Southern California Halloween fans know they have countless options when it comes to having fun during the spookiest season, but true haunt aficionados have learned over the past four and a half decades that the best place to be for startling scares and eerie atmosphere is Knott’s Scary Farm.
Last night inside its main auditorium the Charles M. Schulz Theatre, Knott’s Berry Farm and illustrious host Jeff Tucker announced the lineup for this year’s highly anticipated Knott’s Scary Farm event, including both new and returning mazes, scare zones, live entertainment, thrill ride experiences, and more!
WATCH KNOTT’S SCARY FARM 2018 ANNOUNCEMENT EVENT:
As with each year I’ve attended this Announcement Event, I left Knott’s incredibly psyched for the Scary Farm excitement to come. Beyond the instant show-stopping musical number (with rain live on stage) at the top of the show, the new and encore attractions revealed last night have me anxiously awaiting the official beginning of the Halloween season. A list of everything announced by the park for 2018 is as follows:
- Dark Entities – A space-themed maze reminiscent of “Alien,” but with zombies.
- The Depths – An H.P. Lovecraft-inspired monster maze set in a 1940s seaside town.
- Special Ops: Infected
- The Red Barn
- Paranormal Inc.
- Trick or Treat: Lights Out
- Dark Ride
- Pumpkin Eater
The guest-favorite Timber Mountain Log Ride Halloween Hootenanny ride overlay is also returning.
WATCH TIMBER MOUNTAIN LOG RIDE HALLOWEEN HOOTENANNY:
- “The Hanging: Shhh… It Happens”
- “Awaken the Dead” (dance party)
- “Conjure” (magic show)
- “Hacks! Cutting Room Floor” (improv comedy)
- Ghost Town Streets
- The Hollow
- Forsaken Lake (new scare zone previously announced at Midsummer Scream 2018)
WATCH KNOTT’S SCARY FARM PRESENTATION AT MIDSUMMER SCREAM 2018:
Rides in the dark:
- Sierra Sidewinder
- Silver Bullet
Also announced were the new Haunted VR attraction “Time Zombies,” plus the Scary Farm-inspired tribute art show “Into the Fog,” which will be on display in the Voyage to the Iron Reef gift shop (temporarily renamed Bizarre Bazaar) throughout the Halloween season.
Knott’s Scary Farm runs on select dates from Thursday, September 20 through Wednesday, October 31 at Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park, California. For more information on the event and to purchase advance tickets, be sure to visit Knott’s official Scary Farm website.