Originally Posted by liquidfiretibby
old theme park.....nuff said
Back in the 90s there was a paintball tournament at a theme park. I want to say it was at Universal or Disney World? I just remember it being kind of an L shaped street scene kind of setting and was at some theme park.
Looked cool as hell.
Having played in abandoned housing and two story military barraks, any kind of location like you guys are discussion would rock.
AP Guy, I would talk to the mall's landlord and see what their plans are after they close it down. If they are going to tear it down, see what their timeframe is and if it might be possible for you to have a weekend of paintball there before they destroy it. Biggest issue though is going to be safety. Some things to consider:
Glass. Glass breaks and becomes very hazardous. Most store fronts have glass and thus the landlord may not be thrilled about someone possibly getting injured by broken glass.
Tile and paintball paint = slippery. If the floor of the mall isn't carpet, it's probably tile. When you get paint on tile it becomes extremely slippery and again, you can have injuries. Polished concrete can be the same way.
Multi-story malls. Here you would have to rope off stairs and escalators going to the upper floors. Low railings upstairs could lead to hazardous falls. Preventing access to this level would be important if your mall has multiple stories.
Insurance. You would probably have to get some sort of insurance rider to protect the landlord. Not cheap but not horribly expensive either. If you have enough people in your area that would be insterested in playing in the mall you might be able to pull it off.
Of course, you could possibly also approach the owners about playing there and if they are open to it contact a promoter like Viper and see if he would be interested in putting on a game there. I think he'd get a huge turnout for a two day scenario game in an abandoned mall.