12/7/2021 0 Comments
This past weekend we made our return to Knott's Merry Farm to check out more of the holiday fun we missed on opening day which included seeing the always awesome Merry Christmas Snoopy, more food and Snow and Glow. We also checked out the progress on the Xcelerator re-paint which is coming along nicely.
Enjoy the update!
Written by Gregg Condon
Last Friday we headed out to Knott's Merry Farm to check out the opening day of this years event.
After seeing a lot of pictures from the Passholder preview night on Thursday, with a LOT of people, we were worried the event would be even more busy for the opening day. It was in fact a very pleasant day. I was there a few hours in the afternoon and then back in the evening after the Legoland Tree Lighting (click the link to check out that update).
I was able to try some yummy food and see some of the amazing entertainment at this years event. I saved a few things until we go back to the event so look for another Merry Farm update from us in a few weeks.
Let's head in and have some fun!
Written by Gregg Condon
Welcome back to Knott's Merry Farm! It's great to be back!
Our first Merry Farm treat was the Turkey Poutine Tots. They were decent, could have used some more gravy and perhaps something sweet/tart like Cranberry Sauce as well.
The Holiday Chicken Waffle Taco was very tasty! Wish the Waffle itself would have been a bit crispier, like an actual taco shell, but that was minor. Would eat again!
Lots of cute and fun merchandise throughout the park!
And some great decorations/photo ops
Xcelerator is getting a well needed paint job!
Missed K-NOT radio every time I walked by here.
Is Whiplash ever coming back? It's not even listed on the closed attractions outside the park.
HangTime is back!
There is a LOT of really great merchandise, so we figured it would be better if we put it in a slide show.
The Factory Store got a really great new sign. We love it!
The carolers are so great!
The Saloon looks great as always!
I got the Santa's Little Helper as it was the only drink that didn't have Vodka. I don't do Vodka.
Lots of great characters in the park
The "worst thing ever" cashless machines. It's ok everybody. You'll get used to it.
Traffic cooperated coming back from the Legoland Tree Lighting and I was able to enjoy a couple of hours of Merry Farm at night.
It looks so great I don't even miss the fog. That much. =)
Home For The Holidays is such a fun show, a bit cheesy in parts, but pure holiday fun! Not to be missed!
Needed the night version of this shot. =)
Santa's Cabin is back and is always a highlight for food and entertainment
The Sticky Toffee Pudding was amazing, will definitely be getting this again!
Camp Snoopy at night always looks so great!
Thanks for checking out our Merry Farm update! Our plans are to be back the first weekend in December, so look for a lot more Merry Farm fun soon!
This past week was the long awaited return of Knott's Scary Farm. With our Scary Farm Passes in hand, we headed down to Buena Park to take in the first two nights of one of our all time favorite Halloween events.
Despite only 1 new maze, there was lots new to see. A few mazes had some entirely new scenes, new shows were to be found at every turn, and even a new scare zone. It felt amazing to be back.
Let's head into the fog.
Written by Gregg Condon
Below are our maze rankings and thoughts on each. Keep in mind, these are our first weekend rankings and are totally subject to change.
Origins: The Curse of Calico
Our favorite maze from 2019 definitely did not disappoint. It's basically the same maze you'll remember from 2019, but we're always happy to get more walk-through's of our favorites. The talent in here was amazing from the get-go and we fully anticipate this maze remaining solid throughout the season.
This is one of my top 10 ALL TIME Scary Farm mazes, and this year is amazing as always.
That said, we would LOVE to see some updates to a few scenes for 2022 as some other mazes had this year (more on that below).
Mesmer: Sideshow of the Mind
I have to be honest, we debated on even posting this video, because this maze has to be seen to believed. It's just SO good, and not AT ALL what you expect.
This is definitely a maze that needs to be experienced multiple times. Not really something that's going to give you "jump scares", but absolutely twisted and awesome.
I love this maze. LOVE IT! Have always loved it. But this year, the entire last 1/3 of the maze has been completely reimagined and it tells the story SO MUCH better. I love when they do things like this because it gives it entirely new life. Well done!
In it's second season, Wax Works is another maze that is pretty much identical to 2019, but that's not a bad thing at all. The cast in here is amazing, they play their roles perfectly and we can't wait to see this maze get even better in the weeks to come.
Another one of our favorite mazes, the elevator is not being used this year (although they definitely cram you into the pre-shows in Paranormal and Mesmer, so don't think it's a covid thing). There seems to be a lack of fog in the areas of the maze that need it (you know which ones) but this is still an incredibly fun maze.
Would love to see some new scenes in 2022 though.
Now in it's final season, Paranormal Inc is still incredibly fun (although the host failed to tell my wife to step away from the door in the pre-show on Friday and it dinged her right in the back, hard). So beware of that. No new changes in here, still incredibly fun but it's definitely time for something new.
I'm going to start with this. This maze has the potential to be amazing. I love the theme of this SO MUCH! But for some reason the execution just wasn't there opening weekend. This is a maze that could definitely use some reimagining next year. But it's still incredibly fun, it just needs some more talent in here.
Not included in our maze rankings is the return of Halloween Hootenanny. We all know what this is, it's super fun and is a great overlay of the amazing Timber Mountain Log Ride.
We had a great 2 nights at Scary Farm, it's so amazing to be back in the fog. We will be back soon!
We also have about 45 minutes of Puppet Up videos to post, we'll get those up over the next few days.
Did you attend Scary Farm opening weekend? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
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