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Knott’s Scary Farm has new nightmares in store for 45th season

by Brittani Tuttle
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Experience new nightmares at Knott’s Scary Farm from Sept. 21 to Oct. 31.

Southern California’s Halloween haunt event, Knott’s Scary Farm, returns for its 45th season with 13 themed mazes and the return of Elvira, Mistress of the Dark for her last performance at Scary Farm with an all-new show.

Running for 25 nights from Sept. 21 through Oct. 31, this year’s Knott’s Scary Farm will include three brand-new haunted attractions:

  • Pumpkin Eater – Guests must attempt to survive the clutches of a 7-foot-tall creature that haunted the woods surrounding The Hollow. This fearsome creature is on the prowl, hidden in the shadows of the haunted town. To escape, each guest must go on their quest through the silent town filled with victims, through a cave of insects and through a thorny labyrinth that blocks the way out.
  • Trick-or-Treat: Lights Out – The classic maze returns with more scares than ever before, as guests step into the Green Witch’s home and travel its dark walkways in this maze, armed with only a flashlight. Guests will face this maze completely in the dark, unaware of the new state-of-the-art effects and unexpected scares that await them.
  • Dark Ride – Guests will traverse through an abandoned carnival ride, which has become a safe haven for sideshow freaks who have turned this former attraction into a place of sheer terror.

Returning for her final year at Knott’s Scary Farm is Elvira, in her brand new farewell show, “Elvira: Mistress of the Dark.” This show will celebrate the Queen of Halloween’s comedy-horror film, filled with dancing, musical numbers and plenty of laughs. Other returning attractions include:

  • Shadow Lands – Guests must face demon samurais whose souls are cursed for eternity to purgatory in this maze, as they embark on a quest through a shrine, an ancient Japanese temple and straight into the shadow lands.
  • Red Barn – The blood-drenched Red Barn has re-opened its doors, allowing the bloodthirsty animals inside to venture out for human flesh in the park’s goriest maze. The legend of the Red Barn tells that the farmer who owns it was turned into a terrifying creature, and would send his sons to search for food and new victims.
  • PARANORMAL, INC. – This maze returns to Hayden Hill for another year of thrills and chills. Featuring aerial stunts and scares, guests will enter a haunted hospital full of demonic spirits.
  • The Tooth Fairy – The tooth fairy steals more than teeth, dragging his victims out of windows  and into a world of teeth-chattering horror. This maze includes a blackout room where guests must feel their way out, an x-ray strobe light room, and an encounter with the tooth fairy himself.
  • Special Ops: Infected – Armed with laser guns, guests will have to defend the city against the zombie horde and find the cure for the infection. This maze includes ravenous zombies, more targets than ever, and plenty of surprises.
  • Voodoo – Order of the Serpent – The legend of Papa Legba continues as he leads guests through a journey to bring about the serpent demon goddess in New Orleans. Guests will venture through the swamps of the Deep South, filled with creatures looking for their next sacrifice, and demons looking to curse their victims with voodoo hexes.
  • The Hanging – A live stage show on the Calico Mine stage that looks back at the pop culture hits and misses of the year with plenty of laughs in store.

Knott’s Scary Farm will have more than just mazes, thanks to the four scare zones that make sure guests have nowhere to hide.

Ghost Town Streets, the original and largest zone, will be filled with half-human, half-animal monsters that prowl the streets. Fiesta De Los Muertos will feature colorful costumes and stilt walkers. CarnEVIL rules the streets in the Boardwalk, filled with terrifying clowns. For the second year, The Hollow scare zone returns as guests find themselves among three covens of witches and their legions of the undead.

Guests can enjoy Knott’s Scary Farm through single night tickets for $35 online and $75 at the gate; and the Knott’s Scary Farm Pass, which offers unlimited visits to all 25 night events at $80 for Season Passholders and $90 for non-passholders.

For more information on Knott’s Scary Farm, and to purchase tickets, visit KnottsScaryFarm.com.

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