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Crazy Corn Maze has become more than just a corn maze after 21 years

Oct 14, 2019 03:48PM ● By Jordan Hafford

The 2019 season corn maze design (thecrazycornmaze.com)

By Jordan Hafford | [email protected]

After 21 years of fall festivities, West Jordan’s Crazy Corn Maze has decided to give the business a complete makeover for the 2019 season. 

Launching themselves into the modern age of technology, the business is now utilizing smart technology this Halloween to add even more fun to their attraction, but that’s not all. 

“This year we will have a new GPS smartphone map so you can track yourself as you find your way through the maze,” said Crazy Corn Maze owner Julianna Maynard. “We are also adding a smartphone trivia game.”

The Crazy Corn Maze first opened in 1998 as a simple corn maze near Salt Lake Community College in Taylorsville. Two years later, it moved to its current location in West Jordan. 

Crazy Corn Maze has grown into a unique Halloween venue throughout this time, in that their multiple, custom-made attractions appeal to a wide demographic—this year more than ever.  

While there is still the option to walk through the classic, family friendly 8-acre maze with no “haunts” or spooks, the adrenaline junkies will be roaming what is called the Night Stalkers Haunted Trail. 

In 2016, the business began renovating the haunted trail, and the Night Stalkers Haunted Trail was officially born as a separate attraction within Crazy Corn Maze. 

“Each year, we have put tremendous effort into making this one of the top haunted attractions,” said Maynard. “In 2017 and 2018, we were voted the No. 1 Haunted Attraction in Utah by utahhauntedhouses.com.”


Entrance to the Nightstalkers Haunted Trail attraction (Jordan Hafford/City Journals)

 

The Night Stalkers Haunted Trail stands out as an interactive entertaining experience for thrill seekers and more adult attendees. 

There are four terrifying sections of the trail which include “Creatures of the Corn,” “Phobia: What are you afraid of?” “3D Slumber: Pleasant screams” and “Horror Show.” 

Among the multiple attractions at Crazy Corn Maze, there is also a playground for small children that includes a corn pit, a straw mountain with slides and games, as well as “Mayble’s 3D Funhouse,” which is a not-so-scary junior attendee interactive haunted house. 

Also debuting this year, Crazy Corn Maze is set to dazzle their audience with a “Fright Lights” attraction, a magical pumpkin patch light show. Patrons will walk through the lighted pumpkin patch and be given a pumpkin of their own to take home. 

“We hope patrons come away wondering how on earth we do what we do, as well as being scared in a fun and sometimes humorous way,” Maynard said. “Whether you like a fun family fall tradition or want to be scared out of your mind, we aim to provide an exceptional seasonal entertainment experience.”

All budding from a simple corn maze in the ’90s, the Crazy Corn Maze has seen some impressive growth and change within the past two decades, bolstering its attractions with more to see and do. 

This innovative Halloween attraction has become a staple for fall fun for Utahns and will likely continue to surprise its patrons with imaginative ideas come to life for years to come.