California Coaster Kings went on all mazes this Fright Fest! Thus we’re doing a review on all of ’em! *(SCARE LEVEL provided by park) Read our Fright Fest update by clicking here.
- Weepy Hills INSANEtorium – 8/10 – INSANEtorium was an interesting new maze. It replaced Slaughter House and was nicely set up. It just felt like it missed some major aspects, which we hope will be there next year. The entrance is nice, and it all makes perfect sense regarding the theme. The only things that should change are the amount of rooms/ character interactions, and the end. In the end visitors used to flee for the chainsaw, now there’s nothing, and you just walk around the building to get back to DC Universe
- Toyz of Terror – 10/10 – Toyz of Terror is our favorite new maze! It starts off at the point where Jokester’s Hide Out used to start, but the entire maze has been transformed into a toy factory. The props are very nicely done, as well as the repaint it under went. Some fan-favorite aspects from the ‘clown’ styled maze have returned, such as the long hallway full of doors, where the toys pop-out, and the spinning tunnel. DEFINITELY A MUST-DO!
- Total Darkness – 9/10 – After the HUGE ‘Blackout’ maze success last year, Six Flags in general stepped up their game, and installed a ‘Total Darkness’ maze in almost all of its parks. Magic Mountain received a Theater themed one, where visitors enter the Magic Moments Theater to go through the pitch-black maze. This year, the lines moved fast, as there were 2 sides that were used. Your group would be assigned either side, where strobe lights would disorientate visitors before they had to enter the ‘Total Darkness’ while having only a rope to hold on to, and navigate through the maze!
- Willoughby’s Resurrected – 9/10 – Willoughby’s used to be a 10/10, and we’re not sure why they changed that, since we thought it was scarier than Aftermath. Anyways, Willoughby’s is a maze where you are seriously terrified from the beginning on! As you enter the Maze, the first thing you do, is the scariest. There’s some loud noise as a dead carcass gets hit against a wall, there is a bright flash of a picture that’s being taken, and there is an air-pressured fog machine blowing against your leg. This all happens at the same time, before you enter the actual maze. The actual maze has been done pretty well, with the recreation of this old mansion, with the moving paintings, bloody bathroom, and screaming children.
- The Aftermath – 10/10 -A 3 year veteran and a favorite of ours here at CCK. It is loosely based off of the TV show the Walking Dead, and is located on the theater in the movie district that used to house the Batman stunt show, and featuring many of those effects, including overturned automobiles, a model helicopter that hovers around the maze, and even a car that has flames that burst up between 10-20ft tall out of its front hood. And let’s not forget lots of disorienting fog!
- Black Widow – 7/10 -The story takes participants through the basement of an old apartment building, overun with deadly spiders, and the spiders’ victims trapped in its webs. The maze is located on top of Samurai Summit in an area between Ninja and Superman: Escape from Krypton, and right in the middle of the Exile Hill scare zone.
- Chupacabra – 6/10 -The classic story of the sheep killing Mexican killing beast with a new twist of its craving for human blood. The maze is a serious park veteran and is located on Baja Ridge, with its entrance located between Viper and X2’s entrances, and goes through the old Revolution line.
- Cursed – 6/10 -Another park veteran that goes through the Tidal Wave line, and features Gypsy’s who have become werewolves, and, although, not the longest or best mazes, definitely does one of the best transformations.