Name: Kahunaville 1996 Year Made: 1996
Arcade: Kahunaville City: Various
State: Various Country: USA
Category: Arcade Token
Search Tags: David Tuttleman Pocket Change Closed Chain

Kahunaville was started by David Tuttleman in 1993 when he purchased a warehouse on the shore of the Christina River and converted it to a Nightclub. By 2000 Tuttleman's Adventure Dining Inc. had 7 locations, each with a Hawaiian theme complete with animatronic turtles and waterfalls.1 Each location also contained an arcade operated by Pocket Change America Inc. until the end of 2000 when most of Pocket Change was acquired by Namco2, 3 In April 2008 a fire destroyed the original location and was later turned into a children's museum.4 The last location, inside Treasure Island Las Vegas, closed in February 2016.5

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  1. Conway, Terry. "Kahuna Rides Wave He's Parlayed Kahunaville In Wilmington Into A Seven-unit Theme-restaurant Chain Kahuna Rides Wave" September 05, 2000. Web. July 13, 2016.
  2. "POCKET CHG. V. KAHUNAVILLE, EASTWOOD MALL, 19852-NC (DEL.CH. 3-21-2003)" July 13, 2016. Web. July 13, 2016.
  3. "Anyone ever heard of "Pocket Change" arcade?" July 13, 2016. Web. July 13, 2016.
  4. Wilson, Lauren. "FIRE TEARS APART FORMER RESTAURANT" WPVI-TV. April 14, 2008. Web. July 12, 2016.
  5. Martin, Bradley. "Kahunaville Shutters at T.I. After 14 Years of Flair" Las Vegas Eater. Feb 23, 2016. Web. July 12, 2016.



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