UNIMAGINABLE HORRORS REVEALED AS PART OF SINISTER SLATE OF ORIGINAL EXPERIENCES COMING TO UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT’S HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS 2022 – INCLUDING HAUNTS INSPIRED BY
TRADITIONAL HALLOWEEN ELEMENTS, URBAN LEGENDS, GROTESQUE LIFE-SIZED BUGS AND MORE
Terror Takes Root at Universal Studios Florida this Fall with a Total of 10 Haunted Houses – Including Six All-New Original Concepts – Five Scare Zones and Two Shows Designed to Bring Deepest Fears to Life
The World’s Premier Halloween Event Runs Select Nights September 2 through October 31
All Tickets are On Sale Now – Click Here to Purchase
ORLANDO, Fla. (August 16, 2022) – Universal Orlando Resort reveals more gruesome details about the impending terror that awaits guests brave enough to face Halloween Horror Nights 2022 – including the six horrifying original concepts that complete this year’s lineup of 10 haunted houses, five sinister scare zones and two live shows. The event kicks off Friday, September 2 and runs select nights through October 31.
As the world’s premier Halloween event turns 31 this fall, a haunting conglomerate of unfathomable experiences inspired by traditional Halloween elements and some of guests’ worst fears come to life in this year’s collection of original haunted houses and scare zones – unleashing everything from vengeance-seeking pumpkins and witches to twisted trick-or-treaters and grotesque bugs to prey upon guests. When guests need a break from the scares, they can watch two outrageous live shows, satiate their appetite with sinfully delicious food and beverage, shop the latest merchandise in an all-new Halloween Horror Nights Tribute Store and enjoy Universal Studios’ most exciting rides and attractions.
Here’s an overview of the remaining experiences coming to Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights 2022:
SIX NEW ORIGINAL HAUNTED HOUSES
Six spine-chilling and unnerving stories will envelop guests in original haunted houses where they will:
These original experiences complete the lineup of 10 terrifying haunted houses coming to Halloween Horror Nights 2022, which also include “The Weeknd: After Hours Nightmare,” “Halloween,” “Universal Monsters: Legends Collide” and “The Horrors of Blumhouse.”
FIVE SCARE ZONES
There’s nowhere to hide in the streets of Universal Studios Florida as hordes of menacing creatures from Halloween’s past infiltrate five all-new scare zones, where guests will:
TWO LIVE SHOWS
When guests need a break from the scares, they can enjoy two brand-new, outrageously entertaining shows:
THE HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS TRIBUTE STORE
For the first time ever, the scares taking root in the streets of Universal Studios Florida will bleed into the theme of the Halloween Horror Nights Tribute Store with a collection of incredibly detailed environments inspired by the iconic Halloween haunts featured throughout the event. Guests will shop the latest Halloween Horror Nights merchandise and treats as they venture through a Pumpkin Patch, Cemetery and Witch’s Cottage – eventually making their way to the final room – an elaborate Halloween festival set in the same town as the store’s neighboring scare zone, “Sweet Revenge.”
LIMITED-TIME HALLOWEEN EXPERIENCES AT UNIVERSAL ORLANDO’S HOTELS
Guests can maximize the fear by staying near the screams at one of Universal Orlando’s hotels, where they can enjoy exclusive benefits like access to a dedicated entry gate for the event (with valid event admission) and complimentary transportation to the theme parks and Universal CityWalk. Hotel guests also get exclusive access to limited-time Halloween Horror Nights experiences taking place at select Universal hotels, including “Universal Monsters Gallery of Legends” at Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort – featuring a collection of immersive photo opportunities inspired by the terrifying trio of Universal's classic Monsters that guests will face at the event – The Mummy, The Wolf Man and Dracula. Guests can take advantage of scary good rates on hotels and vacation packages to enjoy Halloween Horror Nights and the limited-time Halloween experiences at Universal’s hotels – click here to book a stay.
See below for the complete lineup of horrors that await at Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights 2022. For more information about Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights and to purchase tickets, visit www.universalorlando.com/halloween.
HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS 2022 OVERVIEW
Universal Orlando Resort’s Halloween Horror Nights is back for its 31st year with more nights than ever. Running for a record-breaking 43 select nights September 2 through October 31, the world’s premier Halloween event will boast 10 haunted houses, five scare zones and two shows based on everything from horror legends and pop culture heavy-hitters to ghastly original stories that offer a terrifying twist on traditional Halloween haunts - all brought to life in disturbingly immersive experiences that only Halloween Horror Nights could create.
