Scary Halloween Fun At Knotts Scary Farm This Fall

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What Makes Knott’s Scary Farm So Much Halloween Fun?

Knott’s Berry Farm is a California theme park near Los Angeles.  It began as a family business in the 1920’s and became a theme attraction in the early 1940’s.  Today it is one of the largest theme parks in the country.  The Halloween attraction Knott’s Scary Farm began in 1973.  Here is a short video about some of the Halloween activities at Knott’s.

Now part of Cedar Fair this Halloween event continues its forty year history of quality family entertainment.  The Scary Farm in the month of October generates so much activity it is responsible for nearly half the annual revenue for the whole park.  The theme is Nowhere to Hide and once you are inside the park the mazes, shows, rides, actors, and haunts really bring the scares to you.

Lots of Mazes at Knott’s Scary Farm
It is hard to miss the many mazes that are an integral part of the attraction.  Some of the best are Trapped The New Experiment,  Black Magic, and Mirror Mirror.  They even have a maze through the old west town and another feeding of the popularity of a zombie apocalypse.  Overall I think there are fourteen scary mazes in the park.  Don’t forget to go through Uncle Willy’s Slaughterhouse.

Six State Shows Provide Lots of Horror and Humor
Entertainment is the name of the game at Knott’s Scary Farm.  They have six live stages full of events.  A scheduling nightmare to hit them all in just one night.  Last year shows were Carny Trash, Cursed, The Hanging, Possessed, Blood Drums, and Elvira’s Sinema Séance.  Elvira is back at Knott’s following a 12 year absence.  At age 62 she still brings everything you would expect from the Mistress of the Dark.  Always a fun show.  In fact all the shows are good fun and really set Knott’s apart from other just haunted houses.

Scare Zones Provide Lots of Fright
Live actors get a change in designated Scare Zones to bring in your face scares right up to you on the street.  Some can really pester you while some are just scary looking and others to jump out at you when you least expect it.  The park employs more than a hundred a night who roam the scare zone.

Read These Reviews For The Inside Look on Knott’s Scary Farm
I recommend reading the Theme Park Adventure review by Ric West titled “Knott’s Scary Farm 2013 Shows”.  Another great review of the entire attraction is by the folks over at the Scare Zone.

Summary of Halloween at Knott’s Scary Farm
Disney, Universal, and Cedar Fair all vying for Halloween visitors in the Los Angeles area you can expect these fabulous venues to come up with great entertainment with high prices.  Universal is probably a little more crowded with longer lines and more of an edge to their frights.  Disney as you might expect is more family friendly on the scare side.  Knott’s probably falls in between with lots of entertainment shows and monsters roaming the midways.  The mazes are amazing.  Go with the expectation to have lots of fun and you won’t be disappointed.  Its scary fun but not meant to be gross, sick horror like you might find at Blackout or Alone.


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