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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: 116
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 1/5 stars.
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Paintball Explosion Park Reviews
Paintball Explosion Park I've been here 3 times since they have opened and have had nothing but great times. Great staff that has helped me and my buddies out many times. The fields are great, and they are working to...
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trance34
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Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: IL
trance34 plays in the PSP
trance34 plays in the APPA D5 division
Played here: 2-5 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: Great fields, great staff, great poeple all around
Cons: None at this time
I've been here 3 times since they have opened and have had nothing but great times. Great staff that has helped me and my buddies out many times. The fields are great, and they are working to constantly improve.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Paintball Explosion Park I have been to this field multiple times and have to say that I really enjoy it. My favorite thing about the field is the that they have 8 different fields to play on including indoor and outdoor...
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Whitelynx436
 
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Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Illinois
Whitelynx436 owns a Planet Eclipse Ego
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: really close, there is always an open play game
Cons: no outside food or water, no drinking fountains
I have been to this field multiple times and have to say that I really enjoy it. My favorite thing about the field is the that they have 8 different fields to play on including indoor and outdoor speedball, the indoor speedball field is really nice for when it is incredibly hot outside. They also have an indoor staging area that is air conditioned for when the weather is hot and muggy outside. The refs are really nice as well, even though I have only gone a couple of times one of the refs still remembers me and he asked how I was doing and overall he was really nice. TJ, the field owner, is amazing, he is probably the nicest field owner I have ever met, when my friend's gun was not working right and the gun tech couldn't fix it, TJ stepped in and gave my friend a free rental gun to use for the day, and he didn't just give him the basic gun package which was a Custom 98, he set him up with an X7 Phenom which was the highest rental package you could get. TJ also gave me two entry tickets to the field because it took a week and a half longer for my tank to get back from being hydrotested, from these two events I can tell that he really cares about customer satisfaction. I also see him occasionally walking around and talking with the players and also participating in actual games. Overall I would have to say that this field is the best field in Illinois because of all of the things listed above but also because it is constantly being improved on and things are being added and upgraded.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Paintball Explosion Park I went to this field with my GF for a PBNation day. What struck me when I got there was the number and quality of fields. Some still need a bit of work as of 6/5/2011, but it's a relatively new...
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Wild Huntsman
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Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Rock Island/Grayslake IL
Wild Huntsman owns a Planet Eclipse Etek
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Wild Huntsman is an NCPA player
Wild Huntsman plays in the APPA D5 division
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: Awesome refs, great fields, cool players
Cons: a bit pricey (read below)
I went to this field with my GF for a PBNation day. What struck me when I got there was the number and quality of fields. Some still need a bit of work as of 6/5/2011, but it's a relatively new field. The bathrooms in the main part of the field were immaculate when we were there, and there are other bathrooms near some of the further fields. Refs were fair and let players run the games--they did what refs should do, and moderated the rec play. GF is relatively new, she had a great time and was saying she'd love to go back. The urban style of play was one of the big draws for us; unlike some other fields which are just/mostly woods, this is actually worth the cost (unless you have a small village of buildings in your back yard you can use). I had high expectations for this place (mainly because of the pricing), and they were all exceeded.

Players were all pretty cool, and the field owner seperated the new players from the experienced people. My group played one set of games with new players and were asked by the refs to bump up to the next level, which was all good and fair as he politely let us know, gave us reasons, and when it messed up our rotation of games he gave us a ref to run a game with just our group on a course that wasn't being used.

The only con is that paint is a bit pricey at 85$ a case. I only shot through 1000 or 1,200 rounds the entire 7 hours I was there, however. The price of the paint does mean that people shoot less paint, so less blind firing and suppressive fire==more fun.

I would recommend this to anyone who can have fun shooting less paint and can play cool. Our day was actually a mix of adrenal rush and relaxation (we didn't go out for every game the 7 hours we were there). I'm psyched to go back again sometime soon.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Paintball Explosion Park The staff here are a great set of people. They answered all of my questions very quickly and were even nice enough to offer cheaper alternatives when I was looking to buy something.
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Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Glenview, IL
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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 4/5 stars.
Recommend to others: Yes
Pros: Amazing staff
Cons: Kinda expensive
The staff here are a great set of people. They answered all of my questions very quickly and were even nice enough to offer cheaper alternatives when I was looking to buy something.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Paintball Explosion Park Paintball Explosion is, by far, my favorite local paintball field. I visit Paintball Explosion every week, sometimes multiple times a week, because of their multiple air refill stations (3000psi,...
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kgarlic88
 
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Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Lombard, 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: Field Selection, Air Refill Station(s), Shop
Cons: Referees
Paintball Explosion is, by far, my favorite local paintball field. I visit Paintball Explosion every week, sometimes multiple times a week, because of their multiple air refill stations (3000psi, 4500psi and Co2), large field selection (offering a total of 9 fields that include indoor/outdoor speed ball, woods ball fields, and professionally setup scenario fields that include that really cool props) and their selection of rentals (Tippmann 98 customs, Tippmann A5s, Tipmann X7s, Tippmann Crossovers and Plant Eclipse Ethas).

There are only two main drawbacks about Paintball Explosion. Keep in mind, there Con's really don't keep me from going to PBE every week because the Pro's outweigh the Con's by far.
1. A majority of the referees are unbelievably horrendous and rude. To be completely honest, a majority of them are kids that really don't do their jobs. Some of the refs are really great and most weeks I attend PBE hoping to come in counter with them, but a majority of them don't watch the games they are refereeing and spend a majority of their time goofing off.
2. The prices. I am very conservative and paint balling can be very expensive, which is why when I shop for Paintball equipment I don't choose PBE because their prices at set at retail price and they don't offer competitive pricing. Many paintball shops offer discounts when purchasing multiple items or when you're a regular, like me, but PBE does not. Also, keep in mind a case of their regular field paint is $85.00/case which is competitive with their "rival" CPX but not competitive with other paintball fields in the area.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Paintball Explosion Park This is an awsome place! Many great fields, but the best part is the Staff REALLY understands customer service. On a spring break trip from Wisconsin, we ended up playing here 2 days in a row...
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madisontadpole
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Played here: 2-5 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: Great fields, GREAT staff
Cons:
This is an awsome place! Many great fields, but the best part is the Staff REALLY understands customer service. On a spring break trip from Wisconsin, we ended up playing here 2 days in a row Saturday and Sunday. The staff was cheerful, helpful, and were really concerned that we were having a good time. They take good care to give new-comers a chance to have beginner games, and let experienced players go out and let it rip. The Ref's were super nice and seemed to really care about calling fair games and keeping everyone safe. My only concern is that they are able to keep up with their success. As it got later in the day, the fields got too crowded. I spoke with the manager about it, and he said as a relatively new park, they are still trying to figure a few things out. I believe him and will for sure back, next time, with a carload of kids and their friends. a few hints....Bring a lock, they have lockers available. Don't try to skip the safety video, they won't let you play unless you do. (yes, they check) Get there before 8:30 and be ready to play by 9:00. The crowds really start rolling in about 11:00. This is a great place with a great environment. I can't wait to go back.
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  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Paintball Explosion Park great place to play rain or shine, i have played here multiple times with no complaints! awesome selection of products and paint along with plenty of staff to help anyone in need of it. they also...
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Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Midwest
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: too many to list
Cons: it would be sweet to see a larger outdoor field
great place to play rain or shine, i have played here multiple times with no complaints! awesome selection of products and paint along with plenty of staff to help anyone in need of it. they also have a bar...
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Paintball Explosion Park The field is great, I personally know a lot of the staff and they are very friendly towards newer players, they enforce safety laws well, and the fields are great! Go play there!
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MZinCamo
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Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Illinois
MZinCamo plays in the PSP
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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: Great field layouts, amazing owners and staff!
Cons: On really crowded days they get a bit shakey.
The field is great, I personally know a lot of the staff and they are very friendly towards newer players, they enforce safety laws well, and the fields are great!

Go play there!
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  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Paintball Explosion Park This is the best park ever and i really like it and u will 2
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oneshotjohn
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Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Barrington hills, il
oneshotjohn is playing at Living Legends V
oneshotjohn owns a Planet Eclipse Geo
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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: Great field and location
Cons: lots of people
This is the best park ever and i really like it and u will 2
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Paintball Explosion Park Great environment and a lot of good teams to grind with
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proto1879
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Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: *MW*
proto1879 plays in the PSP
proto1879 plays in the APPA D4 division
Played here: 2-5 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: everyting
Cons:
Great environment and a lot of good teams to grind with
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
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