December 22, 2016
SMAAASH, a gaming and entertainment center founded in India in 2012, opened its first U.S. location at the Mall of America (Level 4 East) in Bloomington, Minnesota, on December 20, 2016.
At the grand opening, the first 100 customers standing in line were each rewarded with a $100 Gift Card. During the day, two lucky customers scored five consecutive goals on the “What the Puck” hockey game, and each won a Harley Davidson Motorcycle for their skills. Harrison Smith of the Minnesota Vikings presented ceremonial keys to the winners, who are from St. Louis Park and Elk River, Minnesota.
SMAAASH, America’s Adrenaline Arena, has 40,000 square feet of gaming, racing, dining and virtual-reality (VR) experiences, including a VR rollercoaster ride where the rider is able to create his or her own track before hopping aboard. Elsewhere, guests will be able to walk a thin, rickety plank that seems to have them between two skyscrapers hundreds of feet in the air.