Knott's Scary Farm Preview
Knott’s Berry Farm unveiled the secrets of their upcoming “Scary Farm” event on Wednesday, August 6 in the Charles M. Schulz (Ghoul Time) Theatre. Details on a mysterious new interactive attraction in the Camp Snoopy area of the park (formerly the Scare Zone known as “Necropolis”) were revealed, as were the contents of a briefcase that promised to hold unprecedented excitement for the truest of Halloween Haunt fans.
Greeting excited guests and the media were ushers decked out in full skeleton make-up. Some of the guests entering the auditorium had arrived as early as 6:00am to secure a coveted wristband to the event and get the perfect seat. The event opened with an appearance by the Mistress of the Dark herself, Elvira. She will return with an all-new stage show and perform nightly this year.
The Master of Ceremonies, Jeff Tucker (Knott’s Supervisor of Live Shows) helped introduce the returning mazes with the assistance of the Scary Farm creative staff and designers. Taking to the stage was Lara Hanneman (Knott’s Scary Farm Creative Director), Brooke Walters and Daniel Miller (Design Supervisors) and Timothy “Gus” Krueger (Design Specialist). The team is responsible for the concept behind the terrifying, and always creative walk and ride-through mazes spread throughout the park during the event.
Arriving with a literal army of “armed” soldiers was Assistant Designer Jon Cooke. He introduced the crowd to Scary Farm’s newest and probably the most innovative interactive attraction ever offered. “Special Ops: Infected” will be a hunt for zombies in an all-out war. Guests will attempt to survive the zombie apocalypse in a laser-tag style game where score will be kept. This experience is included in general Scary Farm admission, but fighters will need to sign up for their time slot to participate.
After a massive social media campaign with a special briefcase, Tucker revealed the contents which prompted the crowd to erupt with excitement; a 2014 Knott’s Scary Farm Season Pass. For the first time ever, the park will offer unlimited admission to the event for the low price of only $65.00 with no blackout dates. A very limited quantity will be available. If you are interested, visit the Knott’s website and purchase immediately before this offer disappears into the fog.
An overview of returning mazes/experiences, many of which promise to offer new scenes and experiences: - Trick or Treat (backstage) - Dominion of the Damned (backstage) - Pinocchio Unstrung (Wilderness Dance Hall) - Forevermore (behind Mystery Lodge) - Black Magic (under Xcelerator) - The Gunslinger’s Grave (the lake) - The Witch’s Keep (Calico Mine Ride)
- The Tooth Fairy (backstage)
- VooDoo (backstage)
- Ghost Town Streets (Ghost Town)
- Gypsy Camp (Backstage)
- Fiesta de los Muertos (Fiesta Village)
- Carnevil (Boardwalk)
- Infected (Camp Snoopy)
- The Hanging® - Everything is Gruesome!
- Elvira’s Big Top
Fright Lane with Skeleton Key:
- Five mazes offer “exclusive” experiences that come along with Front of the Line access to all mazes (upcharge)
Trapped: Lock and Key
- This upcharge, in your face experience is not for the timid or weak of heart and is worth every penny. It is all new this year and promises to deliver a minimum 25-minute terrifying experience.
Knott’s Scary Farm takes place select nights September 25- November 1. It is a separate ticketed event and is not included with regular Season Pass admission. Preview night photo gallery: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.836640956353615.1073741841.815234388494272&type=1
Details at www.knotts.com