WHAT IS OKLAHOMA D-DAY?
WHAT IS OKLAHOMA D-DAY?
Oklahoma D-Day is a week long scenario paintball event and THE LARGEST PAINTBALL EVENT IN THE WORLD. The event takes place during the second week of June every year in Wyandotte, Oklahoma and draws as much as 4,000 players. The event is a week long, and is played over 600 acres of field.
Oklahoma D-Day annually gathers thousands of players and attendees from across the world to partake in a massive paintball battle across a 600 acre field, all to serve and commemorate the sacrifices made by the nations of the world during the WW2 Normandy Invasion on June 6th, 1944.
The D-Day week typically features:
- Daily Mini-Scenario Games
- Nightly Speedball Games
- Traditional/RV Camping
- Numerous Food and Paintball Vendors
- Numerous Player Parties and Mixers
- A Costume Contest
- An Obstacle Course
- Helicopter Rides/Arial Paintball Gunnery
- REAL Military Tank and Vehicle Rides
- Dozens of Replica Paintball Tanks/Planes
- Paintball Bazookas/Heavy Weapons
- Karaoke and Music
- Thousands of Dollars worth of Prizes and Giveaways
- And Much More
It’s nearly impossible to fully explain what Oklahoma D-Day is, the D-Day atmosphere is something that must be experienced. We promise if you make it out here and try enjoy everything there is to offer, you’ll want to come back year after year.
WHAT DO I HAVE TO KNOW?
Oklahoma D-Day typically takes place during the second week June at D-Day Adventure Park in Wyandotte, Oklahoma. The event is a week long but you may attend however many days you wish.
It is highly recommended however that you be on site the Friday before the big Saturday game in order to square away air, paint, and orientation.
Primitive camping and different types of RV camping are available as well as nearby hotels, these topics will be addressed under the “Camping” and “Hotels” sections below
Some important things to note:
- Oklahoma Summers are EXTREMELY hot. It is suggested that you bring a hydropack/camelback to the event. It is suggested you purchase these before-hand as area stores often run out due to their high demand during the week. (Most units will not allow you to enter the field without a hydration pack! It is an absolute must! Hydrate!)
- The terrain of D-Day Adventure Park is extremely varied and very rocky. It is highly advised that you wear COMBAT BOOTS, HIKING BOOTS, or some kind of ANKLE SUPPORTING SHOES during the game. There are many “ankle eating” holes scattered across the 600 acre field. Knee-pads are also encouraged depending on the area of play your unit is assigned.
- The event is FIELD PAINT ONLY as well as a COMPRESSED AIR ONLY event. The Oklahoma heat makes traditional CO2 tanks very unstable and can cause markers to shoot very “hot”. All tanks must be in hydro and anyone found shooting non-field paint will be ejected from the playing field and possibly banned from the event. We take HONOR and SAFETY very seriously. Three strikes and YOU ARE OUT.
Oklahoma D-Day, like many paintball events, uses a “tiered” registration system. This means, that the earlier you register, the better!
If you intend on registering a tank for Oklahoma D-Day, you must fill out and submit the tank application above as well as PRE REGISTER your tank in order to be eligible for the paint discounts offered by D-Day to tankers.
EARLY BIRDAVAILABLE UNTIL APRIL 1
REGULAR TICKETMONTH OF APRIL
GETTING CLOSERMONTH OF MAY
SLOW POKEJUNE 1 - JUNE 9
It is highly suggested you PRE-REGISTER as walk-on players will pay considerably more.
NOTE: MANY PEOPLE WHO CANNOT ATTEND SELL THEIR TICKETS USING THE OKLAHOMA D-DAY FACEBOOK PAGE FOR CHEAP. UNITS AND NAMES CAN BE CHANGED BY THE STAFF AFTER THE TRADE IS MADE.
One of the first things you should do is find your unit’s camping site and check in with your unit’s officers. They are around to help new players have a good time at Oklahoma D-Day. A camping map will be listed under either of the “Units” tabs.
For additional information, see the Official Oklahoma D-Day Rules
After you register and arrive at the field:
- Purchase your paint tickets from the Paint Window at the Registration Building
- Pick up your paint at the air-conditioned building right behind the Registration Building
- Bring your Marker, Mask, and some Paint to the D-Day Cafe (Bring your ticket printed out, on your phone, or ask to have it looked up on the computer)
- In the Cafe you will fill out a liability waiver (or print it out and bring it with you, which is a MUST for someone under 18 coming alone without a parent)
- After you check in you will receive facility armband and your player’s card, which must be worn to get on the field and play
- After getting your player card you will sit and watch the D-Day orientation video, after-which it will be hole punched to verify that you’ve been through orientation
- After orientation, you will proceed outside the Cafe to chrono your marker, where a referee will monitor your shooting velocity and punch your player card once approved
CAMPING/RV, HOTELS, ATTRACTIONS
Dry camping spots are available at no additional cost to any registered player!
