Each night, KC Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze undergoes a bone-chilling transformation. Its family-friendly rides and activities vanish in the gathering dusk, replaced by the five frightening attractions that make up KC Fear Farm. Ghastly clowns terrorize guests amid the Circus Asylum's dark, billowing curtains, and a Buried Alive attraction horrifies all five senses with a realistic simulation of being six feet under. The corn maze—aptly renamed the Field of Screams—elicits cries of horror from visitors who dare to wander its pitch-black corners. Available on a separate or combined ticket, the Zombie Apocalypse paintball adventure pits turret-mounted paintball guns against armies of bloodthirsty undead.
The professional washer-persons at Suds Laundry Service lather, rinse, and deliver garments back to their owners, fluffy and folded, within 24-hours. They also wash each client's duds separately to ensure that no one goes home with the wrong socks and to prevent button-up blazers from getting corrupted by the rebellious neighborhood leather jacket. As washing machines hum their hypnotic rhythms, staffers iron shirts, jeans, and pillows, as well as uniforms for hotels and restaurants. Their services also come with free pickup and delivery.
Leon Butler opened Brookside Optical in 1989 with the vision that all clients, even those with hard-to-correct eyesight, could have access to stylish eyewear. Today, the shelves stock colorful frames ($100+) by small manufacturers and such designers as l.a. Eyeworks, Theo, and Anne et Valentin. Whether in retro cat-eye shapes or planted with futuristic jet packs, each pair of glasses is crafted by the on-site lab and ready to wear within days.
Each Candyopolis is home to more than 1,000 different varieties of sweets, with everything from Depression-era favorites, such as licorice, Herbert Hoovers, and "chewing dirt," to the latest wave of sugary and sour confections (Toxic Waste sour candy, $1.99). Retro sweet teeth sink into Abba Zaba candy bars ($1.49), Big Hunk ($1.49), and the Holy Trinity for chewing connoisseurs: Beemans, Black Jack, and Clove Gum ($1.50 each). Imported and domestic chocolates cohabitate peacefully in neighboring bulk bins, while insurgent bands of gummy worms build IEDs out of Pop Rocks ($0.99 each) and plot a military coup over Candyopolis's ruling class of imported Haribo techno bears ($7.99 per bag). With 48 flavors of Jelly Bellies ($11.99 per bag) and 21 colors of M&Ms ($11.99 per bag), each year Candyopolis exports a colorful crop of treats directly to the bellies of local children, children at heart, and hopelessly misinformed health nuts everywhere.
The Holiday Ham Company’s menu of spiral-cut ham and sumptuous smoked meats and sides adds hearty flavor to holiday meals, celebratory dinners, and knight-dubbing ceremonies, garnering nationwide praise from Good Housekeeping and Ladies’ Home Journal. Specially selected hams lounge over hickory embers for more than a day, using reduced salt, before being coated in a savory-sweet glaze that deftly collides tastes, like a keytar or a dramedy.
Target Portrait Studios are operated by professional photographers who aim to help you capture special moments. The studios can be decorated for most any type of shoot, whether you're celebrating a mom-to-be, a graduation, or an upcoming holiday. Subjects also have the opportunity to choose their own backdrops or props, and they can even bring in their favorite toy or invisible friend. The customization doesn't end with the shoot, though?digital files can be personalized with borders, designs, and quotes and then printed in a variety of sizes.