Tips for Corn Maze Operators
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• Plant two directions. Although not absolutely necessary, planting in a crisscross pattern helps with the appearance of the maze design (think of it has “high resolution”). It also helps keep kids (and adults) from cutting through rows.
• We have found that about 30 to 45 minutes is what most families want to spend in a corn maze. We design mazes of many sizes but we recommend 5 to 7 acres to get the 45 minute (average) experience.
• Check for tripping hazards before you open. Have a few “quick exits” if your maze is over 4 acres. Use plastic safety fence (snow fence) to keep customers out of dangerous areas and away from roads.
• Hand out maps of the maze for those who request a little help.
• A bridge or lookout platform can be a big hit in corn mazes. Be sure it is built to code and not too large to hold too many maze-goers.
• Pumpkins and hayrides go great with corn mazes. Food and beverages too!
• We recommend offering a maze game. We include a free game for new customers and have a DIY free game available to current customers, along with our premium games. Games make the maze more challenging and educational and are fun for the entire family.
• Promote your maze with social media. Take photos of interesting things at your site (pumpkins, tractors, farm buildings, etc.) and post as your event opening gets closer.
• Be sure your insurance covers the event. Staff should have training on how to handle various situations that can arise. Walkie Talkies are always a good idea.
• Additional attractions make your maze event more appealing and customers will feel like they’re getting their money’s worth. See our Corn Maze Operators Guide (customers only) for pages of low-cost additional attractions.