Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Zellwood Corn Maze - Long & Scott's Farm - Zellwood, FL

This past weekend we got a bunch of our relatives together and decided to go check out the Zellwood Corn Maze.  The kids, Duane and I had gone previously but when we showed up the first time there were about 200 people in line just to buy tickets.  This time we were smart and purchased our tickets online and were through the line and in the place in less than 10 minutes (the line to buy tickets was still pretty long).  Upon entering you have to watch a short maze video that explains about the maze and the different interactive areas that they have set up throughout.  After watching the video we were released out into the area.  They had ziplining for the kids under 100lbs, a 60 ft slide, playground area for toddlers and different areas to keep smaller kids entertained.  There were food vendors around (they only take cash and there is no ATM on the property) and the burgers were awesome!!! 

Slowly we made our way towards the large corn maze.  They give you a flag before you walk in so that if you get lost and need to be rescued you just hold up the flag and they will either talk you out or send in a rescue team to find you.  The corn maze is over 6 acres and can take anywhere from 45 minutes to 3 hours to complete. 

At different areas around the corn maze they have interactive stations.  Some of them are informational and give you key words to fill out the puzzle page that was given to you in the video area while others are pictures for you to rub onto your page.  The kids had a blast with this, especially the smaller ones.  It was like Christmas everytime they found a new area.  We were there about an two hours and had a very good time.

As you can see the corn is rather tall so trying to peer over to the other side is pretty difficult.  As you can see in the picture they have different colored ribbon tied to the stalks.  This showed you what area of the maze you were currently in and also made a barrier so that people couldn't walk through the stalks to the different areas.

One of the previous years layout
The corn maze is only open from the beginning of October to the end of November each year.  Tuesday through Fridays are by appointment only for large groups.  Saturdays they are open 10am to 5pm and Sundays from 1pm to 5pm.  They also offersmaller corn mazes for kids, a tree maze and hayrides for an additional fee.  Check out their website for this year or put it on your calendar to check out next year.  Believe me no matter the age a fun time will be had by all.  It was AMAZING!!! lol.

PS.  Watch out for all the CORNY jokes that you will hear.

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