May 14, 2024

Pints and Pinball on Fulton Street

New Orleans World's Fair Flier
Aladdin's Castle (1984)
This incredible piece of arcade history was shared on the Aladdin's Castle Arcades Facebook group last year by Glenn Thomas.  This flyer was available during the 1984 Louisiana World Exposition, which kicked off forty years ago this month and ran through the summer and fall before closing on November 11th, 1984.

The Aladdin's Castle was next door to Sheila's Australian Pub, so if you were so inclined, you could spend the day drinking and gaming without ever having to cover too much ground.  If you were especially adventurous, you could get loaded, then head around the corner to pick up something to eat at Al Hirt's Seafood Warehouse before returning to the arcade for a few laps on Pole Position.  Surely that wouldn't cause any unpleasant side effects, right?