All tickets and vacation packages are on sale now at www.universalorlando.com/halloween. Due to popular demand, event nights are expected to sell out and tickets should be purchased in advance. Those looking for more room to escape the horrors of the event are encouraged to visit on weeknights or in early September.
10 HAUNTED HOUSES (* notates haunted houses also featured at Universal Studios Hollywood's Halloween Horror Nights)
The Weeknd: After Hours Nightmare*
For the first time ever, multi award-winning artist The Weeknd joins forces with Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights to inspire an all-new, terrifying haunted house based on his record-breaking “After Hours” album. With the eerie sounds of the hit album reverberating throughout the experience, guests will step into a surreal living nightmare in “The Weeknd: After Hours Nightmare” – filled with grotesque characters and themes inspired by the artist’s music and short films.
John Carpenter’s classic 1978 slasher film Halloween returns to Halloween Horror Nights in a terrifying haunted house – “Halloween” – where guests come face-to-face with the merciless Michael Myers. As guests make their way through his dilapidated home and chilling moments from the film, they’ll narrowly dodge attacks from the knife-wielding Myers as he stalks their every move.
Universal Monsters: Legends Collide*
Universal Pictures’ most notorious horror icons, The Wolf Man, Dracula and The Mummy, come together for the first time ever in the all-new “Universal Monsters: Legends Collide” haunted house. Guests will get caught in the middle of a bloodthirsty battle between the terrifying trio as they hunt to find the amulet that will break their curse – and they’ll destroy anyone who gets in their way.
The Horrors of Blumhouse*
Two horror masterpieces come to life in “The Horrors of Blumhouse.” Guests will find themselves trapped between a frantic teen and the ruthless serial killer she’s swapped bodies with in Freaky. Then, they’ll try to make a desperate escape from the dark basement of The Grabber’s “fun” house before they become his latest victim in the terrifying The Black Phone.
Spirits of the Coven
Guests will be invited to a lively 1920s speakeasy, but something sinister is brewing beneath in “Spirits of the Coven.” A coven of seemingly beautiful flapper witches will lure those who enter into a hidden brewing area. Once they’ve ensnared their victims, they’ll reveal their haggish true form and turn guests into a witch’s brew. They’ll be cackling; everyone else will be screaming.
Bugs: Eaten Alive
While touring a 1950s home of the future, guests will be swarmed by hordes of revolting insects after a pest control system failure unleashes them. Many-legged horrors, growing, mutating and laying eggs in human hosts will worm their way into the deepest of fears. Those who dare enter will be dropping like flies in “Bugs: Eaten Alive.”
Fiesta de Chupacabras
The mountains of Latin America are filled with many wonderful traditions. In one tiny village, they pay tribute to the legendary creature Chupacabras with an annual fiesta. In “Fiesta de Chupacabras,” there’s more to the legend than meets the eye. And in this colorful village, the streets are lined with the crimson blood of visitors.
They too do time for their crimes. In “Hellblock Horror,” guests will have to survive visiting hours in a secret penitentiary that houses treacherous monsters and fiends of all kinds that are hell bent on taking over and destroying the world. The interdimensional power core containing the inmates has failed and the monsters are breaking out of their cells, allowing them easy access to guests, and the exit.
Dead Man’s Pier: Winter’s Wake
There’s nothing charming about this ghostly New England fishing village. A phantom sea captain is summoning undead fishermen from their watery grave, a grisly crew with rotting, barnacle-encrusted bodies. Guests may have escaped their hooks in the “Dead Man’s Wharf” scare zone in 2016 – now they’d better batten down the hatches before they’re reeled in and drug under in “Dead Man’s Pier: Winter’s Wake.”
Descendants of Destruction
Deep in the subway tunnels below an abandoned, toxic city, mutated humans fight for survival in “Descendants of Destruction.” The deeper one goes, the darker their fate. In the fading light of the poisoned depths, hideous creatures who’ve long ago left their humanity behind prey on all who try to make their way through the darkness.
FIVE SCARE ZONES
Horrors of Halloween
The Pumpkin Lord, the spirit of Halloween, has returned to take over this year’s event, summoning hordes of fiendish creatures including demons, ghosts and witches. Terror has taken root.
Scarecrow: Cursed Soil
At an abandoned farm, scarecrow sentinels have risen from the crust of the earth to hunt souls and seek revenge. They’ll harvest the screams of those who dare enter this dilapidated barn.
The sweets from Major Sweets’ candy company have turned these 1950s kids into crazed killers. With pint-sized costumed maniacs roaming the streets, Halloween will be a night of trick or treat mayhem.
