Knott's Scary Farm returns with 3 new haunts

Title: Knott's Scary Farm 2010
Location: Knotts Berry Farm, 8039 Beach Boulevard, Buena Park, CA 90620
Dates: September 24-26, 30, October 1-3, 6-10, 13-17, 20-24, 27-31.
Description: The annual Knotts Berry Farm Halloween Haunt returns with three new attractions for 2010: two walk-through mazes (Virus Z and Fall Out Shelter) and a ride (Sleepy Hollow Mountain, on the Log Ride).

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Halloween Horror Nights & Knott's Scary Farm begin this weekend

The two major theme parks launch their battle for Halloween supremacy.

The Halloween season begins in earnest tonight with the opening of the two major Halloween theme park attractions in or near Los Angeles: the Knotts Berry Farm Halloween Haunt in Buena Park and Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood. Also opening today is the Halloween Harvest Festival at Pierce College in Woodland Hills, which includes the Fright Fair Scream Park at night.

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Knott's Scary Farm 2010: Review

Dates: September 24-26, 30, October 1-3, 6-10, 13-17, 20-24, 27-31.
Location: Knotts Berry Farm
Description: After my mournful despair expressed over the lack of originality on display in the' 2010 incarnation of Halloween Horror Nights at at Universal Studios Hollywood, it is ironic to note that the 2010 Knotts Berry Farm Halloween Haunt offers even less that is new and novel: only two walk-through mazes and the Sleepy Hollow Mountain Log Ride. Nevertheless, this year's Knotts Scary Farm manages to impress with sheer quantity and variety: the Halloween theme park event not only offers dozens of mazes, shows, and scare zones; it also provides a wide spectrum of themes and tones, ranging from grim and grizzly to moody and ethereal to clownish and campy. Although Knott's Berry Farm cannot match Universal Studios in purely technical terms terms, the wide range of imaginative hauntings includes something for every Halloween-loving soul.

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October 1 Brings More Halloween Horror!

Queen Mary Dark Harbor, Old Town Haunt, and The Empty Grave open this weekend.

At long last, October has arrived, and this means even more Halloween horror haunting Los Angeles and the surrounding environs. The weekend sees three major attractions: The Queen Mary Dark Harbor in Long Beach, The Old Town Haunt in Pasadena, and The Empty Grave in Anaheim; plus two family friendly events, Snoopy's Costume Party at Knott's Berry Farm and Brick or Treat party Nights at Legoland.

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Knotts Scary Farm 2011 Review

Dates: October 5-9, 12-16, 19-23, 26-31.
This year, we approached the Knotts Berry Farm Halloween Haunt with an edge of fear in our soul that had little to do with the eager anticipation of ghost town ghouls, fallout shelter mutants, lock-down asylum lunatics, or apocalyptic wasteland warriors. Rather, advance word had sinisterly suggested that the annual Halloween theme park attraction was but a pale, ethereal shadow of its formerly spirited self - a "creaky, middle-aged zombie that's lost its will to rise from the grave every night," in the words of this Los Angeles Times review of opening night. To our ghoulish delight, however, these dire prophecies of doom turned out to be ephemeral warnings of a disaster that failed to materialize. True, there is little that is innovative or ground-breaking this year; nevertheless, the depth and breadth of horrors on display continue to make this annual ritual a must-see for Halloween acolytes.

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