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Orbital Paintball
1 mile North of CR579 on Highway301
Thonotosassa, FL 33592

Phone: (813) 789-8159
Great field with an airball, speedball and a huge wooded area to play. 10 bucks for field fee and 10 bucks for all day air. BYOP or they have cases for around 40 bucks.
Year Established: Unknown
Average Rating:
  • Currently 4.4/5 stars.
Reviews: 25
Rating Summary:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
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  • Currently 4/5 stars.
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Orbital Paintball Reviews
Orbital Paintball I have been playing at orbital for some time now. Myself and about a group of 10 to 15 others regularly play here and always have a great time. This field is in an area where about 4 other fields...
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brandonm1691
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Played here: 6+ 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: Nice staff, 4500PSI fills good variety of fields
Cons: Limited staging area, field structures worn out
I have been playing at orbital for some time now. Myself and about a group of 10 to 15 others regularly play here and always have a great time. This field is in an area where about 4 other fields can be reached with relatively the same amount of drive time, so it is important to know that we continue to choose this field over the others.

STAFF - Orbital is operated by a great staff who seem to generally care about the sport. The guys manning the "office" so to say, are very friendly and quick to answer any questions you may have about their field or the sport in general. They are also really good guys all around. I cant say how many times one of our players has had a tank burst disk go or an o-ring destroyed that they wouldnt fix for you on the spot or let u use something of theirs in the meantime. They are also VERY fair when it comes to prices on accessaries that they sell on site. They've even price matched a few things for us before and to me thats awesome. The Refs that they have at orbital are usually really relaxed guys that just want everyone to have a great time. I have actually never experienced a bad ref at orbital. They pay attention to the games and don't miss a thing. Even had one or two join in a few games some times (after they made sure it was ok with the group-which for our team it always is) just to spice things up.

WHATS AVAILABLE AT THE FIELD- Orbital obviously offers some accessaries for multiple gun types and even sells a few different types of markers and other paintball gear. They fill CO2 as well as HPA and fill upto 4500PSI HPA which is great for those of us trying to get the most out of our tanks. They currently added a food vendor who sells Hotdogs with all different types of toppings and hot fries and other things as well. Its not a full kitchen but this is paintball, not dinner theater. They also offer to bring in pizzas from the local hungry howies at a fair price. They supply paint, at 40 dollars a case, its generic paint but owns up to the price tag, It holds up to abuse and breaks on most hits, all in all the paint is priced fairly. Orbital also allows you to bring your own paint so long as your not using their guns for obvious reasons.

PRICES - The current rate at orbital is 25 dollars per person. This includes ALL DAY play, unlike some fields which make you pay for half day segments. The field fee also includes 500 rounds to every player and if you do not own your own gear, it will also cover rentals on Masks, Guns, Tanks, and all day CO2 and HPA refills. Other fields offer lower field fees but usually make you pay extra for all day tank fills or rentals which will even out your costs with orbital. This all in one price is great for those that do not own their own stuff and is still reasonable for those of us that do. Even thos i already covered paint prices above ill restate it again. They charge 40 dollars per case of 2000rnds. The paint is decent paint and fires well for generic paint, and more times than not will break on impact. They do let you bring your own paint for you OWN guns, so if you want to run 50-60 dollar paint through your gun your welcome to do so. It would be nice if they eventually started to offer higher quality paint as an alternative to what they currently use but it is not something that would drive me to go somewhere else.

FIELDS - Orbital offers a number of field types, One Large speedball court with all the expected bunkers and obstacles. A large Hyperball court with a Lot of inflated barriers centered around a huge "X" shaped inflatable on its side. They have a "small" woods field that has a number of barrels and bunkers and elevated terrain to hide behind, two small house structures, trails etc. Then there is the "big" woods field where games like capture the flag, hold the flag, and other games can be played. This field is really large and offers plenty of trails, structures to bunker by and elevated terrain like dunes to use to your advantage. Then there is the "castle". This is probably my favorite, this field is for assault and defensive games. On one side there are strucures like a two story tower, and other walls and barrels that can be used for cover while approaching the castle, and on the other, well the other is the castle. A two story structure that goes all the way around to complete a full circle, offering two sentry towers and only 3 entrances to defend. There are multiple windows to lay cover fire through while also acting as a weak point in the castle that the assaulting team can use to hit targets.

