Knott's Halloween Haunt prep continues

Posted Wednesday, August 21, 2002 4:48 AM | Contributed by SpongeBob

Construction is progressing on two mazes, one on the old Vertigo spot and one in the front of the park.

The Tampico Tumbler is down for rehab while a SoCal radio station hosts a concert in Calico Square.

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Wednesday, August 21, 2002 8:13 AM

This'll be my 4th annual trip to the Haunt. The event has so much character! No other park spends as much time on the details (such as sound, facades, and signs of the mazes) as Knott's. This will be their 30th Haunt. I'm looking forward to seeing how they celebrate it.

Wednesday, August 21, 2002 9:26 AM

I hope to be able to join you for one of the nights at the Haunt. I know you're going to SFMM on the 27th, so KSF on the 29th or 30th is a definite possibility. I myself would stay away on the 31st, and our little group is going on Nov. 2nd (the last night). This will be my 20th year (approximately - I lost count) for the Haunt!! *** This post was edited by MMCoasterBear on 8/21/2002. ***

Wednesday, August 21, 2002 3:06 PM
Wow, sounds and looks like KBF's Halloween Haunt is one of the best (if not the best) theme park Halloween experiences around! I've seen all kinds of pictures from last year's and I have videos which show what the park does for Halloween Haunt! Looks great! I went to Fright Fest at Six Flags Marine World last year, and I was really, really dissapointed. It's obvious that Cedar Fair cares more about the guest experience and details, then Six Flags.

Six Flags Marine World.......home to the new "not so vertical anymore" V2! *** This post was edited by Marine World Freak on 8/21/2002. ***

Wednesday, August 21, 2002 9:57 PM
Haunt is really a KBF tradition, and IMO it lives up to its reputation as one of the nations best Haunts, if not the best. Here are the keys to its success: Lots of attention to detail and a crew of monsters who absolutely love their jobs. I hope all Buzzers who live around So Cal, and even those who don't get a chance to visit the Scary Farm this year! Its going to be a good one!! :)
Wednesday, August 21, 2002 11:52 PM

I may be a little biased, but for my money I think Halloween Haunt is one of the best Halloween experiences out there. They've been doing this for 30 years now, so they know what works and what doesn't, they do pay a lot of attention to detail and they always do a great job re-theming the entire park. Most of the monsters love working Haunt, and it really shows, they put a lot of energy into each and every scare.

Wednesday, August 28, 2002 1:52 PM
Here's a tip to enjoy the haunt even more.

Knott's has this wonderful buffet before the haunt starts. Now this is not your typical theme park food. Anyone who's eaten at Mrs. Knott's Chicken Restaurant knows what I'm talking about. Homemade fried chicken, biscuits, white gravy, corn-on-the-cob, burgers, ribs, chili dogs, and they also have boisenberry punch and pie. If you have never tried the punch and pie you're missing out. That stuff is tha bomb! Oh yeah, they have salad too, but none of that for me, I gotta save room for the healthy stuff. It costs around 15 bucks. You have to make reservations-no walk-ups.

Here's the real bonus: they let you in a 1/2 hour before the rest of the public. Oh man I can smell the fried chicken now!

I've been to haunts at Magic Mountain and at Universal Studios Hollywood and let me tell you, they don't even come close-not even half way. Knott's is the granddaddy of all haunts. If you have the chance you gotta go. No matter how big and bad you think you are, someone...or something is gonna scare the crap out of you! Those bastards get me every year, even when I know it's coming! I love it!!

Coasters and Chronic
What a Combo! *** This post was edited by DJVICDOGG on 8/28/2002. ***

Friday, October 11, 2002 12:57 PM
Does anyone know what night is the least crowded at Halloween Haunt? I'm planning on going on the 25th. I hope it won't be crowded. How much time should I allot?

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