Graveyard: Deadly Unrest
On All Hallow’s Eve, a dark storm descends upon a cemetery and awakens long-dead spirits. These specters rise from their graves to capture souls for all eternity. No one living can escape them.
Conjure the Dark
An evil sorceress has entered twisted stone ruins and called forth monstrosities from dark dimensions. This Halloween, blood will feed her army of the night.
TWO LIVE SHOWS
Halloween Nightmare Fuel Wildfire
The show that sparked a firestorm last year is ablaze with a new nightmare. Guests can get fired up to the beat of metal, rock and electronica as pyro and aerial performers return to reignite fears.
Ghoulish! A Halloween Tale
As darkness falls, a ghost story becomes reality as guests go beyond the grave in a spectacularly spooky show on Universal Studios’ lagoon, featuring huge water screens and sinister music.
Disneyland has announced renewals for Magic Key's (the new Annual Pass Program that rolled out last year).
Along with the expected changes to this program such as price increases, there are also some new things. For example, the Dream Key has been discontinued and in it's place is the all new Inspire Key ($200 more than the Dream Key).
The Inspire Key (unlike the Dream Key) is very clear and up-front about blackout days and reservations.
Here's a breakdown:
Below is a look at the updated Magic Key options:
SAN DIEGO, CA (August 15, 2022) – SeaWorld San Diego is celebrating National Roller Coaster Day on August 16 as the Coaster Capital of San Diego. With the opening of Emperor this past March, the park now has five unique coasters that each provide something special for every type of thrill seeker, plus a variety of family-friendly and fun rides for guests of all ages to enjoy. The best way to enjoy all the rides again and again is with a SeaWorld San Diego 2023 Fun Card. Starting today, guests can purchase Fun Cards for an unbeatable price of $99.99, and get unlimited admission for 2023, plus free admission for the remainder of 2022.
A Coaster for Every Type of Rider
SeaWorld San Diego touts the name Coaster Capital of San Diego with five roller coasters for guests to enjoy –Emperor, Electric Eel, Manta, Journey to Atlantis and Tidal Twister. Whether guests are looking for a family coaster, high-thrills, or a quick way to cool off, the park has a coaster for everyone.
SeaWorld San Diego’s newest coaster, Emperor, is the tallest, fastest, and longest floorless dive coaster in California. Riders are suspended on a 45-degree angle before plunging down a 143-foot facedown vertical drop, accelerating more than 60 miles per hour into exhilarating loops, a tribute to emperor penguins’ amazing underwater diving abilities. Named after the Emperor penguin and its dive capability, SeaWorld partnered with Penguins International, an organization dedicated to penguin conservation and research that will focus on penguin awareness and the conservation needs of this special aquatic bird, to help spread the word. Since opening five months ago, Emperor has averaged 100,000 rides per month and is now quickly approaching its 500,000th ride. The lucky 500,000th rider will receive a free single-ride Quick Queue* for every visit for the remainder of the year.
Electric Eel is San Diego’s tallest and fastest roller coaster. Featuring multiple-launch experiences, Electric Eel propels riders forward and backward as they speed through the ride’s station house accelerating to more than 60 miles per hour in seconds. Riders then rocket skyward nearly 150 feet where they brave an inverted “heartline” roll and a twisting loop for an exciting feeling of airtime as riders crest the top before breathlessly returning to the station. The ride features educational signage related to the ride’s namesake, the moray eel with a moray eel aquarium located next to the entry pathway.
For families looking for a thrill, Manta is SeaWorld’s exciting, double-launch family coaster. It features a 54-foot drop and twists and turns that make riders feel like they’re soaring and diving like a manta ray. Located within the ride landscape is a 100,000-gallon aquarium filled with California bat rays, diamond stingrays shovelnose guitarfish, as well as many native fish to the California coast. The reef-themed aquarium includes eight acrylic viewing windows where guests can see marine life above and in front of them, and a shallow above-ground pool where guests touch and feed California bat rays. This hands-on experience allows our guests to make a connection with rays that may inspire them to project this amazing species by cherishing its ocean home, and the environment in general.
For those that want to cool off, Journey to Atlantis is a wet and wild water coaster experience on Greek fishing boats. Inspired by one of the sea’s favorite legends, Journey to Atlantis takes riders on an exploration of a lost civilization, where they experience an action adventure with splashing thrills! Eight-passenger boats take riders on their voyage, which includes a splashy, 60-foot plunge into a lake. One of the innovative elements of the ride gives passengers the illusion they’re not moving when actually they’re being elevated nearly eight stories inside the lift tower.
