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Your Guide to Knott’s Scary Farm 2021

by Leap on September 21, 2021 158 Los Angeles   Video

Guide to Knott's Scary Farm 2021 - Pinterest ImageKnott's Scary Farm is back for 2021, and it came back with a vengeance. There are so many scare actors and toadally cool special effects. Maybe it's just us emerging from the fog and appreciating Halloween events after missing 2020, but Knott's Scary Farm 2021 feels like one of the best Scary Farm events yet!

Knott'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, as of 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. In 2021, Knott’s Scary Farm celebrates its 48th year of bringing nightmares to life.

Knott's Scary Farm 2021 runs on select nights from Sept. 16 through Oct. 31. There's a new scare zone and a new maze, plus several new shows have crept in this year. We also have returning mazes to enjoy, some with new scenes. The scare zones take over the entire park! You can try but you can't hide at Knott's Scary Farm. What sets this park apart from all of 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 with monsters emerging from the fog, creeping up on you and scuttling on the ground.

Knott's Scary Farm 2021 Guide - Monsters Emerge from the Fog

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!

While Knott's could change its face-covering policy, masks are currently not required outdoors but are required indoors for unvaccinated guests. During our visit, we'd say 95 percent of guests chose to cover their mouth and nose indoors and many were masked outdoors, as well.

Want to get a sense of what Knott's Scary Farm is like? Our 2021 compilation video can help you decide if your heart or young teen can handle it.

When to Visit Knott’s Scary Farm 2021

Knott’s Scary Farm is a separately ticketed event that runs on select nights. In 2021, it runs from Sept. 16 to Nov. 2. It operates from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. on select Thursdays and Sundays, and from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. on select Fridays and Saturdays.

Knott's Scary Farm 2021 dates:

  • Sept. 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 26, 30
  • Oct. 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, 24, 28, 29, 30, 31

Generally, crowds are lower earlier in the season and on Thursday and Sunday nights. Grab a map by the entrance for all of the showtimes, scare zones, restaurants and maze locations.

Knott's Scary Farm 2021 - Clown Scare Actor Creeps Next to Guest

Knott's Scary Farm 2021 Tickets

Tickets for Knott's Scary Farm 2021 tickets went on sale Aug. 16, 2021. You'll find a variety of ticket options, plus hotel packages that include admission. The prices vary based on the date and have additional taxes and fees. You want to purchase online at least 24 hours in advance to save off the front gate price. There is also a processing fee of $6.99. There are discounts for annual passholders as well as for active, inactive and retired military members with ID.

If you can arrive early, treat yourself to the Boo-fet dinner. Fill up with endless portions of signature Knott’s entrees and desserts with a souvenir bottle. The menu includes Knott’s classics such as Mrs. Knott’s fried chicken, a chef carving station, boysenberry pie and more. Diners get one digital photo download with a monster at the Boo-fet. Boo-fet diners receive early entry to select mazes and attractions (at 6:30 p.m.). Boo-fet guests will also have exclusive monster photo opportunities before the park opens to the general public. Check-in can be scary long, so you'll want to book an early time and arrive early. Other guests have recommended eating at the Knott's Hotel location.

Here's a look at 2021 tickets and add-on options (offerings and availability may change as the season progresses):

  • Single night (from $50 to $72 at least 24 hours in advance). You can add on some of the below items before checkout.
  • Fright Lane & Fast Lane ($99 to $125, but does not include admission). Includes unlimited priority access to all mazes and Fast Lane rides.
  • Boo-fet dinner ($45 plus taxes and fees add-on to your Scary Farm ticket)
  • 2021 souvenir bottle (online price $13.99 add-on versus gate price of $16)
  • 2021 Single Day Funpix valid through Dec. 21, 2021 ($29.99)
  • Online pre-paid parking is $25 (not valid before 4 p.m.)
  • If you have season parking on a season pass, you can use the pass to park.

