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Old 10-22-2010, 01:02 PM
 
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Hi, has anyone been to the McCall's Haunted farm and/or corn maze? They are charging a hefty price of $19 to tour both. I'm in the mood for some scary stuff to get into the Halloween spirit, but was wondering if it worth the price. I'd love to get your opinion. And if anyone is aware of any discount coupons, please let me know. Thanks!

Amy
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Old 10-22-2010, 11:56 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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We went last year and this year. Last year it was a zoo with 3 hours minimum line wait for the haunted barn, so we bought the fast passes for an extra $10 per person. It was fun, but expensive. I actually enjoyed the haunted cornfield better. You'd like it if you think being chased through a corn field by a guy with a mask and a chain saw is fun.

This year we went early -- the last weekend in September when the prices are cheaper and the line wait was only 10 minutes. Unfortunately, the night we went there was a bad storm before we got there, so they had to close the corn field because it was too muddy. It's a better deal if you can see both the haunted barn and the cornfield vs doing just one of them. We weren't able to take advantage of that this year.

If I were you, I'd wait until next year and go early. Without a fast pass you'll spend hours in line and with the fast pass, the price is too high IMO.
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Old 10-24-2010, 03:53 PM
 
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I cannot vouch for the haunted portion of McCall's, but we went to the pumpkin patch today and it was awesome. Great family fun for all ages!!! Highly recommend. On their website they explain that the pumpkin patch is what has allowed their farm to survive. It is evident that the McCall family put a lot of love into the pumpkin patch.
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Old 10-24-2010, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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The pumpkin patch is a must for anyone with young children, as Marmon said they do put a lot of effort into it and the little ones really have a lot of fun. My little one went last week and had a lot of fun, even though it took a real long time for him to choose the right pumpkin!
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Old 10-24-2010, 07:16 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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We've taken our kids there many times when they were younger. I wasn't thinking about the daytime part in my first reply. Yes, it's a fun family outing for those with young kids. Our kids are now older and like to go at night for the scary stuff.
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Old 10-16-2011, 02:18 AM
 
Location: The Ohio State University Columbus, OH
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Just went to the Haunted Barn and Corn Maze... 3 hour lines... It's like waiting in this worst line at Cliffs, times 2... Some parts were scary, some were just stupid... The best thing in the whole barn wasn't even a "scary" part. It was the spinning tunnel vortex thing... It messes with your sense of balance so well, you can't make it through there without staring directly at your shoes to gain perspective. Pulsing strobe lights can make you nauseous too.
But the people acting in the haunted barn were laughable and annoying. Absolute nightmare. I counted 1hr 50minutes to get into the barn, and by that time you just want to leave. Save your $20/person, go have a nice dinner instead. OH yeah, 40 mile drive to Moriarty too, super.
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Old 10-16-2011, 02:50 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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We went again this year a couple of weeks ago because that's what our tween & teen enjoy. Us adults contemplated just waiting at the picnic tables with our iPads for entertainment while the kids went through the barn & cornfield, but they talked us all into doing it together (family bonding time ).

I've learned to go early (last weekend of Sept. or first weekend in Oct.) to get the cheaper pricing and less time waiting in line. We waited about 10 minutes for the haunted barn and about 20 minutes for the corn maze. A three hour wait is NOT worth it. You can save some time by purchasing your tickets online. Then when you get there, you go into a different line to get your wristbands vs waiting in the line where people are paying. That will save you about 15 minutes. There aren't any discounts once the early bird specials are over.

It's really not scary at all, but it is fun if you can just go with the flow.
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Old 10-17-2013, 11:22 PM
 
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Default Halloween haunted house recommendations?

Does anyone have any reviews or recommendations of local haunted houses around town?

Welcome to the Realm of Darkness Haunted House

This one at cottonwood looks like it might be fun but I'm wanting to hear from anyone who might have tried them out, thanks.
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Old 10-17-2013, 11:50 PM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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I have not tried any in the last two years or so....

This may help: Halloween - Trick or Treating and Albuquerque Haunted Houses
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Old 10-18-2013, 07:19 AM
 
Location: Old Town
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The one at McCalls farms in Moriarty is good.
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