The family is originally from Chicago, but has resided in Phoenix since 1991. Never did they know that fate would lead them to the adventure they call Stratum. The family enjoyed visiting Disney World regularly and Tom (Stratum’s Patriarch) always remembered how everyone walked in with a smile on his or her face, yet left with an even bigger smile. With that memory implanted, the idea of creating Stratum began.
Tom & Candace opened the business on November 26, 1999. All 4 children were involved from day one, whether it meant working a shift after school, in between an internship or doing homework in the office! Today the children operate the business, so you’ll almost always see a family member in the facility giving a tour, scheduling an event, running the front desk, or dropping in to say hello to a party. Their passion for creating an amazing entertainment & event experience along with providing exceptional customer service is the core of the business. The family is excited and proud to be part of the community for over 16 years!
Heroes of Hope: When the designers were working on the concept for Stratum, they created a storyline and comic book. After reading the draft of the comic book, Candace (Stratum’s Matriarch) decided that she wanted four of the characters to be named after her children, so Angela Austin, Tommy White, Vinny White, & Stephanie White were created.
Our Bread & Butter:
The Laser Tag Arena
Home of the world’s largest technotainment laser tag arena, we have created a real laser tag experience you’re sure to remember! Stratum was created by the designers of Universal Studios Earthquake Dam Ride, Caesars Palace Forum Shops & moving statues in Las Vegas, along with other internationally recognized entertainment designs so you are sure to be impressed.
Stratum boasts a labyrinth of a laser tag arena with over 13,000 sq feet, 90 towers, bridges, & ramps with over 15 different levels up to 20 feet high and is equipped with 60 laser tag packs. The arena features a state of the art, heart-pounding sound system with theatrical lights, strobe lights, black lights that light up the 3-D artwork painted by one of the foremost arena artists.
Tom and Candy wanted to create an environment where families, friends, & groups could gather together to socialize and have an interactive dining experience. What better way to cool down from an intense laser tag game than with an ice cold beverage like a Slush Puppie, Coke product, or Powerade? Compliment your entertainment experience with our fresh baked, homemade pizza, all beef hot dogs, chicken tenders, or mozzarella sticks. We also serve a variety of snacks like soft pretzels, nachos, or churros!
Our dining area offers open seating for families and small groups and it’s the perfect place to enjoy a kid’s birthday party if you have less than 10 guests. Our café staff is happy to serve fresh hot pizza for you after a laser tag game. Please note that no outside food or beverage is allowed in our facility other than a celebratory dessert like a cake or cupcakes.
Named after one of the owners, Candace, aka Candy, this ice cream shop is sure to please everyone! Choose from a variety of Breyer’s ice cream flavors like vanilla, chocolate, & rainbow sherbet along with specialty flavors like Reese’s peanut butter cup, birthday cake, mint chocolate chip, chocolate chip cookie dough, oreo, rocky road, snickers, & other flavors that rotate. Also be sure to try an old-fashioned orange or root beer float!
Arcade Alley & Chronos Antiques
Play some of the newest and hottest games like Jurassic Park and Gold Fishin’ or compete with friends as you play skee ball or air hockey. No matter which game you pick you’re sure to have a great time and win a ton of tickets you can redeem at Chronos Antiques, which is our version of a redemption counter filled with all of your favorite toys and candy!
Frequently Asked Questions
The entire experience is about 25 to 30 minutes including game instruction, game play, and receiving scorecards.
Yes. The entire laser tag arena is handicap accessible.
Yes. The price includes the entire experience including game instruction, game play, laser tag equipment, and scorecards.
No. There is no fee to enter the building.
We recommend ages 5 & up, although children under 5 years old may play if they are able to wear the vest on their own. Children may not be carried and vests may not be shared.
No. To maintain a safe and secure environment we do not allow non-players to enter the briefing room or laser tag arena.
Yes. When you arrive ask the one of our staff members for the password.