Knott's Scary Farm 2021 Guide - Signage for Mesmer House

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 add the Fright Lane & Fast Lane. On our visit, we were able to get through every maze and ride several roller coasters with the Fright Lane & Fast Lane pass. Generally, all thrill rides are open during Knott's Scary Farm except for scheduled ride closures.

What are the Fast Lane rides? All thrill rides that are not currently closed for refurbishment are open. These rides offer Fast Lane during Knott's Scary Farm:

  • GhostRider
  • Coast Rider
  • Jaguar!
  • Montezooma’s Revenge
  • Silver Bullet
  • Pony Express
  • Supreme Scream
  • Sierra Sidewinder
  • Xcelerator
  • Knott's Bear-y Tales: Return to the Fair
  • Calico Mine Ride
  • Calico River Rapids
  • La Revolucion
  • Timber Mountain Log Ride: Halloween Hootenanny — This classic log ride gets a Scary Farm layover each year. Guests venture past the Calico Coffin Creeper Band, the town’s Green Witch and splash down Skull Mountain through a labyrinth of jack-o-lanterns. It's all set around an original song performed by Krazy Kirk and the Hillbillies.

Rides without Fast Lane are:

  • Sol Spin
  • WaveSwinger
  • Wheeler Dealer Bumper Cars

Knott’s Scary Farm 2021 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.

Knott’s Scary Farm Guide - Ghost Town

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. If you fear the monsters, it's as if they can smell your fear and they will target you. There are five total scare zones for 2021. All four scare zones from Knott's Scary Farm 2019 are re-emerging from the grave in 2021, plus a new one arrives.

Knott's Scary Farm 2021 Guide - Forsaken Lake Scare Actor

  • Forsaken Lake — This sinister scare zone oozes into 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. 
  • Ghost Town Streets — This is where it all began, with half-human, half-animal monsters emerging from the fog. The number of monsters in this area is terrifying — we love it!
  • 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 dark 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 2021 Guide - Devil's ElixirGore-ing 20s (new!) — Take a fog-filled trip down memory lane to the Gore-ing 20s. This dark time has otherworldly musicians playing the music of the damned and gangsters running illicit hooch for ghostly revelers. Can you reject the devil's elixir? This themed zone was fun and maybe less scary with a lot of personality.

If you get Early Entry with a Boo-fet dinner, you can see all the monsters as they are released into the park near the Gold Trails Hotel at 7 p.m. If you like to ease your way into the terror, this is a good way to gently go forward into that ghoulish night while it is still light outside. If you do not have early entry access but want to see the monsters released, get to the park front gates by 5:30 p.m. and make your way to the roped area once you get in the park.

Knott’s Scary Farm 2021 Mazes

One new mesmerizing maze debuted:

Knott's Scary Farm 2021 Guide - Mesmer HouseMesmer: Sideshow of the Mind

The hypnotist Mesmer and his sinister sideshow take control of your mind in his canvas tent. You heed every word of his command. He pries into your thoughts to uncover your secret fears. You'll descend into madness, torture and eerie enlightenment. It is there that you discover grotesque secrets hidden as you brave your way through the terrifying show.

Mesmer can hypnotize someone at the moment of their death and control their mind as if they were a zombie. His hoard of circus freaks is roaming the maze in search of new victims. Watch in the first scene as Mesmer demonstrates his hypnotic skills. Then each room will show a different hypnotic technique. The victims? Other sideshow acts. Listen for Mesmer's voice throughout the maze, but do not succumb to his wicked powers.

So let me say, WOW! This maze is mesmerizing. There was a moving walkway and moving set pieces. The scare actors were great. Being the only new maze, a line does form, but this maze is toadally worth it. If you arrive by the event's opening time, head here first. It's located in the back corner of the park In the CarnEVIL scare zone by Xcelerator.

Seven Returning Mazes

Seven mazes carried over from 2019 (kind of like that recurring nightmare you can't escape), along with a few new horrors and effects.

