A simulated battle can help turn newfound bravery into self-confidence or newfound ability to feign sleep into a career as a mattress model. Do some introspection with today's Groupon to Odyssey Fun World in Naperville. Choose between the following options:
- For $39, you get a paintball-and-arcade outing for two (a $78 total value).
- For $109, you get a paintball-and-arcade outing for six (a $234 total value).
Each player receives:
- 300 paintballs (a $14 value)
- Mask and gun rental (a $5 value)
- Unlimited compressed air (a $5 value)
- Two hours of field time (a $10 value)
- 20 arcade-game tokens (a $5 value)
Colorful orbs whizz and burst across Odyssey Fun World's 6,000-square-foot outdoor playing field populated by paint-freckled structures and helpful referees. As players strap on masks and fill guns with air, they convene in a briefing area to plot strategic maneuvers and practice harmonizing their battle cries with teammates. Once locked and loaded, good-natured combatants take to the field to sprint between obstacles and spring cleverly hidden ambushes. After two hours of adrenaline-steeped action, reunited foes wind down by burning digital rubber and conquering evil invaders in the arcade. A cache of 20 game tokens jingles festively into more than 250 games and 8-bit wishing wells.
Odyssey Fun Farm
Odyssey Fun Farm's attractions aren't confined to its 45,000 square feet of indoor games and rides—they also sprawl across 11 acres in the fresh air. Inside, a ferris wheel, bumper cars, and a roller coaster host both kids and adults, and more than 250 arcade games and a laser-tag arena foster friendly competition. The indoor Gamers Lounge allows youngsters to practice their PS4 and XBox One skills, while kids up to 10 years old fling themselves into ball pits, slip down slides, or dispute the physics behind make-believe-ore extraction in tunnels at the four-story Exploration Adventure play structure.
The Tinley Park location also boasts an Odyssey Fun Farm from September 27 through November 1. The farm, which is located across the street from the main park, includes a pumpkin patch, corn maze, and a 5-acre courtyard filled with activities such as pig races and a petting zoo.
Outside, at the Naperville location, the staff keeps the Kidz Adventure Park's inflatable bounce houses and slides properly puffed. At the Tinley Park location, they pretend to manicure the faux turfs of two 18-hole mini-golf courses, including one that's wheelchair accessible. Their bumper boats encourage friendly jostling, but the speedboats—limited to drivers aged 16 and older with a driver's license—are all about crossing the finish line first. As trips down the zipline peak adrenaline and appetites, Chipper's Cafe counters hunger with pizza, wings, and burgers.