The last time I went to a corn maze one of my friends who is allergic to bees got stung by a bee and he basically destroyed the corn maze on his way out of there. That was a bad corn maze experience.
For a good corn maze experience, give Staughton Farm in Newark Valley, New York, a try. I’m not promising it’s bee-free, but it does feature everyone’s favorite lizard-slaying Italian plumber siblings, the Super Mario Bros.
Deb Staughton “just liked the idea of the Mario brothers [sic] because everybody pretty much knows what they are and it’d be fun for the kids to see,” her husband Tim told ABC News.
Unless those kids can fly, however, they won’t be able to see anything but lots of corn, as the eight acre maze’s design is only visible from above. (Or below, from Minus World.) A pilot friend of the Staughtons took an aerial photo of the maze, which was later uploaded to r/gaming on Reddit, Tim Staughton told ABC.
The maze features images of Mario, his brother Luigi, his main squeeze Princess Peach, his trusty steed Yoshi and the vest-wearing mushroom man known as “Toad.”
"We lay it out into grids and then go in and take the corn out where the pathways should be," Staughton told ABC. “It’s a lot of math.”
The “MAiZE” opens September 17 and runs through October 31, according to Staughton Farm’s website.
Past designs have included “Sleepy Hollow,” “Spooky Vampire” and “Read More Books with Senator Libous.”
Thomas Libous, a former New York state senator, was sentenced to six months’ house arrest, two years’ probation and a $50,000 fine after being convicted of corruption (Libous died of cancer in May).
Be like Mario, not like Thomas Libous. Just don't touch the Fire Flower and start tossing fireballs around.