Knott’s Scary Farm offers new experiences with Skeleton Key, Fast Lane and Elvira for HAUNT 2013!


Knott’s Scary Farm has been one of the industry leaders for over 40 years. In their 41st year, Knott’s is going to change things, yet again, with all new ticket offerings that will not only enhance your HAUNT experience, but take you deeper into the realm of ghouls, goblins and tricksters. Knott’s is offering two all new experiences this year, as well as bringing back favorites that were huge hits last year. The best part? Tickets are now on sale!



Knott’s has several new options available that gets you deeper into the realm of Haunt than ever before. They are reinventing the way that people look at the story of a haunt with Skeleton Key. They are also giving you a chance to get up close and personal with the Mistress of the Dark herself.

Skeleton Key

You get great frights out of a house, but sometimes you sense there was more to the story than what you saw.This year, you’d be absolutely right. Skeleton Key is an all new innovation that gets guests special access to a completely separate room that takes fans deeper into the story. Guests will learn more terrifying details about the creatures and monsters that inhabit each maze in an intimate and interactive prologue to terror. Fright Lane passes with Skeleton Key start at $65.00. This theme park industry-first awaits the brave at the following houses:

  • Black Magic
  • Gunslinger’s Grave
  • ENDGAMES: Warriors of the Apocalypse
  • Dominion of the Dammed
  • Uncle Willy’s Slaughter House

Elvira Meet&Greet

Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, returns to Knott’s with an all-new show, Elvira’s Sinema Séance, in 2013 (through Oct. 31) and will hold a special merchandise signing event, Elvira’s Boo-tique Experience, for a few lucky fans each night.  A limited number of guests who purchase at least $40 of Elvira merchandise during Scary Farm operating hours and only at the Ride Warriors shop, will receive a commemorative ticket for Elvira’s Boo-tique Experience. The ticket will grant the guest a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet Elvira and collect her famous signature on one piece of merchandise purchased at the event.  Elvira’s Boo-tique Experience will take place from 10pm -11pm each event night (excluding November 1, 2).


The wildly popular pre-scare Boo-fet serves up a meal to die for at Spurs and Mrs. Knott’s Chicken Dinner Restaurant.  Get into the spirit early by enjoying Knott’s famous home style cooking and exclusive early access to Knott’s Scary Farm a few minutes before it opens to all guests.  The delicious boo-fet also includes a collectible souvenir cup, which guests can re-fill in the park during any 2013 visit for only $0.99.  Boo-fet tickets are $24.99 when purchased online and $29.99 at the door. Knott’s Scary Farm tickets are required for access to the Boo-fet and reservations are limited, so guests are encouraged to book their meal early.

Trapped:The New Experiment

TRAPPED returns bigger and more intense than its predecessor. This reservation only, interactive maze leads guests into an abyss of their deepest fears and phobias. This year, it will offer a longer running time, more challenging puzzles, greater mind-bending contraptions and relentless in-your-face scares.Last year Trapped sold out every night. The house is an additional $60 dollars, but you can have groups of up to 6.

Knott’s Scary Farm Halloween Haunt dates are September 26-29, October 3-6, 10-13, 17-20, 24-27, 30-31, November 1-2, 2013.  Event hours are 7pm – 1am; Fridays and Saturdays from 7pm-2am. Haunt is a special ticket event not covered by regular Knott’s Berry Farm admission or a Knott’s Season Pass. Halloween Haunt is not recommended for children under 13.

For more information about Knott’s Scary Farm, visit the official website by clicking here!