Recession-Proof Fun: Mazes from Amazin’ Mazes

October 30, 2010 No Comments

Amazin’ Mazes is finding that the business of building and operating giant human mazes can be recession proof. “People just can’t tell their kids ‘No,’ especially when it’s good exercise and you get to do it with them,” said Greg Gallavan, who owns the Fraser, Colo.,-based company.  Business has never been better for this maze designer and operator. During 2010, Gallavan has set a new building record in the company’s 20-year history. Most mazes only require one employee, creating low operating costs, and generate impressive profit margins.

New mazes include: Trailblazer Maze in Kearney, Neb.; Miner’s Ark Maze in Rapid City, Iowa; a Noah’s Ark Maze at Gagetown, Mo.; and the Treasure Trap Maze at Wonder Mountain, Maine. While new mazes take about six or eight weeks of pre-planning and preparation, the attractions can be constructed in about 10 days, and fit in especially well at amusement parks, ski resorts and miniature golf courses.

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