The Marines aren't generally known for their commitment to fun, except for Joker, who does this one hilarious bit about slamming Vincent D'Onofrio's balls with a bar of soap -- man did he cry! For less disturbing fun on a Marine base, check out The Paintball Park Camp Pendleton.
The brainchild of a paintball prodigy who fronted his first indoor facility (Sudden Impact) at 16, the just-opened Pendelton Park boasts six battlefields (plus four "tourney & practice fields") across 30 acres of defunct rodeo grounds just inside the San Luis Ray gate, all the reincarnation of an operation booted off its first locale to make way for an "IM water treatment plant" (is there anything Gchat can't do?!). Some of the most slaughter-ific fields include:
- Convoy: Flanked by stucco buildings, the field's littered with old military vehicles like a burned out Huey, Howitzer artillery, and two Deuce and a Halfs, so named for what America's enemies dropped in their pants when they saw them coming. Hoorah!
- Kong Island: Dotted with thatched huts, it's highlighted by towering statues of a T-Rex and King Kong, which provide so much cover, games may actually last as long as Peter Jackson's remake.
- Castle: Starting from opposite ends of the ramparts, teams'll storm a 6,000sqft arrow-slitted stronghold via four "siege points" -- also what young royalty could exchange at Medieval Chuck E. Cheeses for mad peasants.
With many more acres to play with, the boys plan to add a full BMX race course, and ultimately to "turn the facility into an extreme park", capable of letting even the most insane adrenaline junkies get their rocks 'nof.