October 17, 2017
Writer: Sydney Jensen
Getting the right Halloween scare is almost like an insatiable hunger for the adrenaline junkie in each of us.
For the past 10 years, The Straw Maze in Rexburg has tried their best to provide customers with their "fix," as people duck into a giant maze in the dead of night where each twist and turn promises a monster on the other side.
"I've seen people crying, I've seen people wet their pants, I mean, it just depends, every person is different," Dylan Jones, one of the maze's managing operators told BYU-Idaho Radio.
While Jones admits the maze isn't scary enough for everyone, the challenge of navigating a labyrinth of straw bales that block both sounds and strangely enough, cell service, provides a puzzle everyone can enjoy.
"[My favorite part is] the people," Hayley Kane, Social Media, Marketing and Advertising Manager for The Straw Maze told BYU-Idaho Radio. "Just seeing people's reactions as you go through the straw maze, getting scared, laughing, having fun, seeing people at their worst and their best."
But, for those who don't like the prospect of solving a life-size puzzle while running away from monsters of the night, the maze also provides a non-haunted version during the early evening hours on weekdays and weekends.
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