Around the time Wooz opened there was a big "maze craze" going on in Japan. Maze attractions were everywhere over there. The way they usually worked was you got a card as you entered the maze, and you would have to get a stamp at about 4 different locations inside the maze before you found your way out. They were huge, challenging, and really fun - if you liked that sort of thing.
I don't know if there is the same amount of interest in them in Japan anymore. I'm sure there must be some still around - but Wooz had definitely taken it's cue from those mazes (maybe even Japanese financed). When I was there I remembering that the entire attraction had the look and feel of the Japanese mazes - same sort of wood construction, same card idea that needs to get stamped, and they even had a character that looked suspiciously Japanese as their mascot.
I have postcards and a couple of other things that I got at the time I went (including one of those coins you linked to). But if you need more info, you can contact me about it. *** Edited 5/18/2006 9:30:08 PM UTC by bunchastuf*** *** Edited 5/18/2006 9:34:12 PM UTC by bunchastuf***
Never did the actual maze, but did once stop by to check the place out. Wasn't much to it at all, but check out this concept art, shows that they had originally planned on expanding into what looks like either a theme or waterpark across the way, linked to the maze by a monorail:
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