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    Knotts Halloween Haunt Mazes and Shows Announced!

    MAZES

    ·"Red Moon Massacre" (Timber Mountain Log Ride)
    A "Little Red Riding Hood" experience where the big, bad werewolf rules
    the night. Visits to Grandma's house are never a walk in the woods.

    ·"Lore of the Vampire" (Fying Ace Balloon Race)
    Follow the undead as they lurk through catacombs and terrorize
    night clubs. Watch your neck or you'll be next!

    ·"Hatchet High" (Wilderness Dance Hall)
    "The Faculty" meets "Carrie" at this horrible high school, where
    detention can be a death sentence and football games are played to death.
    ·"The Asylum" (GhostRider)
    In this home for the demented, the inmates pale in comparison to the
    bizarre behavior of the guards and doctors. Who is running this Asylum?
    ·"Red Beard's Revenge" (Main Gate/Camp Snoopy)
    Hidden deep in the Gauntlet scare zone lies the cursed pirate ship,
    the Scarlet Scabbard. If you dare to board the bloody bilge, you'll
    set sail on a gory-ghost voyage to the Isle of the Dead and ports beyond.

    ·"Terror Vision in 3-D" (dry lake bed under Jaguar!)
    Kitchy TV shows have come back from TV land to terrorize your
    plasma screens. An enhanced 3-D opportunity.
    ·"Feary Tales in 3-D" (GhostRider)
    Aesop and Grimm would run for their lives were they to venture into
    this twisted telling of famous tales . . . or should we say infamous
    tale of woe. An enhanced 3-D opportunity.

    ·"13 Axe Murder Manor" (Mystery Lodge)
    A once grand Victorian mansion now lies condemned and fenced
    off from the eyes of civilization. The gruesome axe murders have left the
    house filled with angry spirits, designed to seek vengeance on the living.

    ·"Cavern of Lost Souls" (Calico Mine Ride)
    The poor miners in this abandoned silver shaft tapped into an eerie
    cavern that was possessed by a strange and ominous presence.
    Spend too much time here and the same may happen to you.

    ·"The Grudge 2" (Fiesta Plaza)
    Pass through the threshold of the house that is determined to posses
    any soul that enters. What horrific crimes have been committed here that
    would give rise to such a grudge?
    Visitors to this dwelling of thedamned will
    come face to face with the tortured spirits and will find themselves, much
    like characters in the movie, fighting for both their sanity and their lives!
    ·"Dark Realm with Lazer Rage" (Stage Coach Trail)
    Arm yourself with a lazer gun (additional fee applies) as you try tosurvive
    through a post-apocalyptic nuclear holocaust.!
    "Lost Vegas in 3-D" (Bumper Cars)
    Make yourway through a dilapidated “kill-cino” type maze enhanced i n 3-D!
    SHOWS
    Dead Idol . . . LIVE!" (Ghoul Time Theatre)
    Deceased legends of rock and roll come back for some stunning
    final performances at “Dead Idol . . . LIVE!”. They may be departed,
    butthese rockers can still put on one wicked performance.
    Come getdown before they go back in the ground.
    ·“The Hanging” (Calico Scare)
    An irreverent look back at the year's pop culture is killer comedy.
    Notorious for its special effects, pyrotechnics and high-flying stunts
    for a no-holds-barred show of monsters and madness.
    A must see parody!
    ·“Festival of Freaks” (The Gauntlet Theatre)
    Starring Zamora the Torture King and Miss Electra. Eating light bulbs,
    sticking fingers in light sockets and swallowing needles are just a
    few of the things we all learned not to do when we were tots, but not
    these freaks! These living human oddities will amuse you, amaze you,
    and make your skin crawl.
    ·"Hacks’ Side-Splitting Improv” (The Bird Cage Theatre)
    Comedy improv at its best! A laugh-a-minute show where you
    never know what will happen next!
    ·"Haunted Hypnochick” (The Boardwalk Ballroom)
    You’re getting sleepy…Knott’s “Haunted Hypnochick” rocks Haunt with
    real hypnosis and hysterical scenarios. Just wait and see what she
    makes her unsuspecting audiences try in this hilarious quick-moving show!
    ·“PUTZ Prank Party” (Wagon Camp)
    Starring Marty Putz, the chubby bunny returns. A different kind of comedy
    with a different kind of attitude, Marty takes "prop comedy" to new
    heights as he sharpens his head, inflates himself and demonstrates
    his latest "inventions". One word - Hilarious!
    ·1000 Live Monsters!
    Live Monster Talent (locations throughout the park) – Knott’s Annual Haunt
    offers more than 1,000 fully costumed, very-alive creatures wandering
    the park, mazes and rethemed rides, all determined to make a
    lasting impression on you face to face.

    All information is from the Knotts Berry Farm website.



    Last edited by Professortango; 09-11-2006 at 08:43 PM. Reason: citing info

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    Re: Halloween Haunt Mazes and Shows Announced!

    wow if Anne and I had a way to get there we would do this but we are flying in, so no happy haunts of Knotts

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    Re: Halloween Haunt Mazes and Shows Announced!

    can you please list whats new..i cant tell

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    Re: Halloween Haunt Mazes and Shows Announced!