The returning mazes for 2021 are:

Origins — The Curse of Calico

Knott’s Scary Farm 2021 Guide - Origins

Knott's Scary Farm 2021 Guide - Origins HouseFind out what happens when classic Knott's Scary Farm elements are combined, such as the Ghost Town Streets and The Hanging, into a 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 we stepped 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) left us spellbound once again. It's a great and popular maze. Visit early or late. The regular line starts in the Ghost Town cemetery.

This returning 2019 maze is still a big favorite with our frog squad. The entertainment with actors outside of the maze immerses you into the story and the scares inside the maze are legit. There's even a moment in which the witch defies gravity.

Wax Works

Knott's Scary Farm 2021 Guide - Wax Works House

Step into the creepy wax museum, but beware of 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 was huge and the artwork spectacular. We encountered the horribly disfigured artist, Dr. Augustus Scratch, looking for fresh materials to make his next creation. We liked this maze much better in 2021 than we did in 2019, with new scenes and improved set pieces. This maze had a short wait around 11 p.m. and it is also available during early entry.

The Depths

Knott's Scary Farm 2021 Guide - The Depths House

This 2018 and 2019 maze is resurfacing, 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. We still loved this maze during its third year, and it had a very short line around 10:45 p.m. It is also open during early entry.

Dark Entities

Knott's Scary Farm 2021 Guide - Dark Entities

Enter the third year of this maze for an extraterrestrial 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. There was a short line later in the night, and this maze is open during early entry.

Dark Ride: Castle of Chaos

Knott's Scary Farm 2021 Guide - Dark Ride House

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 with some new actors joining the drama that plays out.

Knott’s Scary Farm 2021 Guide - 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 ranks really high. You'll want to visit later in the night for the shortest wait. It is located in The Hollow scare zone just inside the entrance to the park. We found this maze with a short wait around 11 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. Just like pumpkin pie is a great way to end a meal, Pumpkin Eater makes a perfect ending maze to hit before you exit.

Paranormal, Inc. 

Knott's Scary Farm 2021 Guide - Paranormal Inc

Featuring high-flying aerial stunts and scares, Paranormal, Inc. sends guests into an investigation of 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, it has a lot of really fun elements (with scare actors dropping in from above) and special effects that make it a can’t miss. This maze had a longer line this year than its surrounding mazes, but it's worth it. It and the surrounding mazes open at 6:30 p.m. for guests with early entry. This maze has been around a few years, but it's still toadally worth going through. We were told this is its final season, so go through for one last trip.

Knott's Scary Farm Must-See Shows and Entertainment

When you need a break from the mazes and terrifying scare zones, shows can offer some comic relief. There are several new shows, as well as some returning entertainment.

Knott's Scary Farm 2021 Guide - Jack O'Lantern

Puppet Up! — Uncensored

The improvisational adult puppet show, Brian Henson's Puppet Up! — Uncensored returns for 2021. Audience members can offer suggestions that the puppeteers must act out with puppets onstage for zany and unpredictable fun. The side screens show the actual 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. Showtimes are at 8:30 p.m., 10 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.

Into the Fog: A Scary Farm Tribute Art Show

The art show for diehard Scary Farm fans returns with one-of-a-kind art from various artists from across the country. You can find it at Cordy's Corner, to the left of the Charles M. Schulz Theatre. It’s also a great place to pick up Knott’s Scary Farm apparel and other fun souvenirs.

Invitation to Terror (New!)

Knott's Scary Farm 2021 Guide - Invitation to Terror Show

This new digital illusion horror show is set in Calico in 1986. Millionaire Tom Shackleford is set to unveil a secret project that will change the world. This killer party is filled with terrifying surprises you will not see coming. We loved the 1986 humorous look at the future and special effects of this show. The seat to rest our tired legs and air conditioning were a purely blissful bonus. The show runs about every 20 minutes.

Wicked Drums (New!)

An evil hag from the Hollows hosts a percussion ritual to awaken the dead. It's sure to raise your spirits.

Doce de la Noche (New!)

At the stroke of midnight, head to the Fiesta Village stage to dance your feet off to high-energy music and electric dancers.

Carnaval Du Grotesque (New!)

