Knott's Scary Farm in Buena Park, CA

8039 Beach BlvdBuena Park, CA 90620
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Knott’s Scary Farm is the farm of nightmares. With all new scare zones that will make you run and scream at the top of your lungs, Knott’s Scary Farm is not for the weak of heart. Enter mazes you might never escape from, enjoy attractions and rides throughout the park, and watch side-splitting shows that will make you laugh and gasp in fear. Get your tickets for Knott’s Scary Farm, if you dare.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Buena Park Travel Experts
  • Enjoy 18 family-friendly rides, 9 thrilling roller coasters and spooky live entertainment throughout the park.
  • No outside food or drinks allowed.
  • Lockers are available for a fee.
  • Stroller and wheelchair rentals available on first come, first serve basis for a fee.
  • Parking fee applies.


from Knott's Scary Farm
Knott’s Scary Farm is the largest and most haunting Halloween experience in Southern California, with unimaginable scares and innovative thrills that can’t be found anywhere else. The fully transformed theme park encompasses 14 uniquely haunted mazes and attractions, sinister shows and more than 1,000 horrifying creatures lurking in the fog and hiding in every corner of the park. This year’s Knott’s Scary Farm experience has all the ingredients of a truly terrifying nightmare, but unlike most dreams, Knott’s Scary Farm is a nightmare you can’t wake up from.

New for 2018 -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. 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 dark caverns and follow the crew’s path into The Depths and discover if the superstition revolving around the cave is true or not. But be warned! All who have entered have never resurfaced.

Knott’s Scary Farm takes place on select nights from September 20 – October 31. Due to the explicit and frightening nature of the event, it is not recommended for children under 13.

Ticket only valid for the date selected. No costumes.

Reserve Los Angeles Customer Reviews

Samantha Barbic
San pedro, CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Wickedly wild"
November, 2018
What an amazing evening filled with childhood past times of fear and fright my favorite was the chainsaw guys chasing me and my friends around. We had an all around spooktacular time
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Debbie T
"All-Day Dining Over-Rated!"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed February 13, 2019 NEW
While in LA on a recent family trip, we decided to spend a day at Knotts Berry Farm, as it was one of the best value of all the local theme parks. We chose the trip on a Monday which was MLK Day and as it was a public holiday, the queues were long and the park was very crowded. We booked the trip the night before and as a family of four (with two children) we decided to purchase the "All-Day Dining" option for 4 people as we had intended to be at the park all day. On the website, it stated we could have a meal every 90 minutes with "An Entree" and "A Drink" included in the deal. Upon arrival, we decided to have breakfast at 10am and was told at the first restaurant that the dining deal only included an Entree but not Drinks. That was a huge surprise to us and we were slightly annoyed and argued that it was not specified on their website that drinks were not part of the "All-Day-Dining" package. With four people walking around the park all day, our intention was to have food and drinks provided on site without having to worry about carrying additional stuff walking around the park! After a short argument, the staff said she would make an exception and gave us four drinks together with our food. We were given four wristbands to prove that we had purchased the dining deal throughout the day. 90 minutes later, we stopped at another diner with our wristbands and requested we only wanted four drinks without food as we were not hungry. Here again, the staff would not accept our request again reiterated that drinks were not included in the option. We argued once again and only requested for four cold drinks (as it turned out to be a hot day) without food. After some hesitation, we got four cold drinks without food. Our disappointment was this - we paid just over $120+ for FOUR "All-Day Dining" option for a family of four, to enjoy being at the theme park all day, entry tickets not included. It was specified on their website that the dining option included "An Entree" plus "A Drink" every 90 minutes. We felt it was wrong advertising and misrepresentation by the Park's website and felt that we had paid over the odds dining options (only at selected outlets) serving mostly fried chicken nuggets and french fries, pizzas slices and french fries, tortilla chips with toppings, mostly fast and processed food served at most theme parks. We had a day of fun despite the long queues at most of the attractions, especially the GhostRider, which had an over 2-hour wait for a 6 minutes ride! The most disappointing part of the day was the All-Day-Dining which was fast food sold at high prices and did not include drinks, which were specified on their website! Be Warned Visitors! Bring your own drinks and snacks for your visit and only opt to pay for the All-Day dining option if you are happy with only food being served and have to fork out extra dollars for drinks! Not cheap either! $16 for a souvenir bottle with endless refills all day!
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Fresno, California
"Fun and crowd free trip"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed February 12, 2019 NEW
We took a group home of developmentally disabled plus staff on a Monday in February. It was a perfect day a very light crowd. Everyone had a great time.
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Draper, Utah
"We picked the wrong day to go!"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed February 02, 2019 NEW
While in the LA area with another couple, we decided to spend a day at Knott’s Berry Farm. Sadly, we went on the Monday of the MLK holiday. The lines were very long plus it was a cold, windy day. Our favorite part was the chicken lunch! We hadn’t been here in years, and probably won’t be back anytime soon, unless it’s with our grandkids! It seemed a little outdated, but then again, it was much cheaper than most of the other parks in the area. the MLK holiday. The lines were very long plus it was a cold, windy day. Our favorite part was the chicken lunch! We hadn’t been here in years, and probably won’t be back anytime soon, unless it’s with our grandkids! It seemed a little outdated, but then again, it was much cheaper than most of the other parks in the area.
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Seal Beach, California
"The Friendliest Place in the West! "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 02, 2019 NEW
We have Season Passes and this park is definitely the best value of all the local parks! The have a good mix of rides and shows! Highly recommended for visiting families! Some highly attractions are Snoopy on Ice, Beach Blanket Beagle, Ghostrider, Hangtime, Xcellerator, Silver Bullet, Timber Mountain Log Ride, Calico Mine Ride, Voyage to the Iron Reef and the Sky Cabin! They really go all out for Halloween too! The mazes were excellent!
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Kingman, Arizona
"Not as great as I remember "
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed February 02, 2019 NEW
Has been a few years since coming here but it’s definitely changed a lot. We waited a least 45 minutes for every ride and we never saw any of the peanut characters and we were there for 8 hours. Even food lines were more than 20 minutes long. Pretty disappointed as they are either overselling tickets or not have enough staff.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Knott's Scary Farm

Are children allowed to attend Knott’s Scary Farm?
While there is no age restriction in place for Knott’s Scary Farm, there are mature and terrifying elements and themes throughout the experience. With this in mind, we recommend that children under the age of 13 do not enter the attraction.

Can I wear a costume to Knott’s Scary Farm?
No. For the safety of all guests, we ask that guests do not wear costumes, face masks, or face paint while at Knott’s Scary Farm. This measure is in place to ensure there is no confusion between guests and Knott’s Scary Farm employees.

Can I leave the park and re-enter later in the night?
No. Re-entry is not permitted.

Does Knott’s Scary Farm still occur if it rains?
Yes. The attraction operates rain or shine. Refunds are not offered.

Can I bring food and beverages into the park with me?
No, outside food and beverages are not permitted into the park.

Are tickets refundable? Can they be used for another night?
No refunds are available for Knott's Scary Farm. Entry is only valid for the date selected on the ticket.

Which rides are open during Knott's Scary Farm?
All of the thrill rides in the park are open.

Is alcohol served at Knott's Scary Farm?Yes, beer and wine are available at select locations inside the park.

How much is parking?
Parking is $20.

Can you bring cameras (GoPros, etc.) on roller coasters?
No, for safety reasons cameras are not permitted on any of the roller coasters at Knott's Berry Farm. This includes all cameras including GoPros.