Scottsdale is home to one of Arizona's most exciting new family attractions. The OdySea Mirror Maze, located next to the recently opened Butterfly Wonderland, is the latest phase of Scottsdale's OdySea in the Desert entertainment complex. This indoor adventure is sure to provide fun for kids young and old.
The mirror maze offers a challenging adventure designed to stimulate the senses and imagination. Expanding on the theme of Butterfly Wonderland next door, visitors to OdySea Mirror Maze are invited to follow the path in search of an elusive rare butterfly. The hallways are covered with mirrors to create myriad reflections, leading visitors through twisting corners, loops and dead ends.
OdySea Mirror Maze is the latest family attraction in Scottsdale — Photo courtesy of OdySea Mirror Maze
Dramatic lighting and sound effects transport visitors to a central American rainforest. As you make your way through the maze, you'll hear the screeching of howler monkeys, windy tropical storms and hissing anacondas. Visitors will also pass through a jungle clearing, cross a rickety bridge and encounter the ruins of a Mayan temple.
And it's no wonder this indoor adventure is so elaborate. The OdySea Mirror Maze was designed by Adrian Fischer, one of the world's leading maze creators.
After making it through the mirror maze, adventurers may want to take up the challenge of the laser maze. The mission - if you choose to accept it - is to make it through the maze and hit the mission buttons without being zapped by a laser beam. Visitors duck, crawl and twist their way through an intricate maze of lasers.
It might sound easy enough, but it takes more finesse than you might think. The maze features moving lasers, which means you have to be extra quick if you want to make it to the other side. Visitors who trip a laser have to start all over again. The whole thing is timed, so part of the fun is trying to beat the clock and compete with friends to see who can get the best time.
The cost of an all-day pass for the mirror maze is $9.95 per person. The cost of going through the laser maze is $3.95 per person for one walk-through, $5 for two walk-throughs and $10 for five walk-throughs.
If you need a pick-me-up after going through the two mazes, then stop by the giant wall of candy. Sweet tooths can choose from up to 24 different flavors of their favorite candies, including jelly belly beans, moon craters and sour candy treats. The wall of candy is self-serve, so just step right up and fill your bags with candy for snacking.
The OdySea Mirror Maze complex is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.