The fields are all fun and offer every type of obstacle you could like to see. they even have another field no longer in play that i was told may be brought back into use soon. This would be great for Orbital and add a lot more fun for those that come back regularly.

since this is a review there are also cons that need to be stated. This goes with all fields obviously but it is something i know i would like to see some attention going into. The structures made from wood are starting to become weathered, IE the castle, and other barricades. I cant begin to imagine how expensive it would be to reconstruct some of these buildings but Im sure it would eventually pay for itself down the road, some structures are beginning to lose there defensive properties and usability, especially the second story of the castle. Personally myself and a few members of the SILENTSTRIKE Paintball league would be more than happy to lend a hand in rebuilding some of these structures as it would payoff for us in the end to see these restored. This is probably the only real CON i have to list about the field.

As far as staging areas go, Orbital actually offers alot of it, there are PLENTY of covered benches and tables, but when it gets really busy, its nice to have a large truck with a open bed to use bc finding a table is unlikely after 11am.

Overall this field is very nice, offers plenty of variety and has a great staff, Prices are completely reasonable and fair for everyone and your bound to have a great time there.
I suggest this field to anyone who has never been there before, and to those who have and had a poor experience, call them up, tell that what happened, and give them another try, you wont be disappointed.

To everyone reading this, Go out and enjoy some paintball!!
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Orbital Paintball The field is just an all-around disaster. When I got there the nets were half as tall as they should have been, I got break on the hood of my car. Safety is not enforced at all at the field, people...
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Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Tampa, FL
Played here: Once
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 1.3/5 stars.
Customer service:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Quality of fields:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Fun / Experience:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Recommend to others: No
Pros: um...
Cons: Run poorly
The field is just an all-around disaster. When I got there the nets were half as tall as they should have been, I got break on the hood of my car.
Safety is not enforced at all at the field, people taking their masks off during the game, most of the people walked out of the staging area without their barrel covers on. All during this, the refs didn't seem to really give a damn.
After paying $25 to get in, I went around for a fill, and I only got just under 3,000psi. But was told "the machine was still pressurizing it. Evidently I was outright lied to because by the end of the day I was getting under 2k fills, and they way they have the air fills setup is just ate up, the hose is strapped to the edge of the counter so if you have a thick tank you're S.O.L.
Going out onto the field the teams were divided amongst groups so you had an overwhelming number of newbies against the same number of experienced players. The game was completely one sided, but they never bothered to try and fix the problem.
I know why it's a byop field, the field paint sucked, we took turns trying to break the field paint with out hands and the paint just bent. It was thick, dimpled and mailable, so the stuff never broke. My first case was my own, so we had good paint for most of the day.
The wiping was horrible, and no one had given the first-timers any sort of safety lecture, so when people did get shot they didn't know when they were out so they just played on, it got to the point where it was just painball. Even the owner went to play, he joined one of the games, I hit him right on the hopper, broke bright pink, he ducked in and came back out and it was clean. THE OWNER OF THE FIELD WIPED PAINT!
There was a dispute on the field over what was in bounds, the ref didn't have the common sense to make a call on the field and so what would have been a quick call by the ref of in or out became a shouting match as the ref just watched. They refused to do paintchecks if you had any amount of paint coming at you.

