Laser tag is like a production of Hamlet: it's exciting, demanding, and by the end everyone has pretend-died. Stage your own tragically awesome event with today's Groupon: for $19, you get one hour of outdoor laser tag for two with equipment rental at Fun On The Run Paintball Park (a $50 value). This Groupon is valid at any time during open play—Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Though renowned for its paintball action, Fun on the Run Paintball Park's outdoor laser tag gives weekend warriors a new way to run, tumble, and metaphorically slay opponents in a high-tech, outdoor version of hide-and-seek. Unlike traditional laser tag but much like Amish parkour, paintball laser tag can be enjoyed in a bucolic setting, and it eliminates the risk of ruining one's favorite ironic T-shirt with a rainbow of tiny paint bullets. The guns look, feel, and sound like traditional paintball guns, but instead of firing colorful Trix balls of death, the trigger activates an infrared laser-light beam, and the mounted sensor indicates when players have been tagged.
Beyond being a kaleidoscopic play land, Fun On The Run encourages guests to spend the day in comfort. Feel free to tote along a cooler filled with any necessary eats and thirst quenchers. While they're at it, parents can toss an adolescent in their picnic basket too because all curious kids ages 6 and older are welcome to join in the prism-powered festivities (children younger than 18 must have a waiver signed by a parent).
Fun On The Run Paintball Park
From the top of a two-level fort, the sniper surveys the grounds below, where opponents lurk behind mounds and ready their semiautomatic markers from within two school buses. Those props, which adorn The West Lot, are among the many obstacles and barriers littering the 10 courses at Fun On The Run Paintball Park. Guests can duck behind army jeeps at The Fuel Depot, navigate The District's maze-style village, and storm the 15-foot, two-story castle, whose 3,000 square feet accommodates battling participants and court jesters performing medieval USO shows. Meanwhile, teams prepare for forthcoming competitions on three grass-turf tournament fields in the park's 3-acre training facility.
Elsewhere in the park, players wield paintball markers equipped with laser light beams during outdoor hide-and-go-seek laser-tag games. On the Airsoft field, participants use teamwork and squad tactics to win matches on an outdoor field with woodsy terrain. Each realistic Airsoft rifle fires small, plastic BBs that are biodegradable and won't injure players.