The unique dueling roller coaster Tidal Twister features high-speed turns and upside-down twists as the dueling-train roller coaster accelerates to 30 miles per hour, riders twist and bank as if they are riding the tide along a tight, figure-8 track that includes dynamic Zero-G roll at the center section. Two trains holding 16 passengers each load at opposite ends of the figure-8 and cross in the center, with guests facing both forward and backward on the trains. A lower-height requirement of 48 inches makes this attraction a perfect ride for younger guests and families. Tidal Twister is adjacent to touch pools, the perfect location to spotlight SeaWorld’s continuing commitment to conservation awareness and action, focusing on sustainable aquaculture and coral reef protection. Tidal Twister is set to reopen in late August.
In addition to the thrills of coasters, guests of all ages can fill their day splashing, swinging, spinning, and enjoying many of the family-friendly rides located throughout the park. Fan-favorites and SeaWorld landmarks, Skytower and Bayside Skyride take passengers high above SeaWorld for beautiful views of Mission Bay. Guests can opt to make a splash and cool off on Shipwreck Rapids or spin round and round on Riptide Rescue. For kid-friendly fun, families are invited to enjoy Tentacle Twirl, Sea Dragon Drop, Octarock and Aqua Scout, plus Elmo's Flying Fish, Oscar’s Rockin’ Eel, and Abby’s Sea Star Spin located in Sesame Street® Bay of Play!
SeaWorld guests are encouraged to take the Coaster Challenge and ride all participating rides in one day and share the fun on their social media using #SeaWorldSanDiego and #CoasterCapitalSD.
Fun Cards are Back for 2023 - Buy Now and Get the Rest of 2022 Free!
Guests can now buy a 2023 Fun Card for $99.99, and get unlimited visits for all of 2023, plus free admission for the remainder of 2022. The free months include SeaWorld’s Spooktacular and Christmas Celebration, the upcoming family-friendly daytime park events.
For those looking for the best value, guests can upgrade to an Annual Pass, including benefits like free parking, free guest tickets, up to 50 percent off in-park purchases, and much more. To celebrate National Roller Coaster Day, SeaWorld Pass Members will also receive a one-time Quick Queue for a ride of their choice between August 13- August 16, 2022.
Sweet Summer Endings with Free Ice Cream
In celebration of National Roller Coaster Day and the last few weeks of summer fun, SeaWorld is offering all guests FREE ice cream starting Monday, Aug. 15 for the remainder of August. This cool summer treat at a price that couldn’t be any sweeter is limited to one ice cream per guest and available at the Fusion
For more information, park hours and to purchase tickets, Fun Cards and Pass Members, visit SeaWorldSanDiego.com.
*One quick queue per week for the remainder of the year.
SeaWorld San Diego Announces the Launch of the 2023 Fun Card with Unlimited Visits for all of 2023 plus the rest of 2022 for Free
San Diego, CA (August 15, 2022) – SeaWorld San Diego announced the launch of the 2023 Fun Card today offering unlimited visits through all of 2023 and the rest of 2022 for FREE! With exciting and entertaining events in store at SeaWorld San Diego for the remainder of 2022 and all of 2023, there’s no better time, and no better offer, then right now to purchase a 2023 Fun Card. For a limited time, guests can now purchase a 2023 Fun Card for only $99.99 and receive FREE unlimited park admission* for the rest of 2022. This will allow guests to experience SeaWorld’s remaining 2022 events such as Craft Beer Festival, Spooktacular and Christmas Celebration.
With a Fun Card guests can roam and explore the park as many times as they want to visit amazing animals, enjoy family and thrill rides including the all-new Emperor, California’s tallest, fastest and longest floorless dive coaster, plus take advantage of events all year long - all included in park admission. A Fun Card purchase allows guests to enjoy the rest of 2022 including new experiences and seasonal events through the end of year at no additional cost, including:
Craft Beer Festival – Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays, August 19 – Sept. 11, plus Labor Day (Monday, September 5)
Craft Beer Festival is returning to SeaWorld San Diego with even more delicious local brew and food options than ever before. The event features an unbeatable mix of more than 100 domestic and local California crafts brews. Thanks to the newly opened High Tide Brews taproom, the event has expanded from last year to include a beer garden with live entertainment, Meet the Brewer talks, and special beer tasting and flight options. For guests who prefer alternative options to beer, the festival will have a range of hard kombucha and cider options available.
Spooktacular – Saturdays and Sundays, Sept. 17 – Oct. 31
Halloween is back with candy, costumes, and lots of spooky surprises! Guests can enjoy trick-or-treating, a special pumpkin scavenger hunt, hay maze, Halloween dance party with colorful characters and more fun family-friendly activities. SeaWorld Spooktacular is a perfect way to spend fall days with family and friends and is included with park admission.
