Knott's Haunt Discount info, Motel 6 has a new look and lots more news
by, 09-18-2009 at 04:36 AM
Well, the D23 Expo is over, the banners are down across town (now wishing you a Happy New Year in September) and time to get ready for Halloween. Lets get started.
Photo from Thursday, September 17th, 2009.
Motel 6 on Disney Way is now "European-chic"
Decided to start with this because it is a "shocker". Check out this story and video from the Orange County Register.
I like the look of the new rooms. The Motel 6 on Disney Way is lucky in the fact that there rooms are larger than the typical Motel 6, as it is an building that has also hosted other brands in the past.
Also I like the fact that Motel 6 is pet friendly.
Knott's Halloween Haunt Burger King discount coupon information
The Southern California Burger Kings now have the Knott's Scary Farm discount coupons. Each coupon is good for up to 6 tickets. You can also order discounted tickets online through Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com/knotts, but be prepared to pay some steep service fees. All discounts based on Day of Event full price ticket of $53.99. (There are no child or senior tickets as the event is not recommend for children under 13). You can use the coupon on the day of the event, if the event is not yet sold out.
Thursday, September 24th - $32.99
Friday, September 25th - $32.99
Saturday, September 26th - $34.99
Sunday, September 27th - $32.99
Wednesday, September 30th - $32.99
Thursday, October 1st - $32.99
Friday, October 2nd - $34.99
Saturday, October 3rd - $37.99
Sunday, October 4th - $32.99
Wednesday, October 7th - $34.99
Thursday, October 8th - $34.99
Friday, October 9th - $40.99
Saturday, October 10th - $44.99
Sunday, October 11th - $34.99
Wednesday, October 14th - $37.99
Thursday, October 15th - $40.99
Friday, October 16th - $46.99
Saturday, October 17th - $49.99
Sunday, October 18th - $40.99
Wednesday, October 21st - $37.99
Thursday, October 22nd - $40.99
Friday, October 23rd - $46.99
Saturday, October 24th - $49.99
Sunday, October 25th - $44.99
Wednesday, October 28th - $40.99
Thursday, October 29th - $44.99
Friday, October 30th - $46.99
Saturday, October 31st - $40.99
Note regarding the $49.99 price. You can get that price by purchasing your ticket in advance at the park (at least a day early), but with the BK coupon, you can get it for that price on the 17th and 24th on the day of the event, if tickets are still available.
Also don't forget about the Knott's Resort Hotel packages, the most popular "Haunted Dreams" package that comes with Pre-Scare Dinners and Haunt tickets for 2 start at $199 ($219 for Friday and Saturday nights). Full info can be found at this link.
Do you have a Knott's Annual Pass?
A good weekend to take your friends to Knott's...
This offer is only good September 19th and 20th
Six Flags Magic Mountain Fright Fest details
All Annual Pass or Premium Passholders are invited to Bring-A-Friend to Knott's Theme Park this weekend for just $15 each. Purchase up to 6 Regular admission tickets per passholder for just $15 each. Tickets valid on day of purchase only.
Brady MacDonald of the Los Angeles Times reports the full list of mazes and other events at this link
Fright Fest photo from 2006
The one thing I like about Fright Fest, it is included in regular park admission. Scheduled for Fridays through Sundays in October. (except October 2nd).
Why you shouldn't buy your Theme Park Tickets on eBay or craigslist
Nowadays, you can find great deals at the Theme Park's own website or from authorized resellers. There is no need to deal with folks who are scamming you or scamming the park in doing things like selling multi-day tickets for "one day" use.
Prosecutors and the San Diego County Sheriff's Department accused a woman of using the Internet to her advantage all summer by duping people into buying fake theme park tickets.
The sheriff's department had a warrant for Jacquelyn Carman's arrest for over a month, and this week she was arrested.
The 10News I-Team has tracked Carman since July when she was accused of selling Disneyland and Legoland gift cards online. She allegedly stole the cards from grocery stores. The problem for the buyers was that the cards were worthless since they weren't validated, the sheriff's department said.
Upcoming event reminders
Just a heads up on some events that will impact the parks.
This Monday, September 21st has Disneyland closing at 6 PM due to a private event that night.
Knott's Berry Farm will be closing at 5:30 PM daily starting next week due to Haunt.
Gay Days Anaheim is being held October 2nd through the 4th.
It is also a holiday weekend for many students in Utah, who come down in force, so expect larger than normal crowds between Gay Days, UEA weekend and the second weekend of Halloween Time, which will be heavily marketed in the Southern California area.
Monday, October 12th is Columbus Day, a Federal holiday that many State and local government employees also get off. It also happens to be Thanksgiving Day in Canada. Disneyland is scheduled to be open 8 AM to 11 PM due to the expected large crowds.
The Children's Hospital of Orange County fundraiser, the CHOC Walk is Sunday, October 18th. Disneyland will open late at 10 AM that day, and DCA will open at 10:30 AM.
(And you can still sign up at the link)
Tortilla Jo's Walk Up windows closed
Tortilla Jo's restaurant in Downtown Disney Anaheim has closed its walk-up windows and is remodeling the area into a Taqueria Margarita Bar area. The main restaurant and its bar across the way from the House of Blues remain open.
Selected Photos from Darkbeer.Smugmug.com
New structures have appeared in Paradise Bay for the World of Color show
Work continues on The Little Mermaid attraction
Work continues on the backstage building next to the Monsters, Inc. attraction at DCA
The new Turkey Leg stand, Edelweiss Snacks is progressing nicely
Work continues on the Storybook Canals
Gadget's Go Coaster in Toontown is getting a major refurb, including painting the track
Monorail Red is now operational and taking guests around the park again. They have version 4.0 of the Mark VII windows, the newest version do not open at the bottom, and just have the sliding window on the upper half.
One of the shops in New Orleans Square is getting a makeover and new name.
Halloween Bunting has arrived on Main Street. No pumpkins yet.
More of the Main entrance Plaza near the Kennels have been blocked off for pavement work.
The Kennels are still open, but you do have to access them through a normally backstage path.
The Grand Californian Hotel is relocating its evening Child Care center to the new wing, plus is bringing back the video arcade.
There still is some work left to be done on the GCH before they can finish up the project. (but the vast majority of the project is finished)
Work continues on the south end of the Dreams tower at the Disneyland Hotel
It has been over 5 months since Yamibuki's closed at PPH, but the Tomorroland Monorail Station still is telling you to stop by and get some sushi.
Well, that should do it for this week, if you are looking for somewhere to eat, don't forget the Port of LA Lobsterfest and the Taste of Newport at Fashion Island events this weekend.
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