By KATELYN CHU
Hear the screams ring the ears of walking bystanders and the thundering sound of the squeaky, old Ghost Rider roller coaster. It is Knott’s Berry Farm, but in this case, it’s October, the season of pumpkins and the howling sounds of wolves in the distance. This means that the fun-loving Knott’s Berry Farm turns into the terrifying Knott’s Scary Farm! Da-Da-Daaaaaaa!
Last Friday, October 25, 2019, was my 2nd experience of Knott’s Scary Farm and I would say I would give it an 8 out of 10 for my own review. The rides and the aura that surrounds the theme park are alluring yet mystical. For my own experience, I was able to enjoy three haunted houses and four rides. The first haunted house that I have experienced was The Depths, in which you need to find your way out the ominous caverns that are lurking with sea creatures. Next is Paranormal Inc. in which demonic spirits of the murdered cases pass through the shadows and medical staff loiter as well. Lastly, I encountered the haunted house called Special Ops. Infected where you embark on a mission through a city to find zombies strolling around. These haunted houses have presented me with frightful scares and adrenaline that courses through my veins. To counter-argue, these haunted houses were very packed with long lines, with wait times around 15-45 minutes. My friends arrived very early, so we waited in line for about 16 minutes. The faster you get there, the better. As for the rides, all of them were open to the crowds, but the downside was that each ride took about a 45-60 minute wait. However, I did manage to hop on the rides of the Log Ride, Coast Rider, and La Revolucion. These rides were absolutely amazing, but you would need to wait for about 30-60 minutes for each ride. Knott’s Berry Farm is also known for their delicious food, such as their famous funnel cakes that I got a chance to dig in. As Halloween nears, Knott’s offers a variety of Halloween themed foods like the Spooky’s Sloppy Burger, a cheeseburger with red mac n’ cheese, Infected Pizza, a pizza with pesto, olives, mushrooms, and mozzarella cheese, Hades Carne Asada Fries, carne asada fries with pickled jalapenos, pico de gallo, pepper jack cheese, jalapeno cheese sauce, and hot cheetos. The desserts are astounding also, especially the funnel cakes. Knott’s Scary Farm also offers an abundant amount of shows to watch and enjoy with your friends and farm like the Bizarre Bazaar, an art show with nearly 40 pieces of original art. Overall, Knott’s Scary Farm is an incredible experience for me to remember for a lifetime. The reason I gave it a 8 out of 10 was because the lines were extremely long and my friends and I didn’t get the whole Knott’s Scary Farm experience; but I do feel very satisfied from the other activities that I did get to experience. I do recommend everyone to come to Knott’s Scary Farm, though, because it is outstanding overall. Knott’s is a bewildering experience for young teenagers to just have fun and enjoy themselves.