YMMV / Chuck E. Cheese

  • Fandom Rivalry:
    • Take a look at the comments section of any Discovery Zone-related video or article; you'll find many '90s kids claiming its superiority over Chuck E. Cheese.
    • Many Showbiz fans hate Chuck E. Cheese's for Concept Unification. Even Aaron Fechter, creator of the Rock-afire Explosion, still has a grudge against Chuck E. Cheese's for trying to take the Rock-afire Explosion from him so they could stop paying royalties and licensing fees. This extends to the modern day, in which any references to the Rock-afire Explosion in 40th anniversery material was either excised, or was put up but taken down when Fechter raised a stink.
  • Funny Moments: This commercial comparing Chuck E Cheese to a boring restaurant.
  • Replacement Scrappy: Averted with Mr. Munch, who replaced Crusty the Cat early enough that very few even remember the latter character.
  • Snark Bait: Theres a reason the Suck E. Cheese's trope spawned from this place. The cheesy animatronics and cardboard pizza, along with the very dated 90's kid culture atmosphere are just a few of the tacky hallmarks of their restaurants.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks: Not surprisingly, the fan reaction to the new look of Chuck E. Cheese. There is, however, another group, that are glad that Chuck E. Cheese, after years of having the same old Totally Radical image after the 90s died, updated his look to be more contemporary.
  • Uncanny Valley: The animatronics. They are not horrifying, and they won't stuff you into a suit, but they still have a potential for disturbances. Generally averted with the Rock-afire Explosion animatronics, which were designed not to be scary and are very beloved.