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Knott’s Scary Farm Previews Upcoming Halloween Haunt

By Lucia Flores, Lorena Flores, Devette Johnson

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Buena Park –

Mid Valley News and Mid Valley Radio celebrated Halloween early this year, as media representatives were invited to Knott’s Berry Farm for a preview of the theme park’s upcoming Halloween Haunt.

Upon entering, there was no evidence of Halloween or zombies roaming the park.  Media and season pass holders were soon ushered into the Charles M. Shultz theatre for a multimedia presentation preview of the new and returning mazes held every Halloween season at Knott’s Scary Farm.

During the wait, several very disturbing zombies came out to greet the crowd.  Of course, they did not come up to shake your hand; they would sneak up on unsuspecting visitors in the audience and scare the living heck out of them. This surely got the audience in the mood for an exciting and descriptive presentation.

Emcee Jeff Tucker introduced the audience to the creators of these Halloween-themed mazes:  Lara Hanneman, Timothy Krueger, Brooke Walters, Julie Owens, and Daniel Miller.  Each of the designers gave a glimpse into their mind as to how they came up with the design and concept of each maze. They also gave a description of their favorite maze and some of the fan favorites as well.

Before the event concluded, the audience was graced with the presence of the Mistress of the Darkness, Elvira.  She made a grand entrance into the theatre, flanked by several zombies who escorted her to the stage.  She stood on stage draped in her traditional little black dress with a split up the side.  Elvira captivated the audience with every word she spoke and informed them that she would be attending the Halloween Haunt as the ambassador of the event this year.

The mazes that will be returning to the Halloween Haunt are Trick or Treat, Pinocchio Unstrung, Delirium, Endgames, The Slaughter House, and The Witch’s Keep.  New mazes this year include Dominion of the Damned, Forevermore, Black Magic, The Gunslinger’s Grave, Mirror Mirror, and the much anticipated Trapped: The New Experiment.

Halloween Haunt will also include live shows such as Possessed, Carni Trash, Cursed, Blood Drums, Anatomy of Villains, and The Hanging.

Knott’s Scary Farm’s Halloween Haunt is set to run from September 26th through November 2nd.  More information can be found at

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News of the San Gabriel Valley since 1966.
Knott’s Scary Farm Previews Upcoming Halloween Haunt