    ^ New mazes are below. Isn't it time to retire Lore of the Vampire??? Oh right ... it was time to retire it 5 years ago.

    MAZES

    ·"The Grudge 2" (Fiesta Plaza)
    Pass through the threshold of the house that is determined to posses
    any soul that enters. What horrific crimes have been committed here that
    would give rise to such a grudge?
    Visitors to this dwelling of thedamned will
    come face to face with the tortured spirits and will find themselves, much
    like characters in the movie, fighting for both their sanity and their lives!
    ·"Dark Realm with Lazer Rage" (Stage Coach Trail)
    Arm yourself with a lazer gun (additional fee applies) as you try tosurvive
    through a post-apocalyptic nuclear holocaust.!
    "Lost Vegas in 3-D" (Bumper Cars)
    Make yourway through a dilapidated “kill-cino” type maze enhanced i n 3-D!
    SHOWS
    Dead Idol . . . LIVE!" (Ghoul Time Theatre)
    Deceased legends of rock and roll come back for some stunning
    final performances at “Dead Idol . . . LIVE!”. They may be departed,
    butthese rockers can still put on one wicked performance.
    Come getdown before they go back in the ground.


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    Re: Halloween Haunt Mazes and Shows Announced!

    i thought the dead idol was returning this year...does the dark relm maze cost money since you have to pay for the lazer gun? is the grudge a full maze or a themed area? and is Lost vegas a new maze or just has a new 3-d effect?

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    Re: Halloween Haunt Mazes and Shows Announced!

    Lost Vegas is a new maze, in 3D
    The Grudge 2 is a new maze, with studio money backing
    Dark Realm will be a walk thru with the OPTION to rent a lazer gun (this is my least liked new thing, i fear the good people who work as monsters are going to get ravaged even more than the usual punching and kicking they have to endure from stupid guests)
    Dead Idol Live! is a new stage show for this year
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    Re: Halloween Haunt Mazes and Shows Announced!

    are you able to ride the rides while this is going on?

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    Re: Halloween Haunt Mazes and Shows Announced!

    I'm not all that pleased with this year's offerings.

    The Grudge sounds like a lame idea for a maze, was hoping for a silent Hill inspired maze with chainlink fences, charred walls, and grotesque characters.

    I miss Malice as well as Lair of the Spider. Lair was the only maze where a monster got me every time.

    Scarey Tails was incredibly horrid last year. Overlit and few scares. Plus you had to see it to go into the Asylum (arguably one of the best Mazes.)

    What I also find suprising is the absence of Carnivorous Clowns, especially when there is no maze in its place.

    The laser tag area was bad last year because it is so small and right next to the street. I hope they added covering or else the area will be way too well lit for laser tag.

    Also, what happened to Dr Cleaver and Ed Alanzo??? These two shows were things I never missed because they were so hillarious.

    One idea they have still neglected to use is adding a new ride for Haunts only in the Kindom of the Dinosaurs space. They could make an all out maze where sets and AAs can be more intricate due to the fact people can't touch them.
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    Re: Halloween Haunt Mazes and Shows Announced!

    are you able to ride the rides while this is going on?
    the "real" rides are there all year long, why would anyone want to waste time riding them when the rethemed things for Haunt are only there for october...

    i havent' ridden a "real" ride at knotts since about..oh, 1987...when we go for Haunt, its Haunt stuff or nothing

    but yes, the "real" rides are open
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    Re: Halloween Haunt Mazes and Shows Announced!

    Quote Originally Posted by elly View Post
    the "real" rides are there all year long, why would anyone want to waste time riding them when the rethemed things for Haunt are only there for october...

    i havent' ridden a "real" ride at knotts since about..oh, 1987...when we go for Haunt, its Haunt stuff or nothing

    but yes, the "real" rides are open
    I went to Haunt twice last year because we missed a few things due to my friend getting food poisening from the sub place out front. (DON'T EAT THERE). We got free tickets to come back so the second time. About halfway through the second time we were done with the Haunt so we went on Ghostrider. The line only took about 2 hours.

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    Re: Halloween Haunt Mazes and Shows Announced!

    Quote Originally Posted by Professortango View Post
    I'm not all that pleased with this year's offerings.

    The Grudge sounds like a lame idea for a maze, was hoping for a silent Hill inspired maze with chainlink fences, charred walls, and grotesque characters. From what i hear from people working Haunt, The Grudge 2 maze has had a TON of movie poured into and may be one of the most stylish and well put together mazes ever.

    I miss Malice as well as Lair of the Spider. Lair was the only maze where a monster got me every time.
    Malice, god i miss Malice-fantastic maze. Curse of the Spider- ok maze with a FANTASTIC soundtrack, the bug noises made me itchy

    Scarey Tails was incredibly horrid last year. Overlit and few scares. Plus you had to see it to go into the Asylum (arguably one of the best Mazes.)
    Feary Tales was beautiful, the Fearies were fantastic, but the scares were minimal i agree. I hope its goes better in its sophomore year. And the whole having to go thru one maze to get into another, lame idea by Knotts imho

    What I also find suprising is the absence of Carnivorous Clowns, especially when there is no maze in its place.
    Carnival of Carnivorous Clowns (affectionantly known as "C3") closed after its run last year becuase the arcade has been remolded into a Johnny Rockets. You just might find a C3 influence in CarnEvil this year..but you didnt' hear it from me.

