Knott’s Scary Farm 2019 Survival Guide

by Leap on September 4, 2019 86 Los Angeles

Knott's Scary Farm Survival Guide 2019 - PinterestKnott's Scary Farm has scared Southern Californians long before Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights. Its Orange County counterpart — Disneyland — has only recently started the much gentler Mickey’s Halloween Party (now the Oogie Boogie Bash in 2019) and Halloween Time at Disneyland. Knott’s Berry Farm put on the world’s first theme park Halloween Haunt event in 1973. Its popularity rose like cemetery fog at night, making it the industry standard and largest Halloween event in Southern California. This is Knott’s Scary Farm’s 47th year of bringing nightmares to life.

You can try but you can't hide. What sets this park apart from all the competition is that you'll find no escape. Terror creeps into every corner for a fully immersive, heart-pounding experience. There is nothing like the Knott's Scary Farm Ghost Town scare zone.

The scare zones are loosely defined and spread throughout the streets. This keeps you disoriented as you never know when a creature will sneak up on you — or rather — slide out at you with shrieks, scrapes and sparks. You may be eyeing the monster in front of you while another is sneaking up from behind and snorting in your ear to send you jumping in the air!  We checked out all the new mazes, and the returning favorites, too. Here’s how to prepare for the Knott’s Scary Farm 2019 Halloween Haunt.

When to Visit Knott’s Scary Farm 2019

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Knott’s Scary Farm is a separately ticketed event that runs on select nights from Sept. 19 to Nov. 2. It runs from 7:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. on select Thursdays and Sundays. The park is also open Fridays and Saturdays from 7:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.

Knott's Scary Farm 2019 dates:

  • Sept. 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28
  • Oct. 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 31
  • Nov. 1, 2

Generally, crowds are lesser earlier in the season and on Thursday and Sunday nights. Grab a map by the entrance for all the show times, scare zones and maze locations.

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Best Knott's Scary Farm 2019 ticket options:

Tickets for Knott's Scary Farm 2019 are already on sale. You'll find a variety of ticket options. The prices vary based on date and have additional taxes and fees. You want to purchase online at least 24 hours in advance to save up to $41 off the front gate price. There are discounts for annual pass holders.

  • Single night (as low as $43 online at least 24 hours in advance).
  • Knott’s Scary Farm Pass ($100) with unlimited access to all 26 nights. It is available while supplies last.
  • Fright Lane & Fast Lane ($90 and up, but does not include admission) includes unlimited priority access to all mazes and Fast Lane rides.
  • Admission + Fright Lane & Fast Lane ($125 and up) covers admission plus unlimited priority access to all mazes and Fast Lane rides.
  • Boo-fet dinner and Early Entry with one digital photo download with a monster at the Boo-fet ($34.99, must purchase admission separately).
  • Scary Farm All Inclusive Ticket ($157.99 and up) includes Scary Farm admission, parking, Fright & Fast Lane and Boo-fet dinner with Early Entry.
  • Online parking is as low as $22; Scary Farm Pass Parking Add-On is $70.

We recommend adding Fright Lane & Fast Lane if it is within your budget. There are a lot of mazes, so it helps to skip the lines. However, the lines are not as horrific as Universal Horror Nights, so a Fright Lane pass is not absolutely necessary. If you want to do it all and also want to ride the roller coasters, then definitely add the Fright Lane & Fast Lane.

What are the Fast Lane Rides? Rides offering Fast Lane during Knott's Scary Farm include:

  • HangTime
  • GhostRider
  • Coast Rider
  • Jaguar!
  • Montezooma’s Revenge
  • Silver Bullet
  • Pony Express
  • Supreme Scream
  • Sierra Sidewinder
  • Xcelerator
  • Timber Mountain Log Ride: Halloween Hootenanny
  • Voyage to the Iron Reef
  • Calico Mine Train

Rides without Fast Lane include:

  • La Revolucion
  • Sol Spin
  • WaveSwinger
  • Wheeler Dealer Bumper Cars
  • Bigfoot Rapids

In 2018, guests could experience the thrill in the shadows as many rides were in the dark! Plus, HangTime had new red and green lighting system to match the CarnEVIL scare zone. We're dying to know if these features will return for 2019!

