Edenham Pre-School pupils first to visit Toy Story tribute maize maze near March as Buzz Lightyear parachutes in
To Cambridgeshire and beyond! Parachutists dressed as Buzz Lightyear and green soldiers from Toy Story parachuted in to officially open the giant Toy Story tribute Skylark Maize Maze near March, Cambridgeshire, and children from Edenham Pre-School were among the first to visit.
Edward Gowler and his team at Skylark Garden Centre have painstakingly cut over 3km of pathways in their 12 acre field of maize plants. The paths have been carefully cut out using GPS technology and when viewed form the air the shapes of Buzz Lightyear and Woody are revealed. The paths also form a maze for visitors to get lost in.
The images of Buzz and Woody are over 150 metres (500 feet) tall and are believed to be the biggest Toy Story images ever created.
Parachutists from the North London Skydiving Centre located next to Skylark dressed as Buzz Lightyear and green Toy Story soldiers to parachute in as part of the opening events.
Children from Edenham Pre-School in Grimsthorpe met Buzz and Woody at the maze and were first to explore the labyrinth of pathways.
Edward Gowler, from Skylark, said: “It is nearly 25 years since Toy Story first came out and broke new ground in film animation. With the 4th film in the franchise opening last month, I wanted to create my own tribute to these iconic Toy Story characters."
The Skylark Maize Maze and Funyard opens to visitors on Saturday (July 20) and will be open daily until Tuesday, September 3. For details visit www.skylark-events.co.uk.