Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT IS PAINTBALL?
The ultimate game of tag in natural forest surroundings. Two teams compete to “capture” each other’s flag in a strategic make-up of trees and structures. Players use air-propelled “paintguns” to mark and eliminate opponents with non-toxic paintballs.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I AM HIT WITH A PAINTBALL?
If the ball bounces off you or your equipment, it does not count. Keep on playing. If the ball breaks anywhere on you or your equipment, you are eliminated from that game. Return to staging and get ready for the next game. 12+ continuous 30 min. Jungle Ball games per day. Also, 5 Speedball and Hyperball courts available all day.
DOES IT HURT?
The referee staff at Paintball Jungle ensures that all the correct standards of the game are followed. Every paintgun is checked for velocity (Chronographed) before every game so that the paintballs are flying at less than 290 feet per second. At these speeds, the ball’s impact is more startling than painful, something like the quick sting of a fat rubber band. Every day, paintball at the Jungle is enjoyed by women and men, young and old alike, ages 10 and up. We also offer two levels of Low Impact paintball for ages 8+.
I’VE NEVER PLAYED BEFORE. WILL I BE “OUT- GUNNED”?
No experience is necessary. At Paintball Jungle special attention is given to beginner players, beginners’ games are offered, along with top-line rentals, to guarantee that a fun time is had by all. There are always smaller courts where just your group can play privately, no reservations required.
DO I NEED TO SHOW UP WITH A TEAM OR HAVE RESERVATIONS TO PLAY?
Paintball Jungle is open to the public every Saturday & Sunday, 8:30-4:00, year round & no reservations are needed. Come by yourself or with a group of friends. Teams will be divided so that they are evenly matched, while allowing players who want to play together to do so. Weekday games are available by reservation to groups of 15 or more. (See Private Groups for details.)
WHAT TIME SHOULD I ARRIVE?
The park opens at 8:30. A short orientation follows sign-in at 9:00. The players are then divided into teams and the first game begins. Late arriving players throughout the day are signed in and given orientation, then may join the next game to be started.
WHAT ABOUT FOOD?
There is a 30-minute lunch break at 12 noon (Speedball and Hyperball Courts remain open during lunch). Picnic tables are available in the parking/ staging area, and Riley’s Food Truck is on-site most days . Also, you may bring your own food or order delivery from Mountain Mike’s Pizza or Round Table Pizza. No alcohol. Please bring your own drinking water.
HOW MUCH WILL IT COST TO PLAY?
WHAT DO I WEAR?
Camouflage or dark-colored play clothes and sneakers that you don’t mind getting dirty. (Paintballs wash out.) Protective gear is provided at the field. A baseball cap or bandana is suggested. Camo coveralls/ jumpsuits are available for $12.
WHAT IS THE TERRAIN LIKE?
American Canyon Paintball Jungle is located in a lush Eucalyptus grove. Its 35 acres of playing fields include elaborate forts, bunkers, and teepee villages, as well as 5 speedball/ hyperball courts. Now in its 36th year, Paintball Jungle is ranked as Northern California’s finest paintball park.
WHO IS MAGIC CARPET BOB?
Resident Pro and 1991 World Paintball Champion, Magic Carpet Bob is the master architect of Paintball Jungle. He is dedicated to providing a positive environment and the very best paintball course, where safety and fun are paramount. He is also the founder of the San Francisco Hornets, the World’s largest recreational paintball team, with over 4000 members.
WHO ARE THE SAN FRANCISCO HORNETS?
Now in their 32nd year, the SF Hornets number over 4000 members from all walks of life. Anyone can apply for membership. It takes 3 months to get accepted. Acceptance into the Great Hive is not based on how well you can shoot, but on exhibiting positive sportsmanship in the game:
- How you handle yourself on the field
- How you treat your opponents
- How you react when it’s your turn to “bite the bullet”
“Once a Hornet, Always a Hornet!”
IS THERE A PRO-SHOP AT THE FIELD?
Yes, the Paintball Jungle Pro-Shop is also open every Sat. & Sun., 8:30-4, with excellent mechanics on duty for advice and repairs. It is a full-service paintball pro-shop, offering reliable equipment, including start-up packages, as well as a full range of accessories.