Knott’s Scary Farm 2019 Scare Zones

There is no scare zone like a Knott's Scary Farm scare zone. With creatures emerging from the fog and shadows, you can feel your heart thumping as you try to make it through. Here are the scare zones for 2019.

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Expect to encounter varying creatures in many dreadful ways. Some sneak up on you quietly, while others slide out at you or have noisemaking devices to startle you out of your skin. There are four scare zones in Knott's Scary Farm:

  • Knott’s Scary Farm 2019 Survival Guide - ForsakenForsaken Lake — This expanded and sinister scare zone oozes into a larger area of the park this year. Forsaken Lake unleashes gothic creatures to prey on victims to drag back to their watery graves. Somber music adds extra creepiness to this scare zone. Think 1800s funeral songs from New Orleans mashed with modern heavy metal. Throughout the night, the creatures may join together in a procession that lead to some show moments with unexpected scares. The dance will occur to the right of the Silver Bullet entrance on the path to the carousel.
  • Ghost Town Streets — This is where it all began, with half-human, half-animal monsters emerging from the fog. Periodically, some of the monsters will dance on the balcony of the Calico Saloon — catch it, because it’s to die for.
  • CarnEVIL — The freak show is the main event of this demented circus. No clowning around here.
  • The Hollow — Beware the Pumpkin Eater who prowls this scare zone. From within the fog, the witches of the Hollow and their army of the undead unleash a reign of terror as they gear up for battle with the witch hunter.

Knott’s Scary Farm 2019 Mazes

There are two new mazes in 2019. The other seven are continuing mazes, carried over from the previous year (kind of like that recurring nightmare you can't escape), along with a few new horrors and effects.

The new mazes for 2019:

Origins — The Curse of Calico

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Find out what happens when they combine classic Knott's Scary Farm elements, such as the Ghost Town Streets and The Hanging, into an all-new maze. The witch has been hunted and sentenced to be hanged. As they put the noose around her neck, she spits out a curse upon the town before she disappears. And this is where you step into the story, as the curse unleashes the hidden demons and monsters of the Calico citizens. The special effects (from water, to fog, to electrics, to flying effects) will leave you spellbound.

Wax World

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Step into the creepy wax museum, but beware the back room, where patrons just might become part of the masterpiece. It's rumored that blood-curdling screams can be heard echoing through the halls as victims are submerged into a scalding cauldron of bubbling wax. Nothing can hold a candle to Wax Works. The looming façade is huge and the artwork spectacular. Just try not to encounter the horribly disfigured artist, Dr. Augustus Scratch,  looking for fresh materials to make his next creation.

Returning mazes for Knott's Scary Farm 2019 include:

The Depths

This new maze in 2018 has resurfaced, transporting you to an abandoned port village, where ancient creatures lurk inside underground caves. A mining crew has mysteriously disappeared into the eerie tunnels under the town. Did the crew meet their demise at the hand of vicious cave-dwellers? Are you willing to journey into the dark, wet caverns to follow the crew’s path into The Depths? Be warned! Nobody who has entered has ever resurfaced. Wait for it … this maze incorporates some mesmerizing water effects, some movement (think of it like being on a ship) and an elaborate ending. New for 2019, a freight elevator show scene has been added.

Dark Entities

Knotts Scary Farm 2019 - Dark Entities

Enter the second year of this maze for an extra-terrestrial experience, a realm of absolute darkness. A lone space station faces unimaginable dark entities looking for new hosts to invade. Its force increases as it feeds on its victims. Can you escape the dark entities before their deadly force eliminates you and all other life forms aboard the station? Time is running out! This maze has cool lighting and other elements we found fun. Too bad it's a one-way trip.

Dark Ride

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Step into an abandoned carnival ride that has become a refuge for sideshow freaks and shunned performers. They hide in the shadows, waiting to terrorize those who dare enter the once pleasant ride. There are plenty of scary circus freaks to freak you out in this maze. They used some technology and fun effects in the maze to keep us surprised. In 2019, you'll take a trip through the added control room. Parents know that the scariest part of theme park rides is the exit through the souvenir shop. My wallet wants to avoid that journey, but an all-new dreaded gift shop will be added to the end this dark ride.

Knott's Scary Farm 2019 - Pumpkin Eater

Pumpkin Eater

Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater,

Had a wife and couldn’t keep her;

He put her in a pumpkin shell,

And there he kept her very well.

