The seven fields at Paintball World Sports Complex cater to playing styles ranging from quick assaults to studied campaigning. After outfitting combatants with equipment, the staff turns into referees and oversees play on fields such as Big Fort, a collection of plywood shelters connected by a wooden bridge and sheltered by overhanging trees. Elsewhere, field terrain includes inflatable cover, upturned tractor tires, and pieces of giant corrugated tubing. An FAQ page anticipates visitors' questions, such as "What should I bring?" and "How much to rent an invisibility cloak?"
Bang! Whiz! Yes, the sounds you'll hear at Hurricane Paintball Park are a lot like the ones you'll see in a comic book. That's because the action is just as fierce as geared-up groups storm into opposing-team territory in hopes of being the last ones standing. Castles, forts, and three-story towers pepper the 14-acre battlefield here, adding color and obstacles to this brand of simulated urban battleground. While tracking foes or trying to check off open spots on their bird-watching lists, competitors can use the open terrain to their advantage in lots of ways. Some may duck beneath fallen trees, dive behind stacks of rusty barrels, or seize buildings to take control of their vantage points. The fierce competition is open to all sharp shooters age 10 and older, whether for recreation, birthday parties, or corporate gatherings.
When paintballers feel ready for action but aren't sure where they'd like to do battle, they point their browsers to www.paintballpromos.com. There they'll find packages for nearby paintball fields, so they don't have to litter their own backyards with empty oil barrels and fill tiny water balloons with tempera paint. Packages usually include the rental of a marker and mask; paintballs and air fills are an extra charge at the field.
As a conglomerate of paintball facilities, Paintballtickets.com is a one-stop shop for weekend warriors seeking some chromatic outdoor combat. Partnering with fields across the country, the company helps players live out their battlefield fantasies, whether they're sneaking up on an enemy installation, executing tactic strategies, or painting Water Lilies on the chest of a charging opponent.
On 35 acres in Port St. Lucie, youth groups, businessmen, birthday parties, and paintball enthusiasts gather to play rousing games at InVINCibles Paintball Park. Forts, bunkers, sniper towers, and a Sikorsky helicopter shelter players as they dash from obstacle to obstacle, bonding with friends or hiding from a pet cat who just developed opposable thumbs. Invincibles Paintball Park offers woodsball, speedball, hyperball, air-soft, and rec ball, with a full pro shop onsite to rent out paint, air refills, safety gear, and Tippmann Custom 98 markers.
At first glance, Battleground Orlando’s grassy Field F may look suspiciously unoccupied, dotted with only trees, a few wooden forts, and some stacks of tires. But the regulars know better. They sit still as statues, gripping their laser guns and surveying the landscape for peeking heads and dashing bodies. This mix of strategy and stealth resembles a video game, and that’s by design. The course, inspired by the video game Call of Duty, is one of six courses at Battleground Orlando Laser Tag, each with their own mental and physical challenges, ambiance, and 99-life-granting cheat codes.
Keeping with this realistic aesthetic, the laser-tag facility hands out advanced lasers designed for military use and outfitted with a red dot sights, sight rails, infrared beams, and RF signals with a 1,000-foot range. Players can partake in team battles as well as scenario games such as “capture the flag,” “last man standing,” and “whiten my teeth before my big job interview.” The facility, which also houses Orlando Paintball, is the largest indoor and outdoor laser tag facility in Florida, and it's open daily from noon to midnight and until 6 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.