Knott’s Halloween Haunt 2013

img_bkgrnd_black_magic_31Dates: September 26 thru November 2nd

Address: Knott’s Berry Farm, 8039 Beach Blvd, Buena Park, CA 90620

Tickets and additional info.

Highlights and Tips: Ten original mazes (including 4 new for 2013) and five scare zones, six live shows including a brand new show starring Elvira all month long, and a full lineup of world class rollercoasters, make Knotts the best haunt value in Southern California. For those willing to spend more, there’s the return of the intimate and intense maze “Trapped,” and a unique VIP ticket that will allow access to additional rooms inside select mazes.

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Mazes and featured attractions:

  • The Witch’s Keep: Many years ago, The Green Witch uncovered a wicked source of power in the depths of the Calico Mine, and now she’s hell-bent on using this mysterious energy to capture and corrupt all who dare enter. Could this be the origin of her wretched Tricksters? A foreboding warning hangs near the entrance of the mine, “Beware the witch’s keep!”
  • Trapped: The New Experiment (new for 2013!)*: Making its debut in 2012, Trapped was Knott’s Scary Farm’s first reservation only, interactive maze – and was an immediate sell-out. Trapped returns bigger and more intense than its predecessor. For those lucky enough to secure a reservation, Trapped will offer a longer running time, more challenging puzzles, more mind-bending contraptions and more in-your-face scares. *Additional fee applies.
  • Black Magic (new for 2013!): The veil between the living and the dead is severed when Houdini’s ghost materializes during a séance and ushers a host of demonic illusions to play tricks on anyone who intrudes on his theatre. From the prop room to the main stage this dilapidated theatre will make visitors skin crawl. Will you be part of the disappearing act?
  • Delirium: In the deep recesses of the mind, on the clouded brink of insanity, lies the hellish wasteland of delirium; a place so gruesome that your imagination fails to comprehend the horrors. Illusion and paranoia are your only anchors to reality. Welcome to your worst nightmare!
  • Dominion of the Damned (new for 2013!): The Blood Queen’s reign has ended as she goes to regenerate after her long reign. In the new cycle ancient vampire lore decrees there shall always be one to rule the damned… Long live the King!
  • Endgames: The world as we know it has ended. The survivors in this barren desert have scavenged to rebuild society. The rich and the powerful have turned all others into slaves for sport. Enter the post apocalyptic arena where gladiators are forced to battle to their deaths for entertainment. Are you game?
  • Forevermore (new for 2013!): The twisted mind of Edgar Allen Poe comes alive as the “Forevermore Killer” works his way through one haunting tale after another. All the victims, driven mad by a combination of drugs and torture, unwittingly find themselves a part of “The Raven,” “The Tell-Tale Heart,” “The Pit and the Pendulum,” The Masque of Red Death” among others. Guests will want to catch up on their reading to stay a chapter ahead of their demise.
  • Mirror, Mirror: Enter a world where madness is just a looking glass away. What is real and what is an illusion? A cursed mirror absorbs everyone into a mechanical wasteland of despair. Hideous creatures of beauty and horror stalk the mirror world, hoping to draw another victim into a nightmarish labryth.
  • Pinocchio Unstrung: Years have passed since the blue fairy denied him his final wish, but Pinocchio has returned with an army of murderous marionettes intent on killing his former masters. The purpose of his killing spree – human flesh to cover his twisted wooden body. Revenge comes with no strings attached.
  • Trick or Treat: Trick or treat, which will it be? Step forward and ring the witch’s doorbell. Oh, she is home, but where? You are not quite sure. Don’t be afraid, her minions will guide you. I am sure that the tales of the many Hallows Eve victims are just that. You can come away with a treat, but is it worth it?
  • The Gunslingers Grave (new for 2013!): Return to the Old West and walk in the bloody footsteps of a betrayed and left for dead gunslinger on his path to retribution against a corrupt township. This journey back in time takes guests on a trail of terror through abandoned gold mines, a treacherous corral, a seedy saloon and a final showdown at town hall.
  • Uncle Willy’s Slaughter House: Folks near and far come a-runnin’ for Farmer Willy’s world famous BBQ! Guests are welcome to venture through the Slaughterhouse where Uncle Willy will feed them full of BBQ, slather them with special sauce, tenderize them with his chainsaw and grind them into a tasty treat. Bone appetite!


  • Carnevil
  • Fiesta de los Muertos
  • Ghost Town
  • Gypsy Camp
  • Necropolis


  • Elvira’s Sinema Seance: A Knott’s Scary Farm legend returns to the Ghoultime Theatre – Elvira, Mistress of the Dark – stars in her all-new stage show: ELVIRA’S SINEMA SEANCE! Elvira is back in all her ghoulish glory bringing her own brand of sexy sass and comedy to a fast-paced, multi-media extravaganza featuring the unique hiphop/freestyle dance team The Academy of Villains direct from America’s Got Talent!
  • Blood Drums: This high energy drumming quartet is known for their unique blend of amazing percussion skills.
  • Carny Trash: “Carny Trash” offers up Aye Jaye a comedy sideshow and magic act with impeccable comedic timing and a master of the unexpected.
  • Cursed: The Gypsy Camp area will present “Cursed” featuring the magical and hypnotic powers of the beautiful Gypsy dancers.
  • Possessed: “Possessed” where guests experience a new kind of terror as ghosts of the past are released and possession is their goal. “Possessed” is filled with evil spirits and ghastly special effects that will bring a new dimension to your nightmares.
  • The Hanging: A Gothic Fairytale: The traditional “Hanging” goes Hollywood as Hollywood executives realizing that they have run out of super heroes to base new blockbusters upon turn to classic fairy tales.

Rides open:

  • Boomerang
  • Coast Rider
  • Ghost Rider
  • Jaguar
  • Pony Express
  • Montezooma’s Revenge
  • Sierra Sidewinder
  • Silver Bullet
  • Xcelerator