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Photos: 10 extreme haunted mazes and attractions

For $60, the Trapped maze at Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park takes up to six people through a labyrinth of locked rooms with increasingly dire scenarios. Participants must solve puzzles or make unpalatable choices to escape each room and ultimately the maze itself. (Knott’s Berry Farm)
Busch Gardens Tampa introduced the “solitary scare experience” in 2010 at Howl-O-Scream with the $35 Alone maze. The premium price, which increased to $80 this season for up to four people, hasn’t scared too many people away. (Busch Gardens Tampa )
The Passing
Thorpe Park in the United Kingdom also introduced a new maze called The Passing at this year’s Fright Nights with a $5 up-charge fee for each person in the party. With a suffocating burlap sack over their head, each person is sentenced to death and must blindly make their way through the claustrophobic maze to their own burial. (Thorpe Park)
Cutting Edge
The standalone Cutting Edge haunted attraction is located in a shuttered meatpacking plant in Texas. (Cutting Edge)
Terror Behind the Walls
The standalone Terror Behind the Walls haunted attraction is located in a former state penitentiary in Pennsylvania. (Terror Behind the Walls)
The 18-and-over Blackout Haunted House in Los Angeles requires visitors to walk and crawl through the pitch-dark maze alone with a protective mask and a flashlight. (Blackout Haunted House)
Sinister Pointe
Sinister Pointe in Brea bills itself as Southern California’s only year-round haunted attraction, forcing visitors to complete “fear tests” to advance through a maze with multiple possible paths. (Sinister Pointe)
McKamey Manor
In San Diego, the McKamey Manor home haunt funnels those willing to sign a legal waiver through a gauntlet of monsters that touch, grab and shove their victims. (McKamey Manor)
Bates Motel
The standalone Bates Motel & Haunted Hayride in Pennsylvania was named the best haunted attraction of 2011 by HauntWorld magazine. (Bates Motel)