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Malibu Grand Prix


Malibu Grand Prix (MGP) is an entertainment company that was popular during the 1970s and 1980s as a franchised miniature indy car racing track. The typical complex included a 3000-4000 sq ft. arcade with a concession stand and a race track outside, covering around 10,000 to 20,000 sq ft (1,900 m2) altogether. It was acquired by Warner Communications in 1976 which in turn sold it in late 1983 to a group of Canadian developers and a local entrepreneur whose background included Chuck E. Cheeseā€™s. There were a total of 40 locations at the time of acquisition including 32 tracks and 8 family entertainment centers featuring miniature golf, batting cages, bumper boats and more. As part of the acquisition, Malibu acquired seven (7) parks from Castle Entertainment which was in bankruptcy. These locations were located in North Hollywood, Sherman Oaks, and Redondo Beach, California; El Paso, Texas; Honolulu, Hawaii; and Ft. Lauderdale and Miami, Florida. A location in Tulsa was acquired in late 1984 that included a small waterpark and a Malibu-like racing facility. The California partner sold out in 1986, and the Canadians sold the chain to Mountasia in 1995.


Name Location State Country Check-ins Details
Malibu Grand Prix / Castle Golf and Games 1111 West Loop North, Houston Texas United States 1 Arcade (Classic Videogame and Pinball)
Status: Permanently Closed-gone

Children: Allowed
Focus: Classic Games
Payment Method: Tokens
Malibu Grand Prix 7655 Stuebner Airline, Houston Texas United States 0 Arcade (Classic Videogame and Pinball)
Children: Allowed
Malibu Grand Prix 6115 Southwest Freeway, Houston Texas United States 1 Arcade (Classic Videogame and Pinball)
Children: Allowed
Focus: Classic & Modern Games
Food: Yes