There have been no reported 911 calls out of the corn mazes of America like the one last year from the family lost in one in Danvers. But it remains fascinating as to who best handles the pressure of these life-sized puzzles that have become fall farmland fixtures. Brett Herbst, the nation’s top designer of mazes, this week told the New York Times that people who are comfortable in the countryside don’t mind spending more than an hour in mazes, while mazes closer to urban areas attract visitors whose comfort and claustrophobic level is “probably 20 minutes.”
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