If the Dadaists had owned a projectile device for spewing color across cardboard canvases, the most renowned modern artists would be paintballers. For $25, today’s Groupon offers the inspired use of paint with a package that includes all-day entry, equipment, unlimited air, and 200 paintballs (additional paintballs must be purchased on-site) at Midway Paintball in Vacaville (a $50 value). Explore the therapeutic properties of pelting friends with color-filled balls.
Open on weekends from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. and second and fourth Fridays during Friday Night Lights from 5:30 – 10 p.m. (starting June 25 and continuing through September 24), Midway Paintball contains several paint-by-numbers war zones designed for ducking, dodging, and hiding from the wrath of safety-minded paintballs picked from paintball bushes. Choose a field and hide behind a spread of obstacles as you and your rented shooter scurry to pepper the clothing of your opponents with various hues. Midway Paintball's fields are governed by judicious referees, who keep the high-velocity arts and crafts safe and fun.
Put down those berry-guns that frequently clog and permanently stain innocent frocks with stubborn jellies. Paintball is a safe exhibition in marking others, like any noble marine biologist pursuing the gray whale with a paintbrush.
There are no concessions at the paintball park, so be sure to bring energy sandwiches.
PBReview has feedback from 28 paintists:
- Midway Paintball field is under new management and have done a good job of upgrading the facility. – holyb77
- Safety - Very enforced, good job Midway. Banned a kid from playing there because he didn't follow much of the rules – Paradox313
- The staff here is awesome! They really help out new players! – Parrotfish100
Flying chromatic spheres splatter across the turf and cover of Midway Paintball's six fields situated on 22 acres of woodlands and open spaces. Protective rental gear and paintball markers aid games of elimination, capture the flag, and save the king. The western field's buildings shelter tactical retreats, and the hyperball field's huge prone cylinders of corrugated piping allow for cat-like surprise attacks or intimidating sudden naps. Dotted with inflatable cover, the AstroTurf-covered NPPL–regulation field presents an ideal arena for professional-grade matches.