Halloween Events

October 6, 2015, 9:57 AM

Anybody else notice a huge drop in quality in Halloween events in SoCal. I went to Knott's, Magic Mountain, and Universal Studios Hollywood, and only USH truly scared me. I used to like Knott's Scary Farm, but now it seems really tacky and cheap.

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Edited: October 6, 2015, 7:50 PM

You are probably just getting less scared. Just like how the first time you eat jalapenos, they are really spicy. However, after you eat them for a while, they are not as spicy as they were the first time.

But, I haven't been to a Halloween event yet, so this is just an assumption.

October 6, 2015, 8:06 PM

I went to Knott's Scary Farm last year and was a bit disappointed with it. Last year was my first time attending that particular event, but based on what I had heard from previous years it did seem a bit weak and I'm not sure if I'll go again this year. The general consensus is that Knott's has gotten tamer in recent years, and while still a decent event I would expect a separate-ticket haunt event to be high PG-13/low R instead of low PG-13.

I was at SFMM's Fright Fest last weekend, however, and I thought that one was pretty good. The actors there were a lot better than those at Knott's and several of the mazes were really good (particularly Willoughby's, Red's Revenge, and Toyz of Terror). I don't know that I'd go if it was a separate ticket event, but I was still impressed with the quality of the event. I'd definitely consider this one PG-13 for scariness, though I love the No Boo sticks kids (and adults who just want to ride coasters) can buy to avoid being attacked in the scare zones.

October 7, 2015, 9:32 AM

They are always more scary the first time. I prefer Disney's Halloween Party. I go every year. You get the Halloween spirit without feeling like you need to be scared, which when that goes, there's no point in going.

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