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Paintball Explosion Park
601 Dundee Avenue
East Dundee, IL 60018

Phone: (847) 426-2662
Email: sean@paintballbomb.com
Website: http://www.pbbomb.com
Chicago's newest paintball park located at the former Santa's Village amusement park. Come play on Nuketown!
Year Established: Unknown
Average Rating:
  • Currently 4.6/5 stars.
Reviews: 106
Rating Summary:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
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  • Currently 4/5 stars.
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  • Currently 3/5 stars.
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  • Currently 2/5 stars.
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  • Currently 1/5 stars.
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Report this review to a moderator   #38801
TactuhCarl
 
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Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Chicago
TactuhCarl has achieved Level 1 in PbNation Pursuit
TactuhCarl has achieved Level 2 in PbNation Pursuit
Played here: 2-5 times
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.8/5 stars.
Customer service:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Quality of fields:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Fun / Experience:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Recommend to others: Yes
Pros: Great people.
Cons: I really cant complain
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Paintball Explosion Park Overall the field is pretty fun, I think in terms of overall facilities, pro shop, etc. it's probably better than CPX. Availability of food, selection of equipment and rental gear (ETEKs, really?),...
Report this review to a moderator   #48177
TheAZN
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Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: 312, 949, 248
Played here: Once
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 stars.
Customer service:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Quality of fields:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Fun / Experience:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Recommend to others: Yes
Pros: speedball, quality of facilities
Cons: prices, mediocre fields
Overall the field is pretty fun, I think in terms of overall facilities, pro shop, etc. it's probably better than CPX. Availability of food, selection of equipment and rental gear (ETEKs, really?), computer registration waivers, etc. the place is really about as top notch as I've ever seen at a paintball field. The big plus is really the easy availability of an airball field for walk-ons to use; that's something that CPX really lacks.

On the negative side, I don't think many of their main fields are all that fun. Vietnam, Nuke Town, Turmoil...they're not all that great. I don't think I really had any particularly memorable games in any of those fields. On the other hand, World at War has been a ton of fun. After a long span of recball games, gun battles from the snake on the airball field were great, especially not in the sun.

Additionally, I had a terrible experience with the refs at PB Explosion. Despite specifically reminding them to make sure teams were evenly split, they specifically kept all the speedball players together against the rental groups, and did this for multiple consecutive games. That kind of action prevents new people from entering the sport after getting lit up by 15 bps ramping from some punk with a new GEO.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Paintball Explosion Park I love this place. Everytime i go i end up staying all day having tons of fun. But there is a downside, it hurts my wallet bad. It is very pricey compaired to fox paintball that is closer to me and...
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TheOrangeGuy
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Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Montgomery, IL
TheOrangeGuy supports Team VICIOUS
TheOrangeGuy has achieved Level 1 in PbNation Pursuit
TheOrangeGuy has achieved Level 2 in PbNation Pursuit
Played here: Once
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Customer service:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Quality of fields:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Fun / Experience:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Recommend to others: Yes
Pros: fields and indoor speedball
Cons: price!
I love this place. Everytime i go i end up staying all day having tons of fun. But there is a downside, it hurts my wallet bad. It is very pricey compaired to fox paintball that is closer to me and is BYOP. If they would bring the prices down a little i would go more but as of now i just go there for the big games or if my friends wanna go.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Paintball Explosion Park I love PB Bomb. The Nuketown field is amazing. Their rentals are phenominal. I love their other fields too. I really have nothing bad to say about Paintball Explosion.
Report this review to a moderator   #42205
The_Delicious_Bacon
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Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Chicago, IL
The_Delicious_Bacon owns a Planet Eclipse Etha
The_Delicious_Bacon has achieved Level 2 in PbNation Pursuit
The_Delicious_Bacon supports Empire
Played here: Once
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Customer service:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Quality of fields:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Fun / Experience:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Recommend to others: Yes
Pros: NUKETOWN!!!!!!
Cons: Nothing
I love PB Bomb. The Nuketown field is amazing. Their rentals are phenominal. I love their other fields too. I really have nothing bad to say about Paintball Explosion.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Paintball Explosion Park PB Explosion is a great place to play. I've been there three times and the refs have been friendly and helpful while still enforcing the rules. The fields are great, especially the indoor airball....
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tjs0349
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Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Evnaston, IL
tjs0349 is playing at Living Legends VII
tjs0349 supports Empire
Played here: 2-5 times
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.8/5 stars.
Customer service:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Quality of fields:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Fun / Experience:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Recommend to others: Yes
Pros: Great fields, great service
Cons: A bit expensive
PB Explosion is a great place to play. I've been there three times and the refs have been friendly and helpful while still enforcing the rules. The fields are great, especially the indoor airball. The only bad thing I can say is that paint is a bit on the expensive side compared to other fields in the area.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Paintball Explosion Park This is my favorite paintball park by far. There is a great shop there that I buy everything from. Friendly people that are refs and sales people. Amazing maps! Speedball is very fun that is where me...
Report this review to a moderator   #34393
Trick_Malters
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Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Illinois
Trick_Malters supports Team VICIOUS
Trick_Malters plays in the APPA beginner division
Trick_Malters has achieved Level 1 in PbNation Pursuit
Trick_Malters supports DLX Technology
Played here: 6+ times
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Customer service:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Quality of fields:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Fun / Experience:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Recommend to others: Yes
Pros: Everything
Cons: NONE!
This is my favorite paintball park by far. There is a great shop there that I buy everything from. Friendly people that are refs and sales people. Amazing maps! Speedball is very fun that is where me and my team practices for all Tourneys! GREAT PLACE!
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Paintball Explosion Park I play at PBX regularly, and the staff is always friendly and helpful. The fields are nearly always clean as they power wash them weekly (especially during warm season). One of the best premium...
Report this review to a moderator   #15219
tuggernuts
SAUCE BAUSE
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Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Chicago, IL
tuggernuts plays in the PSP
tuggernuts owns a Planet Eclipse Geo
tuggernuts owns a Planet Eclipse Ego
Played here: 6+ times
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Customer service:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Quality of fields:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Fun / Experience:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Recommend to others: Yes
Pros: Close to home, great staff, always clean
Cons: Needs Vitamin Water.
I play at PBX regularly, and the staff is always friendly and helpful. The fields are nearly always clean as they power wash them weekly (especially during warm season). One of the best premium fields that is also close to home and instead of a 2-3 hour drive away, as well as being close to a major highway, and streets.

