Spooky is the most neglected of the five basic human emotions: spooky, joy, sorrow, grouchy, and wet. Get horror glands pumping with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get a gold pass (a $40 total value) to the Haunted Paintball Park in Millstadt. The pass includes:
- Admission to the haunted hayride with rental paintball gun, protective mask, and 100 paintballs
- Admission to the haunted trail
- A photo with a scary Santa Claus
- Five tickets for carnival games
- Hot cocoa and marshmallows
- 50 extra paintballs
Haunted Paintball Park will be open Friday and Saturday from October 7 to October 28, 7 p.m.–10 p.m.
At Haunted Paintball Park, haunted hayrides take platoons of fear-seekers across 25 acres of haunted forest on missions to shoot paintballs at loitering monsters. During the 45-minute adventure, sharpshooters of all ages keep a steady finger on their triggers as they cruise through darkening tree lines, ever ready to pick off actors convincingly dressed as sharp-toothed werewolves, murderous pirates, and bloodthirsty accountants. Though the monsters use shadowed hideaways and ambush tactics to frighten passengers, they do not return fire, allowing monster bashers to unload on menacing clowns without fear of them returning fire by infiltrating their childhood memories. After the hayride, patrons doff their weapons and enter unarmed into the torch-lined corridors of the haunted trail, a smoky maze through thick woodlands, hair-raising props, and a Transylvania-themed haunted castle, before comforting themselves with hot cocoa, marshmallows, and carnival games.
Xtreme Paintball Park
While unloading their ammo upon enemies, paint-splattered warriors hunt for cover in the outdoor wilderness of Xtreme’s 10 playing fields. They duck behind multistory wooden barricades on the Castle field, navigate a maze of padded pillars and logs on the Arena field, dive into leafy ditches on the Bunker field, and command one of four two-tiered fortresses on the Four Forts field. Much like siblings competing to see who celebrates their birthday first, Xtreme Paintball Park gathers players to engage in competitive scenarios such as capture the flag and elimination. Park staffers expand these play opportunities by constantly building new playing fields and restaging area structures. During private parties, ranks of covered pavilions offer spaces where groups can take a break from excessive sun, rain, and snow as they prepare for the next round.