On Thursday night Knott’s Berry Farm hosted media and annual passholders for an event announcing this year’s Knott’s Scary Farm offerings. The event took place after the park had closed and was hosted by Jeff Tucker and from start to finish was a frightfully fun event. The event took place in the Charles M. Schulz theater at Knott’s Berry Farm. As invited guests and media walked in, scarers were on hand to scare and take photos.
The formal presentation began with a musical number. I will admit, I was captivated. It had the look and feel of a New Orleans funeral procession. The music borrowed from the past but was definitely more modern. At the end of the number, the casket was opened to reveal the master of ceremonies Jeff Tucker. He would lead the announcement of the night which included videos and performances…and water! Yes, we got drenched. It was hilarious and awesome!
For the better part of an hour, details about this year’s Knott’s Scary Farm were revealed. You can read all about them here. My observations during this hour are really what was exciting though. Each year, Knott’s Scary Farm continues to get better and better. Some years I’ve noticed significant progress in quality. Other years the progress has been in the overall experience. What I observed this year is a dedication to upping the story elements for Knott’s Scary Farm. This is VERY exciting. I think it will create an incredible experience for those coming to Knott’s Scary Farm. As I watched the presentation I found myself being drawn into the stories of some of the new mazes and scare zones. I will admit, this hasn’t really happened before. Usually, I’m all the excitement factor. This year, I’m all about the depth of the story which is adding so much to the experience of Knott’s Scary Farm.
My other observation this year is that Knott’s Scary Farm is diversifying its offerings. For one, there is an art gallery this year! There is a LOT of art to be found by local artists in it. Stop by the Bizarre Bazaar to check it all out! Also, I was once again reminded of how much I enjoy the food that Knott’s Berry Farm offers. Yes, it is a great place to go for a great Halloween experience. It is also a great place to go for a meal.
Knott’s Scary Farm is successful because of the passion behind it. During the Q&A time for the media, it was evident at how much the Knott’s team invests in this event. They really do want to make an incredible experience for guests. As I observed the scarers throughout the night as well, there is a passion for their performances that is evident as well. This adds so much to the Knott’s Scary Farm experience. I really think that without it, this wouldn’t have the draw that it does.
Knott’s Scary Farm begins on September 20th and continues through October 31st. I, for one, can’t wait to experience it this year! It is going to be a fantastic year to visit! Tickets are already available online at knotts.com/tickets-passes/scary-farm. Early prices begin at $42 per night, $120 with Fright and Fast Lane or $149 with Fright and Fast Lane, Boo-fet, and parking. The season pass for Knott’s Scary Farm is currently $95.
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