Three different scare zones and 10 different mazes could be found at Knott’s Scary Farm from Sep. 24 through Oct. 31.
In the Ghost Town Scare Zone, there were “Trick or Treat,” “Voodoo,” “Paranormal Inc.,” “The Tooth Fairy,” “Forevermore,” and “Pinocchio Unstrung.”
Our group attended all of the mazes in Ghost Town.
Ghost Town was the biggest scare zone with six mazes, and home to the most “monsters” scaring people at random.
Our group was constantly scared by different creatures in Ghost Town, with their loud noises, creepy voices, and scary costumes.
The second zone, “Carnevil Scare Zone” had only three mazes: “My Bloody Clementine,” “Black Magic,” and the new maze, “The Dead of Winter.”
While this zone only had three mazes, it was home to “Elvira’s Asylum.”
My party and I caught the 9 p.m. show and were surprised at what we witnessed. One of Elvira’s first lines was “Welcome to Elvira’s Show, or what I like to call the ‘Boobie Hatch.’”
Elvira made several comments about her cleavage, and even sang a song about them. She also made jokes about celebrities and uttered double entendre puns—every sentence.
It’s safe to say that the show was not very kid friendly for a family theme park.
The asylum inmates danced throughout the show with an aerialist who constantly stole the show. Her acrobatic elements included hanging from a large metal ring in several risky poses and hanging from two ribbons in numerous exciting ways.
As a Knott’s Scary Farm veteran, I had never attended the show and was surprised at how entertaining it was; I will definitely visit her shows in the future.
Knott’s Scary Farm warns “Do Not Touch or Mistreat the Monsters.”
We were also not allowed to take pictures with the monsters, which was very disappointing.
When we asked why they could not take “selfies” with us, they pointed at the supervisors.
When asked why, one monster said, “because those a$$holes don’t let us,” while pointing at the supervisors. At least we were not the only ones bummed about the policy.
The last zone, “Fiesta De Los Muertos Scare Zone” only had one maze called the “Gunslinger’s Grave.”
They also had a live DJ playing music with three enormous skulls as their backdrop. Our group was passing by and ended up dancing for a few songs before heading to the next maze.
As more than half of the rides were not running, we only got in line for one ride, “The Silver Bullet.”
Our group wanted to ride the famous, wooden roller-coaster “Ghostrider” initially, but since it was closed, we settled for the Silver Bullet.
The line was definitely worth the wait, even if we had to wait almost two hours for only a two minute ride.
With a level 5 “aggressive thrill” rating and speeds of up to 55 mph, it quenched our adrenaline thirst.
Farewell, Knott’s Scary Farm, until we meet again.