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Please note: this review is for the 2004 season rather than the current season.

Haunted Cornfield at Meadowbrook Pumpkin Farm

by Eclypse01 after attending on Saturday, October 9, 2004 at about 4:30 p.m.

Fun Factor: High Fear Factor: Medium

Review

Signage / Visibility / Location

The directions were good. It was really dark and kind of hard to see. We ended up passing the road that the pumpkin farm was on, but it was no big deal. We were watching for the road signs and saw it as we passed, so we just simply turned around. There was a big pumpkin sign outside the haunt on the right side of the road. It was a little weird driving up the driveway to the place because in order to get to the parking area in the way back, you needed to drive past the ticket area and wait for all the lines of people to move so you could drive through to find the people helping park the cars. The parking wasn't very structured either. A few cars ended up parking people in while we were there. The workers did however make an effort to find the drivers of the cars.

Wait Area / Line Entertainment

The wait area was outside, along a barn and bunny pen. That was probably the most entertainment, watching the bunnies hop around. There was one guy that walked around in costume, but he wasn't scary. In fact, I don't even know what he was supposed to be!!! Some sort of deranged police officer or something from years ago?!?! There was a vending area and halloween store with pumpkins and gourds to buy. There was also a large bonfire. My biggest complaint was that the tickets, food, and store were one building with only one person at the register. This took FOREVER. I don't understand why they don't split up the store/food and the tickets!?!? People were waiting in line forever to buy the stuff!!! It was very irritating.

Length

This was the worst part! We ended up waiting in line to buy tickets for over 45 minutes, close to an hour. Then the line for the corn maze was over 2 and a half hours long. They did have a bonfire that you could wait by, but unless you had enough members in your group to have some wait in line while others went by the fire, you weren't able to go over by the fire (w/o losing your place in line). The line moved very slowly. We didn't get into the corn maze until after midnight sometime. The corn maze took a good 35-40 minutes to walk through.

Actors' Performance

The actors were really into their roles, which made the corn maze fun. They were very energetic and were able to catch us off guard. It was also cool because the corn stalks were over 6 ft. tall in most areas and the path through the corn was only wide enough to make your group walk in single file line (This was scarier because you couldn't huddle together and were right next to the stalks!) There could have been a few more live actors, but the props were awesome. It kept you guessing as to which were real actors and which were just props!!!! Good job guys. It looked like a lot of hard work was put into the maze...that makes it even more fun to experience!

Appropriate For

11+

Summary

Dress warm...it gets very cold at night and you will thank yourself for packing extra clothes! You will wait a while to get in, but it is nice to see the hard work put into the haunt. We also talked to a worker and he said that they usually only get about 30 people stopping there in the first hour or two and then they are suddenly hit with 200 people showing up!!! GET THERE EARLY. You will not want to wait in line that long.

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October 15th, 2019 2:20 a.m. CDT 1.27