No quarters required! All games on the show floor are set to free play. You can play as many as you’d like, just be courteous if there is someone else waiting to play the game.
Are there any game room rules?
No food or drinks in the game room please. Tickets are required and all guests will be issued a wristband to enter the event. And be excellent to each other!
What is the anti-harassment policy?
Free Play Florida is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone. Attendees must respect commonsense rules for public behavior, personal interaction, common courtesy, and respect for private property. Harassing or offensive behavior will not be tolerated. Free Play Florida reserves the right to revoke, without refund, the membership and badge of any attendee not in compliance with this policy. Persons finding themselves in a situation where they feel their safety is at risk or who become aware of an attendee not in compliance with this policy should immediately locate the nearest member of security, or staff member, so that the matter can be handled in an expeditious manner.
What if I see that there is a game out of order at the show, who can I tell?
Let a staff member at the help desk know and we’ll dispatch a tech to take a look at it.
Are the games for sale?
Some of them. You’ll notice a for sale sign on the game if the owner is looking to sell and it’ll probably have a phone number to contact them directly.
Who will be speaking at the panels?
We’ve got a great lineup of industry icons, game developers, and even YouTube personalities. Check out the schedule for more details.
Rumor has it that there is a game competition, can I participate?
Yup! We have several to choose from, Pinball, arcade games, and Pre-war. For more details, check out the show schedule and floor map to see where to play.
Will there be stuff to purchase?
OH YEAH! Show t-shirts and posters, pinball gear, retro games, nerdy art and more.
I like to party and stay up all night, what have you got for me?
Check out our After Party. We’ll have live performances, a DJ, drinks, and of course all of the games. This event is 18+.
I’m hungry, what’s there to eat around here?
Satisfy your cravings at one of the excellent dining options at Caribe Royale and in The Caribe Community. The Venetian Chop House, our signature restaurant, serves contemporary cuisine, including award-winning steaks and seafood. Other eateries include the cheerful, all-day dining, Tropicale, as well 24-hour dining at Cafe 24. Soak in the tropical pool views at Calypso’s Pool Bar and Grille or enjoy a delicious specialty coffee at Java’s Coffee Cafe. You can also walk next door to our sister hotel, Buena Vista Suites, and sample flavorful Italian cuisine at The Vista Bistro – Italian Eatery.
Nature calls, are there restrooms at the event?
There are multiple restrooms located in the lobby.
Do you need volunteers?
Of course! Please click here! (Closed for 2019 show)