This creepy nursery rhyme stems from a legend of the man who killed his unfaithful wife and hid her body parts in a pumpkin. The notorious 7-foot tall pumpkin-eater is on the prowl, lurking in the dark shadows of this maze. To escape his wrath and hunger to kill, you’ll pass through a silent town of victims, enter the bowels of a giant pumpkin, make your way through the gooey, wet pumpkin guts and solve a labyrinth of thorns that block your escape.

Pumpkin Eater was our favorite maze of 2017, and it still ranked really high in 2018. We can't wait to see what 2019 brings. It is located in The Hollow scare zone just inside the entrance to the park. We found this maze with a shorter wait around 11:00 p.m., so most guests have moved away from the park entrance by this point, making a great later visit when other mazes have long waits.

Special Ops: Infected

Knott’s Scary Farm 2019 Survival Guide - Special Ops

If you have never done this maze and love laser tag games, then this is a priority maze of the night because the line can get long. This is also its farewell season, so stop by to say "bye," and to check out two new scenes. Your mission will take you through a convenience store and meat-packing warehouse.

Arrive as soon as possible to join the army in fighting zombies. Don’t worry — they’ll arm you with cutting-edge laser guns. Face off against hordes of more ravenous zombies than ever before in bloody streets. This high-tech, innovative experience will thrust you into the middle of a live-action video game complete with live actors, a real-time scoring system and more interactive targets and surprises around every corner. The attraction is one of the largest mazes ever created in Knott’s Scary Farm history, so form your squad and put your zombie apocalypse survival skills to the test in this action-packed, one-of-a-kind experience. No reservation or special ticket required, but we recommend hitting this maze ASAP. Sir, yes, Sir! Get moving, soldier!

Shadow Lands

Knott's Scary Farm 2019 - Shadow Lands

This maze is also dying out, with 2019 being the year it dies by the sword. Enter the hair-raising Shadow Lands maze and fight off demon samurais whose souls are cursed to rot within the depths of purgatory. Guests will embark on a quest through a sacred shrine, an ancient Japanese temple and into the midst of the Shadow Lands. There were not many changes from 2017, so this maze did not rank among our favorites in 2018. If you have to slice a maze out, this might be a good one to cut if you have already seen it in years past.

Paranormal, Inc. 

Knott's Scary Farm 2019 - Paranormal Inc

Featuring high-flying aerial stunts and scares, Paranormal, Inc. sends guests investigating a haunted hospital where the patients were tortured for decades by deranged doctors and nurses. Demonic spirits of the murdered victims have been detected throughout the mysterious halls, while evil medical staff prowl for new patients to torture. There were some interesting bungee moves in this maze for a fun surprise. Also, things seem to be moving. Are the walls closing in on you? Brace yourself for an all-new ending that's guaranteed to send you screaming out the door. Even though we’ve been through the past Paranormal mazes, this one has a lot of really fun elements and special effects that make it a can’t miss, especially since it had a much shorter line than the surrounding mazes (at least on opening night of 2018).

Knott's Scary Farm Must-See Shows

When you need a break from the mazes and terrifying scare zones, shows can offer some comic relief. There's an all-new puppet show as well as some returning entertainment.

Knott's Scary Farm 2019 - Jack O'Lantern

New for 2019 is the improvisational adult puppet show, Brian Henson's Puppet Up! — Uncensored. Audience members can offer suggestions that the puppeteers must act out with puppets onstage for zany and unpredictable fun. The screens to the sides show the puppet show, but the audience can also see the puppeteers on stage working their magic and comedy for an uncensored view of what really goes on.

Every year, Knott’s fans look forward to The Hanging show in Calico Square. Last year’s theme, Shhh...It Happens, offers plenty of political comedy and favorite (or least favorite) musicians and movie characters from the past year. The show looks back at the year’s pop culture and news stories with killer comedy rife and special effects, pyrotechnics and stunts. It’s a must-see! Aren’t you dying to know whom they will be hanging this year? The Hanging occurred at 8:00 p.m., 9:45 p.m. and 12:30 a.m. in 2018. Pick up a guide upon entering the park to find show times for 2019.

The art show returns — Into the Fog: A Scary Farm Tribute Art Show — with one-of-a-kind art from 40 artists at Bizarre Bazaar, a pop-up merchandise location located across the Charles M. Schulz Theatre. It’s also a great place to pick up Knott’s Scary Farm apparel and other fun souvenirs.

