I went there for the first time with a friend of mine on a Sunday. Let's start with some of the things I didn't like:
They force you to buy their paint when you get admission. In my case, the excuse was that Wal-Mart doesn't support paintball, but I could have said any business probably. What was suppost to be $20 per person for Admission ended up being $80 total because of having to buy even more paint.
The people working there, while not hostile, were not exactly friendly either. The "Pro shop" guy couldn't identify what allen wrench I needed just to tighten my trigger frame (which incidentally I just did in about 10 seconds earlier today).
I've read bad things about the employees and hornets at this place, but quite honestly, I didn't have any real experiences with them good or bad. Im sure it could change next time though.
Things I liked:
Huge playing area. Lots of bunkers placed in various directions and are actually useful. Games usually started fairly quickly. Safety is taken seriously and people are constantly reminded over the loudspeaker to put their masks on when crossing the road and well as putting their barrel condoms on when coming back.
If you can put up with being sticked for the ridiculous paintball hidden fee bs and questionable air fees then this is probably the best woodsball field in the region (its certainly big enough and really fun to play on.) I'm going to try Sherwood forest which is right next door next time I go.
Exp: 3 years playing at Adventure City Paintball in Hayden, ID
Wow. I just got back from there this Sunday. It starts by them showing you a DVD of safety rules which starts skipping and then stops working altogether. While you are standing there waiting for the guy to come back from disappearing for 5 min on his pot smoking break (Seriously you can smell it on them... must be a union benefit) the person asks if the DVD stopped working then will hit the DVD player and then ask you 3 questions about the film? After that they have you sign liability waivers, issue you your equipment; a paintball gun that is usually not clean nor has it's air canister fully charged, a bag of "500" sub par paint balls and then give you your mask. The masks issued there are unserviceable at best, the lens are usually dirty and scratched up and the elastic band used to keep it on your head has seen better days. If you don't mind spending 15 trying to clean a mask and making sure you gun is serviceable while missing the first or second game then this is the place for you. If you are a father and have a few kids to look after then expect to be doing all the work that the "staff" is usually supposed to do multiplied by the number of children you have with you...fun times. After doing all of their work for them a person on a speaker system will let you know what game will be going on next but not where to to go. This is OK for people who have been there many times but for someone who has not been there at all does not add to the fun experience that is implied. Once you start playing you forget the "Pro Shop" experience and start having fun. Most of the people you play with are nice and helpful and are fun to play with. I did see some older players drinking alcohol prior to the games starting which made me a little nervous because there were minors around including my own, not good. In between rounds and coming on or off the field you are required to have a plug put in your barrel to prevent accidental discharge and the "staff" or the "pro shop" people will remind you of this as well as putting your mask on, until it is toward the end of the day when they will not only remind you of your mistake they will also add, depending on you ethnic look, a translation of the same warning in you own native tongue. Now this is the funny part because if I am not mistaken none of these people seem to have an education higher than high school so to be so educated in so many languages is truly amazing to me. I am not going to go as far as saying that these people are racist, they must just be bored being so highly educated and working at a paintball course, but people on the receiving end of these remarks might take it a different way. The cost of renting equipment is a little steep but it is what it is. I would suggest buying your own equipment if you plan going to this place just to minimize contact with the "pro shop" and you plan on having fun. Over all I will not be going back to this business just due to the overall experience, you would be better off trying another paintball place. Sorry "Carpet Bob" but you might want to take a look at your staff a little closer or not. Over all I will not be going back to this business just due to the overall experience, you would be better off trying another paintball place.
My buddies and I played here twice. These people writing comments must be employees because we never returned after the second time. Someone said they stress fair play? Are you serious? The Hornets are the worst at cheating. They get up and run when they are shot and then they wipe it off and come back and shoot you. That Bees wax game they keep talking about is a joke. Its a chance for the Hornets to massacre little kids and beginners. Sure they never lost in there existance but that's because they all have 9 lives. The second time we went there, I almost got in a fight with this Hornet. After I shot him he started cursing at me saying I overshot him. I only saw one of my paint on him. I got bunkered once from close range and I got shot in the arm and it was bleeding. When I reported it at the store, they said that was just part of the game and they were laughing at me. They force you to use their field paint which costs an arm and a leg, but doesn't go straight.
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What a great place!
My cousins and their children visited over the Thanksgiving holiday, so a group of seven of us went here for the first time.
Only I have done this one other time, and everyone else were newbies, but you wouldn't know it by the end of the game. We all had such a great time, mostly because of the REALLY, REALLY GOOD customer service at the front desk.
The lady stressed safety first to us, we watched a video on the proper use of the gear, course, the rules, etc. and it wasn't lectury either.
We had 2 children ages 13 and 11, and now I was told by the mother that they have already made plans to go back there in December.
Really classy, decent place compared to its competitors. Go there, you won't be disappointed.
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I have only played apintball a few times, but my husban has been playing for years. We both enjoyed ourselves at the Paintball Jungle.
An atmosphere of good sportsmanship is really wncouraged, and it's easy to make friends with other players throughout the day.
The games run all day long, but you can participate, or sit out as you need to to rest or eat, or whatever. My husband played in almost every round, and I joined in just over half.
There are people willing to help and answer questions, and the staff is very encouraging to newbies.
They let you bring your own equipment, or they have lots available for rent.
A fun day.
PROS: Lots of fun!
CONS: No mater what others say, it does hurt a little bit.
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ive gon here about 6 times and overall its a good field. I dont take paintball like the pros i just do it for fun and its a blast to do. This place is huge, 65 acres. Now they just put in an airball field. The only problem is people cheat a lot. Everyone wipes paint and few chrono. If you decide to go, heres a tip. DONT stay in the fort and guard the flag. Go out and try to grab the other teams flag. Unless you dont like to move. When i went a few weeks ago our group of 10 just walked over to the other fort and no one guarded the flag. The game was over in 5 minutes. It is a little expensive for paint. You can get paint in easy though.
I give this field a
8 out of 10
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