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“Great place to create memories for a lifetime” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mapleside Farms

Mapleside Farms
294 Pearl Rd, Brunswick, OH 44212
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Ranked #2 of 8 Attractions in Brunswick
Type: Farms, Specialty Shops, Ranch & Farm
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Olmsted Falls, Ohio
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“Great place to create memories for a lifetime”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Took my sons and grandson to zombie paintball. Great place and good times - it does not get any better.

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“Total Ripoff!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Went this past weekend for the Pumkin Village. Cost was $12/person so we spent $48 for the family. What a complete waste! We waited 80 minutes to go down the slide and then got in line for the Hayride. After another 40 mins and barely moving we said forget it. They had one tractor going for the hayrides with hundreds of people in line. It would have been at least another hour. The only feature that didn't require a wait was the corn maze. My kids were so disappointed that they didn't get on the hayride. So $48 dollars for a ride down a slide and walk through a maze for 5 minutes....complete ripoff. This place would be great if the crowds weren't so bad. My daughter couldn't even get on the swing set. Complete waste and total ripoff!

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Macedonia, Ohio
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“Great for 12 and younger, disappointing for older kids & TOO MUCH $$”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Great idea but poorly executed. Went on a beautiful fall day which means it was TOTALLY packed. Parking with handicap sticker is on site, otherwise you park across the street in the grass & walk. Area police were there to direct traffic and pedestrians. Restrooms are all port-o-potties and food was expensive but comparable to carnival prices. We brought in our own water bottles. Their site clearly states NO DOGS but saw a few there anyways. (Probably too busy to enforce.)

Upon arriving there was no signage or workers directing where to go!? The area is very large with a large hill (a lot of walking: grass, dirt/rocks-wear sneakers). Finally found ticket booth, (to left of the property by the jumping pillow), and got our wristbands but no map of the property!?! We paid online and printed out the "tickets" which were scanned to get our wristbands. Pumpkin village is basically jumping pillow, cow/pig train ride, hayride, corn mazes, and slide. Zombie paintball is separate. Pics on their website are appropriate.

LONG LINES Hay ride = 1 hour for 7 minute ride with only 1 wagon running. Hay slide (like the ones at carnivals) = 45 min to 1 hour wait. Corn maze x 2. Both were ridiculously easy and took 5-10 minutes each. There was a bouncy house for toddlers only. A jumping "pillow" and cow/pig train ride (tractor pulling cars) which we never made it to because we were in line for everything else for so long! That being said, we moved past the tents and stores/restaurant in the front of the property and never made it back to that either because we ran out of time.

Zombie paintball: buy tix online. Many disappointed kids getting there & were turned away because it was sold out. Get in line early!! You sign up for a time but that really means nothing. We got in line 30-40 minutes before our scheduled time and waited at least 30 minutes in line (AGAIN). You are "initiated" by a drill sergeant, who was great & really played the part then herded onto the trailors. Paintballs run out extremelly quick but they conveniently stop 1/2 way through to offer 100 more for $10. (Many people ran out prior to 1/2 way mark.) Ok, everyone sits facing one direction on a flatbed with bench seating and fixed paintball gun in front of them. You pull up to a "station" and "LIGHT 'EM UP"! Once the zombies fall you cease fire & move on to the next station. Zombies are basically dressed in hockey gear covered with a jumpsuit and buckets on their heads, (as expected). They do NOT approach the truck or "attack" in any way. A few of the zombies made noises which was great but most just walked out, took a few shots then fell to the ground. Ride is supposed to last 1/2 hr but was more like 15-20 minutes. They need to make the attraction more thrilling for older kids. Many people were walking away from it saying it was not what they expected. Older kids/teenagers were really expecting something much more scary & fun. **Emailed farm and suggested for the night time tours, they have a few "real" zombies approach from the back-since we are all facing one way and guns can't swivel - and that would be exciting but still not too much for younger kiddos! Some little ones, (5-8 year olds), were a bit spooked and crying. Really up to how you think your kids will do.

Tickets: Paintball $18 and if you do the combo paintball & pumpkin village it was $22. Look/search on their facebook page. You can find the promo code on it which will save you $2 a ticket.

So, on a beautiful Saturday we got there at 5:30 and was able to do the two corn mazes, hay ride, zombie paintball (scheduled for 8), and the slide line was shorter on our way out so they waited 20 minutes to do that and left about 9:30. I would guess with a normal crowd 2-3 hours would be plenty of time.

For the money spent and what we were able to do, I don't feel we got our monies worth. Long lines, frustration over where things are and disappointed paintball...I don't think we will be back. Great idea for use of the land but POORLY EXECUTED on a busy day. My advice? Go on a day where weather might keep some people home and plan for tweens. :)

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“Medieval Festival- Educational !”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

We went for a family outing to the corn maze. The scene around the farm was amazing and truly breath-taking. Parking was very organized and there was no confusion where to go.

We went to the Medieval Festival weekend. I had never went to a medieval festival but I find this one very educational. I truly learned a lot about the medieval times although it seems a bit cheesy. Everyone seems to be having fun.

Tickets for the corn maze itself could not be bought separately and had to be bought as a combo package with some of the other activities. Combo packages that did include the corn maze was $12, which seems a lit too much if we just wanted to do the corn maze. So we declined to get tickets.

We did get a chance to walk through the apple and pumpkin storage area, which was a lot of fun. There were lots of pumpkins to choose from and all sizes. We even found APPLE BUTTER !! Prices were very decent.

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“Johnny Appleseed Festival - Family Fun!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

We went to this festival in September and were very pleasantly surprised. The food in the food tent was great and the little activities are all very family friendly and well planned. The only annoying part were some of the live bands who were not very good. Their little petting zoo was great. Lots of families with young children.

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