For magical, comic relief, guests can watch CONJURE —Magic and Mirth in the Birdcage Theatre. Award-winning magicians and Fox’s Masters of Illusion regulars take the stage to amaze and amuse on select nights.

Awaken the Dead — Guests can jam to popular music with candy skull dancers at this nonstop dance party in Fiesta Village.

Survival Tips for Knott’s Scary Farm 2019

If you want to see and do it all and make it through the night, here is our survival guide:

Knott’s Scary Farm 2019 Survival Guide - Carnevil

  • Buy the Fright Lane pass so you can skip the lines for mazes (many mazes reached an hour or even two-hour waits) and rides with unlimited access.
  • Buy online to save off Front Gate prices and guarantee they don’t sell out the night you want to visit.
  • Leave kids under 13 at home.
  • Check the weather and dress in layers.
  • Arrive early.
  • Grab a map when you enter for maze, scare zone and ride locations, as well as show times.
  • Find the black wing photo location near Hacks!
  • Hit the new mazes. Arrive early and beat the lines for the popular Special Ops: Infected maze.
  • Stay hydrated! All the screaming and walking can dry you out.
  • Catch The Hanging.
  • Spend time in the Ghost Town Streets Scare Zone.
  • Timber Mountain Log Ride Halloween Hootenanny is a family-friendly layover for both daytime and night, with additional scares for Knott's Scary Farm guests.
  • Experience virtual reality at VR Showdown in Ghost Town, Knott's Boardwalk Arcade. This is a unique, immersive adventure that combines gaming with virtual reality for $6.

Halloween Foods for Knott’s Scary Farm

There are some fun and freaky foods available throughout the park during Knott’s Scary Farm. Keep your eyes peeled for special menu items like pumpkin soup, cupcakes, spooky doughnuts, candy corn funnel cakes, Halloween churros, drinks with floating eyeballs and Dante’s Inferno Asada Fries. Any Dole Whip fans out there? You can even find Berry Dole Whip at Beachy Keen. If you love fudge but want to keep your fingers clean, try a Fudge Push Up Pop — they come in many colorful flavors, including candy corn.

Rules for Knott’s Scary Farm 2019

While there is no hard list of rules, it's good to practice some good conduct and common sense. Arrive early because parking traffic can be a living nightmare. Leave masks at home and leave the scare tactics to the scare actors. No touching! Scare actors are not allowed to touch you, and you are not allowed to touch or mistreat them. However, some creatures may get pretty close and snort in your ear for extra creeps. Avoid flash photography. No line jumping. Enter Knott’s Scary Farm at your own risk — there are no refunds or re-entry. Most of all, enjoy yourself at the original Halloween theme park event that started them all!

Can Children Attend?

Even though Knott’s Scary Farm is a lot of fun, it’s not for everyone. It is recommended only for brave guests 13 and up (although we did encounter some young children who LOVE monsters and enjoyed it, they are the exception to the rule). If you have little ones, we recommend you bring them instead to the kid-friendly Halloween festivities at Knott's Spooky Farm on October weekends and on Halloween day. You can buy discounted daytime Knott’s Berry Farm tickets from your favorite frogs right here. Knott’s Spooky Farm is a daytime event for children ages 3 to 11. It is included with regular admission to Knott’s Berry Farm. Kids can dress in costume, participate in a costume contest, see a magic show or Peanuts show, and even go trick-or-treating in Ghost Town.

What questions do you have about Knott's Scary Farm? Share in comments below! 

Related: Universal Studios Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights Survival Guide

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Sep 2, 2019 at 6:21 a.m. ExcitedforaScare:) Says...

Hello all! Quick question; I plan on going Oct 19, 2019...are all rides available during Knotts Scary? Or only just a few?

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Sep 3, 2019 at 1:06 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there - we are excited, too! :)

Most thrill rides will be operating, except for those undergoing maintenance. Kiddie rides will not be in operation.

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Aug 28, 2019 at 2:11 p.m. Victor Says...

Hello!! I just wanted to know about how the park is on Sunday’s. Planning to go October 6 and just get the general admission ticket. Are Sunday usually a good day to go? And how do you found out about early entry for that day? Thank you

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Aug 29, 2019 at 3:32 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Victor!

