Formula K Family Fun Park kick-starts visitors' adrenaline with a suite of family-friendly activities. The play palace rivets racers with 45 mph Grand Prix go-karts ($2.50/lap), or oval and road courses ($5/five minutes) as well as junior-racer options for budding speedsters ages 5–10 ($5/five minutes). Practice putting precision during 18 holes of mini golf ($5/person) or use the clubs to thwack treats from the snack bar into friends' mouths. Groups of 10 or more may reserve one of the park's paintball fields ($15 field fee, $15 for a marker rental) to pelt opponents with colorful paint pellets ($20/1,000 rounds). At the park's arcade, gamers slot tokens into more than 85 coin-op arcade machines while drumming up the courage to ask for Ms. Pacman's phone number.
Marksmen with CO2-powered guns volley paintballs back and forth at T.C. Paintball’s four Michigan locations. Indoor and outdoor battlefields beckon players with a number of obstacles to duck under, dive between, or readjust for ultimate feng shui. Referees patrol the color-strewn grounds, where guests celebrate birthdays and special events with games of capture the flag and el presidente. The experienced staff at each of T.C. Paintball's well-stocked pro shops offer sharpshooting tips gleaned from years of chromatic combat, and can replenish paintball supplies that run low.
Taking shelter behind paint-splattered pallets, paintballers at the indoor Precision Combat Arena take aim at their opponents using rented hoppers, masks, cartridges, and guns. With seven games to choose from—including Protect the President—groups can work on team-building exercises to communicate, develop strategies, and give friends colorful makeovers.
At Action Park Paintball, paintballers of all skill levels square off in bouts of simulated warfare on 23 acres of outdoor fields. Tire towers, inflatable obstacles, and Mother Nature's secret hide-and-seek spots provide cover for players engaging in shootouts, all of which are moderated by on-field refs. Action Park's 8,000-square-foot indoor arena ensures play can continue even in inclement weather. The facility also hosts regular tournaments and has a winter league for paintball teams. Open-play hours take place on Tuesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.