Monthly Archives: November 2013

REVIEW: Delirium 2013 Knott’s Scary Farm

One of the most popular mazes at Knott’s Scary Farm is Delirium, which made its debut in 2011. The twisted maze, which is the dreamchild of veteran Halloween Haunt designer Daniel Miller, returned once again this past season to terrify and freak out guests visiting the 41st annual event in Buena Park, California. Absolutely one of the strongest additions to Haunt in recent memory, the big question was, would it remain shocking and elaborate enough to contend with the likes of this year’s new Scary Farm offerings, including Forevermore and Miller’s new maze for 2013, Black Magic?

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REVIEW: Dominion of the Damned 2013 Knott’s Scary Farm

Vampires have long been a standing theme at Knott’s Scary Farm’s Halloween Haunt. From the “vintage days” of the vampire mazes in the early 1990s to 2013’s Dominion of the Damned offering, the creatures of the night have continued to play a vital role in the overall production of what’s revered as the granddaddy of all Halloween theme park events. Some years have been greater than others, for sure. One thing is undeniable however: guests and fans love the subject and vampires have become a Gothic, hissing cornerstone of the Scary Farm.

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Knott’s Fire and Police Recognition Days 2013

image006As a thank you to all the men and women who assist in protecting life and property, Knott’s Berry Farm theme park is proud to offer Fire and Police Recognition Days. Starting Thanksgiving Day, November 28 through Thursday, January 31, 2014, Knott’s will once again extend free Park admission to all active fire and police personnel and one guest. From November 28, 2013 – January 5, 2014 up to six additional tickets can be purchased for only $27 each. January 6-31 up to six additional tickets can be purchased for only $22 each.

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REVIEW: LA Haunted Hayride 2013

Theme Park Adventure has had the privilege of watching the LA Haunted Hayride grow over the past five years from a startup haunt way out in the boonies of the Santa Monica Mountains at the King Gillette Ranch, to one of Los Angeles’ top haunted attractions that is on our Must-See list each Halloween. The LA Haunted Hayride has evolved into a unique night out – not merely a hayride, but an entire event complete with carnival, multiple attractions, entertainment and hordes of monsters roaming and interacting with guests at every turn!

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Universal Studios Hollywood Update November 2013

One of the many construction walls now up at Universal Studios Hollywood in preparation for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in 2016

One of the many construction walls now up at Universal Studios Hollywood in preparation for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in 2016

It’s been a while since Theme Park Adventure visited Universal Studios Hollywood for an update on things other than Halloween Horror Nights, which was a huge success this season. Again, kudos to John Murdy, Chris Williams and the entire cast/crew of HHN 2013 on a job very well done!

As many of you know, Universal Studios Hollywood is in a massive renovation phase, as the entire property is updated from the infrastructure up in preparation for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, set to open in 2016. This is the biggest growth spurt that USH has ever undergone, and naturally, there is a lot to do between now and then. We thought it would be nice to take you on a quick tour of Universal Studios Hollywood and show you the very latest!

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