Sundays may be lighter than a Friday or Saturday. To get early entry you have to purchase a Boo-fet dinner. You can purchase separately on the tickets page, and it is included in the All Inclusive Ticket.

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Mar 31, 2019 at 12:09 a.m. Natalia Says...

Hi I am going to Knott's scary farm this year and I will be 12. I am nervous that I will get scared and have to leave early. Do you have any advice that will help?P.S. I really want to go. :)

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Apr 1, 2019 at 10:18 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Natalia!

We recommend that you do LOTS of research on this year's festivities and wait another year or so - it gets scary for even us fully-grown Frogs! In your research, you'll be able to get a better feel for whether or not you're ready to head in next year. Unlike other Halloween events, there aren't very many scare-free zones at Knott's Berry, so there's not a lot of opportunity for you to take a break if things get overwhelming. Other members of the Frog Pond may have some advice for you, too :)

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Nov 1, 2018 at 10:25 p.m. Jason Says...

So I went to scary farm and was told to wash Halloween makeup off to enter but yet inside the park they have face painting booths.

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Nov 4, 2018 at 9:28 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Elaina!

We recommend checking out our Crowd Calendar for details, but it looks like the park will be similarly busy on both Friday and Sunday :)

Regarding Early Entry - are you asking about Disneyland (as you mentioned MaxPass) or Universal Studios Hollywood (this post)? Let us know and we'll be hoppy to help :)

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Oct 31, 2018 at 10:29 p.m. Paula Says...

should i get the fastlane tonight i heard Halloween night during week is not busy?

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Nov 1, 2018 at 9:22 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Paula!

For Halloween night, we do recommend hopping on FastLane.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 29, 2018 at 8:25 a.m. Evie Says...

Is Knott's doing the Skeleton Key/Special rooms this year?

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Oct 31, 2018 at 11:06 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Evie!

Not this year.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 25, 2018 at 2:39 p.m. Darryl Says...

Hi....I bought two all inclusive tickets for this Friday the 26th, one for me and my daughter. My daughter is sick and may not be able to attend, and I had the option to putting our names on our "print your own tickets". If my daughter cannot come can my wife use her ticket even though my daughters name is on it?

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Oct 26, 2018 at 9:02 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Darryl!

In our experience, they have never checked the names on the tickets ... so you should be just fine!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 23, 2018 at 3:12 p.m. Candice Says...

My have a motorized scooter, can I use it st Knotts scary farm?

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Oct 25, 2018 at 8:50 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Candice!

That is fine, although you will likely be asked to transfer into a standard wheelchair for the houses.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 23, 2018 at 5:34 a.m. Daniela Says...

When is Knott's scary Farm open can kids 10 and up go in the maze at day time

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Oct 25, 2018 at 6:37 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Daniela!

Knott's Scary Farm is only open in the evenings.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 23, 2018 at 5:32 a.m. Daniela Says...

Can you wear your costume on october 31

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Oct 23, 2018 at 5:20 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Daniela!

Costumes are not allowed at this event, even on Halloween.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 20, 2018 at 9:24 p.m. veronica Says...

Hi, my online ticket says i need a valid ID to get in but since I bough the ticket with my moms card, it has her name on it. Will that be an issue?

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Oct 25, 2018 at 9:02 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Veronica!

That should not be an issue.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 19, 2018 at 6:34 a.m. Jennifer Rodriguez Says...

If you work at knotts and let’s say knotts scary farm opens at 7 say you work till 7 . Can you like walk into scary farm without anyone noticing or will you get caught because what if the people you work with don’t really know you that well ? Do you think that person should risk trying to attempt to go into scary farm ? I mean tbh it’s kinda smart

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Oct 19, 2018 at 3:45 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jennifer!

We certainly do not recommend doing anything that may put your job at risk! We recommend looking into discounted tickets available to Knott's employees.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 18, 2018 at 11:25 p.m. Claudia Says...

I will be doing in the 20th... are we allowed to wear Halloween contacts?

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Oct 19, 2018 at 3:50 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Claudia!

Costumes are not allowed, so we can't be too certain. Give it a try, but be prepared to take them out if need be.

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Oct 15, 2018 at 2:34 a.m. Kiley Says...

Hello! Sorry but I just want to make sure about this...

