If you know me, you know I have premature holiday celebration issues, but I have a good reason for breaking my own policy of giving holidays a month at most hype: KNOTT’S SCARY FARM!
It’s my absolute favorite thing about Halloween, and I got to attend this year’s preview to find out what’s new, what’s coming back, and what we’re going to find in the fog.
Areas within the park wherein monsters and ghouls lurk around every corner and no one is safe.
Enter the park and walk through the old western Ghost Town, but beware: you’ll have a hard time seeing your own hands in front of your face, much less the monsters waiting to jump out at you. BONUS: The Dollmaker (yep. The Dollmaker from the now gone and much missed maze, The Dollhouse) is back, and wandering this zone.
The last stronghold of what used to be my favorite maze (RIP Klown Kollege), Carnevil is the scare zone located at the arcade area, and features the creepiest clowns since Pennywise. Any coulrophobe will tell you that this area is the worst, and by the worst, I mean the best. After all, the point of going to Scary Farm is to get scared; these buggers are up to the task and up to no good.
Fiesta de los Muertos
Located in Fiesta Village, this is a newer scare zone where the dead (los muertos) wander amongst the living, painted as bright sugar skulls and waiting to make you jump. It’s still a fiesta, though, complete with a dance party. Just watch out for La Llorona – she’s looking for her children, and if she can’t find them, she’ll settle for revenge.
Rides, shows, and special performances that make light of the dark.
I have a confession to make. In all the years I’ve attended Scary Farm, I’ve never seen Elvira’s show. But I hear it’s excellent. I mean, how couldn’t it be? She’s the Mistress of the Dark. Find this show at the Charles M. Schultze Theater.
The show that started it all! It’s a stunt show! It’s comedy! It’s social commentary! Really, it’s a stunt show that makes fun of some of the biggest things that have happened in pop culture over the past year. And it’s all in the guise of an old-western trial and hanging. Obvs.
Special Ops Infected: Patient Zero
Camp Snoopy becomes the biggest laser tag arena you’ve ever played in… and you’re fighting against zombies! Yep. Zombies. Laser Tag. Teams and objectives and IT’S LIKE LIVING A VIDEO GAME YOU GUYS. I can’t explain it as well as the creator can, so I’m going to let him do the explaining:
Walk-through zones designed to make guests live through their worst nightmares. Many mazes have additional Skeleton Key Rooms, where you get to have a close-up experience (just look for the ).
The maze that started it all is back, but it’s all new with a supernatural twist. Watch the trailer:
The Calico Mine Ride: My Bloody Clementine
Young Clementine and her father were killed in the mine, and now their spirits wait for vengeance. Fun fact: they’ve brought “talent” (live, in-your-face monsters) back to this favorite maze/ride.
Voodoo: The Order of the Serpent
This maze was new last year, and it takes you on a twisted walk through old New Orleans, with bogs filled with the dead and graveyards of the not-so-dead, houses of voodoo and houses of horrors. Enjoy this teaser of what you might find:
A Houdini Seance gone wrong – witness his darker, failed illusions in action.
Trick or Treat
Take a tour through the haunted house you always skipped as a kid…
The Tooth Fairy
Your worst fears about the dentist come to life in this maze, where you’ll find the work of an obsessed (and perhaps even possessed) monster of a doctor. Beware the blackout room where you’ll have to feel your way out, and the interactive Skeleton Key Room…
Find your way through a demented puppeteer’s workshop – just be careful not to become his next masterpiece…
In this maze, you’ll walk through Edgar Allen Poe’s most gruesome imaginings brought to life by a madman known as the Forevermore Killer.
Dead of Winter
New this year, this high-contrast maze is inspired by the bright whites of winter, the deep darkness of nightmares, and of course, blood red. The story? An ice queen rules over a Viking army of the undead…
In this new interactive maze, a team of paranormal investigators has come across an asylum that bridges the gap between our world and the world of the paranormal.
A Few More Details
Dates: September 24-October 31
Skeleton Key & Fright Lane: $70.00
Scary Farm Pass: $80.00 (this gets you into ALL 24 NIGHTS of Scary Farm)
Already a Knott’s passholder? There are discounts for you that range from $5 off admission to $10 off combo or Scary Farm Passes.
Are you excited yet?
I know Im just a touch too excited, but at least there are only a few weeks left to wait!
Watch the whole announcement here: