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Please note: this review is for the 2002 season rather than the current season.

by cosmo after attending on Saturday, October 12, 2002 at about 2:30 p.m.

Fun Factor: Medium Fear Factor: Medium

Review

Signage / Visibility / Location

Easy to find using directions off of Hauntedwisconsin.com. When you get off the freeway, as you trun off of Hwy. 83 onto L, there are nice signs that lead you to the corn maze. They even had a huge lit up, flashing sign showing you where to make the turn. Nice to let us know that we were near the event.

Wait Area / Line Entertainment

We did the Corn Maze only, not the Hayride. They do have a store and 99 WMYX was there that night. The wait for the Corn Maze was about 20 min. Not too bad of a wait. There were quite a few people in line and at Stacy Farms in general. We arrived about 7:30p.m. However, there was nothing to do in line. We amused ourselfs by listening to the mayhem coming from the corn maze.

Length

I think it took us about 40 min. to do the entire maze. However, about 15 min. of that was waiting in the center for people to filter through. I'll explain below.

Actors' Performance

This was my first time to Stacy Farms, so I can't compare it to previous years. However, there were several things about this event that I thought I should point out. First, the Maze at night is not really a true maze, but more of a roped off path that you follow through the corn field and get scared. (I was kind of hoping for a free formed maze to get lost in.) I definetly thought they had a good amount of people to scare you. All throughout the path there were things happening. They made good use of effects & scares in a corn field and they didn't just limit it to people jumping out at you, they actually had lighting effects, music, and more. Even live wild animals! What really killed the entire event was when we made it about a third of the way through. There was a backup of people due to a trailer they herd you through with scares and effects. The backup of people outside the trailer caused a good 10-15 min. extra wait. After going through part of the maze and then having to wait again, it kills the atmosphere. There were some characters walking around, but at that point the maze started to become lame. I kind of see what they were trying to do with the effects, but it wasn't worth having to wait for, while in the maze.

Appropriate For

12+

Summary

Being my first time, I give Stacy Farms a lot of credit. They put a lot of effort into their maze. It's never the same the entire way through, and you have signs of wisdom and warnings to guide you along. Every part of the maze was a bit different, and the entire thing was very entertaining. At $9.00 a person for the maze, it seemed a bit high priced. Maybe $7.00 would be a little more reasonable for the amount of scares. However, you do get a free glow stick! Very entertaining, yet not as scary as we had hoped for. The haunts in
the maze were good, but the wait for the trailer in the middle really killed the mood.

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October 19th, 2019 5:15 a.m. CDT 1.27