We've been fielding an increasing number of questions regarding how far we are willing to bring our Mobile Game Theater, and I thought that this would be a good opportunity to discuss our primary and secondary service areas, and the conditions for traveling outside those areas.
Basically, our primary service area is roughly 30 minutes from our home base here in Marina. If you're in northern Monterey County, you're probably within that boundary. Salinas, Chualar, Prunedale, Aromas, Las Lomas, Royal Oaks, Moss Beach, Castroville, Marina, Seaside, Sand City, Del Rey Oaks, Monterey, Pacific Grove, Carmel, Carmel Valley (west of Klondike Road), Corral de Tierra, and Spreckels are all in our primary service area.
Our secondary service area is 30-50 minutes from Marina. Generally, this is Santa Cruz County as far north as Scotts Valley, San Benito County as far east as Hollister, Gilroy in Santa Clara County, and southern Monterey County as far south as King City. We don't travel any further south of Carmel on Highway 1.
All other locations outside of our secondary service area is quoted on a case-by-case basis. We will usually request that the party take place earlier in the day to give us the chance to work more parties. We've done a couple of parties in San Jose and Los Banos for folks willing to pay the extra premium.
And some places are just too far for us to go. We occasionally get requests from families in Half Moon Bay, South San Francisco, Oakland, even Patterson out in the Central Valley.
You may ask "why does it cost extra to come out to (insert city here)?" Three reasons: 1) Being outside our service area limits our availability to our customers closer to home, ergo we aren't able to work as many parties. The premium helps us make up the money we would've made had we been in our main area; 2) Longer drives means extra wear and tear on our trailer and equipment. Game consoles like Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo as well as TVs and soundbars really weren't made to travel much and therefore take a beating on the road. 3) Our Game Coaches are paid on an hourly basis; longer drives out to towns outside our service areas means extra costs in payroll.
However, we're always willing to talk to potential customers outside our service area! If, after reading this, you'd still like a quote for your event, please feel free to call us at (831) 200-EZPZ (3979). We'd love to talk to you and explore the possibilities.