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Knott's Berry Farm: What do people think of this event?

From Jason Lester
Posted August 23, 2004 at 9:50 AM
Okay. Everyone is always ranting on about how great IOA's Halloween event is. I haven't been to the park on in Halloween so can't say. But what about Knott's Berry Farm's event? I went last year and am going back this year. What do people think of this event?


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From JP parking Guy
Posted August 24, 2004 at 5:54 PM

Just as good as HHN. I've been to both. With Knotts a little bit better for the family than Universal. The Hanging could beat Bill and Ted any day! Universals mazes are much more detailed though. Street actors are better at Knott's though. They both have there ups and downs. No alchol is served at Knotts while at HHN I've been plastered while going through mazes. That being my younger days. If they brought back HHN at the Hollywood park it would be a hard choice. Can't wait for the Haunt though!

From JP parking Guy
Posted September 25, 2004 at 2:47 PM
Who's going to the haunt this year? I've got my tickets! Can't wait to go through Lore of the Vampire and the Asylum!

From Jason Lester
Posted September 25, 2004 at 5:20 PM
I'm going of course and I can't wait to do Hatchet High. Cracks me up every time.

From David Klawe
Posted September 25, 2004 at 7:57 PM
Knott's Halloween Haunt is the Granddaddy of them all, the World's largest Halloween Theme Park event, it is also the first, started in 1973, making this the 32nd annual event.

12 mazes, plus some great shows, including the classic Hanging, plus 5 other great shows.

Defentely NOT for kids under 13!

You can find some great discounts at Southern California Burger King's.

http://www.knotts.com/park/calendar/halloweenhaunt.shtml

From Kevin Baxter
Posted September 25, 2004 at 8:31 PM
Definitely pick up the BK coupons, because this thing is seriously not worth full-price. If they are doing the same as the time I went, the coupon is cheaper the earlier you go in the season AND if you go on a weekday. Take that into consideration.

As for the event itself, don't go planning on riding any of the rides. We went on a weekday and lines were outrageous from the get-go. So if you are fine with doing just the houses and the shows, then have at it. Make sure to check out the Hanging and whatever show is in the big theater in the back. Lines for the houses seem to get longer as the night wears on, so do like we did and immediately circle the park upon entrance doing those first. Then concentrate on the shows.

Any other pointers?

From Jason Lester
Posted September 26, 2004 at 9:05 AM
Kevin, can you use BK coupons if you're getting the VIP Buffet In Ghost Town tickets? We used it last year and we walked right on Ghostrider and Xcelerator and then focused on houses the rest of the night. Oh, and make sure to see Doctor Cleaver and The Hanging as Kevin mentioned. I think the large building in the back is Ghouls Gone Wild but I can't be sure.

From JP parking Guy
Posted September 26, 2004 at 7:29 PM
Yeah Ghouls is in the back. Definately hit all the rides first - if you have to that is. I like red moon so I will always ride that just because of that big wolf at the end. Can't wait.

From Jason Lester
Posted September 27, 2004 at 10:37 AM
If you do get VIP all you will be able to do is rides, Red Moon, and Army of the Underworld or whatever. But definately do rides then houses and throw in some shows in between.

From Robert Niles
Posted September 30, 2004 at 5:48 PM
I have a preview of the 2004 Halloween Haunt, plus an interview with Knott's Entertainment Director Charles Bradshaw up on the Columns page now: The Monsters Are Due on Knott's Streets.

Please take a look!

From M. Rodriguez
Posted October 5, 2004 at 9:12 AM
I'm supposed to go in two weeks with my school, but i'm not sure if i want to. i mean, i could barley survive "the mummy" walk-through maze thing at universal studios! i know its just people in costumes, and the universal studios thing was a long time ago, so i think i could survive this now, but i wanted to ask, are there "ghouls" just lurking around the corners around the park or in the lines for the rides, or are they just in specific areas like the mazes or whatever?

From Christine Su
Posted October 9, 2004 at 3:46 PM
for the bk discount coupons to knott's scary farm, do you just walk in the store and ask them for the coupons? and does anybody know if the bk in irvine gives out those coupons?

From Jenny Rhodes
Posted October 26, 2004 at 8:17 PM
I just went to Knotts scary farm last Sunday and I had so much fun! The costumes were awesome. The log and mine ride were the best themes rides. My fav rides from best remembered to least are 1.Asylum 2.Lore of the Vampire 3. Blood Bayou 4. Malice in Wunderland 5. Terror Vision in 3D 6.Red Beard's Revenge 7. Clowns from Outer Space (8. Hatchet High 9. Curse of the Spider both sucked)Don't forget to check out the hanging and Zamora's side show the bizarre-he stuck a knife through his arm! Have fun!!!

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