– Things to Do in Scottsdale: Experience the Laser Maze at Odysea in the Desert –
The Odysea in the Desert complex off of Via de Ventura in Scottsdale continues to launch some fun exhibits and experiences. When it first opened, I visited the Butterfly Wonderland. I loved it and have been back many times since then to see the amazing array of butterflies. Then, I had a chance to visit the Mirror Maze which is located next door to the Butterfly Pavillion. What I wanted to talk about today is a second fun activity adjacent to the Mirror Maze – the Laser Maze.
You know in the movies where a hero has to negotiate through and around multiple deadly laser beams to get to where they are going? The Laser Maze is just like that, minus the danger part… and add a dose of fun.
The Laser Maze is really entertaining and you have to pay attention as you twist, crawl or duck your way through brightly lit laser beams. Before entering the “vault,” you have the option of choosing the level of play which ranges from very easy to extremely hard. Once entering, you are on a timer and have to work your way under and over the beams of light to get to the various “mission buttons”.
I gave it a try at the very easiest level and have to admit I didn’t score very well. With that said, they’ve priced it at $3.95 for one trip through up to $10 for five trips. So, you can hone your skills if you play multiple times.
This is a great activity for groups or parties as your times are recorded and you can set up some friendly competition. And, you can also purchase a video of your adventurous trip.
Overall, I thought the Laser Maze was great fun and reasonably priced. And, it’s not just for kids!
Mirror Maze at Odysea
9500 E Via de Ventura
Scottsdale AZ 85256
– Open daily from 9 AM to 5 PM.