Knott’s Scary Farm announced its new attractions on Saturday during the Midsummer Scream Halloween festival in Long Beach.
Jeff Tucker, the theme park’s show writer, announced the arrival of 13 haunted attractions and mazes along with 1000 monsters that will be lurking in the fog. Additionally, Tucker announced the new ‘Fright Fast Lane,’ where visitors can go to the front of the line for all the major rides and mazes for the price of one.
The announcements continued with Jon Cooke, one of the masterminds behind designing the horror at Knott’s Berry Farm. He made fans go wild with the mention of how Knotts’ oldest attraction ‘Trick-o-Treat’ will become one of the park’s newest attractions. The attraction debuted in 2012 and will have changes made to its maze. “Let’s make this maze a little more grungy… add a little bit more gore. As well as I wanted to take a look at the audio we had, kind of old school type soundtrack, pull that out and listen to a little bit more eerie, a little more suspenseful, a little more sinister for the inside,” said Cooke.
For the first time visitors will be entering this attraction through the backyard where they will encounter beasts and children reaching out for ‘mommy.’ New characters in the maze were introduced including more maids, butlers, black cats, and a new rendition of the tricksters. Cooke also dropped the bombshell that the green-skinned witch will no longer control the house.
Cooke concluded with the light design and how all the lights will be turned off in the attraction’s maze. The designer said, “Every single guest is going to be given a flashlight, that’s the good news. The bad news is, we control it.”
The presentation concluded with the queen of Halloween herself, Cassandra Peterson, who announced that her Knott’s Scary Farm 2017 appearance will be her last at the park.
The official dates for Knott’s Scary Farm 2017 are from September 21 to October 31. Tickets are on sale right now at Knotts.com.