'Odysea Mirror Maze' opens next to Butterfly Wonderland

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By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey
By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey
By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey
By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey

SCOTTSDALE -- Just in the time for the kids' winter break, a new attraction is opening in Scottsdale next to Butterfly Wonderland.

On Friday, December 13, the "Odysea in the Desert" complex will open the doors to its new Odysea  Mirror Maze, right next to the existing Butterfly Wonderland.

This new attraction is the next phase of the unfolding 'Odysea in the Desert' entertainment complex.

The Odysea Mirror Maze will continue the theme of Butterfly Wonderland, sending visitors on the trail of an elusive rare butterfly. Hallways lined with an abundance of mirrors will create infinite reflections as visitors navigate twisting corners, dummy loops and dead ends on their quest.

Dramatic LED lighting and digital sound effects will evoke the atmosphere of a Central American tropical rain forest, complete with screeching howler monkeys, hissing anacondas, tropical storms, and more.

Along the way, visitors will encounter a rickety bridge over an infinity chasm, a jungle clearing, and the ruins of a Mayan temple.

The maze was designed by Adrian Fischer, the world's leading maze creator. "This is their flagship. It's the best one they've done so far," says manager Kevin Smith.

The cost of a 1-day pass for the Mirror Maze is $9.95/person (adults & children.)

To complement the Mirror Maze, guests can continue the adventure in the new Laser Maze located in the same facility.  Designed to be an updated high-tech version of a classic maze, this exhilarating route challenges participants to twist, turn and duck thought various beams with a goal to touch "mission buttons" while avoiding moving lasers.

"The key is to not touch any lasers," says Smith.

The cost for the Laser Maze adventure is $3.95/person (for one walk-through), $5.00 (for two walk-throughs) and $10.00 (for five walk-throughs); the cost for the all-day mirror maze pass is $9.95/person.

The Odysea Mirror Maze is located at the NE corner of the 101 Freeway and Via de Ventura at the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.

For more information, call (480) 270-6200 or visit www.odyseamirrormaze.com.