Knott's Scary Farm
September 22 – October 31 Select Nights
Knott’s Berry Farm
8039 Beach Blvd, Buena Park, CA 90620
$tarts at $40 on select nights.
After filling up, we needed a chance to throw up from fear. Luckily, we managed to keep our food down while getting frightened.
Special Ops: Infected; this one arms you with a gun as you shoot the brain-munchers in some zombie epidemic. It's fast-paced fun. They want you blasting the undead on the go, you're a soldier in this scenario. Maze tenders hark orders like you're a commando in a war with walkers. You feel, briefly, like you're in a zombie shooter.
It uses a kind of laser tag technology; shoot zombies and their collars change color. I'm not sure how well it works. More targets or some sort of better scoring may need to come into play. At the end I thought there was going to be a scoring system, nope. Another ride open at the park does this quite well, the Iron Reef, it keeps your score and even takes your photo.
We don't know of any other mazes that arm you, so props to Knott's for trying something new.
You have to let yourself go while walking through the unclean sheets blowing in the wind to banjo music.
From what I was hoping, which was animals gaining intelligence, speech and eating people it wasn't that at all, just farmers feeding people to their livestock. That old gem.
Updated was the hunting of you in The Dead of Winter: Wendigo's Revenge. This chilling maze has some of the nicest looking death scenes; some wonderfully mastered icicle deaths. Love the falling snow.
Nearby was suppose to be the new FearVR, virtual reality horror, but we were unable to find it, staff seemed to not understand what we were talking about when we tried asking about it.
Staff fell into some other problems with the new Skeleton Key Rooms; special rooms that require extra payment, but you snag a very nice-looking glow-in-the-dark key. When trying to enter them you have to have your pass punched, by a hole puncher. These passes were laminated and let's just say it was sad to see staff trying so feebly to cut through plastic, add to that it was dark and they had to hold flash lights. You beg the question, why not use permanent marker?
Some of the Skeleton Key Rooms are marked poorly or unmarked as Zozo had no signage when we tried to find it. These are easy fixes with signs marking paths and locations. Two out of the four special rooms were missing signs.
The rooms themselves are well worth the experience as we got to try and find ghost via augmented reality tablets in Visions and were stuck in a room with a serial killer in Slasher.
If you want to be scared the old fashioned way the roller-coasters and a few favorites are open including Big Foot Rapids, the Log Ride and Iron Reef during the night. Night coasters!
We're sad they're weren't any special Hallowen decorations for these rides, put Big Foot at the Big Foot Rapids. Decorate the log ride again!
Knott's has kept it's horror tradition in tact. It's a spook circus of thrills to keep you busy all night. We stayed until closing as Knott's brilliant team of clowns and other spooks scared us every few steps.