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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Tips For Visiting Maize in the City & Haunted Field of Screams

Disclosure:  I was provided with press tickets to experience these events in exchange for my honest review.  No other compensation provided, all opinions are my own. 

We are so lucky here in Colorado, we have a ton of great local fall festivals, pumpkin patches, orchards, corn mazes and haunted houses.  Sometimes it is hard to decide which one to visit, we seem to be fall festival chasers and we go to as many as we can during this time of the year.  Last weekend we had the opportunity to visit Maize In The City in Thornton Colorado for it's opening weekend events.  Lucky for us, this festival happens to be minutes away from our house, literally in our backyard!  Love that!!  

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Tips For Visiting Maize In The City 


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Maize In The City in Thornton Colorado. Open daily starting in late September & goes through the end of October.

Address:
10451 Mckay Road
Thornton, CO 80233

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Mazes:
  • When you enter the Maize in the City, you have the opportunity to go to either the Mini Maze or the large maze.  We decided to go to the Mini Maze with the kids and it was perfect for our kids. 
  • The large corn maze is approximately 20 acres in size and takes a minimum of 40 minutes to complete. Inside the maze there is a smart phone trivia game or a check point game to play. The maze is fun for all ages and is not haunted. An “admission ticket” is good for one entry to the maze. Adult: $12.00, Child: (Ages 5 - 12): $9.00, Child (Ages 4 & under): Free, Senior Day: Every Tuesday (55 & Up): $8.00 (Purchased at the site only.)


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  • The small Mini Maze is built just for kids! It is a small cornfield maze that takes approx. 20-25 minutes to complete and has a paper check point game. The Mini Maze is open daily, weather & field conditions permitted. Admission is $5.00 ea for all kids that can walk the pathways. Parents and grandparents are free with the Child Admission.
  • Be prepared for mud and uneven walkways.  Wear appropriate clothing when entering the mazes.  We would also recommend bug spray, we all got a number of mosquito bites while doing the maze. 

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We had a great time getting through the maze with the kids.  We let them lead and find the check points, they felt pretty proud of themselves when we found the exit.  

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Other Activities:

Maize in the City is fairly large.  There are a number of fun free activities to enjoy, including a large playground, a corn kernel box, and admission to the pumpkin field. Pumpkins are priced by size. Prices are determined by the size and type of pumpkin selected. Prices range from $1 to $20, or more. You can also find a variety of gourds and corn for sale as well.  

There are other activities that the kids enjoyed that did cost a bit extra.  They especially enjoyed the mini barrel train ride, petting zoo, and bouncy houses.  

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Tips:

  • Dress accordingly due to weather and farm elements 
  • Bring water
  • Wear sunscreen
  • Bring bug spray
  • Go in with an idea of how many tokens you will be purchasing for activities 
  • Parking is free!
  • Bring wipes and hand sanitizer 

Now, once you have a nice family afternoon at Maize in the City, you and the adults can return in the evening for some scary adult fun! 

After dark, Maize in the City becomes Haunted Field of Screams!!  Are you ready???


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Haunted Field of Screams is Colorado's largest Haunted Houses again, right in our backyard!! This haunted house experience is a bit different than any others I have been to. This particular location has 3 Terrifying Haunted Experiences at 1 Location! 

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Before we go into a review, I want to disclose that I did not attend this event, we already had plans for the evening so I sent a few of my very brave friends to enjoy the 3 events!  

Event Descriptions:

The Haunted Field of Screams, now in its 15th year, is our main attraction. The moonlight is your only guide as the daunting 16 foot tall cornstalks surround you on the trail that has pure terror around every corner. So what is your worst nightmare…? Zombies…? Clowns…? Chainsaw Wielding Madmen…? The Walking Dead…? Escaped Insane Asylum Patients? All of your worst fears will be realized as you journey through this cornfield, encountering differently themed scenes and rooms that will test you in every way, and is sure to make you scream!

The moon and your wit is your only guide as you attempt to escape the impenetrable Dead Man’s Night Maze. With wrong turns and pathways in every direction, getting lost will be easy, but not your biggest fear. Stay alert and don’t get caught by the flesh eating zombies and creatures who’d prefer you’d never leave. No search party will be sent to assist you on your journey through this dark corn maze, but be assured there are plenty already awaiting your arrival.

At Zombie Paintball Massacre, survivors must journey through an abandoned farm where the undead wait in the shadows. The objective? To reach the zombie patrol outpost where survivors are trained to use high-powered paintball guns to fight for humankind.

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Review From Contributor Joleen Rodriguez:

"First off, we really enjoyed having VIP passes, we were able to skip the lines and get right up front. The haunted maze was so much fun. Walking around in a dark corn field not knowing what is going to jump out at you.....terrifying! 

The haunted house was fun too. Lots of horror and creativity in every room. The only thing I didn't like was that we eventually caught up to a larger group. They should find a way to hold some groups at a stop point before moving on to the next haunt. 

The zombie massacre was a blast! After being terrified in the other attractions it was a great way to take out your aggression. I would recommend doing all 3 attractions in one night. It made for a terrifying and fun night with friends."

I want to thank my very brave friends Joleen, Adam, Tia and Mica for taking one for the team and enjoying this fun opening night at the Haunted Field of Screams!!
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As Joleen mentioned, you can buy tickets for all 3 events and even VIP passes to skip the lines.  If you are going to make a night of it, you really should do this.  You can also purchase your tickets online to avoid the ticket lines.  

Buy tickets here

All attractions open at sundown - Thursday through Sunday. 

And just like Maize in the City, wear appropriate clothing and shoes as you will be in dirt, mud and uneven ground.  

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As you enter the fun season of fall and Halloween make sure you add Maize in the City and Haunted Field of Screams to your visit list if in Denver Colorado.  


What is your favorite Haunted House or Fall Festival to enjoy this time of the year?

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9 comments:

  1. I need to research where I might be able to find something similar to this in Los Angeles because I need to convince myself that it's FALL! haha! Plus, it would be something funny my husband and I could do together!

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  2. Ah! This looks like so much fun! I want to take my kids to a corn maze this Fall. We have loads of great farms in Ontario. And I want to take them to a pumpkin patch :)

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  3. WE have a similar event in my town! The kids love the corn maze and the farm animals!! They sell delicious apple treats as well!

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  4. I like that this maze has different sizes and events for all ages. We went to a corn maze this past weekend. It was fun, and it was a great way to get into the fall spirit!

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  5. I haven't been to a place like this in YEARS! I love that there seems to be something for everyone. My daughter would be partial to the petting zoo!

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  6. Maize in the City looks like loads of fun for the kids, as well as the adults. We have very limited things to do out here in Delaware. I would love to take my son to something like this! :)

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  7. Oh this is so adorable! I haven’t done a corn maze before, I am always worried I will get lost and have a hard time finding my way out. I like the fact that there are other activities that you guys enjoyed, a petting zoo and pumpkin picking are always fun with the kids.

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  8. We love Colorado, Corn Mazes and Fall activities. That pretty much means all my mad, mad love is being sent your way! What a great family activity and it looks like Maize in the City has plenty to offer!

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  9. Posts like these are the reason I love fall so much! Kids learn so much from being in nature, playing and discovering new animals, and picking a pumpkin from the patch! I hope you guys had fun!

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