If you've always wished the work of John Woo was more like that of Jackson Pollock and vice versa, paintball may be the answer to your oddly specific artistic fantasies: for $25, today's Groupon gets you admission, a goggles-and-mask system, paint-gun rental, initial CO2 air fill, and 500 paintballs (a $50 value) at Cousins Paintball's Dallas location in Forney, just off I-20. You can choose between all-day admission on an open field and three hours on a private field for groups of 10 or more.
At Cousins, you and your friends get to dress up like G.I. Joes and reenact the Korean Conflict battle scenarios you once spent whole Saturdays arranging in your backyard with action figures and plush animals. The 250+ acre facility offers woods, rivers, open fields, air ball, hyper ball, and other themed games. Bring your friends, coworkers, and neighborhood children, and prep yourself with all your best terse commands and color-related, iconic tough-guy one liners (such as "Say yellow to my little friend…" and “You’ve gotta ask yourself a question: ‘Do I feel like being shot by a high-velocity, though quite safe, capsule filled with paint that will probably wash out completely, unless I’m wearing suede?’ Well, do ya, punk?”).
With the option to upgrade to a private field for groups of 10 or more, you can celebrate everything from bachelor parties to corporate outings to bar mitzvahs to successful dental cleanings. Just give Cousins your Groupon and 48 hours' notice, and you'll get to run around and paint your camo in floral hues in the biggest backyard in town.
Call 1 (800) 352-4007 at least 48 hours in advance for reservations.
Cousins Paintball's Long Island location has gotten mostly positive reviews from paint-splattered ballers at PBReview.com:
- Cousins at Coram NY is my favorite [paintball venue] so far...Most fields at Cousins are big enough so you don‘t get taken out by 10 paintballs at the same time right away when referee blows his whistle to start a game and that's a plus IMO... – Xmarkerman
- What I was most impressed with was the number of refs and how engaged they were during the games. It appeared that they were right on the spot of any activity and ready to call out hits. Very little wiping which I can't stand. – Dr. K
For more than 30 years, Cousins Paintball has been at the forefront of the paintball industry, equipping hundreds of thousands of players for battle. In addition to fun and thrill, the business prioritizes safety, providing participants with full masks to protect eyes and faces, and specially designed paint is free of any harmful ingredients. With referees overseeing competitive battles, players are free to keep their eyes on the prize as they race to capture the flag or compete in special events.