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Please note: this review is for the 2010 season rather than the current season.

Haunted Cornfield at Meadowbrook Pumpkin Farm

by spookshow babe (Newbie Review Crew Member) after attending on Friday, October 1, 2010 at about 3:30 p.m.

Fun Factor: High Fear Factor: Low

Review


One of my favorite haunted corn mazes is The Meadowbrook Haunted Cornfield, because other than the monsters waiting to frighten you in the maze, they offer such a great Halloween atmosphere as well. They offer many different fun and spooky things to do for both kids and adults, day and night.



I attended the farm in the evening, but during the day you can also take a walk through there haunted corn maze for those looking for a little less scares. At night, the corn maze becomes more frightening with more actors ready to jump out at you! During the day they have hay rides, an animal park/petting zoo, over 27 different varieties of pumpkins to chose from in the pumpkin patch, food and beverages while you wait to enter the maze and they do a very good job of creating a fun Halloween atmosphere with Halloween decorations set up around the farm.



The thing I enjoyed the most was the large bonfire they had for those waiting to enter the maze. One of the actors was telling ghost stories by the fire about how the land was really haunted and all the creepy things that had happened to him growing up on the farm. It was such a fun way to start the evening and stay warm while we waited.



Once we made our way into the maze, which was ¾ of a mile of trails through very tall and dense corn stalks, it was clear to me that it was going to be an exciting and creepy adventure. The props are some of the best ones I have seen in a haunt. They were original and did not look like the props you could easily buy from a Halloween store. They did a good job of using fog and strobe lights in some areas of the maze which could be a little disorienting at times and added to the fear of feeling lost in the maze. They used great animatronics in between actors to startle you and keep you on your toes, sometimes it was hard to tell if the shadow ahead was a person ready to chase you or a prop which kept the suspense high. I liked how there were areas throughout the maze with a theme, whether it was Pirates, Aliens, Ghosts or Werewolf's, it was fun to look at the detailed sets.



The wind blowing through the cornstalks kept me feeling as though someone was walking behind me and sometimes a monster was, which was always unexpected and frightening! The last room was probably my favorite because it was the scariest, I don't want to give anything away so I am not going to specify why, but trust me, just when you think you are in the clear, they throw in a little extra scare for you that you wont be ready for!

Signage / Visibility / Location


The location again is easy if you follow map quest directions. There will be a sign on the corner of the street you need to turn on to find it. The sign is not lit, so watch for it, there is a gas station on the other corner of the street.

Wait Area / Line Entertainment


The wait was not bad, they have plenty to do to keep you entertained while you wait. There was a large bonfire to keep us warm, with someone who grew up on the farm telling ghost stories about the property.

Actors' Performance


Over all they did a pretty good job, some more than others.

Sets Scenes / Props / FX


The sets and props were my favorite thing about the maze.

Length


It took about 45 minutes to walk through, so dress warm!

Crowd Control


They did a good job of keeping groups together and keeping them spaced out so you did not run into them in the haunt.

Most Memorable Moment


The bonfire and ghost stories were a lot of fun and really added to the spooky atmosphere. I also really loved when a monster was quick enough to sneak up behind me when I did not expect it... at the end of the maze there was a frightening surprise that I loved as well.. but I don't want to spoil it!

Summary

I really, really enjoyed Meadowbrook, it has so much to offer for kids and adults! They do a great job of bringing that Halloween atmosphere we all love this time of year! I will be back to see them again next Halloween season!

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December 11th, 2019 6:27 p.m. CST 11.0