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Reviewed November 6, 2011
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What You'll Get
Mazes baffle minds, bewilder compasses, and provide necessary sanctuaries for runaway minotaurs. Seek misunderstood monsters with today's Groupon to McMaze, located in St. Andrews. Choose from the following options:
- For $10, you get two Summer Season corn-maze admissions, valid Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Sunday, September 25 (a $20 value).
- For $12, you get two Pumpkin Season corn-maze admissions, valid Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Saturday, October 1, through Sunday, October 30 (a $24 value).
- For $15, you get two Haunted North corn-maze admissions, valid Friday and Saturday nights from October 14 to October 29 (a $30 value). Reservations are required.
McMaze amalgamates family-friendly seasonal activities and sights in the country setting of a working farm. Explorers stalk the stalks of an almost-4-acre corn maze, which wanderers can navigate via geocaching from a GPS-enabled smart phone, or by sending text messages to obtain directional clues or motivational emoticons. Lights and fog infiltrate the Haze Maze, and 52 doors mystify wits and sheltered doorbells in the Door Maze. Kids can also mingle with farmyard beasts, cheer on their chosen creatures at pig and duck races, and chart a course among playground obstacles at Old McDonald's Playbarn. The farm encourages families to fetch a picnic blanket and unload a packed lunch, as well as peruse the selection of fresh produce (not included with the price of this Groupon) to bring a piece of the farm back home without having to install a backyard mule coop.
Come Pumpkin Season, McMaze opens the pumpkin patch and a mini haunted bush walk, as well as breaks out requisite autumn decorations including indian corn, gourds, and straw. Brave hearts can go behind the backs of their cowardly owners and schedule a night in the Haunted North, where a wagon ride, more than three kilometres of corn maze, and a haunted bush walk near a reputed haunted forest bring adventure-hunters to the stomping grounds of Willy Allan's ghost.
The Fine Print
Expiration varies. Amount paid never expires. Valid only for option purchased. Pumpkin Season option not valid until 10/1/11; Haunted North option not valid until 10/14/11. Reservations required for Haunted North option. Subject to weather. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About McMaze Corn Maze
McMaze Corn Maze was established more than a decade ago by Sandy McDonald, who designed the family’s first 3.5-acre corn maze when he was just 14 years old. Over the next 10 years, Sandy and his family watched their endeavour blossom into a year-round family-friendly business that hosts seasonal activities year-round. Fall is the family’s busiest season, when visitors flock to find spooks in their farm playground and wagon rides, and explore the pumpkin patch to search out a perfect specimen to be turned into a pie, jack-o’-lantern, or organic football helmet. The original hand-carved corn maze has since multiplied into five separate mazes, including a “haze maze,” which mystifies wanderers by sending them on a seemingly endless journey through fog and lights, and a door maze that presents 52 possible exits.
Winter snowfalls fail to stop the McDonalds’ love of celebrating, and so they invite families back to the 120-acre farm for old-fashioned sleigh rides through the woods, made all the more festive with hot chocolate and homemade cinnamon buns. Once the ground thaws in the spring, the farm comes alive again as guests descend upon the fields to help plant the first pumpkin seeds and welcome the arrival of baby farm animals as they parachute down from passing blimps. Homemade ice cream keeps things cool throughout the summer as pig and duck races entertain spectators of all ages, and parents stock up on corn on the cob and other farm-fresh produce.