Every year on the Thanksgiving point property, Cornbelly’s sets up a large Halloween Corn Maze. This started about 10 years ago, and has grown (all puns intended, and yes, I know they are corny! Double PUN for the WIN!) into a rather large Halloween attraction. Every year since we have been here in Utah, save last year, we have gone together as a Family. Two years ago it was so freezing cold that all the kids were crying, in pain and miserable, even with three layers of coats and jackets. Last year weather was bad and money was tight and it just didn’t fit in. This year we were determined to not only make it there… but make it there when the weather was good enough that we could actually enjoy it.
Well, long story short (too late) we did make it there, and it was not so bitterly cold that we were cursing our Halloween fate. All day the sky was dark and foreboding. The wind whipped around in gusts of 50 miles per hour in some spots. Rain dripped from the sky here and there teasing the world with a threat of gushing at any moment. We pointed to the sky and tried to talk the kids out of going… but looking at our schedule between then and Halloween, if we didn’t go that night; we were going to miss it for a second year in a row.
So, we piled into Super Van (the official name of our super awesome 15 passenger van) and headed out to Cornbellys. Off to the West a few streaks of sunlight crept through giving us small amounts of hope that the weather might hold out.
No matter how you spin it, with a family as large as ours, going to these types of attractions is not cheap. Busbyberkly had a coupon from school and as Thanksgiving Point members we got an additional 25% off… but still as Carrie and I handed over our debit card to pay for entrance we just saw the sky ready to mock our efforts and flush our money down a wet, cold and muddy disaster.
Things started out great. The kids LOVED the giant rocking chair. They were determined to have a good time no matter what. In the year since we had visited Cornbelly’s they had added a number of new attractions and the kids were very excited to give them all a try.
The First was the giant slide. The kids saw this as we pulled in and couldn’t wait to give it a go. Link and Cougar went down 5 times each. They were only stopped by the announcement that the Pig Races (yes, you read that correctly, PIG RACES) were about to start. We ran over to the Piggy Race track and found some seats. The races went well, and our pig won every time. While the weather was holding out, we wanted to do the kid’s corn maze. It is a much smaller and less “mazey” maze. In years past you would just wander through it and pretend to get lost a couple times. This year they added a fun twist that made it much more enjoyable. At each intersection, you were to spin a wheel and it gave you instructions for you to follow as you made your way to the next stop. Our first wheel instructed us to walk with our hands on our knees.
After the Maze we decided that the weather just might hold out and wandered around to enjoy the rest of the attractions. The weather held up, and we ended up staying there until well after bedtime. As we marched back to super van, the kids declared it the best visit to Cornbelly’s ever.