For fans of thrills and chills, Howl-O-Scream is San Diego’s biggest Halloween nighttime event. Featuring all-new haunted houses, scare zones and monsters, there’s nowhere to hide during this spine-tingling event. Howl-O-Scream is a separately ticketed event and is intended for a mature audience.
Christmas Celebration – Nov 12 – Jan. 8
SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration brings families together with priceless traditions and new fun-filled surprises. Sip delicious hot chocolate as you visit Sea Otters, Flamingos, Sea Lions, Turtles, and Bat Rays. Discover photo-perfect moments throughout more than 100 acres of beautifully decorated park, including an array of beautiful Christmas trees, a holiday music-activated tunnel of lights, plus opportunities to snap a photo with Santa Claus himself. The holiday time brings elves, snowflakes, reindeers and more through park walkways as guests make their way to view live and entertaining seasonal performances.
Best Way to Play at the Best Value
The best way to experience all that SeaWorld San Diego has to offer is with a 2023 Fun Card. For the best value, buy now to get the rest of 2022 FREE, and visit again and again through the end of 2023! This incredible deal offers more than four bonus months when you buy now, for only $99.99 for a limited time.
For park access with even more benefits and low monthly payments starting at $12.25 per month, guests can also upgrade to a Bronze, Silver, Gold, or Platinum Annual Pass to enjoy the perks they want most. Annual Pass Members* receive 12 months of visits with special benefits including exclusive ride opportunities, FREE parking, up to 6 free guest tickets, savings on merchandise, and more! Annual Pass Members also get exclusive discounts on Howl-O-Scream tickets.
For more information, park hours and to purchase tickets, visit SeaWorldSanDiego.com. Events and times are subject to change. Follow SeaWorld San Diego on Facebook and Instagram for the latest park updates and information.
About SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc.
SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: SEAS) is a leading theme park and entertainment company providing experiences that matter, and inspiring guests to protect animals and the wild wonders of our world. The Company is one of the world's foremost zoological organizations and a global leader in animal welfare, training, husbandry and veterinary care. The Company collectively cares for one of the largest zoological collections in the world and has helped lead advances in the care of animals. The Company also rescues and rehabilitates marine and terrestrial animals that are ill, injured, orphaned or abandoned, with the goal of returning them to the wild. The SeaWorld® rescue team has helped more than 40,000 animals in need over the last 55 years. SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. owns or licenses a portfolio of recognized brands including SeaWorld, Busch Gardens®, Aquatica®, Sesame Place® and Sea Rescue®. Over its more than 55-year history, the Company has built a diversified portfolio of 12 destination and regional theme parks that are grouped in key markets across the United States, many of which showcase its one-of-a-kind zoological collection. The Company's theme parks feature a diverse array of rides, shows and other attractions with broad demographic appeal which deliver memorable experiences and a strong value proposition for its guests.
Select Dates September 22nd – October 31st
BUENA PARK, CA – The most immersive Halloween experience in Southern California, Knott's Scary Farm, returns with unimaginable new scares and terrifying twists for its 49th frightful year. Every inch of the park transforms into everyone’s worst nightmare as the most horrendous monsters await around every corner ready to turn you into their next victim. This year, guests will come face to face with their most horrifying fears as they brave through the park’s 17 haunted experiences, including five spine-chilling scare zones, nine monstrous mazes, and three sinister shows. Knott's Scary Farm is back for 26 terrifying nights from September 22 – October 31.
There is nowhere to hide as hair-raising scares are looming around every turn, with the debut of our newest mysterious mazes and a gruesome lineup of new shows. These new haunting experiences add to the original scares that can’t be found anywhere else.
Bloodline 1842 (Maze) – Armed with the latest Bellatorian weaponry, you can choose to heed the call to action and embark on a perilous journey with the immortal Daybreakers. Travel through the busy city streets of Valdonia while hunting the bloodthirsty Valhymphri in an all-out war. Bring light into the darkness, survive the vicious onslaught of vampires, and bring honor to your order!
The Grimoire (Maze) – Turn the page and enter the world of an ancient relic whose dark stories exist purely to turn your greatest nightmares into a reality. Enter the world of a mysterious spell book and escape the demonic creatures inside or be eternally trapped within!
