Since its inauguration back in 1973, Knott’s Scary Farm’s three-night original run is now a month-long affair and will celebrate its 44th year this Halloween season. Knott’s Scary Farm has said to have become the largest event of any theme park in Southern California. On August 25th, Knott’s Scary Farm creators unveiled their lineup for the 2016 haunt and it is going to be killer! The 13 haunted attractions this year including four all-new mazes will surely make petrified guests howl and scream as they embark on this eerie 160 Acre adventure.
New For 2016
Black Ops: Infected: Armed with cutting edge laser guns, brave guests will face off against hordes of zombies in the groundbreaking all-new Black Ops: Infected interactive maze. Small units of guests will battle the zombie apocalypse through blood soaked city streets and an underground sewer system crawling with nearly one hundred ravenous zombies. The high tech innovative experience thrusts guests into the middle of a live-action video game complete with live actors, real time scoring system, kill streak rewards system and interactive targets, including a juggernaut boss zombie. The new attraction is one of the largest mazes ever created in Knott’s Scary Farm history so form your squad and put your zombie apocalypse survival skills to the test in this action packed, one-of-a-kind experience.
Shadow Lands: A fulfilling life ensures a soul safe passage into eternity, but what happens to the souls of soldiers slain in battle? Enter the hair-raising Shadow Lands maze and fight off demon samurais whose souls are cursed to rot within the depths of purgatory. Guests will embark on a quest through a sacred shrine, an ancient Japanese temple and into the midst of the shadow lands.
Red Barn: Take a trip to a blood-soaked barn filled with carnivorous animals seeking to prey on human flesh in the Red Barn gore maze. Legend has it the farmer who owns the barn was transformed into a heinous creature that sends his sadistic sons to ensure his legacy. None dare enter the barn, for those who enter never escape.
The Hollow: From within the fog, the legendary Headless Horseman and his army of the undead are ready to unleash a reign of terror in the new scare zone, The Hollow. Guests entering the frightful 6-acre area will be terrorized by the souls of fallen soldiers and local farmers that have escaped their shallow graves.
Standalone Skeleton Key Rooms: For the first time, Knott’s Scary Farm will feature standalone Skeleton Key Rooms that are independent from mazes. The four Skeleton Key Rooms will each feature a unique story and theme delivering unparalleled scares, interactive secrets and terrifying surprises:
Visions: Guests must investigate the Green Witch Museum in Ghost Town where it is not the building that is haunted, but the various items contained within. Using a Phantom Finder augmented reality device, guests will be able to identify and witness paranormal activity connected to items from the Sarah Marshall Witch Trial.
ZOZO: People from all over the world claim to have been visited by the demon ZOZO after a spirit board session. Is the demonic entity known as ZOZO real or are spirit boards just a myth?
Slasher: Guests are invited to step into an 80s’ slasher horror film. The masked Angel Maker Killer is on the loose. Every lead has run cold and that’s when you step into the picture. Will you become his next victim?
Prey: Navigate a hay maze full of dead ends with only a faulty lantern as your guide. You are not alone. Mutant beasts are lurking around every corner.
Knott’s Scary Farm also has a list of favorites that will be returning for 2016:
An all new Elvira’s Dance Macabre is set to kick off this Halloween Season. This show will consist of crazy off the wall humor and dancing. Another live stage show set to return; The Hanging: Finding Glory. This live show performance will feature dark pop culture comedy along with special effects; it is going to be stellar. The returning mazes for this year 2016 are Paranormal, INC, The Dead of Winter: Wendigo’s Revenge, Trick-or-Treat, The Tooth Fairy, Voodoo – Order of the Serpent, The Gunslinger’s Grave: A Blood Moon Rises, and the Deadly 7.
The Scare Zones featured for 2016 will be Ghost Town Streets, Fiesta De Los Muertos, CarnEVIL and new for the 2016 season, Hollow Scare Zone.
This year, the event returns September 22, 23, 24, 29, 30 October 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31. Knott’s Scary Farm is open 7:00pm – 1:00am select Thursdays, Sundays, and Halloween Night and 7:00pm – 2:00am Fridays and Saturdays.
The unveiling of this year’s event was like none other, with monsters running around a crowded auditorium, fans and press snapping pictures, everyone having a splendid time, waiting in anticipation for the big announcement’s, it was a treat to remember.
Until next time – We’ll see you in the fog! #ScaryFarm
*Maze, Shows, & Scare Zone Information – Courtesy of Knott’s Scary Farm Press Release*