How much does it cost?
That depends on how long you want to play. For paintball, the average person will shoot about 500 paintballs in three hours. So if you rent equipment for an hour ($12/hour) and get 100 paintballs ($5) to try it out, it will only cost $17. If you want to have a better and longer experience, rent for three hours ($24) and get 500 rounds ($15). For less than $40, you will get in a lot of games and have a great time. You can always purchase more paint if you are feeling like Rambo.
Why can't we bring paintballs from Wal-Mart, Big 5, Dick's, Sports Authority, etc.?
Paintballs are a consumable commodity and need to be kept in a climate-controlled environment. Big box stores (Wal-Mart, Sports Authority, etc.) treat them like sporting goods and they may sit in warehouses for months, heating and freezing, before being sold. Also, the ingredients are made with cheaper materials and can be extremely hard or extremely brittle; both of which can cause injury to a player or damage the equipment. Also, we believe you should support local business. Without paintball stores, there will be no paintball!
What do I get with the (basic) rental?
You get a semi-automatic paintball marker (one shot-one pull), full-face protective goggles, loader, and air tank. You can also get an optional protective vest. We show you how to use the marker, and you receive a full safety briefing.
Does it hurt?
Yes, it can hurt—but no, not all the time. It depends on the range you are hit from and the area hit. Taking close-range hits will result in welts, and bare-skin hits from close range may even break skin. The pain is momentary (a few seconds). Sometimes, you won't even know you have been hit and the referee will help alert you to it.
What should we wear?
Wear athletic-style closed-toe shoes, long pants, and a long-sleeve shirt or sweatshirt. Loose clothing is best. Some people like beanies or hats to cover their heads. We also recommend gloves for airsoft and paintball, as shots to knuckles can be painful. For laser tag, you won't need any protective equipment or clothing; comfortable clothing is recommended.
Is it safe?
Paintball, airsoft, and laser tag are as safe as the players make them. We adhere to strict safety rules, and if you are caught breaking them, you will be asked to leave. We pride ourselves on having some of the highest level of experienced refs and competent staff. The safety of our patrons is our number one priority. As long as you aren't running into walls or trying to climb things, you will be as safe as playing any other sport. Keep in mind, this is an impact sport and bumps, bruises, and welts can occur. This is why we have age recommendations and safety standards.
How old do we need to be?
For paintball and airsoft, we recommend the player be at least 10 years old, but we will leave that up to the discretion of the parent. The iCOMBAT laser tag is solely based on whether the player can maneuver with the equipment; the guns weigh about four pounds.
*Self Equipped Players (those that bring their own airsoft guns to Playland):
You may use any type of airsoft gun, as long as it shoots below 350 FPS (feet per second). Our staff will test the guns through a chronograph when you first arrive. If the airsoft gun does not pass the test, it WILL NOT be allowed to be used at Playland's indoor field. Still have unanswered questions? Contact us today for more details.