So my friends and I are planning to wear our costumes to knots scary farm but we heard it isn’t aloud. But is it ok if we wear our costumes? Our costumes involve normal street clothing. I’m going to be a cat, the costume involves a black hoodie and black ripped jeans. Is it ok if I wear cat lenses and cat ears? Also some makeup but it isn’t too much. Like I said, I just wanna make sure. Thank you!

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Oct 15, 2018 at 2:57 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kiley!

The Knott's Scary Farm site specifies: "Costumes, masks and face painting are not allowed to ensure that there is no confusion between the Knott's Scary Farm monster actors and guests."

It doesn't sound like you have a full costume, but we wouldn't risk it.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 14, 2018 at 7:44 p.m. Aki Says...

I'm going tonight and have the regular $44 admission, does that allow me to get in early at 5pm or do I have to wait until 7pm?

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Oct 14, 2018 at 12:48 a.m. Isabella Says...

Is there a policy on pregnant women entering the park for this event? Or is it just kind of an enter at your own risk kind of thing?

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Oct 15, 2018 at 3:24 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Isabella!

There is no policy, so it is "at your own risk" ... we recommend checking out some YouTube videos to check out what it's like.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 11, 2018 at midnight Evan Says...

I am planning to go to Scary Farm tomorrow, and I am wondering if the Fright Lane would be worth it? Or how long the general lines will be approximately?

Thank you!

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Oct 12, 2018 at 2:23 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Evan!

We don't think Fright Lane will be a necessity tonight, but it always help you accomplish more.

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Oct 9, 2018 at 7:28 p.m. Maria Says...

What time does early entry start for Knott's Scary Farm? Also, do you need another ticket, besides the regular admissions ticket, or would I just have to show up early( like 6 pm) to get early entrance?

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Oct 9, 2018 at 5:18 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Maria!

You need a ticket specifically for Knott's Scary Farm. Early Entry started at 5 p.m. when we attended :)

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Oct 8, 2018 at 7:46 p.m. Josh Says...

Can we just buy a ticket for normal Knotts from 9-5 and stay for the scary farm or do we have to buy a separate ticket?

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Oct 9, 2018 at 8:35 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Josh!

You do need a separate ticket.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 6, 2018 at 10:30 p.m. Dean Says...

So, we are going tomorrow night for my 50th birthday and was wanting any advice. I work until 5 and we have about a 30 minute drive. Will getting there by 6 be good enough time and how is the traffic normally on a Sunday night?

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Oct 9, 2018 at 5:07 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Dean!

So sorry we didn't hop on this comment sooner, as we Frogs were enjoying some family time over the long weekend. You'll have to let us know how it went, and we hope you had an awesome time!

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Oct 6, 2018 at 6:40 p.m. Gers Says...

Can you take a video with your camera with a flash inside the mazes? Or are the mazes bright enough not to use a flash while taking a video?

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Oct 9, 2018 at 5:08 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

Flash photography and videography is not allowed in the houses.

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Oct 5, 2018 at 10:35 p.m. Pk Says...

Whats is your experience with the Boo-fet? Do you get to choose between the one in the hotel and the one in the park? Which one do you recommend? Are they both decorated well?

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Oct 12, 2018 at 3:06 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi PK!

You choose the dining time that works for you, but you do not choose a location. We recommend booking the earliest dining time, arriving early and requesting the Spurs location when you check in. Spurs is located inside the park. When it is full, they will send people to the other location. The dining room is for the most part lightly decorated with a more decorated buffet table.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 5, 2018 at 6:16 p.m. JEN Says...

Should pregnant women go to Knotts Scary Farm? My friend is 5 months pregnant and debating on coming with us ...

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Oct 5, 2018 at 2:21 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jen!

Hmmmm, we prefer not to give medical advice, as we certainly aren't experts ... but we would recommend playing it safe and staying home. You wouldn't want to spook the baby!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 4, 2018 at 7:23 a.m. Jordan Says...

I’m going with my friends on Friday and we’re all either 13 or 14. When they scan our tickets do we need an ID to get in? Also, around what time should we get to Knotts if Scary Farm doesn’t start till 7:00? Thank you.

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Oct 5, 2018 at 2:26 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jordan!

You do not need an ID. If you are being dropped off, plan to arrive about 6:45. If your parents have to park, arrive by 6:30.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 4, 2018 at 7:06 a.m. Crystal Hughes Says...

