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    Question What is Trapped the maze?

    I want to buy tickets for the trapped maze.....but what is it? It it just a longer normal maze with a less people...does a guide take you room to room? Or is it a real maze you have to find a way out of?

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    Re: What is Trapped the maze?

    It's a VIP maze. I've heard some various rumors floating around. Apparently, you have to do certain tasks to progress from room to room. I've been told its 1 part Fear Factor (rats, bugs, eating gross things) and 1 part Knott's Scary Farm maze. You have to sign a waiver before going into the maze. You also get a safe word to say if you can't take it. I have tickets for tonight and am actually kind of afraid to go! I have to think it's going to be similar to these mazes in Las Vegas Haunt Review: Freakling Bros. Trilogy of Terror (Las Vegas, NV) The Scare Zone. I have no basis whatsoever for this info other than rumors.

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    Re: What is Trapped the maze?

    Thats what I've been told as well. Plus I've heard the monsters can touch you as well as purposely get you to say the safe word. The two things I've heard that are definitely in there interactive now that I know takes the surprise and scare factor out. It's what else I don't know that is freaking me out. It's basically mind over matter. I heard you go in as a group of 6 or however many is in your party and come out as 1 so it makes me wonder if they separate everyone in your group at some point in the maze. I'm going tomorrow night with Mice Chat. Let's see if I'm braver than the guys.

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    Re: What is Trapped the maze?

    Yeah, I've heard pretty much the same as above. It takes about 30 minutes or so from what I hear, unless you use the safe word then it's over.


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    Re: What is Trapped the maze?

    I hope someone posts a review of it soon... I'm so curious.
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    Re: What is Trapped the maze?

    Here is my semi-spoiler free review of the maze (I address the rumors I heard), then, further down a full walkthrough, separated in case people don't want to read both:

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    Overall, it was a lot of fun. The worst part was definitely the anticipation of it all and not knowing what was in the next room. We all jumped a few times, but no one broke down and said the safe word. The rumors are true that you have to touch things, eat things, and solve puzzles, but it was nothing over the top. The big question: was it worth $60? We had six people and I would say for $10 per person, I would definitely do it again next year. I really enjoyed the "interactive" aspect of it all. I do have to note that everyone in our group said "That was it?" after we went out the exit. We all asked each other whether one of us had said the safe word without the rest of the group knowing. Also, it only took us about 15 minutes, not 30 like other people were saying.





    Walkthrough (I try not to include the solutions to the puzzles/tasks):
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    Our reservation was at 10:30 and we arrived shortly before that. We had to sign a waiver that seemed like one big joke to create hype for the maze. When we got called in, we waited in the first room (plain black curtains all around) for our Knott's guide to explain the rules to us. She explained that the safe word is "Boysenberry" and that if anyone says it at all EVERYONE is escorted out. She also explained that we would be asked to perform tasks to get to the next room and not become "trapped" forever.

    With that, she escorted us to the bathroom. Yes, the first room was a stinky, crap smeared bathroom filled with 5 stalls with closed doors. Our group of six virtually sprinted across the room the get to a solid wall so that nothing could jump out behind us. Then, a janitor slammed through one of the stalls and yelled at us to "Get the **** out of there!" After performing a certain task involving a toilet, a locked stall opened up and we moved on to the next room.

    Rats. This was the room we had been dreading. It was small and filled with tons and tons of small wire cages that squeaked and rattled. It was dark, and a sign in the corner said "Do Not Pet This Rat." Needless to say this is exactly what we had to do to proceed. After a lot of prodding, one of our group members disobeyed the sign which made a very short door open up. As we crouched and walked through, we found ourselves (6 full grown people) in a very small, very short cage! Yes, claustrophobia was tested a few times in this maze. After a couple of surprises in the cage, the other side opened up and let us through.

    The kitchen. A large bearded (wo)man greeted us and told us (s)he had been cooking all day for us, and that we MUST try her cooking to move on. This was definitely one of my favorite rooms, the scare actor was GREAT in here. My wife was "chosen" to eat Dish A or Dish B, she picked B. She looked at me, crestfallen, when she saw what it was, and I stepped up and took the hit for her. (I really don't want to spoil what the choices were, and I stress its not something you would normally eat but its nothing alive and it really was NOT that bad.) The kind, bearded chef allowed us to leave through the refrigerator.

    We stepped into a room full of mirrors with a ghostly figure appearing in several of them. The ghostly figure dares you to say something (which I'm fairly certain we all said in a room with a mirror, in the dark, as a pre-teen/teenager), in order to progress to the next room.

    We found ourselves in a small, plexiglass cage with a menacing man standing just on the other side of the glass. He slammed on the glass and explained this was the puzzle room. We had to push the sections of plexiglass around in order to solve the puzzle and reveal the door to the next room. There are two important points you have to hit to solve the puzzle, that's all I will reveal.

