Knott's Scary Farm

Thursday, October 2, 2003 12:55 PM
I've never been to Knott's Scary Farm, and was wondering if anybody had some good advice of when to avoid crowds-- if possible.

I typically don't have time to go on weekdays, so maybe a Sunday/Sunday night would be better? Or, on the last day, November 1st?

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Thursday, October 2, 2003 1:50 PM
November 1st is a bad idea. Its the last day of haunt, and monsters have been going 5 days a week all throughout October. They're tired! Going on that night, while maybe not crowded, you won't get the monsters at their best.

Saturdays are absoultely packed. Bad idea.

If you have to go on a weekend, sundays are a good idea. The crowds won't be too bad at all, and you should have a really good change of seeing all 12 mazes and hanging out a bit in the scare zones.

Have fun!

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Thursday, October 2, 2003 2:02 PM
Another hint: the Pre-Scare dinner allows you to enter the park about 30 minutes before the gates open, meaning you can get some of the more popular scares [Log Flume, Timber Mtn] done before the lines become massive.

mOOSH

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Thursday, October 2, 2003 3:21 PM
Thanks....

I am a little confused by the hours though. On the website it says things like hours 10-5, 7-1. Does this mean the "haunt" is only in the evenings? Or, if I get there in the morning/afternoon, do I have to exit and reenter and pay to get into the haunt as well?

I mean, $40 seems awfully steep for just an evening, especially if the lines are longer than the Mississippi River

12 Mazes? Scare Zones? Log Flume? Timber Mountain?

Sorry for the ignorance, but I just moved to L.A. from Ohio and I know about as much on this event as I do brain surgery! :>p

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Thursday, October 2, 2003 3:56 PM
Your'e correct Haunt is only in the evenings. I would highly recomend doing the Prescare dinner. (VIP Prescae is in the park).

I think Burger King has a discount.

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Thursday, October 2, 2003 4:14 PM
Ok, heres the deal with Knotts Hours during October.

The park is open 10-5. The park closes for 2 hours and reopens at 7 as Halloween Haunt. It is a seperate admission for whatever time you choose to go.

Yeah, that seems like it may not be worth it- it is VERY MUCH worth it for Halloween Haunt. Since you live nearby, you may want to just hit Knotts Scary Farm and leave the rest of the park for another time.

As for lines, if you go on a Wednesday, Thursday or Sunday night, lines will be very short and nothing to worry about.

Fridays are ok, but a little more crowded.

Saturdays are really busy! Long lines for mazes and rides.

Ok. A "Maze" is Knott's term for a Haunted House. There are 12 of them this year, all included in admission. Two of theses "mazes" are actaully rides, totally rethemed for the event. One is the Log Ride, transformed into Werewolf infested Red Moon Massacre. The other is the Calico Mine Ride which becomes Army of the Underworld.

"Scare Zones" are midways of the park which are filled with fog and monsters. There are 4 of them. Ghost Town Streets, The Gauntlet (in Camp Snoopy), The Swamp (next to Reflection Lake) and CarnEvil (in the Boardwalk).

Hope this helps.

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Thursday, October 2, 2003 4:27 PM
Yes! This helps a lot, thank you!

Now as far as rides, they are all open right? (Xcellerator, Ghostrider, etc).

Also, I love Halloween but think some places take it too far. Is Knott's into excessive blood, guts, and gore, or is it more towards good clean Monsters and Goblins scare the poop out of me Halloween fun with cool effects?

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Thursday, October 2, 2003 4:39 PM
The only rides that would be closed would be the ones in Camp Snoopy and the bumper cars. Just watch out for long lines for the rides. I don't think the gore is excessive. There is a lot of blood spelled during the hanging but it's obvasly fake.
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Thursday, October 2, 2003 4:42 PM
The "Hanging?"
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Thursday, October 2, 2003 6:29 PM
It's a show. Actually THE show at Haunt.
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Thursday, October 2, 2003 7:16 PM
While all the stuff at Knotts Scary Farm is frightening, I don't ever think the gore gets out of hand.

The Hanging is an awesome show. Its basically a parody of the past years movies, celebrities, politicians... everything really. Its very funny, but the humor isn't neccesarily clean. If you're ok with that, its a very funny show. And yes it is a bit bloody. I guess you could say its kind of a "celebrity deathmatch" kind of thing.

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Thursday, October 2, 2003 9:39 PM
Didn't they actually have something called "Celebrity Deathmatch" at the Magic Mountain-Halloween-thing?

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Friday, October 3, 2003 4:40 AM
I'm guessing that there might be more than one candidate for governor of California featured in this year's hanging....you just can't make that stuff up!

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