If the Hundred Years' War had been fought with paintballs instead of rifles, it might still be happening, but it'd be so colorful that no one would mind. Experience your own vibrant battlefield with today's Groupon to Midway Paintball Facility in Vacaville. The park is open Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- For $25, you get all-day entry for one person including equipment and unlimited air plus 200 paintballs (a $50 value).
- For $50, you get all-day entry for two people, including equipment and unlimited air plus 500 paintballs (a $100 value).
Midway Paintball Facility sprawls across 22 acres polka-dotted by six themed playing fields with inflatable speedball barricades and wooden structures for strategic play. Once players are equipped with a mask, gun, and optional torso protection, referees lead groups into polychromatic bouts of capture the flag, save the king, total elimination, and adrenaline-fueled rock-paper-scissors. Players dive behind corrugated pipe in the fast-paced hyperball field or pop out of a wooden tank in the 60,000-square-foot "battlefield" to fire off a flurry of rounds and reduce once-fearsome adversaries to tame replicas of Jackson Pollock paintings. Groups are divided according to experience levels, helping to ensure safe, competitive play for all pigment slingers.
Midway Paintball Facility's staging area hosts a viewing area for noncombatants. Changing rooms are also available for players to swap out street duds for long-sleeved, paint-ready clothing or a tuxedo they don't want to look like everybody else's.
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.