We got to the haunt in the same time the directions said. Once we arrived we could easily spot the haunt. There were quite a few people there for a night that was below freezing at times and because it was so late. However, this did not suprise me, because I have gone every year for the past five and it is always has tons of people in attendance. Once we got there we got in line and quickly got our wristbands. We then looked around and saw some great decorations, the store, and concessions. We headed toward the bonfire to listen to the creepy ghost stories being told. We waited only about 15 min. Then we got in line, the wait in line was another 15 min, but you have cute farm animals to visit with while in line. Then we were let in. You are immeadiately met by a creepy surrounding that is very dark and full of cobwebs. You follow a path that flows through the corn. You come into contact with a lot of strobing lights that make your whole body feel like you are walking sideways and completely disorientates you. Intermeadiately, you come across several animatronics and or live actors in the corn. You will also visit several scenes that are extremely elaborative. I love the pirate ship and the clown areas-really keeps you on your toes. We made quite a few screams and even more jumps from the frights. This place is always great and I highly recommend it.
Go now or as soon as you can!
Signage / Visibility / Location
If you follow the directions provided by the website or my google or yahoo maps. It is very easy. There are large signs and as soon as you are close you can see all the pumpkins and the bonfire!
Wait Area / Line Entertainment
Very organized. They have lines running to buy tickets. Once you get your tickets you are encouraged to look around at the props and pumpkins or even stop in the store. After you have taken in the scenes, you can go sit by a super warm bonfire that has a storyteller, who tells spooky ghost stories.
They were amazing. It was late into a very cold night and I felt that they really had it together. They were funny, scary, and on their marks.
Sets Scenes / Props / FX
I go to Meadowbook every year and each year they never cease to top themselves. Not only do they put a lot of hard work and love into their haunt, it shows through the entire time from beginning to end. They have the best animatronics in the area-some are of such quality, I would guess they get their props from the same places hollywood movies do! Great scenes and I love the fact that even though it is in a cold, sometimes wet, cornfield, they are still able to make all the props run, including the motion and weight sensored kinds.
This is one of those haunts that does not let you down. You have an easy 45 min to an hour once you enter the maze to enjoy all of the wonder that surrounds you.
Once again, crowd control is great due to the lines set up and the fact that they have a number calling system which tells you when you can enter the maze. This counter is located near the bonfire. However, one cavet I would add is that for a night that had freezing temps and rain for several days before hand, it was a little less busy than I have seen it in past visits so the crowd was easier to control. However, I have also been there when it was extremely busy and have never had a concern.
Most Memorable Moment
My favorite moment was when my group was just completely mezmerized by one of the new animatronic figures that moves, makes noises, and is just incredible. I don't want to give it away but once you see it you will know.
Overall, I think this a great haunt. I love going each and every year, knowing that I am going to be impressed all over again. You want to go the Meadowbrook corn maze, don't miss out!