Knotts Scary Farm 2011

One of the haunting spirits at the annual Knotts Berry Farm Halloween HauntLocation: 8039 Beach Boulevard, Buena Park, CA 90620
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Description: True to form, Knott's Berry Farm launches their annual Halloween Haunt during the last week of September, getting a jump on the competition, most of which waits until October. As in 2010, the Knotts Berry Farm Halloween Haunt makes its debut on a Friday, instead of the traditional Thursday.

Also this year, it seems that the number of dates has been scaled back, with Knotts Scary Farm closing its coffin lid on Mondays and Tuesdays throughout October.

New mazes for this year are DELIRIUM, INVASION BENEATH, AND ENDGAMES: WARRIORS OF THE APOCALYPSE (the last of which sounds rather more action-fantasy than horror).

Returning mazes are UNCLE BOBO'S BIG TOP OF THE BIZARRE IN 3D; SLEEPY HOLLOW MOUNTAIN, LOCKDOWN: THE ASYLUM; TERROR OF LONDON, VIRUS; THE DOLL FACTORY (an old favorite of ours); CORNSTALKERS; DIA DE LOS MUERTOS; and THE SLAUGHTERHOUSE.

Scare zones are NECROPOLIS, CARNEVIL, and GHOST TOWN. Shows include ZAMORA'S SIDESHOW OF HORRORS; PUTZ' PRANK PARTY; THE HANGING; STREET DRUM CORP PRESENTS BANG; HAUNT: WONDERS OF TECHNOLOGY (new and sounds interesting); RED MOON DANCE COMPANY PRESENTS CURSED; and ED ALONZO'S PSYCHO CIRCUS OF MAGIC AND MAYHEM.

Dates are September 23-25, 29-30, October 2, 5-9, 12-16, 19-23, 26-31.

Hours are from 7pm to 1am on weeknights and Sundays, from 7pm to 2am on Fridays and Saturdays.

Tickets range from $34-51 for pre-sale online; $51 for walk-up presale; and $57 for day of event. You can add on extras for an additional cost, such as a Fright Lane Pass (less waiting), pre-scare dinner specials; and hotel accomodations.