Ok so this was my first time going to Knotts Scary Farm and OMG!!! Now I am not going to lie that I am usually a bit of a wuss when it does come to some things [*cough* *cough* Slaughterhouse... *cough* also Aliens] so I did wind up skipping those 2 mazes because human cannaballistic food processing factories with chainsaws listed in the maze description was a little intimidating and also Aliens are one of my biggest fears... Like I will be down on the ground screaming and in tears type of fear... but all in all I had a blast and enjoyed every minute of The Berry Farm and have found a new Halloween Tradition... I so cannot wait until next year and I hope to bring some more friends from Phoenix to experience it with!
So I took a few pictures and actually will have quite a few of them... videos will be up soon on my you tube channel but omg!
So we started out by making it into SoCal from Phoenix early in the morning on Friday. So the first stop was the casino at the Morongo so my sister could join in since their rules are 18 and older to gamble [she is only 20 and has one more year so for her it was a treat]
Next we got into the Anaheim area and had time before checking into the Best Western Stovalls Inn so we went to just walk around the GardenWalk and see what was around there.
Here is my sister going all wild with a cute pose...
Overall the Gardenwalk was pretty much a dressed up and condensed version of the numerous outdoor malls we have in the Phoenix area like Desert Ridge, Tempe Marketplace, Westgate Center, and Mesa Riverview... needless to say most things were not open and we kinda just needed to get up and move around after driving that 365+ miles.
Next up for us before check in time was a trip to Huntington Beach to go kill some time before check in...
We parked for a while and walked the beach for a bit and then hit the pier for lunch at Rubys where we could overlook the ocean... if you have never been to Rubys its an experience and not to bad on price... We have Rubys diner out here in Phoenix but there is something special about doing Rubys in the middle of the ocean on a pier.
Finally we could check into the hotel and get a quick hours nap before going to get ready for the Haunt... The hotel was very nice and was nice enough to give us an early check in... Also it was unexpected that some friends of mine were going to meet my sister and I at Haunt so our trip went from just the 2 of us into many more by the time we entered the Haunt.
Getting into the hotel early allowed me to look all pretty and a little less dead!... Dead tired... lol
Next up was Black Angus which was free since I had gift cards and everything... nothing beats free Filet Mingnon
Here are our appetizers... These came in handy the morning after before doing Disneyland for the weekend...
Finally we get to the main gate of Knotts and have about 90 minutes to kill until rope drop... So we waited in the Marketplace for a while until our friends from Cali showed up.
So we met up with our friends and walked inside the main gate... One thing... I know security is there in the front and like most major events and parties, the metal detector kept going off for just about everything I had in my pocket... Needless to say I held up the line and had to take off my belt at one point... Now I know what its like for the people going through the airline terminal over and over... but after that we made it into the main gate and waited for a while until rope drop.
OK so rope drop hits and while I know the golden rule is to never hit the rides, some of my friends did want to hit a few rides up so we started at Silver Bullet right at rope drop and pretty much walked onto the ride with no wait. AS always, I cannot imagine a trip to Knotts without Silver Bullet so this was OMG! amazing... That and we all only hit up a ride if it was a really short line with almost no wait so even though we hit up the bullet, it didnt take anything away from the night.
Next up we got into Quarantine with no wait, my friends somehow got he idea to push me in front and being that this was my first Knotts maze and first time at Haunt I was very scared... OMG! Quarantine was very short but also very scary... I have seen pictures of Kritter doing his thing in the maze and OMG! He got all into my face and I was like OMG! Not to mention he followed me into the next room... so much was going on in this maze and I couldnt have enjoyed it any more... That older guy with the beard was also very scary and everything about thismaze was so amazing! So after completing my first Knotts maze, we cut through CarnEvil to hit up Pyromaniax
CarnEvil clowns were amazing and the perfect balance between funny and scary... Kind of like a comic relief but still keeping the whole scare and personality of a clown... Most of the clowns were so cool... The woman holding the rat to our faces was amazing.
Next up we lined up for Pyromaniax with not much of a wait... This ride was scary... and probably the scariest we did all night... you rush so fast past the scares that you cannot process what just happened other than the fact everything was dark and something was bound to happen around every corner... I think the fact that most things were dark and the scares were so sudden made it so scary... not to mention the ones who tapped the log as if they tried to grab you... OMG!
After that the monsters outside were lots of fun... they were roaming around scaring everyone... my one friend taunted the mutant from Pyromaniax and I was like OMG! You should not have done that... so he came by and got him good... Then they both posed for a photo
Then we went to do Lost Vegas before the hanging... there was no wait for Lost Vegas so we went inside to do it since it was a walk on.
On the way we found... The Marshmallow Man
All in all I didnt like Lost Vegas in the beginning... the trippy colors were cool but most of it was walls and not much to design... scares were actually plenty in there that night but the maze design and lack of theming really made it look like a cheap maze that could be set up and taken down in a day with walls you would find in a carnival fun house... I shouldnt have spoken too soon though becuase as soon as I screamed, this monster followed me through the entire maze... even past the exit... OMG! He even knew my name somehow and kept saying things like "where are you going"... "we are going to get you", and other stuff like that... not to mention he slammed those hanging dolls in my face and got those black things that hide in the walls and the coctail waitress to gang up on me... He even got me farther ahead of my friends and separated me off from them... I dont know who this person is but he knows his job and knew how to exploit every single fear... it really made my night and while the maze was pretty crappy, him and getting the other monsters along with him onto me really made this maze one of the most fun I did that night!
Anyhow after it was all said and done he let me take a picture of him... best experience ever for a crappy done maze... Now I know what people say when a maze can look like crap but the talent can be over the top and save it.
After Lost Vegas it was time for the hanging... lots of good humor and monster sliding around Calico Square... Sliders were so awesome and very entertaining and even creepy at times!
More to come...