What You'll Get
Unlike plants—which convert carbon dioxide into oxygen that is freely distributed to one's enemies—paintball guns convert carbon dioxide into sweet, colorful vengeance. Seek decompression with today's Groupon: for $30, you get a paintball package for two at Paintball Explosion, located off I-90 on the grounds of the former Santa's Village amusement park (a $91 total value).
- The package includes the following:
- Two all-day admissions (a $36 value)
- Two sets of goggles & two rental markers (a $30 value)
- 500 paintballs (a $25 value)
This Groupon is valid during open-play sessions on Thursday from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Gates open at 8 a.m. and close at 6 p.m.; check the website for more schedule details.
Paintball Explosion’s eight fields challenge pigment-slinging players with eclectic obstacles and various game types during all-day open-play sessions. Upon entry, each competitor dons a pair of protective goggles, then charges into the fray, gripping a rented Tippmann 98 Platinum Series marker and a paint-splattered teddy bear for good luck. Lock and load 500 paintballs and march to Code Black Field, a concrete jungle of bunkers with wide spaces between cover, or deploy units to Turmoil Field, a wooded battlefront of defunct vehicles and claustrophobic buildings. Or, evade enemies with slides, rolls, and inscrutable hand signals in the competitive, tournament-specified Indoor Speedball Field, pausing to refresh canisters with unlimited air refills.
Parents and friends of participants can connect to the park-wide WiFi to keep tabs on the conflict zones through a closed-circuit video feed. In between rounds, foot soldiers can scrub down in three locker rooms equipped with showers, or crawl inside potato-chip bunkers to banish hunger at the snack bar. A new on-site bar and grill further entertains fighters with plasma TVs, a variety of libations, and mozzarella sticks fired from a T-shirt cannon.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Mar 8, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Must be 10 or older, under 18 must have guardian sign waiver. Must sign waiver. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Laser Tag Explosion
Laser Tag Explosion offers Chicagoland locals and out-of-town visitors alike a unique laser tag experience, just within an hour's drive west of Chicago proper. Missions, with crates dotting the space that allow for fast-paced duck-and-cover action. The massive three-story, 40,000 square foot space—the nation's largest—can host parties of almost any size, including birthday parties, corporate events, and more. Post-battle, guests can sidle up to the full service bar and grill, offering alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and meals to share battle stories over.