The field owner let his field go to crap, the refs don't care, it's unsafe and a ripoff. I will never be visiting that field again and hope no one else will either.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Orbital Paintball Refs where nice and honest. But the fields could be better
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Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Fl
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Played here: Once
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 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: Equally divided teams, nice refs
Cons: Fields were a little, "ghetto"
Refs where nice and honest. But the fields could be better
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Orbital Paintball I have been paintballing here a few times and each time I have a blast along with my friends that come with me. We always do a private party and usually come on a week day when no one else is there...
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Join Date: Dec 2008
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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: lots of fields
Cons: pricey
I have been paintballing here a few times and each time I have a blast along with my friends that come with me. We always do a private party and usually come on a week day when no one else is there so it feels like we have the place to ourselves. The fields are always clean and as of right now they are rebuilding the castle/fort which looks like its going to be awesome. The price is very reasonable and if you get a group of 10 or more you get an even better price. They don't charge by the hour but by the day so you can have fun for as long as they open. Highly recommend
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Orbital Paintball Orbital is an amazing place with decent amount of fields that are decently sized. Refs need to enforce safety more due to the fact of no barrel socks on out side of the net and masks being taken...
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Join Date: May 2014
Location: Tampa
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chandlerS11 plays in the APPA D5 division
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Played here: 6+ 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: PSP field, Perfect fields for pump play
Cons: Refs could enforce safety more
Orbital is an amazing place with decent amount of fields that are decently sized.

Refs need to enforce safety more due to the fact of no barrel socks on out side of the net and masks being taken off when the games are active.

Overall great place to go play for fun and have a great time
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Orbital Paintball Great field. The best about the field is the atmosphere. Staff and local players a very friendly. There was even one time a friends gun was not working and a local player fixed his gun on the spot...
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Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Tampa, Florida
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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: Atmosphere; staff; local players; friendly
Cons: Speedball field; do not clean bunkers
Great field. The best about the field is the atmosphere. Staff and local players a very friendly. There was even one time a friends gun was not working and a local player fixed his gun on the spot for free. Fields are great, but they do not clean the bunkers. Speedball field is not present but this field really caters towards woods ball players.
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Orbital Paintball Amazing place! Pros: a lot of people go. And the fields are huge! 2 story for the size of a house Cons: not a lot of tables Be careful driving! Me and my friends watch people scrape there...
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Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: 🌴FLA🌴
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Played here: 2-5 times
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 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. Huge fields and are big enough
Cons: Not enough tables. Because full driving a low car
Amazing place!

Pros: a lot of people go. And the fields are huge!
2 story for the size of a house

Cons: not a lot of tables
Be careful driving! Me and my friends watch people scrape there car/front bumper all the time. Drive slow and you'll be good.
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Orbital Paintball I have been playing at Orbital for about five years and I have a great time every time! They have great field fields with lots of bunkers and props. Thier fields include a large hyperball field which...
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fibergman
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: riverview fla
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 staff
Cons:
I have been playing at Orbital for about five years and I have a great time every time! They have great field fields with lots of bunkers and props. Thier fields include a large hyperball field which we usually play on first to get the juices flowing. They also have a large and small woods ball field plus a large field with a castle. Most of the time there are players with a large variety of skill levels. The refs do an excellent job of keeping the teams even matched. I would recommend this field to everyone who would love to have an awesome paintball experience.
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Orbital Paintball Fun place to play especially for woodsball. Friendly staff. Staging area is alright only have tables with tents no gun stands...
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Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Wisconsin
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Played here: Once
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 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: Fun variety of fields
Cons: not best staging area...
Fun place to play especially for woodsball. Friendly staff. Staging area is alright only have tables with tents no gun stands...
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Orbital Paintball Orbital is a great place if you love woodsball and hyperball. It is also good if you are just getting into airball. The tournament scene at orbital has died down a bit so the competition wont be too...
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Join Date: Jun 2005
gangstarr plays in the PSP
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: good for beginners
Cons: not much competition
Orbital is a great place if you love woodsball and hyperball. It is also good if you are just getting into airball. The tournament scene at orbital has died down a bit so the competition wont be too high for you.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 0/5 stars.
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