Knotts Scary Farm

Knott’s Scary Farm is a Halloween event at Knott’s Berry Farm in which the theme park is transformed into 160 acres of horror via a series of roaming monsters, terrifying mazes, and scare zones. It is the largest Halloween event to be held at a theme park.

  • Knott’s Scary Farm
  • 8039 Beach Blvd, Buena Park, CA
  • Group Experience in Mazes
  • No Contact; Fake Gore; Loud Noises
  • Nine Mazes and Four Skeleton Key Rooms
  • Five Scare Zones with over 1000 Scare Actors Total
  • Great Blend of Humor and Horror!

Knott’s Scary Farm runs every Halloween season.


More About Knotts Scary Farm

Originally a three-night affair, beginning on October 26, 1973, the annual, month-long event celebrates its 45th year in 2017. It has become the largest event of any theme park. The concept was introduced to the park’s operations committee in a meeting in September 1973 by George Condos and Martha Boyd of the marketing department, and Bill Hollingshead and Gary Salisbury of the entertainment office. Bud Hurlbut, who built and operated (as a concessionaire) the Mine Ride, Log Ride and other rides, decided that having static props wasn’t enough, so he put on a gorilla suit and scared guests as they rode on the Mine Ride. Halloween Haunt was an instant hit, and by the next year, the event sold out nightly. The continued balance of horror and humor has been a key to the continuing success of Knott’s Halloween Haunt

In 2016, the four terrifying new Skeleton Key Rooms each featured a unique story and theme delivering unparalleled scares, interactive secrets and other blood-curling surprises:

Visions: Guests must bravely investigate the Green Witch Museum in Ghost Town where it is not the building that is eerily haunted, but the mystic items enclosed within. Using a Phantom Finder augmented reality device guests will be able to identify and witness paranormal activity connected to artifacts from the Sarah Marshall Witch Trial.

ZOZO: People from all over the world claim to have been visited by the Ouija demon ZOZO after a spirit board session. Is the demonic entity known as ZOZO real or are spirit boards just a myth?

Slasher: Guests are invited to step into a blood filled 80s’ slasher horror film. The masked Angel Maker Killer is on the loose. Every lead has run cold and that’s when you step into the picture. Will you become his next victim?

Prey: Navigate a wicked hay maze packed with dead ends while equipped with only a faulty lantern as your guide. You are not alone. Mutant beasts are released to prey upon wandering visitors, the only way out is by facing your worst nightmares.

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