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.
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.
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. ***
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. ***
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.
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. ***
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