There’s a lot more to paintball than stacks of old tyres, old Transit vans and trees in the woods. Around the world, there are a number of super impressive paintball sites which you wouldn’t believe have been specifically built for this sport. Some paintball sites have been reclaimed from the past to host spectacular paintball experiences for newcomers and seasoned professionals alike. So, let’s dive straight into the action as we run down five of the best places to paintball around the world!
Hot Shots Paintball, Australia
Starting off down under, Hot Shots is voted Australia’s number one paintball centre and the fourth best in the entire world! If that isn’t reason enough to visit this amazing park, then its 50 acres of themed playing fields surely is. You’d soon forget that you were in Melbourne, as Hot Shots boasts a number of themed structures, real movie props, exciting backdrops and Hollywood special effects (complete with explosions and sound effects, of course). Add all of these elements to its eleven (yes, eleven!) individual battlefields, you won’t be forgetting about this experience anytime soon – this certainly isn’t your average paintball field!
Hollywood Sports, USA
If you’re looking for a blockbuster of an experience, be sure to check out Hollywood Sports paintball park based in the heart of Los Angeles. It’s certainly a unique one, as it’s the only place on earth that will provide you with the opportunity to play paintball inside actual movie sets! Spread over 28 acres of land, the paintball fields include sets from classic films such as Starship Troopers, The Haunting, Saving Private Ryan, Godzilla and many more! So, if you’re after a truly authentic experience, then Hollywood Sports in California is surely the paintball venue for you!
Asylum Paintball, New Zealand
Hands up who would love to paintball at a former psychiatric hospital? Well, just head to Asylum Paintball in Kingseat, near Auckland, New Zealand and you can do just that! Widely known as one of the best paintball sites in New Zealand, Asylum has a number of indoor and outdoor arenas that are ready and waiting for you to explore from Lockdown Ward to Tyre Mania and Asylum Paintball Sport! Enjoy firing paintballs in these arenas as a part of a birthday, stag/hen party, corporate or team building event. If you’re looking for that ultimate adrenaline hit, then why not try your hand at Asylum’s unique night paintballing sessions?!
Paintball Explosion, USA
If you’re a video game fanatic, then Paintball Explosion is the site you need to visit. Based in East Dundee, Illinois, Paintball Explosion is home to seven arenas which can be used for paintball, airsoft and laser tag. With a total of seven arenas to choose from, their themed zones are designed to mimic popular video games. The most popular zone at Paintball Explosion is their Nuketown field, which is based on the ever popular Call of Duty game. Other arenas include Mutiny Field, Code Black Field and World At War Field. So, if you’re looking to recreate your COD PB in real life, then this is certainly the place to do just that.
Escobar Paintball, Colombia
If realism is your thing, then you’d better put Escobar Paintball on your bucket list. As its name suggests, this experience involves playing paintball at one of drug lord Pablo Escobar’s former mansions in Guatape, Colombia – close to the city of Medellín. In true Colombian style, the adventure begins by riding atop of a jeep from Guatape to the La Manuela ranch, where visitors get to learn about the man himself and his previous incessant wealth. After that, the paintball commences. Participants are divided up into two teams facing off against each other – the narcos and the DEA. The DEA won the real-life battle by eventually bringing Mr Escobar’s nasty regime to an end – will you be able to do the same?
So, there we have it – five unbelievable paintball venues which totally rock! There’s something to suit almost every type of player across a number of countries, so all you have to do is pack your bags and jet off to experience a paintballing adventure like no other.