Recently I attended a complimentary preview event at Knott’s Berry Farm for their upcoming Knott’s Scary Farm Haunt. If you visit Southern California, Knott’s Berry Farm is one of the area’s entertainment center and amusement park.
In the eventings during Fall, the park transforms into a very scary place. This year is the 41st year that Knott’s Scary Farm returns, the Knott’s Scary Farm Haunt attraction is attended by thosands of people and usually sells out. They park is transformed with many experiences and mazes that are sure to frighten many. Here are some of the creepy people you might see.
Jeff Tucker is Entertainment Supervisor at Knotts Berry Farm and Halloween Haunt.
He introducted the design team for the Haunt and let a discussion panel on what the attractions will be this year. The members of the design team on the panel were:
- Timothy “Gus” Krueger, Design Specialist
- Brooke Walters, Design Supervisor
- Julie Owens, Director of Park Shows
- Daniel Miller, Design Specilist
They seem like nice people, right? Well, they are, but let me tell you, when it comes to frightening you, they know what they are doing and are preparing to make this year’s Haunt scarier than ever. On some of the attractions you will have to solve puzzles to get out. Some of the mazes that will be available for 2013 are:
- Mirror Mirror
- Trick or Treat
- Pinocchio Unstrung
- The Slaughter House
- The Witches Keep
- Dominion of the Damned
- Black Magic
- Gunslinger’s Grave
There is also an experience called, Trapped, which requires and additional fee and has a “safe word”, lest you want to make a quick exit. Yikes! Scary to me, but this event sells out every year.
Also this year at the Haunt, Elvira will be returning with her show, Sinema Séance, on most Haunt nights. Do you remember Elvira, the Mistress of the Dark? I used to watch her on Elvira’s Movie Macabre and she introduced scary movies in a sarcastic, funny way. By the way, she really should think about promoting a line of cosmetics or skin care, this woman looks wonderful!
The Scary Fun begins September 26, 2013. You can purchase tickets in advance here. This event is not recommended for children. But if you have some teens that like to be scared, they would probably enjoy this. They also have a Facebook page with more information here.
Disclosure: I was invited to preview this event. All opinions are my own.