If I am going the first weekend in October (this weekend) is it worth it to buy a fast pass or is it pretty slow enough not to need it yet? Trying to work out my budget.

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Oct 5, 2018 at 2:28 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Crystal!

Fast Pass is not a necessity, but always helps minimize lines and offer a more enjoyable evening.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 1, 2018 at 12:06 a.m. A Says...

are all the restaurants opened during knott’s scaru farm ? What are the dining options?

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Oct 4, 2018 at 4:54 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

Most of the restaurants were open during our visit! The Scary Farm park map shows six restaurants that are open, plus there are some more snack locations open as well.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 29, 2018 at 12:21 a.m. Lyn Says...

I'm going to buy the scary farm fast pass/ticket combo online. Where do i pick up the fast pass? Can i print the admission ticket at home and have them scan it for entrance at the gate? When purchasing a regular fast lane pass in March we waited in a long line at customer service (or something like that) once in the park.

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Oct 4, 2018 at 5:06 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lyn!

There are three ways to get your Fright Lane wrist band. You can get it when you enter at the main gate, go to the kiosk behind the main gate, or collect it at guest relations. You can print the admission ticket at home and bring it to the gate for entry.

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Sep 28, 2018 at 5:18 p.m. Linda Rollins Says...

Can I use my season pass parking or do I have to pay for parking?

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Oct 4, 2018 at 4:54 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Linda!

No worries, you can use your pass!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 28, 2018 at 2:57 a.m. sasha Says...

i might be going for my first time tomorrow, and im excited but i dont know how im going to react bc i have anxiety...i rlly wanna go but im having a hard time convincing my parents. i am 13 and i need some helpful tips and advice to keep calm if and when i go tomorrow night...!?

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Oct 2, 2018 at 12:25 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sasha!

Yikes! We recommend following your parents' lead on this, especially if you're worried you may be anxious.

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Sep 28, 2018 at 1:59 a.m. Richard Says...

If I enter the daytime Knott’s Scary farm with my regular season pass, how will they kick me out of the park when the night time Knotts Scary Farm comes? Will I be kicked out? If so, how?

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Oct 4, 2018 at 5 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Richard!

The park closes entirely 1-2 hours before Knott's Scary Farm begins.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 25, 2018 at 5:38 a.m. Bob Says...

I'm visiting the scary farm and don't plan to drive there, any idea on what it might be like trying to get a cab or Uber/Lyft from there at 1/2AM? Just need something to get back to the Disneyland area

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Sep 25, 2018 at 11:30 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Bob!

This is a pretty popular event, so we don't imagine you need to worry about catching a ride at that time between two hoppin' locations :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 24, 2018 at 5:12 a.m. Luna Salazar Says...

Im going this sunday do they charge for the mazes ive been hearing rumors that the mazes arent free anymore like the ones at 6 flags

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Oct 2, 2018 at 12:19 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Luna!

Don't worry, all mazes and rides are included in the ticket price. :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 21, 2018 at 11:14 p.m. Danny Says...

If you buy the most expensive ticket ($159) for Knott's Scary Farm, what time can you enter the park?

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Oct 2, 2018 at 12:19 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Danny!

Early entry was at 6:30 p.m. when we visited, but may vary by night. Early Entry gives you access to four mazes: Paranormal Inc., Trick-or-Treat: Lights Out, Dark Entities and The Depths.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 17, 2018 at 6:51 a.m. G Says...

Hi there sorry if I’m a little too late to ask a question. But I need help. I was wondering if I purchased knots scary farm admission pass will I still get to go in the mazes and shows ? If you already answered this type of question I’m sorry. It’s not letting me see all the comments.

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Sep 20, 2018 at 4:15 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

You can find all experiences available with your Knott's Scary Farm ticket purchase on their site.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 17, 2018 at 5:25 a.m. Jasmin G. Says...

Are the regular rides going to be open during Knotts Scary Farm or only selected ones.

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Sep 20, 2018 at 4:13 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jasmin!

You can find all open attraction at the event here.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 28, 2017 at 11:07 p.m. Landon Wilkinson Says...

What is the age limit? I am 8 and I really want to go????!

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Oct 29, 2017 at 8:53 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Landon,

While there is no age limit, Knott's Scary Farm is not recommended for children under 13.

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Oct 27, 2017 at 12:07 a.m. Emily Petranoff Says...

