FAQ

What is Free Play Florida?

Free Play Florida is a 3-day family-friendly event celebrating electronic gaming, open to everyone, whether you're a collector, enthusiast, or just really like playing games!

“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 to enjoy!

When and where is the event taking place?

Free Play Florida 2021 will be held at the beautiful Caribe Royale Resort in Orlando Florida on Friday, November 19, 2021 - Sunday, November 21, 2021. The address of the resort is 8101 World Center Drive, Orlando FL 32821. You can click here to visit their website, or click to get a room!

What is the parking situation?

When you arrive at the resort, follow the signs to the convention center space towards the back of the property. There is plenty of parking in close proximity to the event, and we've negotiated the cost down to just $15.00 per vehicle for day guests; just make sure to validate your ticket before you leave!

Unfortunately, no vehicle reentry is permitted if you leave the parking lot; you will have to pull another ticket and pay another $15.

If you’ve booked a room at the resort, your parking is included!

What are my ticket options at the door?

Adult 1-day ticket for Friday or Sunday $35
Adult 1-day ticket for Saturday $40
Adult Weekend Pass Friday-Sunday $75
Adult Saturday Night After Party Event $20
Kids 1-day ticket ages 5-12 $10
Kids Weekend Pass ages 5-12 $20

What are the show hours?

Friday 4pm-11pm
Saturday 10am-10pm
After Party 11pm-2am
Sunday 10am-4pm

What is there to do at the event?

Play games, visit educational stations, attend panels with our special guests, compete in tournaments, shop the vendor tables, explore local game developers, and hang out with us at the Saturday Night After Party with live music!

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, as many times as you'd like; just be courteous to other guests if there is someone else waiting to play the game!

Are there any game room rules?

No food or drink is allowed in the game room please. Tickets are required, and all guests will be issued a wristband to enter the event. And, as always, be excellent to each other!

If I see that there is a game out of order at the show, who can I tell?

If you see something, say something! Please let a staff member at the help desk know, or alert a floor monitor in a volunteer shirt, and we’ll dispatch a tech to take a look at it ASAP!

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 will likely 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 more. You can check out our Special Guests page to see who's lined up so far; we also announce guests on our Instagram!

Rumor has it that there is a game competition; can I participate?

Of course! We have several to choose from, including Pinball Tournaments and Melee Tournaments. As tournaments are announced, they'll be added to the "2021 Show Info" tab in the navigation bar above! Once at the show, you can also check out the floor map and show schedule to see when and where to play.

Will there be stuff to purchase?

OH YEAH! Show t-shirts, pinball gear, cool cups, stickers, retro games, nerdy art, and more. Don't forget to swing by the FPF merch table, and to visit all the incredible artists and vendors!

I like to party and stay up all night! What have you got for me?

If you're in to after-hours events, then check out our Saturday Night After Party! From 11PM-2AM, we turn the lights down low, with live performances, drinks, and, of course, all of the games! This event is 18+, and requires a separate ticket to enter. For more information on tickets, click here!

I’m hungry, what food is available at the event?

During select hours, the venue will have food available for purchase in the ballroom lobby. Sit down dining and a quick service eatery are also available in the main lobby of the hotel!

Nature calls, are there restrooms at the event?

There are multiple restrooms located in the lobby, just outside of the game room.

Do you need volunteers?

Always! Free Play Florida is completely run by volunteers. Volunteers enjoy free admission to the show, a volunteer t-shirt, lanyard, and other fun swag! You can click here for more information.

What is the anti-harassment policy?

Free Play Florida is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone. Attendees must respect common sense 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/or 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 a staff member, so that the matter can be handled in an expeditious manner.

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Byte Amusement Group is a 501c3 Organization, with the objective to produce educational, family oriented events whose proceeds provide charitable assistance to local non-profit organizations and people in need.

For more information, please contact us at contact@freeplayflorida.com