When you arrive at Oklahoma D-Day, one of the first things you should do is pick up a copy of the “Stars and Stripes” from registration and find your unit’s camping site. There you will find the other players of your units and you should attempt to find the acting officers of your unit, who will help you with anything you need.
Please read and understand the camping section of the Oklahoma D-Day Official Rules.
Here’s the D-Day Campground Map.
BATHROOM & SHOWER FACILITIES
The D-Day field also features Ice sold ON-SITE DAILY.
LOOKING FOR OTHER THINGS TO DO AND EAT?
There are also numerous restaurants nearby, including a Dairy Queen, Sonic, and a number of Casinos.
Some nearby activities include:
Joplin, Mo Northpark Mall
Nearby Safari/Petting Zoo
Indigo Sky Casino and Resort
Numerous Other Casinos
Nearby City Pools
Note: Most nearby Casinos offer freeplay to first time customers!
Numerous RV camping sites are available on site. Sites have water and sewer and come in 30 or 50 AMP hookups. The rates are listed on eventbrite. You purchase these when you register for the event.
30 AMP RV SPOTS
30 Amp sites come with water and electricity.
50 AMP RV SPOTS
The OFFICIAL HOTEL SPONSOR of Oklahoma D-Day is Indigo Sky Casino, conveniently located less than 10 minutes from the field.
The Booneslick Lodge in Neosho, Mo, regularly offers D-Day discounts!
THE GAME, COMPLETE RULES, FIELD
THE SATURDAY GAME
The “Big Game” of Oklahoma D-Day takes place on Saturday during the D-Day week. This game is the main event of Oklahoma D-Day, so one could say this game IS Oklahoma D-Day. Here’s the D-Day week schedule with information and times on the game. Some features of the game include:
- Command and Army structure for both armies
- Dozens of replica tanks, aircraft, heavy weapons, and bazookas for each army
- 600 acres of playable field
- 8 hours of non-stop game time
- Mock cities, destroyed vehicles, crashed planes, and more
- Scored objectives
WHAT TO EXPECT
It is highly suggested you be on site no later than the Friday prior to the big game in order to purchase paint, get air, chronograph, link up with your unit, and go through orientation. If on site in the morning before the big game here’s what to expect. You will meet with your unit in their camp grounds or at the muster area. If you are a part of an airborne unit it is crucial you be EARLY as airborne prepositions before other units on the field. Trucks will take you to the starting areas designated for your units by the command staff of each army. Some units, such as the 352nd and 1st Infantry Division choose to walk onto the field. Units in Caen and on Sword Beach will most likely walk on as well as their objectives are close to camp. There will be AIR and WATER at numerous Dead Zones throughout the playing field. At game on you will fight with your unit to take the objectives for your side. Oklahoma D-Day uses a time-table scoring system, meaning, that some objectives “score” before others or have to be taken before others become available. For example, crucial bridges must be taken by Allied forces before Allied tanks are allowed to leave the beaches. The coastal guns on the beaches are also scored and for every half-hour Axis forces hold the emplacements, they receive a number of points. Cities, villages, airfields, causeways, and specific buildings/areas are also scored throughout the day. Tanks, Planes, and Heavy Weapons can only be knocked out by “Bazookas” or “Tubes”, which are replica rocket launchers that shoot a color of paint specific to AT operations. Tubes may also knock out certain buildings, bunkers, and case-mates throughout the day. Re-spawns for each side vary, but they often average in 10-20 minute intervals. Smoke grenades are allowed as long as they are “cold smoke” only, and will also be sold on site. Paint grenades are allowed, both home-made and official, and must be filled with NON STAINING paint. Typically blue. Paint “flame throwers” are allowed, but must be filled with NON STAINING paint. Typically blue. For complete rules and a field map see below.
OFFICIAL RULES – TANK, PLANE, AT RULES
Official Field Map The field is designed to represent the actual features of Normandy France including villages, towns, bridges, beaches, and more.
The Units of Oklahoma D-Day are very diverse and you’re bound to find one to fit your playstyle. Units make up the armies of Oklahoma D-Day and are named to represent the actual Allied and German units that were present during the real D-Day invasions. Typically, if staying on site and not in an RV, you camp with your units in their camp grounds. Units at Oklahoma D-Day are well organized and filled with long time D-Day players who wish for their players to have a good time. Typically units have events throughout the week including parties, ceremonies, and games. You’ll want to get to know the people of your unit as they will be fighting beside you during mini-games and on the Saturday game. The Allied and German armies have a command structure and rank system but those serve nothing but to help organize the game and keep people safe. Ranks are simply there to designate a person who knows what they’re doing at D-Day and signifies someone you can approach to ask questions or get information from. We’re fake soldiers in a fake army, all here to have a fun time.
OKLAHOMA D-DAY CONTACT!
Address: 66800 E 175 Rd, Wyandotte, OK 74370
Phone: (918) 666-3411