Hi!

I am planning to go on Saturday which is going to be crazy busy but it's the only day my friends and I can go. Just wondering if anyone has any tips when not buying the fast lane ticket? Also is it better to get there before the gates open or a little after to avoid crowds?

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Oct 27, 2017 at 8:07 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Emily,

If you're not planning to purchase the Fright + Fast Lane pass, we suggest arriving well before the gates open. This will help you see some mazes with low waits.

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Oct 26, 2017 at 10:48 p.m. Danielle Says...

Hello! very quick question. So when I went to knots scary farm back in 2014, it was the first year doing the Special Ops: Infected maze. Back then in that year, before entering the maze, everyone in the party had to go get a return time card thing to go back and actually do the maze... my question is, do they still do that, do we still have to go near the special ops maze and get a return time card? Hope you can answer my question!!

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Sep 17, 2018 at 9:59 p.m. Ronica Says...

No, they did away with the return ticket idea.

All you have to do is get in line just like all the other mazes, they hand out your lazer gun, you get a quick briefing and off you go to shoot some zombies.

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Oct 27, 2017 at 8:10 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Danielle,

No reservation or special ticket required for Special Ops: Infected. We recommend making this your first maze of the night.

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Oct 22, 2017 at 3:16 p.m. Jeff M Says...

Let me start out with saying that this is an event I look forward to attending all year and have been coming annually for over 30 years. This year was a complete fail. I have never seen the park as crowded as it was last night it was utter chaos you could not move. knotts made no attempt to try and organize the crowd such as directional paths. It was as if this was the the first time they put on the event. The park was way oversold and everything from parking to getting in the gates was completely disorderly. We purchased Frightlane passes and we still had to wait over 30 mins for each maze. This has never happened in previous years and makes me believe that they sold way more front of the line passes this year. I feel completely ripped off and may never go back after the experience we had. After 1 hour waiting in the parking cue we had to wait over 40 minutes to enter the park we finally made it in around 8 and ended up leaving before 10 since we could not move in the park and crowd did not see any security or attempt to curb the dangers.

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Oct 21, 2017 at 2:50 a.m. Maya Zafrina Says...

hi i bought a ticket thats a general all day admission does that mean that i can only go during the day? will they kick me out? or can i stay for scary farm?

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Oct 23, 2017 at 8:52 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Maya,

Knott's Scary Farm is a separate admission event that is not covered by a regular Knott's Berry Farm day ticket. You will need to purchase a separate Knott's Scary Farm ticket if you would like to stay for that event.

Keep hopping!

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Oct 17, 2017 at 11:15 p.m. Kimberly Says...

Hello! I just wanted to know if mazes cost extra if you just get general admission? Thanks!

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Oct 18, 2017 at 8:19 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kimberly,

The mazes are included with a general admission ticket.

Keep hopping!

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Oct 17, 2017 at 1:43 a.m. Aimee Says...

If you buy a knott's scary farm ticket can you enter the park during knott's berry farm hours or do you have to wait until scary farm starts at 7pm? In other words, does a scary farm ticket get you entry into the park all day long or only from 7pm to 1am or 2am?

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Oct 17, 2017 at 8:24 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Amiee,

A Knott's Scary Farm ticket is only valid for the event, which begins at 7 p.m.

Keep hopping!

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Sep 22, 2016 at 6:19 a.m. Nicole Says...

I am going this year with all my friends and i dont want them two laugh at me when i get scared because e last year i went and my friends laughed at me because one of the scarers made me cry how can i stop myself from being scared oh and also the scarers last year we screamibg in my ear is it ok if i bring sonething to cover my ears so the dobt do that also what do i do if they touch me

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Oct 22, 2017 at 4:17 a.m. Michelle Says...

Hi Nicole, I’m going with 10 of my friends and we are all 13 year old girls. I get scared very easily and i just close my eyes and let my friends walk me through it.

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Oct 6, 2017 at 2:48 a.m. Mariaelena Avila Says...

Hi Nicole,

I'm the same way at knotts scary farm, try not to make it obvious that your scared also don't show your emotions just laugh when they try scaring you, I would suggest bringing earphones if the scarers snort or scream on your ear, also if one of the scarers touch you you can report them the manager or to one of the employees with the yellow jackets with the flash light cause they are not suppose to touch you. I hope this really helps you.

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