I was invited this year (along with some other wonderful bloggers) to come have breakfast and check out Knott’s Berry Farm’s Halloween offerings- from the cute and cartoony to the downright scary (for the younger audience).
I had already watched some of my friends try out Knott’s Halloween Haunt, an event that I own a 25th anniversary shirt from one my one trip, from but always decide not to go because I cannot handle going through mazes.
I’ve choked a boyfriend, run into people and kicked a costumed performer. Hence, I don’t do mazes.
Snoopy s Costume Party at ’Camp Spooky’ is on weekends during the month of October and offers several ways for little ones to get in the trick-or-treating spirit.
We grabbed our candy bags and scavenger hunt fliers and ran around with Desiree and Kim , hunting down candy barrels and running through a hay bale maze just the right size for my (almost) three-year-old son.
There’s photo opps all around as Snoopy and the gang hang out in costume and themed art hangs out along the walkways and rides.
My little Lightning McQueen was in there somewhere.
There’s also an afternoon parade and costume contest, and the ‘spooktacular’ show on the Camp Spooky stage.
We had a lot of fun running into and back out of the cave located centrally in the area- over the bridge and through a tunnel full of bugs and eerie noises.
The day turned nefariously hot, so we ditched the costumes and ride some more rides. ( Good idea number one- take a change of clothes in case it gets too hot for a costume of a child gets tired of wearing it.)
Then we headed out of dear ‘Camp Spooky’ and onto other parts of the park.
Now, Knotts Berry farm is covered with decoration for their Halloween Haunt, and especially on our trip through the ghost town area we saw a lot of spooky decorations that may scare a small child- a clothed skeleton hanging, grotesque animals perched above store fronts, and large spiders.
And not only the decorations but the rides are also in the Halloween haunt spirit.
The mine ride, which already has a macabre feel to it because of the look of the props in it, had a storyline of an evil witch who took over the mine. Cue the slow-moving mine cars and the giant evil-looking ghost moment.
Also, the masks on the miner mannequins I still have Donnie Darko visions after seeing one with a bunny face.
The log ride is also themed with spooky masks on the characters inside but usually you fly by too fast to dwell on it. Still, my son was scared enough for me to notice it.
So, good idea number two- consider the maturity level of your children before riding either of these ride, especially the mine ride.
But, the whole day was fun for my little man, and he enjoyed having other kids to go on rides with so much he followed them right into the next line every time.
Knotts Berry Farm was kind enough to treat my family and I to breakfast and a day at the park. All opinions are my own.