    The penultimate room turned out to be the morgue. A dead body lay on an autopsy table with a sheet draped over him. There was a coffin on one side of the room and 4 small, square doors on the other wall (the ones with the pull out metal table that they keep dead bodies in). A tape player in the corner had a note that said "Push Play", naturally, we did. It was the autopsy notes for the man on the table, they said that something had gone wrong and this man wasn't actually dead, and with that the body on the table sat straight up. He got off the table, making no eye contact with anyone, and went straight for the small, square doors on the far wall. He opened two of them and beckoned for two of our group to lay down. Then, he slid them in and shut the door. After that, he went to the coffin and beckoned for me to lay down. When I got in, he closed the top, and I was plunged into darkness.

    I won't spoil the very end, though I will say it had us all saying "That was it?"

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    Re: What is Trapped the maze?

    Thank you for the summary and review! Very helpful indeed, for someone who doesn't have the cash to pay a 60 dollar upcharge heh.

    Overall, what was the set quality like? In line with more detailed Knott's offerings like Delirium or Terror of London, or Universal HHN 'movie' quality, or less than both? Merely curious on that front. Thanks again for sharing AUZ!
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    Re: What is Trapped the maze?

    Glad I could help!

    It was actually pretty minimal, set wise. Definitely better than Terror of London, maybe on par with Delirium. I'll go into more detail down below:

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    The bathroom looked like a real bathroom with stains everywhere and with the smell they use a HHN. The rat room was small, it had wood slats on the walls with cages all around and minimal decoration. The kitchen looked really good, very detailed. Lots of appliances etc. The mirror room was cool, lots of different frames. The plexiglass room looked like the strobe light room from The Asylum, just plexiglass pieces with a strobe light and monsters. The morgue was also pretty detailed, medical instruments, cabinets; it felt pretty real.


    On a side note, regarding sets, Trick or Treat was AMAZING! I loved that maze, it wasn't scary at all, just very detailed. I wanted to spend a LONG time in that maze just admiring everything.

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    Re: What is Trapped the maze?

    Thanks for the info! I am really looking forward to Trick Or Treat, personally, so glad to know the design doesn't disappoint. May have to go through that one more than once next week.
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    Re: What is Trapped the maze?

    Thanks for sharing. We are trying to decide if we want to buy tickets for this. my daugher who is 23 would love to go, but she is handicapped, mentally and cannot sign her name. So wonder if they will even let her go in there? She also will be using a wheelchair. There has been no problem with this in the past going thru mazes, but this sounds like there is no room for a chair. Also wondering if they let you go in if you are late for your time. We get lost in the park sometimes. Any advise for us?

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    Re: What is Trapped the maze?

    Meh...ok seems ok...but not my definition of fun..or scary so I'll pass

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    Re: What is Trapped the maze?

    Quote Originally Posted by zuliek View Post
    Thanks for sharing. We are trying to decide if we want to buy tickets for this. my daugher who is 23 would love to go, but she is handicapped, mentally and cannot sign her name. So wonder if they will even let her go in there? She also will be using a wheelchair. There has been no problem with this in the past going thru mazes, but this sounds like there is no room for a chair. Also wondering if they let you go in if you are late for your time. We get lost in the park sometimes. Any advise for us?
    I honestly don't see how a chair could work in there. There were a couple of spots where even we were having a difficult time. They may have a contingency plan for this. Doesn't hurt to ask. I would say give them a call and see if you can work it out.

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    Re: What is Trapped the maze?

    Quote Originally Posted by THE1andonlyAUZ View Post
    I honestly don't see how a chair could work in there. There were a couple of spots where even we were having a difficult time. They may have a contingency plan for this. Doesn't hurt to ask. I would say give them a call and see if you can work it out.
    I asked on their facebook page and they said everything was wheelchair accessable. My daughter could walk thru this assisted. But still wondering about the waiver that she is unable to sign. She just cannot write.

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    Re: What is Trapped the maze?

    This maze was legit. Think about it this way, imagine a maze where you actually have to think your way out of it. Every other maze, however great they are or aren't, there's no thought into it, you just walk through until it's over. Trapped actually makes you find your way out of the rooms by looking for secret levers, exits, etc. You and your party are the stars of the maze. It was great, well worth the $60. I feel that this is where the future of mazes are headed. Great jobs Knott's!

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    Re: What is Trapped the maze?

    Did trapped with the MiceChat group last night. Overall I would rate it so so. I found it not either particularly scary nor troubling. The set designs were cool, but over all the whole experience seemed rushed to me. I had myself asking wondering is this the end? I would have preferred not having the talent guide you along and had the confinement and you inner demons working together to motivate you to find a way out. Darkness or dimmly lit surroundings and having to feel your way free with the knowing that something was coming or already there would have had a lot more fright induced experience.
    This maze needs to be changed yearly if they plan on repeat customers, through with small number of spaces each night it will most likely remain unchanged for years and rely On fresh blood each year to keep it sold out.
    They take your photo at the end and give you a voucher for a free?( considering the cost to get into Trapped ) 5x7 photo. So there is some extra returned value to the cost.
    Am I glad I did Trapped? Yes
    would I do it again in it's current form? No
    is it worth the $60? Depends with a group of 6, yes, but with a smaller and smaller group driving up the cost per guest,I would say no, but it would depends on how badly that $60 is burning a whole in your pocket.
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