A simulated battle can help turn newfound bravery into self-confidence or newfound ability to feign sleep into a career as a mattress model. Do some introspection with today's Groupon to Odyssey Fun World in Naperville. Choose between the following options:
- For $39, you get a paintball-and-arcade outing for two (a $78 total value).
- For $109, you get a paintball-and-arcade outing for six (a $234 total value).
Each player receives:
- 300 paintballs (a $14 value)
- Mask and gun rental (a $5 value)
- Unlimited compressed air (a $5 value)
- Two hours of field time (a $10 value)
- 20 arcade-game tokens (a $5 value)
Colorful orbs whizz and burst across Odyssey Fun World's 6,000-square-foot outdoor playing field populated by paint-freckled structures and helpful referees. As players strap on masks and fill guns with air, they convene in a briefing area to plot strategic maneuvers and practice harmonizing their battle cries with teammates. Once locked and loaded, good-natured combatants take to the field to sprint between obstacles and spring cleverly hidden ambushes. After two hours of adrenaline-steeped action, reunited foes wind down by burning digital rubber and conquering evil invaders in the arcade. A cache of 20 game tokens jingles festively into more than 250 games and 8-bit wishing wells.
Odyssey Fun Farm
As summer months wind down and autumn weather creeps in, Odyssey Fun Farm comes alive—and as it's only open from late September to late October, the farm definitely makes the most of its time. A pumpkin patch, a petting zoo, hay rides, and other fall festivities help families start new seasonal traditions as they enjoy the cooler weather. Visitors can also test their senses of direction in the massive corn maze, which stretches over 15 acres and sends participants through hairpin turns and winding roundabouts in a design that spells the farm's name when viewed from an airplane or the shoulders of a very tall person.
Despite the many leisurely activities, there's plenty of adrenaline to be had—corn cannons send bursts of maize hurtling toward faraway targets, pig races pit swine such as Arnold Schwartzenhogger and David Letterham against each other in a dash to the finish, and ziplines let visitors feel the wind in their hair as they speed high above the ground. At sundown on October weekends, Odyssey Fun Farm turns spooky for its Zombie Safari Hayrides. Those who dare climb into a wagon equipped with 20 paintball turrets, which they'll use to slay every zombie that attacks during the pitch-black journey down a winding farm road.