Beyond the Fog: A behind-the-scenes tour of Knott’s Scary Farm
Behind the scenes of Knott's Scary Farm, an army of talented builders and creators work hard to make California's original and most haunting Halloween event a success. For the first time, you can pull back the veil for a Lights On, Frights Off Tour. Join us for a 3-hour behind-the-scenes look at Knott's Scary Farm where you’ll learn the history of Scary Farm and take part in a walking tour of multiple Knott's Scary Farm mazes with the lights on! Grab your walking shoes for a one-of-a-kind opportunity to go Beyond the Fog.
Le Magnifique Carnaval du Grotesque (Show) – Calico Mine Stage
Step right up and walk into the mystique and darkness of the malevolent Le Magnifique Carnaval Du Grotesque. This reimagined show features a collection of death-defying feats and dangerous carnival acts to delight your darkest desires and fill your senses with terror.
Conjurers: Dark Magic (Show) – Bird Cage Theater
The fog in Calico is thick. The screams of the denizens of the night echo all around. The only safe place to take refuge is in The Bird Cage Theatre with this newest evolution of the Conjurers magic show. You know the place, right next to the Undertaker. It seems that with death no longer the end, the Undertaker has nearly been run out of business. Fortunately, in all his dealings with death and the afterlife, he's got a few tricks up his sleeve. Tricks will come in handy as he crosses over to the other side to show our still-living guests what he's learned.
Mesmer: Sideshow of the Mind – Within the canvas tent lies the secret of the most potent force in the universe: the human mind. Give in and succumb to the hypnotist Mesmer and his sinister sideshow, as it preys on your hidden fears. Release your inner thoughts and descend into a world of madness, torture, and eerie enlightenment. There you will uncover the grotesque secrets hidden as you brave through the most terrifying show ever created.
Wax Works – Mysterious lights and strange noises have begun to emanate from the eerie abandoned wax museum. It's rumored that blood-curdling screams can be heard echoing through the halls of Wax Works as victims are horrifyingly submerged into a scorching hot cauldron of bubbling wax. The once prominent plastic surgeon, Dr. Augustus Scratch, has been seen tinkering at night and is now ready to show off his beautiful yet terrifying life-like masterpieces of hot molten wax and bloody flesh. Take a closer look at his gruesome works of art and try to escape his deadly grip or become the newest masterpiece to add to his collection.
Origins: The Curse of Calico – Pierce the veil of time and discover the secret of the evil fog that hangs over Knott's Scary Farm in Origins: The Curse of Calico. Unearth the sinister paranormal activity that plagues the town as Sarah Marshall is put on trial for her suspected crimes of witchcraft. All will be unveiled when the Green Witch rises and curses the townsfolk, transforming all who have accused her into a wicked horde of malicious creatures with an eternal quench for the living.
Pumpkin Eater – Watch your head as you navigate the twisted passages as you come face to face with the pumpkin monsters that lurk in the dark of the Pumpkin Eater maze. The notorious creature is on the prowl, hidden within the dark confines of the haunted town he once terrorized. To escape the sinister Pumpkin Eater's wrath, all who enter must go on a quest through the silent town of victims, face a cave of crawling insects and solve the labyrinth of thorns that blocks the way out. Enjoy one last slice of terror as this legendary journey through a colonial nightmare comes to a horrific end.
Dark Ride – Pull down that lap bar for one final spin through an abandoned carnival ride where cruel carnie folk still linger in the shadows in Dark Ride: Castle of Chaos. The carnival has become a refuge for freaks and carnies. Now those shunned performers have created a dark world of terror which they plan to unleash on those who enter. Dark Ride will lead brave visitors through a treacherous path and into the bowels of a long-neglected attraction, as sinister shadows and horrifying scenes cast the gloom over the once pleasant ride. It's everyone's worst nightmare, being helplessly trapped inside an abandoned carnival ride without a way out. Escape quickly, as the ol’ carnival ride is about to be shut down for good and with it any chance of ever getting out alive.
The Depths – A heavy fog drapes over an abandoned port village where ancient creatures lurk inside the pitch-black underground caves hidden below the seaside shores. The Nightwatch Mining Crew has mysteriously disappeared, and village rumors point to the eerie tunnels the town sits upon. But be warned, all who have entered have never resurfaced. Myths of the terrifying horrors that lurk within the cave have often been whispered but never confirmed. Did the crew meet their demise at the hand of vicious creatures that live within the cave? Journey into the ominous caverns to discover if the superstitions revolving around the cave are true or not.
Dark Entities – Teleport beyond earth into a realm where the darkness is absolute. In the depths of space, a lone station faces terror beyond all imagination. An extraterrestrial mutation has invaded the station, and it's on the prowl for new hosts. The unearthly inhabitants' force increases as it feeds on its unwilling victims. Escape the dark entities before their deadly force eliminates all living forms aboard the station. There's nowhere to escape when time is running out!
