New interactive frights are coming to this year's Knott's Scary Farm

August 26, 2016, 10:52 AM · Knott's Berry Farm last night revealed details for its annual Knott's Scary Farm Halloween event. The original theme park after-hours Halloween event, Knott's Scary Farm has been entertaining visitors for 43 years and this year will feature more than a dozen haunted attractions over 24 nights, starting Sept. 22 and running through October 31.

This year's new attractions are:

Black Ops: Infected — An interactive maze where small groups of guests will battle zombies in a video game come to life. Knott's says this will be one of the largest mazes in Scary Farm history and will include "live actors, real time scoring system, kill streak rewards system and interactive targets, including a juggernaut boss zombie."

The Hollow — A six-acre scare zone populated by the Headless Horsemen and his army of the undead.

Red Barn — Hey, a farm's gotta have a barn, right? How about "a blood-soaked barn filled with carnivorous animals seeking to prey on human flesh"? Sounds about right.

Shadow Lands — A maze through a Japanese temple, where you must "fight off demon samurais whose souls are cursed to rot within the depths of purgatory."

Elvira returns this year in a new show, Elvira’s Danse Macabre while other returning attractions include Paranormal Inc., The Dead of Winter: Wendigo’s Revenge, Trick-or-Treat, The Tooth Fairy, Voodoo - Order of the Serpent, The Gunslinger’s Grave: A Blood Moon Rises, The Deadly 7, and, as always, Knott's infamous The Hanging show in Calico Square.

In addition to The Hollow scare zone, Knott's will feature scare zones in Ghost Town, the Boardwalk (CarnEVIL), and Fiesta Village (Fiesta De Los Muertos).

Also, Knott's Scary Farm this year will four standalone "Skeleton Key Rooms," each with its own story and scares. One of the Skeleton Key Rooms, Vision, will use augmented reality to create paranormal activity inside the Green Witch Museum in Ghost Town. Zozo is a demon spirit summoned by a spirit board. Slasher puts visitors inside a 1980's slasher film, and Prey is a classic hay maze with only a faulty lantern to light your way around the waiting mutant beasts. The Skeleton Key, which unlocks one-time access to each room, is included with all Fright Lane passes.

Knott's will again offer a "Boo-fet Dinner" before each night of Knott's Scary Farm, at Mrs. Knott’s Chicken Dinner Restaurant. That's $27.99 plus tax when purchased online and $32.99 plus tax when bought at the door.

Single night tickets cost $40-52, depending upon the night of your visit. The Knott's Scary Farm Pass gets you in for all 24 nights for $85. (Knott's passholders get a $10 discount on the season pass.) Fast Lane front-of-line access to the park's roller coasters and Fright Lane front-of-line access to the mazes (including the Skeleton Key) also are available for additional charges. Parking is $20 a night, and All Season Long Parking is valid for Knott's Scary Farm. You can buy tickets in advance online (highly recommended — never wait to buy hard-ticket party tickets at the gate) at

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August 26, 2016 at 10:38 PM · Sounds great. Last year, we only had time to do three mazes (Paranormal, Trick or Treat and Voodoo), although all of them were very well crafted. This year, I'll be using the Skeleton Key for the first time.

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