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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: 110
Rating Summary:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
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  • Currently 4/5 stars.
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Paintball Explosion Park Reviews
Paintball Explosion Park great field. I play here almost every weekend and i'm not going to change that.
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SASLIZARD
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Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Naperville IL
SASLIZARD owns a Planet Eclipse Lv1
SASLIZARD has achieved Level 1 in PbNation Pursuit
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Played here: 6+ times
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: good fields awesome refs
Cons: need to clean indoor turf
great field. I play here almost every weekend and i'm not going to change that.
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Paintball Explosion Park Ive been to paintball explosion once and i can say i am definitely going back again and again. Their outdoor themed fields (8 of them) are alright of you like woodsball/"town"ball. Ive only played 2...
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severepaintball
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Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Chicago
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Played here: Once
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: A lot of themed fields. Indoor/outdoor speedball
Cons: Field paint only.
Ive been to paintball explosion once and i can say i am definitely going back again and again. Their outdoor themed fields (8 of them) are alright of you like woodsball/"town"ball. Ive only played 2 games on the outdoor fields and i realize i would much rather be playing speedball. They have 2 speedball fields, one inside and one outside. Not very many people who are inside playing speedball so you can play as many games as you want and however you want to play them, 1v1, 2v2, 4v2, and the list goes on. The rental equiptment is in okay condition, the markers are in better condition than the masks. The staff and refs are very friendly and give you tips if you want them. Overall PE is a great place to go paintballing.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Paintball Explosion Park It has a great staff, great facilities, a bar, and great prices and paint.
Report this review to a moderator   #19897
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Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Chicago
Side-Swipe is playing at Living Legends III
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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 Fields
Cons: None great place
It has a great staff, great facilities, a bar, and great prices and paint.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Paintball Explosion Park
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Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Chicago
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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?),...
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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.
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  • 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
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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 Went with a group and were able to find a groupon. Played with the beginners through the day. Was excited about the upgrades as they were inexpensive and made the experience more enjoyable. Loved the...
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TheSchwenkster
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
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: Group deal, nuke town
Cons: Crowded, field paint prices
Went with a group and were able to find a groupon. Played with the beginners through the day. Was excited about the upgrades as they were inexpensive and made the experience more enjoyable. Loved the courses. Lightening stopped play outside but the indoor speed ball course kept us occupied. It was extremely crowded but to be expected.

Only complaints were pricing for field paint and disorganization. This slowed down the day and thinned the crowd during the storm. A free pass was provided so we can return at a later date.

Overall, I would recommend this facility and will return in the future.
  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.
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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
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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...
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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.
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