Returning Scare Zones
Knott's Scary Farm is far more than a collection of haunted attractions. Every night monsters spill out onto the streets and turn theme park midways into murderous scare zones. From the world-famous Ghost Town Streets to the Boardwalk area filled with evil clowns, there's nowhere to hide in Knott's Scary Farm.
Step back into the dark decadence of a by-gone era as the scare zone The Gore-ing 20's terrorizes even the bravest and most brutal souls. Here gangsters run illicit hooch for the ghostly revelers as the otherworldly musicians play the music of the damned. Tell the Bouncer the secret password, and you'll have the time of your life for as long as it lasts.
Ghost Town Streets is the original and largest, most terrifying scare zone that started it all. Bands of half-human, half-animal monsters prowl the streets and inhabit the fog, and beware the notoriously stunning sliders, who lunge from fog-filled corners of the land.
On the Boardwalk, deviant clowns crave your undying attention in the CARNEVIL scare zone.
Saddle up for one final ride through the bramble filled passageways of The Hollow scare zone. The treacherous Witches of the Hollow, and their armies of creatures have risen once again to battle with the Witch Hunter.
The Lake underneath Silver Bullet recedes to reveal the Forsaken Lake scare zone, where gothic creatures ravaged by the dark and murky waters wander from their crypts preying on unsuspecting visitors, looking for victims to drag back to their watery graves.
Puppet Up! Uncensored – Walter Knott Theatre
Returning nightly to Knott's Scary Farm for the 2022 season, Puppet Up! Uncensored is an outrageous, off-the-cuff live show featuring a combination of improvisational comedy and the magic of puppetry performed by a cast of world-class comedian puppeteers from The Jim Henson Company. Created by legendary puppeteer and award-winning director Brian Henson and directed by Patrick Bristow (Ellen, Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Whose Line Is It Anyway?), Puppet Up! - Uncensored is no ordinary puppet show. The content is driven by audience suggestions and participation in proper uncensored form, topped with the zany antics and naughty shenanigans of the colorful and brazen puppet cast. Puppet Up! – Uncensored will be performed three times each night at Knott's Scary Farm and is intended for mature audiences.
Timber Mountain Log Ride: Halloween Hootenanny (Attraction Overlay) – The Timber Mountain Log Ride residents celebrate the Halloween Hootenanny, which adds a seasonal twist to a park favorite. Mysterious creatures of Timber Mountain that live out in the woods and caverns join the citizens as they honor the season at the Halloween Hootenanny. The Ride's interior features surprises as guests venture past the Calico Coffin Creeper band, the town's green witch, and splash down Skull Mountain through a labyrinth of jack-o-lanterns all set to an original soundtrack by Krazy Kirk and the Hillbillies.
Into The Fog: A Scary Farm Tribute Art Show – The Factory Store
Into the Fog is an art show specially curated for the discerning Scary Farm fan. The show is home to a collection of original art by unique and talented artists from across the country. These artists have drawn inspiration from Knott's Scary Farm's rich 49-year history, and you're sure to find an original or print you'll want to take home with you. Along with the Scary Farm art show, you can find all sorts of souvenirs any Halloween fan will be dying to get their hands on.
Knott's Scary Farm Admission
Single night tickets - Buy tickets at KnottsScaryFarm.com and save up to $50 off the regular main gate price of $109. Knott's Season Passholders receive a discount on single-night tickets. Applicable taxes and fees apply to online orders.
Fright & Fast Lane – Ride and scream all night long with unlimited priority access to all mazes plus priority boarding on all Fast Lane rides. Fright & Fast Lane starts at $135 and varies by night. Separate Scary Farm park admission required and not included.
Knott's Scary Farm Boo-Fet - Offered at Mrs. Knott's Chicken Dinner Restaurant and Spurs Chophouse. Meals include a 2022 souvenir bottle, which gives unlimited refills on the night of your first visit plus only $5 all-day refills each additional visit through 2022.”. After dinner, enjoy early entry into select areas of Knott's Scary Farm a few minutes before it opens to other mortals. Boo-fet early entry will be to the newest maze Bloodline 1942, Dark Entities, The Depths and Wax Works, and exclusive photo opportunities with the monsters. The Knott's Scary Farm Boo-fet dinner is $45 + applicable taxes and fees when purchased online. Separate theme park admission is required and not included.
All Season Long Parking is valid for Knott's Scary Farm nights. Knott's Scary Farm General parking is $30 per vehicle and can be purchased online or at the parking booth upon arrival. Applicable taxes and fees apply to online orders.
