The 11 acre corn maze is re-cut every year to incorporate a different theme ranging from the Wild West to outer space. Once inside the maze there are several different stations the guests need to find that are relevant to the theme, and the tickets double as punch cards that are marked upon finding a new station.
The theme of Mazezilla this year was dedicated to “Saluting Our Heroes.” Inside the maze there were stations supporting the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard along with local heroes such as the fire department, police and EMS as well as an American flag. The maze from an aerial view shows the symbols of the units represented cut into the corn as well as the words “Saluting Our Heroes.”
Along with the maze, there are plenty of other activities for the family to enjoy. Guests are taken down to the maze area on a wagon pulled by a tractor, and in that same area children can feed goats in a petting zoo type atmosphere and play in bales of hay and a pit full of corn. To add to the fun there is also the 100 feet long Mazezilla slide that allows children to climb up a hill and experience the adrenaline rush of gliding down the enclosed tube-slide. A pumpkin patch allows guests to pick their perfect pumpkin at 45 cents per pound, and a farmers market provides a variety of other fresh vegetables and products such as honey and flowers. There is also a concession stand located near the maze’s exit to satisfy the hungry and thirsty adventurers after they conquered the maze.
Ticket pricing at Mazezilla depends of the time of arrival. Children under the age of four are free, age four to eleven are $6 and adults 12 and older are $8 before 5 p.m. After that time the price increases $2, with children under four remaining free. The hours of the maze depends on the day of the week and the date, further information about times and prices can be found on the farm’s website, mazezilla.com.
While at Mazezilla there is a pleasant and fun atmosphere that encompasses the changing leaves and the coziness of Fall all in one family outing. This family run farm is one of the last standing in Pennsylvania, and with the friendly and welcoming workers it’s not hard to see why Klingel Farm has lasted. For years Mazezilla has been bringing friends and families together in an environment that feels like home and will probably continue to do so for years to come.