Showboat Resort Atlantic City on Monday said added the world’s largest Zoltar machine to its Lucky Snake Arcade. The iconic fortune-telling machine was one of the very first arcade games ever created and was made even more famous by the award-winning movie “Big” featuring Tom Hanks.
The custom-made Zoltar was manufactured in the U.S. and is 100% American-made. It measures 5×5 feet and is 11 feet tall, making it the largest Zoltar machine in the world. It joins the already-installed Zoltan machine, better known as the evil stepbrother of Zoltar.
Guests and visitors of Showboat can experience history and have their fortune told by the animatronic machine located in the lobby walkway leading into the arcade.
Perfect for fun photo ops and receiving ‘words of wisdom or wishes granted,’ the Zoltar machine allows adults to relive a classic relic of the past and kids to encounter an amusing form of clairvoyant entertainment.
Each fortune costs $2.
“We are honored to officially become the largest arcade in the world with this installation of the world’s largest Zoltar machine,” Bart Blatstein, Tower Investments CEO and Showboat owner said. “We take pride in bringing a wide variety of family-friendly entertainment to Atlantic City, and the addition of this iconic fortune-telling machine offers guests a classic experience of wholesome fun.”
As the largest arcade in the world, the Lucky Snake is a more than 200,000 square-foot venue which features the 40,000 square-foot Raceway Go Kart Indoor Track and more than 600 games, including pinball, virtual reality, bowling and more. As part of the launch of The Showboat Resort, the arcade expansion includes additional attractions that have been rolled out this summer including disco-themed roller blading, state-of-the-art, classic games-themed mini golf, and a 40-foot-tall climbing wall.
On July 4th, Blatstein debuted ISLAND Waterpark, which is the world’s largest indoor beachfront waterpark. The $100 million entertainment experience, along with Lucky Snake and its attractions, casts Atlantic City as an all-encompassing family destination, reigniting its reputation as America’s Favorite Playground.