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Stern Pinball factory tour

Postby Dave W. » Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:15 pm

Am visiting Chicago in late September and would love to take part in a Stern factory tour.
Has anyone here ever been on one of these tours? If so, how did you go about finding tour dates and getting your name on the list?

Thanks in advance!!

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Re: Stern Pinball factory tour

Postby flashinstinct » Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:12 am

The old fashion way. Give stern a call :D
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Re: Stern Pinball factory tour

Postby foonleclown » Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:32 pm

flashinstinct wrote:The old fashion way. Give stern a call :D


Et woila ! :)
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Re: Stern Pinball factory tour

Postby Dave W. » Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:30 pm

Thanks!
Just as I was about to call, I received an email reply to the message I left them on their website contact form. Here is the info in case anyone else needs it :

Factory tours are Monday, Wednesday and Fridays between 10am-3pm by scheduled appointment only. 

They then asked me the day I wanted to do a tour.

Really hoping I can make this happen!


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Re: Stern Pinball factory tour

Postby foonleclown » Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:52 pm

You can do this :thumbup

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Re: Stern Pinball factory tour

Postby Dave W. » Fri Sep 28, 2018 4:07 pm

So just wanted to add this follow-up in case anyone visits the Chicago area and hopes to tour the factory.
I ended up getting a personal tour which lasted about 20-25 minutes. I could have spent all day in there... there are so many cool things to see.

They were producing mostly Deadpool Pro and Premiums, as well as Iron Maiden. They also had a group working on some Star Trek VE. I was surprised that they were making Metallica.... thought they were done.

After the tour, I was allowed to stay in the employee area as long as I wanted to play all the latest games.
They are super friendly and like having people visit. They did however ask that I confirm with them a few days before... I would imagine in case there were business emergencies that didn't allow for a tour.
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Re: Stern Pinball factory tour

Postby foonleclown » Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:13 am

:thumbup
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