Customer Service: The staff (proshop and rentals/tech) are always helpful and deliver service with a smile. Referees are always running games and on top of safety, especially the long time refs that have been there since the beginning, and they take the time out of the day to get to know you. The newer refs may need a little more training, but that comes with time and experience. The field owners are always present and walking the field getting player/customer input and are always listening to the people.

Quality of the fields: The quality of each field is top notch! The outdoor fields all feel way realistic and gives that real ambiance of close quarter combat, and they are all equally sized enough for good gun fighting!

The outdoor airball is small, but it's always fun to play on grass for tournament style play.

The indoor airball is climate controlled and is always a great place to cool off when it's super hot outside. Also since the turf is sewn together now, it doesn't swallow your feet when you slide into your bunker!

Also on top of having clean/working indoor plumbing and washrooms is a major plus! And they also have working showers (with HOT water!), for those who wish to wash off after a long day of play!

Fun / Experience: Every weekend at PBX is always a great time, there's a great mix of people, and the community is always pleasant. Would definitely recommend this place to any and all (beginners or advanced)!!!

On top of having a working grill outside, as well as full concession stand indoors, they also have a full bar as well! So anyone 21+ can go in after a long day of paintball and enjoy a cold beer, or mixed drink!

Value: Pricing can be expensive at times but that is only because it is Field Paint Only. But the paint at PBX is premium! They get a custom fill and shell made for them from DXS! The fill is white, clean, and washes/wipes off easily after each game, and it always shoots consistently!
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Paintball Explosion Park Hands down 5 stars all the way. Awesome staff members that makes customer service first priority. Been getting my paintball stuff from Paintball Explosion Park East Dundee, IL. Will continue to get...
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tuocterrencet
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Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Chicago, IL
Played here: 6+ times
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Customer service:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Quality of fields:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Fun / Experience:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Recommend to others: Yes
Pros: Staff, Service, Product and Many Different Fields
Cons: NONE :)
Hands down 5 stars all the way. Awesome staff members that makes customer service first priority. Been getting my paintball stuff from Paintball Explosion Park East Dundee, IL. Will continue to get product from them as well as play more paintball . They have many different fields to play in. But I got to say I like playing in "NAM" the most. Keep up the good work PAINTBALL EXPLOSION.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Paintball Explosion Park This is the greatest park ever. So much fun every time I go. If you ever need equipment their field store has everything. Its huge. And theres hot chicks working there!! You never get that at...
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TwistedFreak
 
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Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Chicago
TwistedFreak is playing at Living Legends V
TwistedFreak owns a Planet Eclipse Geo
TwistedFreak has achieved Level 3 in PbNation Pursuit
Played here: 6+ times
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Customer service:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Quality of fields:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Fun / Experience:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Recommend to others: Yes
Pros: Awesome Field. Good staff. Amazing field store
Cons: zerooo
This is the greatest park ever. So much fun every time I go. If you ever need equipment their field store has everything. Its huge. And theres hot chicks working there!! You never get that at paintball field full of geeks. ya always get those creepy looking ones. They have awesome fields with some towers and helicopters and cars and buildings its awesome. check it out
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Paintball Explosion Park
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UssFoxCG33
 
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Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Milwaukee
UssFoxCG33 is playing at Living Legends VII
UssFoxCG33 owns a Planet Eclipse Geo
Played here: Once
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Customer service:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Quality of fields:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Fun / Experience:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Recommend to others: Yes
Pros: NukeTown
Cons: it's in the Chicago area
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
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