At Jungle Games Paintball, the acres of playing fields are littered with abandoned transport vehicles that set the stage for action-packed gaming. Defunct helicopters serve as sniping stations, and hollowed-out vans provide a place for opponents to duck for cover or take a break to plan their financial futures. As players navigate around trees in one of Extreme Paintball's six wooded fields, they take aim with rented Tippmann 98 markers upon catching sight of opponents. At Off the Wall Adventures, players explore 15 acres of play area, including a three-story fort and five-man speedball field designed to test players' stamina and skill.
A round of miniature golf on Ace’s tropical-themed course, complete with waterfalls, streams, ponds, and lush Floridian vegetation, fills afternoons with fairway fun for friends and family (children ages four to 10 are admitted for $4.99, and kids under four get free admission). PGA pros and sand-trap stragglers will enjoy the upscale practice range, with covered swinging areas to protect golfers from weather, as well as stadium lighting for nighttime play and elaborate Field of Dreams fantasies. For harder hitting, baseball batters and softball sluggers step into batting cages, where professional pitching machines can vary speeds from lightning-bolt throws to lackadaisical lobs.
The Hitting Academy's instructors help players of all ages and levels train at the same level as pros. Coaches and retired baseball players have a secret weapon when training their subjects: batting cages built extra large so players can track the pitch and see the distance and trajectory of their hits. At one end of each cage stands an Iron Mike Pitching Machine, which can be set to pitch anywhere between 40 and 90 miles per hour. The nets that separate each cage can be pulled aside to create extra large spaces for a variety hitting or even fielding drills. The entire 12,000-square-foot indoor facility boasts an AstroTurf playing surface that acclimates players to the feeling of cleats on grass.
Every cage supplies the cool breeze of an air conditioner. Cages used for private lessons also contain cameras, which feed video into RightView Pro software suite housed on the facility's computers. The software allows players receive corrective advice from trained instructors who use video analysis of swings, and even has the capability to compare a player's swing to that of modern pros.
Equipment: Three indoor batting cages, L-screens, ball machines
Students should bring: Water
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 5?10 people
Class location: Indoors only
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Orlando Athletics is fully air conditioned with three regulation batting cages
X-Treme Challenge was designed as a safe place for families, friends, and clusters of rambunctious youth to romp around in a rowdy battle of brawn. X-Treme Challenge creates competitions and games customized to participants' skill levels, ages, and interests. X-Treme Challenge offers sessions for young kids (ages 4–5), grade schoolers (6–12), and teens (13–17), as well as adults' nights for everyone over the age of 18.