    The laser tag area was bad last year because it is so small and right next to the street. I hope they added covering or else the area will be way too well lit for laser tag.
    Dark Realm was not a lazer tag area last year, it was a "scare experience". Its virgin year was...well, it needed some tweaking. Adding the lazer gun is Knotts' idea of tweaking...i personally think its a horrible idea and is going to increase the injuries the monsters already get from unruly people. But it could also turn out to be a great idea. No one will know until the maze opens.

    Also, what happened to Dr Cleaver and Ed Alanzo??? These two shows were things I never missed because they were so hillarious.
    Yes, Dr. Cleaver was great, very funny. No clue why he's not back. Ed Alonzo was GREAT! But the Good Time Theater (yes i know its the charles shultz theater now, but i'm nostalgic) was just too big for his comedy. I'd love to see him come back to a place such as the theater that's near the Log Ride and the carney games. That's more his size of venue.
    If you go this year, do NOT miss Hacks! in the Birdcage Theater or Marty Putz' Prank Party in the Wheel Wagon theater...those two shows are DO NOT MISS type of shows.

    One idea they have still neglected to use is adding a new ride for Haunts only in the Kindom of the Dinosaurs space. They could make an all out maze where sets and AAs can be more intricate due to the fact people can't touch them.Trust me, if people wanted to touch them, they would. You wouldn't believe, or maybe you would, some of the stories I hear about how guests act at Haunt. And yes, its been a long standing want/desire/hope for KBF to finally make some sort of good use of the KoD space. There was a ride thru maze in there back in the early/mid 80s that scared the bejeezus out of me and I'd love to relive that. But dont' hold your breath.

    All posts in bold are merely my own opinion, neither right nor wrong---just mine
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    Re: Halloween Haunt Mazes and Shows Announced!

    Quote Originally Posted by elly View Post
    the "real" rides are there all year long, why would anyone want to waste time riding them when the rethemed things for Haunt are only there for october...

    i havent' ridden a "real" ride at knotts since about..oh, 1987...when we go for Haunt, its Haunt stuff or nothing

    but yes, the "real" rides are open
    Because some of us do not live there and have to travel across the earth to get there to ride the rides. the haunts to me is just a part of it. I never been there, would love to go

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    Re: Halloween Haunt Mazes and Shows Announced!

    ^ if its your only chance to visit haunt and KBF, then i would recommend going to KBF during the day. it "closes" at 530pm, then "reopens" as Haunt at 7pm (or 630pm if you go to the pre-scare buffet) so you can focus only on haunt things for the night

    trust me, if you're a haunt newb, it'll take a whole night just to enjoy the haunt stuff. and you can easily do all the "real" rides during the day when the park is open as regular KBF

    and i know what you mean about not living there, we live in Reno and like i said a few posts above, i haven't been in the park during "daylight" hours since about 1987. I have never even ridden Ghostrider...but that's ok, beucase i'd rather spend my 3 nights at Haunt than one DAY in the reg. park.

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    Re: Halloween Haunt Mazes and Shows Announced!

    I know you have to pay for 3D glasses, are they required to go through the maze?

    I don't go there for scares. I like to people watch, the shows (mainly the hanging), and atmosphere. The rethemed rides had LONG WAITS. I'll do those first thing.

    Of course... last year was my first year going to Knott's Scary Farm

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    Quote Originally Posted by filmfreak11 View Post
    I know you have to pay for 3D glasses, are they required to go through the maze?
    Nope, they are not required, but they really do enhance the maze. Espcially when the mosters are wearing 3D paint on their faces.

    I don't go there for scares. I like to people watch, the shows (mainly the hanging), and atmosphere. The rethemed rides had LONG WAITS. I'll do those first thing.
    We take advantage of the early entry via the pre-scare buffet to get Red Moon Massacre and whatever disaster is put in the mine ride (poor mine ride monsters, they try their best, but the setting just isn't ever used properly. Plus last year i didnt' see the Necronomicon in there! Disappointment city ) I'd also highly, AGAIN! , recommend Hacks! and Marty Putz. You'll laugh so hard you'll pee Boysenberry punch!

    Of course... last year was my first year going to Knott's Scary Farm
    I can't begin to tell you how badly we blew it our first year. mostly by going only one night! (And a friday night to boot, learned that lesson quickly) Now we go at least three nights every year. The first night we do all the mazes, rethemed rides and the hanging. Second night is usually the Meet and Greet for the Haunt site we "hang" out on. Third night is mostly the shows we want to see, the atmosphere of watching the sliders and monsters in the scare zones and doing the mazes we really enjoyed again.

    oh yeah, another thing! If you've never gotten a snack at the Ghost Town Grill and sat out on the patio to watch the monster work their magic...its truely a GREAT experience...unless of course one of them steals your food while you aren't paying attention....
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