Knott's Scary Farm has welcomed millions of visitors for over 48 years and has become an institution in the Southern California theme park landscape. This year, the event returns September 22, 23, 24, 25, 29, 30, October 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30 and 31. Knott's Scary Farm is open 7:00 pm – 1:00 am, excluding Fridays and Saturdays, where the event will run 7:00 pm – 2:00 am. Due to the explicit and frightening nature of the event, it is not recommended for children under 13.
A chaperone policy is being implemented for all Knott's Scary Farm event nights. Under the policy, all general park guests ages 17 years old or younger must be accompanied by a chaperone who is at least 21 years old to be admitted to the park. The chaperone must present a valid photo ID with date of birth. One chaperone may accompany no more than four guests ages 17 or younger per day. Chaperones must accompany their party during entry, remain inside the park during their visit, and be available by phone throughout their stay. Guests ages 17 years old or younger who are found inside the park unaccompanied by a chaperone will be subject to ejection.
In addition, a bag policy will be implemented for Knott’s Scary Farm. Guests will not be permitted to bring bags larger than 6.5” x 4.5” x 2” into the park, including purses, backpacks, or diaper bags during Scary Farm operation. All bags will be searched prior to entry.
For more information on Knott's Scary Farm, including admission, park hours, and events, visit knottsscaryfarm.com or download the Knott's Berry Farm app for your smartphone. Join the scary conversation by using #ScaryFarm on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
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About Knott’s Berry Farm and Cedar Fair Entertainment Company:
What began as a roadside berry stand and chicken dinner restaurant in the 1920s has evolved into Knott’s Berry Farm, one of Southern California’s most popular theme park destinations combining world-class thrill rides with traditional family favorite attractions and entertainment. Knott’s is also home to Knott’s Soak City Water Park, Knott’s Marketplace, and the full-service Knott’s Berry Farm Hotel. Knott’s Berry Farm is owned and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company (NYSE: FUN), one of the largest regional amusement-resort operators in the world, is a publicly traded partnership headquartered in Sandusky, Ohio. Focused on its mission to make people happy by providing fun, immersive and memorable experiences, the Company owns and operates 13 properties, consisting of 11 amusement parks, four separately gated outdoor water parks, and resort accommodations totaling more than 2,300 rooms and more than 600 luxury RV sites. Its parks are located in Ohio, California, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Missouri, Michigan, Texas and Toronto, Ontario.
Delusion will delve into an era and theme never before explored in interactive theater
POMONA, CA (August 12, 2022) - Thirteenth Floor Entertainment Group, the producers of world-class live events and location-based entertainment experiences, today announced the highly anticipated return of one of LA’s most popular interactive events, Delusion. Officially open to the public on Thursday, September 15th, Thirteenth Floor and Director Jon Braver will once again bring his one-of-a-kind interactive horror theater series to life in the historic Phillips Estate with a new play titled Delusion: Valley of Hollows. Delving into an era never before explored in an interactive theater, the play will explore 1970’s American cults, with a supernatural twist.
“Nothing brings people together more than visceral, live experiences,” commented Braver. “Thirteenth Floor as a company sees beyond the simple jump scare. Delusion is far more than that. I have personally seen lives changed after a harrowing journey through our living, breathing otherworlds.. We need this now more than ever.”
Though Valley of Hollows is a stand alone sequel to 2021’s Reaper’s Remorse, Braver has made sure that returning Delusionals (as he calls them) need not have attended last year's play. “These plays inspire that campfire effect,” adds Braver. “You live in our stories, then you tell your own. There is something for everyone here.”
Delusionals will play the role of Deprogrammers; those meant to help rescue people from the influence of cults. During the 1970’s there was an influx of cults popping around the United States such as Children of God and The Manson Family. Since the disappearance of Esther Phillips over twenty years ago, a cult known as The Hollows was born. Fanatics from around the world have come to her estate, driven by rumors of a gift beyond this life, if only they would die on her grounds. Playing upon this phenomenon, Delusion will swallow its guests into its most disturbing interactive play to date where they will uncover the truth behind The Hollows.
“We’re thrilled to be opening Delusion for the second year in a row” stated Chris Stafford, CEO and Founding Partner of Thirteenth Floor Entertainment Group. “We’re beyond excited to share another chapter of this very unique series with fans and the public this fall.”
Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, August 12th, and are anticipated to quickly sell out as they have in past years. General admission tickets start at $89.99, while VIP tickets start at $124.99. For more information and to sign up to register for early access to tickets visit EnterDelusion.com and follow us on Instagram at @enterdelusion.