Knott's Berry Farm's 37th Annual Halloween Haunt! Knott's Scary Farm 2009!
by: -RoG-

There's a time of year when Knott's Berry Farm puts aside all of their berry preserves and turns their theme park into an exclusive home for ghouls 'n ghosts. That time of year is, of course, Halloween. During this season, they are no longer known as "Knott's Berry Farm"... instead, they only go by the name "Knott's Scary Farm". These guys definitely have the concept of converting their park into a spooktacular event down pat - after all, they've been doing it for 37 years and counting and were the first theme park to ever completely convert themselves for Halloween. I had a chance to visit the park for their 2006 Haunt and was definitely entertained with all that I saw (be sure to check out that photo gallery if you haven't seen it already), so when my friend Shannon offered me a chance to go again this year, I jumped at the opportunity.

The following is a gallery of photos that were taken at the Knott's Scary Farm 2009 Haunt. Obviously, when you're wandering through the dark corridors of their Halloween mazes, it's not always easy to get the best photographs, so please keep that in mind since not every low light photo came out perfectly. That said, they changed the mazes up quite a bit this year and I think you're really going to like what they've done. So without further delay, here be all of the photos!

We arrived just as the sun was setting and the fog machines were already blasting away.
Saw this guy throughout the night and he was creeping out plenty o' people.

Nothing like an inbred ape man to start things off right.

Getting darker...

Say goodbye to the sun... AND CLEAN UNDERWEAR :O

So my friend Shannon invited me to come to Knott's Haunt because she had free tickets since her father is from
a Toyota dealership. They were having a special night for Toyota dealers, complete with a Halloweeny food buffet!

The reaper guards the black plates, napkins and cutlery.

Halloween salsa!

Giant inflatable spiders adorn the walls of the exclusive dining area!

Seriously, those spiders were friggin' HUGE!

Plenty of delicious Halloween cupcakes to choose from.

I assume this vulcher was part of the clean-up crew.

The head in the cauldron was tempting, but I ate the rice instead.

This was my favorite decoration - a giant ice sculpture skull as the shrimp centerpiece.

Another angle of the big ice skull.

Psycho pumpkin would rather eat a severed foot than the fresh turkey being carved behind him.

Mmm... dinner is served!

I wish I had a video of it, but this clown was chasing some terrified little girl around the park with his oversized hammer.

Who's up for some 3D circus fun at Big Top of the Bizarre?

Maybe you shouldn't have the guys who blend in with the crazy wallpaper inside the mazes walking around outside.
Kind of ruins the surprise. Just a thought...

More like JERK in the box, am I right?

As you can see, visibility was very high in some areas of the park.

Squashed cotton candy decorates the walls, but I assure you it looked waaaay cooler with the 3D glasses on.
Many of these things can't be done justice with photos since a camera can't capture the fantastic 3D decorations.

There are more Knott's Halloween Haunt pics to see!
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Reader Comments

Baron Von Snugglemittens
Oct 5th, 2009, 04:10 AM
those balloons looked awesome!
grants but one wish
Oct 5th, 2009, 07:43 AM
regarding the crazy wallpaper man, on the contrary, it would be even MORE of a surprise to have this person jump out at you from the bushes rather then the maze where you would look out for his ilk
frappez le cochon rouge
Oct 5th, 2009, 08:17 AM
Mmmmm... I do love In-N-Out Burger. Can they make it animal-style at Knott's?
Last of the Time Lords
Oct 5th, 2009, 09:11 AM
Ah, an evil clown chasing a little girl with a hammer. Can there be any image that better exemplifies the Halloween spirit?
Oct 5th, 2009, 10:11 AM
Looks like somebody has a case of the monday's.
Oct 5th, 2009, 12:52 PM
Why did the Wolfman have knee pads?
Pickled Patriarch
Oct 5th, 2009, 02:59 PM
Originally Posted by 10,000 Volt Ghost View Post
Why did the Wolfman have knee pads?
Oh, those are the "skidders". They run around the park and when they see somebody they think they could scare, they run really fast and slide on their knees (while making parking and loud noises) right up to them. It really freaks out some people heheh.
Forum Virgin
Oct 5th, 2009, 08:46 PM
Was that really cotton candy on the wall? if so, i bet that was fun to get off the wall
Hypnotic Swirling Colors
Oct 5th, 2009, 09:40 PM
That one doll with the spider legs was defenintly from Toy Story, and totally fit in there. Weird thing is, just this weekend I saw both Toy Story movies in 3D.
Hypnotic Swirling Colors
Oct 5th, 2009, 09:42 PM
Oh wait was it missing an eye RoG? Because, if it was,than I'm right.
The face of trapped wind.
Oct 6th, 2009, 03:57 AM
That doll factory part was really awesome. I sort of wish I had a room like that in my house, but then again I'm kind of a weirdo.
Outside of that, the rest of it doesnt seem my cup 'o tea. I dont do well in haunted house-amusement park situations. I get jumpy and when I get jumpy I get punchy.
There would just be a lot of flailing and angry employees.
Jason's a Furry! Run!
Oct 6th, 2009, 09:32 PM
Man, I would've loved to watch a clown chase a girl around with a giant mallet (though I guess that would teeter on mean depending on the age of said girl). Southern California gets all the cool stuff this time of year. I'll need to move down there once it stops being on fire all the time.
Forum Chaos Lord
Oct 7th, 2009, 12:23 AM
The Monster Truck Hearse makes me feel complete.
Old Ninja
Oct 7th, 2009, 04:27 PM
I live in Canada near Toronto, and as a result this year after a long and terrible pause I am going back to Canada's Wonderland Halloween Haunt. It's going to be like this I think. I'm gonna take so many pics.
Strange blob from beyond
Oct 8th, 2009, 11:22 AM
$8 for a FUNNEL CAKE!!!! Jesus zombie christ, last time I went to California (a while ago may I say) they were $2!
However it does sadden me that I'm not going to Florida this year for Halloween :-(
I hate this hacker crap!
Oct 8th, 2009, 03:13 PM
Cotton candy on the walls? That's sort of clever. Wish I could've seen all the stuff in it's 3D glory though.
Presidential Procurer
Oct 8th, 2009, 09:02 PM
I wish I lived anywhere near anything remotely interested in Halloween.
Oct 13th, 2009, 12:44 AM
Looks like you had a blast Rog. I wouldn't mind visiting it one day.
Forum Virgin
Oct 14th, 2009, 12:13 AM
This gets me really excited for Halloween Horror Nights up in Orlando. Going on Thursday!

Also, I kinda hope Bill and Ted lynch the Twilight guy...

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