BRANSON Mo. —
Chuck O’Day said there’s no question about it. Children of all ages enjoy Hannah’s Maze of Mirrors.
“They love it,” O’Day, general manager of Hollywood Entertainment Complex
in Branson, explained. “Trying to keep (the children) from running
through it is a hard thing to do. The adults and seniors like it, too.”
Open since July, 2009, Hannah’s Maze of Mirrors, a 288-turn fun-house
mirror maze with a fairy tail theme, continues to draw visitors off the
Branson Strip and into the Hollywood complex, 3030 West 76 Country
The complex also includes the Hollywood Wax Museum, a wax cast tribute to
movies and entertainment, Castle of Chaos, a five dimensional (5-D)
zombie-killing video experience and a new interactive Left Coast themed
miniature golf attraction.
O’Day said Hannah’s maze isn’t scary, like Castle of Chaos, it’s haunted
sister attraction. “It can be disorienting,” he cautioned. “Some people
are afraid they might never find their way out of the maze. We give
everybody our phone number as they go in; just in case they get lost we
come and find them.”
He thinks Hollywood offers something for everybody.
“That’s the big thing,” he said. “We have the Castle of Chaos that
appeals to the older kids and the adults, but Hannah’s is something for
the younger kids.”
The fairy tale back-story, O’Day said, is a big attraction for mirror
Hannah is a beautiful princess. She meets an evil witch, gets in trouble
and the witch imprisons her behind a mirror. She can’t get out from
behind the mirror without your help.
“We have a wizard that helps you,” O’Day said. “You are actually the one
searching for Hannah. The wizard helps you get Hannah out.”
O’Day said reaction to the Hollywood’s new interactive mini-golf
attraction is encouraging.
“It’s a state of the art golf course you haven’t seen in Branson or a lot
places around the country,” he said. “We gave the course a theme. We gave
it a story line.”
Mini-duffers tee off at the first hole, get a Hollywood talent agent, get
discovered and embark on a Hollywood career. A special Walk of Fame
surprise awaits golfers on the course?s 19th Hole, where they shoot for
the stars on the Star-O-Meter.
“It’s similar to ski ball,” O’Day explained. “You hit a certain spot and
it tells you if you are an A-list star or a B-list star or a reality TV
It takes about 45 minutes to play through the course’s 19 holes, he said.
“Each hole tells you a story,” O’Day said of the attraction. “We have
imitation iPhones at each hole and you press a button and get a story.
Marty McBooster, a Hollywood agent, tells you some fun facts.”
McBooster isn’t the only Hollywood type with whom golfers interact.
“We have a chauffeur, a paparazzi, a director and a photographer,” he
said. “When you putt through (the course) there are figures who will talk
to you and have some fun wisecracks. Flashes go off when you pass the
paparazzi and you will hear the cameras going off. It’s fun and cool to
be able to interact with the course.”
Want to go?
The Hollywood Entertainment Complex: Open 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. through March
1, and 8 a.m. - midnight seven days a week through Dec. Individual and
combination attraction tickets available. Go to www.hollywoodwaxmuseum.com/branson or
call 1-417-337-8277 for ticket information.