Knott's Scary Farm 2021 Guide - Carnaval Du Grotesque Show

Live bands set the sound to the creepiest company of performers to ever disgrace the stage. A cover band plays on the site of the former Hanging show. A little "Enter Sandman" fits the Scary Farm mood perfectly, IMO.

The Hanging is officially dead (but may return to its wicked roots as more of a show moment rather than a full show in future years).

For many years, Knott’s fans have looked forward to The Hanging show in Calico Square. Since the late 1980s, it's been a killer comedy and stunt show that is rife with pop culture references and ends in slaughtering and hanging celebrity offenders of the worst kind. But before that, the show featured a woman who was hanged for being a witch. As her story developed, Calico resident Sarah Marshall transformed into the Green Witch on the gallows. She cursed her neighbors, turning them into monsters, and vanished in a puff of smoke.

The Green Witch reappeared in mazes over the past few years, and her prequel backstory was featured in a new maze in 2019: Origins — The Curse of Calico. She also appeared in the 2019 version of The Hanging. We will see if a show moment hoppens in 2022.

Terrifying Tips for Knott’s Scary Farm 2021

If you want to see and do it all and make it through the night, here are our top tips:

Knott's Scary Farm 2021 Guide - Skeleton in Ghost Town

  • Buy the Fright Lane pass so you can skip the lines for mazes and rides with unlimited access (we were able to visit all mazes and several roller coasters with Fright Lane).
  • Buy online early to save off front gate prices (online may be the only ticket option) and guarantee they don’t sell out the night you want to visit. People are ready for Knott's Scary Farm's return, so tickets for popular nights may sell out early.
  • Leave kids under age 13 at home unless they absolutely love horror.
  • Check the weather and dress in layers.
  • Arrive early.
  • If you have Early Entry with the Boo-fet, you can enjoy the unleashing of the monsters as you enter. You can access four mazes: Wax Works, The Depths, Paranormal, Inc. and Dark Entities 30 minutes before the crowds can enter.
  • Arrive early for the Boo-fet. Check-in can be a long process.
  • There are no more physical maps. Scan the QR code for the map and the Knott's Berry Farm app.

Knott's Scary Farm 2021 Guide - QR Code for Map

  • If you cannot get Early Entry, start your journey far from the Ghost Town mazes, which were most crowded upon opening but got shorter as the night wore on. We recommend hitting Mesmer or Origins early.
  • Stay hydrated! All of the screaming and walking can dry you out.
  • 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. We did not see scare actors this year.

Frighteningly Delicious Food at Knott’s Scary Farm 2021

Knott's Scary Farm 2021 Guide - Funnel Cake

There are some fun and freaky foods available throughout the park during Knott’s Scary Farm. Keep your eyes peeled for special menu items, such as Mummy Dogs at Fiesta Dogs and the ever-so-terrifying Freaky Frog Legs at Strictly on a Stick (no, we NOT partake). We did, however, enjoy a Bobbing for Apple Macaron that had caramel inside (so good!) and candy corn trifle (both from Charleston Circle Coffe), and Murderous Midnight funnel cake with blueberry topping and gummy body parts.

Knott's Scary Farm 2021 Guide - WerewolfRules for Knott’s Scary Farm 2021

While there is no hard list of rules, masks are recommended indoors for all guests. It's good to practice some good conduct and common sense. Arrive early because parking traffic can be a living nightmare. Leave costume 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 or blow in your ear for extra creeps. Avoid flash photography. No line jumping is allowed. 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?

Knott's Scary Farm 2021 Guide - Old Woman Scare Actor

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 weekends beginning Sept. 25 and through 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 and takes place from park opening until 5 p.m. Kids can dress in costume, participate in a costume cavalcade, see shows and even go trick-or-treating in Ghost Town.

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

Related: Universal Studios Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights Survival Guide

Related: The Full Lineup of Knott's Berry Farm Events

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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.

Keep hopping!

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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.

Keep hopping!

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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.

Keep hopping!

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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.

Keep hopping!

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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!

Leap

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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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