OdySea Mirror Maze (Scottsdale, AZ)

  • OdySea Mirror Maze in Scottsdale

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    Inside the Mirror Maze. Is that me? Or a mirror image of me?. © Judy Hedding

    The OdySea Mirror Maze is an attraction in Scottsdale where people of all ages can come to have fun going in and out of the mazes.

    Not sure how to say it? The name is pronounced like the Greek word "odyssey." If that wasn't a big help, try this: ah-deh-see.

    Mirror Maze

    The mirror maze is the more traditional of the two types of mazes here, where participants enter a windowless area and try to maneuver through the mirrors to find the path to freedom. Look for the butterflies along the way! There are several different light modes used in the Mirror Maze.

    Laser Maze

    Have you seen Mission Impossible or Ocean's Eleven? Then you'll remember that the main characters had to sneak through all kinds of laser beams pointed in different directions in order to reach their target. That's exactly what the Laser Maze is like at OdySea. There are different levels of expertise, and the goal is to get through -- without touching the lasers -- in the shortest amount of time. This maze...MORE is great for competitions between friends or siblings. Or spouses. Or co-workers.

    OdySea Mazes

    When: Every day of the year, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Where: The address is 9500 E. Via de Ventura in Scottsdale. Here is a map with directions.

    How much (October 2014):

    Mirror Maze All Day Pass: $9.95
    Laser Maze - one walkthrough: $3.95
    Laser Maze - two walkthroughs: $5
    Laser Maze - ten walkthroughs: $10

    Prices mentioned do not include tax. Parking is free.

    Check online for discount days, special deals and holiday events.

    Contact:

    Phone: 480-270-6200

    Online: www.odyseamirrormaze.com

    Facebook: hwww.facebook.com/OdyseaMirrorMaze

    What You Need to Know

    1. Both mazes are indoors and climate controlled, so you can visit any time of the year.
    2. The mirror maze is not recommended for young children who might become frightened at the flashing lights and loud noises.
    3. You will be asked to wear latex gloves in the Mirror Maze so that when walking through with one hand outstretched you (a) won't bonk your head on a mirror and (b) won't get handprints on the mirrors.
    4. Tip: The more crowded it is, the easier it is to get through the maze since people end up following each other and can see everyone in the mirrors.
    5. You don't really have a choice of which set of colors you'll see in the Mirror Maze, but you can make a request at the front desk if you have a preference.
    6. There are party rooms where birthday parties take place, and several different birthday party packages are available. Use one of their themes or create your own. Parties are for children ages five and up.
    7. OdySea Mirror Maze was created by the same people who own Butterfly Wonderland. It is actually in an adjacent building, making it convenient to visit both in one stop. The ticket booths are separate for each attraction.

    All dates, times, prices and offerings are subject to change without notice.