Tag Archives: Knott’s Halloween Haunt

REVIEW: Knott’s Scary Farm 2013 Shows

IMG_2952One of the biggest aspects of Knott’s Scary Farm and its annual Halloween Haunt event in Buena Park, California, is its impressive entertainment roster. While Theme Park Adventure has admittedly bypassed reviews of Haunt’s major shows in favor of focusing attention on mazes and scare zones over the years (we’re not huge fans of theme park entertainment usually), we understand that there are many folks that attend the Scary Farm primarily because of the shows and various forms of live entertainment. With that in mind, TPA spent one evening this season at Knott’s solely to see the shows and take a few pictures so that we could pass along our thoughts as part of Halloween 2013’s content here on the site for our readers!

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Knott’s Haunt 2013 Scare School

Scare School is something that has become a right of passage at Knott’s Berry Farm as the park is transformed each September into the Scary Farm. As elaborate mazes and shows are erected, hundreds of seasonal employees are hired to become terrifying creatures of the night. However, to truly be monsters, all of the employees that Knott’s hires for its Halloween Haunt event must be trained by a veteran team of managers that know exactly what it takes to be a denizen of the mazes and scare zones.

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Empty Grave Haunt to Benefit Fallen Industry Figure

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On Sunday, September 8th, The Empty Grave in Anaheim, California will be home to a very unusual mix of vampires, ghouls, monsters and… clowns. Yes; clowns! The haunted attraction, which is located within the Anaheim GardenWalk, will be open for business all night long, with a special cast of talent kicking ass and raising Hell in the name of a fallen industry brother – Mark “Sumo” Sagato. All night long, 50% of the ticket sales will go to Mark’s loved ones. “Sumo” was taken away from all of us much too soon due to cardiac arrest last month. His family and loved ones need help and support in this impossibly challenging time.

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REVIEW: Pinocchio Unstrung at Knott’s Halloween Haunt 2012

Probably the most talked about and anticipated new maze at Knott’s Halloween Haunt for the 2012 season was Daniel Miller’s design, Pinocchio Unstrung. Based obviously on the famous 1883 children’s novel The Adventures of Pinocchio by Italian author Carlo Collodi, this Haunt maze was heralded by fans and industry veterans alike as a new standard in Knott’s design.

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REVIEW: Terror of London at Knott’s Halloween Haunt 2012

For the past several years, one of the more polished maze experiences at Knott’s Halloween Haunt has been Terror of London, a Brooke Walters (Virus Z, Endgames, Trick Or Treat) design that took Scary Farm visitors back to the seedy underbelly of London circa 1888. During that time, a serial killer dubbed “Jack the Ripper” slaughtered at least five victims in the Whitechapel district of London, typically prostitutes.

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