- $20 for Survive Alive zombie paintball hayride admission for one ($25 value)
Armed with a rental marker that is pre-loaded with 100 paintballs each, daring riders hop aboard a Zombie Response Vehicle to obliterate zombies. As the zombies lurch and lumber after vehicle-turned-hayride, passengers take aim and slay them with glowing paintballs that burst luminously upon hitting their marks. Best of all, the unarmed zombies have no means of returning fire, so the entire ride is like one postapocalyptic game of target practice.
Events are held on Friday and Saturday evenings throughout October, and admission includes a free paintball pass for use on a future visit.
"Tread softly," say players on Insane Paintball’s outdoor forts course. No matter how careful you are on the ground, opponents likely lurk atop the field’s 14 one- and two-story buildings, waiting to strike on the unsuspecting players below. More buildings tower above the wooded field, where teams can take cover behind mounds and old, paint-splattered cars.
Those pellets fire from Insane Paintball’s semi-automatic rental guns, part of gear packages that include face masks and compressed-air bottles. Snacks await players after long stretches of recreational, scenario, or tournament games, as do shopping sprees inside an on-site 3,500-square-foot retail store. Besides stocking new gear, the store hosts certified technicians, who repair malfunctioning equipment such as guns that only let players load crayon nubs.