The Insider’s Guide to Knott’s Scary Farm
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The Insider’s Guide to Knott’s Scary Farm

Before venturing into Southern California’s largest Halloween event in Buena Park, CA, there are a few things you should know. There is more for you to discover beyond what goes bump in the night. To help you navigate this supernatural soirée, here is our Insider Guide to Knott’s Scary Farm 2023.
Scare actor at Knott's Scary Farm

Get Discount Tickets
Start your adventure off on the right note by purchasing discount tickets courtesy of Visit Buena Park in collaboration with Knott’s Berry Farm. Single night tickets purchased in advance online can save you 33% - 50% off main gate pricing. It’s also key to plan ahead of time because certain nights can sell out in advance.

Plan Out Mazes
In 2023, guests will find ten morbid mazes to test their limits in. The odds have been upped with 3 new mazes: Cinema Slasher, The Chilling Chambers, and Room 13. Returning favorites include Bloodline 1842, The Grimoire, Mesmer: Sideshow of the Mind, Wax Works, Origins: The Curse of Calico, The Depths, and Dark Entities.

Upgrade Your Experience
Skip the lines all night long with Fright & Fast Lane, an add-on to your purchased park ticket. Zoom from maze to maze with unlimited priority access. This add-on begins at $145 and varies dependent on the night of the week.

Frightened guests at Knott's Scary Farm
Feast on a Foodie Extravaganza
For $45, Mrs. Knott’s Chicken Dinner Restaurant offers a Boo-Fet style dinner to enjoy prior to entering the haunt. Not only will your group begin the night will full bellies, but you will also eat dinner amongst the monsters, and be granted early access to select mazes and photo opportunities. Not to mention, the souvenir bottle that is included.

Knott’s Scary Farm always boasts a long list of themed eats, treats, and beverages at locations throughout the park that are specific to their infamous haunt. Keep an eye out for their 2023 foodie guide that will be dropped prior to opening day.

Witness the Unleashing of the Monsters
Arrive early and you will have the chance to be part of Scary Farm’s nightly opening ceremonies. Every night when the sun sets and it reaches time for the haunt to start, the monsters from your nightmares are unleashed at the entrance of Calico Ghost Town.

Meet Spooks at Every Turn
Aside from macabre mazes, 5 scare zones are sprinkled throughout the park with characters who will do their best to make you tremble in fear. Zones from years past that are coming back for another year of scares are Ghost Town Streets, The Gore-ing 20's, CARNEVIL, and Forsaken Lake. The Gauntlet is a brand new scare zone for haunt attendees to come face to face with.
Ringmaster at Carnival de Grotesque at Knott's Scary Farm in Buena Park, CA

Take a Break from Screaming
Aside from the iconic mazes and scare zones, there are also several shows and exhibits to attend during your evening amongst the undead. Into the Fog: A Scary Farm Art Show will be located at the factory store, showcasing art specifically curated with pieces that touch upon the event's 50 year history. At the Calico Mine Stage, feast your eyes on Le Magnifique Carnaval de Grotesque. Death-defying stuns and macabre carnival acts will overwhelm you with both horror and awe.

Pop in for a Seasonal Attraction Overlay
The classic Timber Mountain Log Ride is overlaid with Halloween Hootenanny each spooky season. The cryptids of Timber Mountain make appearances throughout the attraction as they join in on the fall festivities.

Conquer Beach Boulevard Traffic
Standard parking for cars and motorcycles is $30. But make sure you arrive early because Beach Boulevard can experience heavy traffic with guests on their way to Scary Farm. One way to avoid the traffic is to stay at one of the many hotels on Beach Boulevard that are within walking distance to the park. The Knott’s Berry Farm hotel itself offers several hotel packages that includes Scary Farm admission, hotel stay, and other offerings.

Pumpkin display at Knott's Scary Farm
Get the V.I.M. Experience
Join in on the Very Important Monster Tour, with tickets starting at $550. This tour includes admission to Knott's Scary Farm, a guided tour for up to 6 hours, a Boo-Fet dinner, event t-shirt, general vehicle parking, and priority access to mazes, as well as select shows and attractions.

Keep Policies in Mind
A bag policy is implemented for Knott’s Scary Farm. Clear plastic bags smaller than 12” x 12” x 6” as well as non-clear wristlets or clutches no larger than 5”x 8”x 2” are allowed at Knott's Scary Farm. All bags are subject to search prior to entry.

Book Your Halloweekend
Buena Park, California transforms into a town of terror offering several Halloween events, including the biggest in the world, Knott's Scary Farm. After a long night of thrills, R.I.P. with hotels perfect for every guest…dead or alive. We invite you to pick your poison or create a monster marathon and enjoy them ALL! Check out our full guide of Halloween Happenings in SoCal’s Halloween Spooky Town.

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