The Laser Maze Challenge is reminiscent of Hollywood action/mystery movies where the star is trying to beat the clock without getting caught. Unlike laser tag games in which players attempt to score points with hand-held infrared-emitting devices, Wild Island’s new Laser Maze Challenge is a vigorous and mind-bending activity that pits the player against the clock. The player competes against the clock, and others who have posted top times, to navigate the maze without tripping the green lasers radiating from the walls.
Players can chose from two different themed attractions: the Bank Vault and Space Quadrant 2051 — a space odyssey experience. Each features music and black light effects providing a dramatic backdrop for players to navigate the maze.
Laser Maze Challenges are a growing trend at family entertainment centers across the country and with the closest ones in Las Vegas, Monterey and Santa Cruz, Calif., it made sense for Wild Island to invest in the new innovation.
“The number one selling point for us is that the attraction is fun and truly appeals to all ages,” said Craig Buster, Coconut Bowl general manager. “What’s great about the Laser Maze is that we’re seeing youngsters, teenagers and young adults go through the maze multiple times testing their agility and mental quickness against one another.
“Since we installed two mazes, it eliminates people having to wait in line for an attraction, and the mazes being indoors are unaffected by the weather, which, in our area, is a bonus,” Buster added.
Ticket prices for the Laser Maze Challenge are $3 per play or two plays for $5. The Coconut Bowl opens daily at 10 a.m. Call 359-2927 for holiday hours or visit www.wildisland.com.