The Knotts Berry Farm Halloween Haunt is going through some changes this year: no more up-charge events such as Trapped, the Skeleton Key Rooms, or 2016’s ill-fated virtual reality extravaganza, Fear VR. Instead, Knotts Scary Farm promises to incorporate elements from those attractions into their mazes, creating an experience for all their customers, not just the ones who shell out extra bucks for the upscale version of the haunt.
There will be two all-new mazes (Dark Ride and Pumpkin Eater) and one revised maze (Trick or Treat: Lights Out), along with six returning mazes: Shadowlands, Paranormal Inc, Voodoo, The Red Barn, The Tooth Fairy, and Special Ops Infected.
Scares zones, all ported over from 2016, are Carnevil, Fiesta De Los Muertos, Ghost Town, and The Hollow. This year’s hanging show is titled “Fake Noose,” and Elvira returns for what is billed as her last show at Knotts Scary Farm.