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.

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 19 – November 2. 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.

Tripster Customer Reviews

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martha lucio
orange, CA
1 Review
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"Knotts scary farm"
September 2019
Knotts website was not working to purchase tickets, so I searched for a website and found tripster !!! It was so easy to use. I would recommend this site !! Thank you !!
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Samantha Barbic
San pedro, CA
1 Review
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"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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TripAdvisor Reviews
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Northampton, United Kingdom
"Great day out with some insance rides"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed May 31, 2020 NEW
Others have compared this to the Six Flags in the area and although some of the rides here are good they can't compare with 6 Flags. Anyway, our Knott's Berry visit was during off peak and not a lot of visitors about so we got through everything quite quickly. The range of the rides are very good but the ride operators aren't interested in interacting unless you visit the Ghost Town area where the actors get the public involved through various staged events. The guy in the bar with the banjo show was very funny. Food wasn't that good in the day time and struggled to find anything decent open due to it being off peak. Ghost Rider was out of action for majority of the day but we got on it twice when it opened late afternoon. Wow, that was the most insane ride on site. It's an old wooden coaster but upgraded so not to make your brain rattle but it just went faster and faster as the ride progressed. So much so that we thought it would come off the rails on some of the corners and each sharp bend you end up pushing into the person next to you. We went on it a second time and sat at the front and it was even madder! Not the fastest in the world but for an old wooden coaster it was pretty mad!
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"Knotts Scary Farms"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed March 21, 2020
First trip. wait times were almost non existent worth it. the parking lot was a bit of a hike from the entrance mightve been better to walk from.our hotel
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Palatine, Illinois
"Great for three-year old"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 10, 2020
Spent 6 hours on Sunday for grandson’s third birthday. Under 3 are free and discounted tickets are available online. Camp Snoopy was perfect with cute shows and age-appropriate rides. Small kids can ride some alone while others allow adults to accompany. Map gives minimum height and thrill level. Park was busy but not full likely due to the Coronavirus scare. Lines moved and never felt like we should have bought Fast Lane ticket. Ate ribs, pork sandwich and salad at Boardwalk BBQ. Good taste and generous sides. A little pricy but what you’d expect. Park was clean with plenty of bathrooms. Easy to walk but bring the stroller.
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Melbourne, Australia
"Cheap day out"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed March 08, 2020
While looking for something fun to do in Southern California for the day we stumbled across park tickets for $40USD each. Ive never seen a theme park this cheap so we jumped at the chance to visit. Parking cost $20 and as it turned out there were maybe only 20 cars in the lot. There is a 10 minute walk from the lot to the park gate with a tunnel under the main road separating the two. We visited on a Tuesday in March and the park was a virtual ghost town. Barely anyone there. This turned out to be great because there were no lines for anything. This park has a wooden roller coaster called the Ghost Rider. This was a huge factor in us deciding to visit but unfortunately it was closed. I do not have the best luck getting to ride wooden coasters. All other rides and attractions were open. There is a mix for the whole family, from extreme thrill rides like the Xcellerator and HangTime to kids rides. The highlights for me personally were the Pony Express and the Log Flume. The Pony Express is unique in how you site on the car and makes the ride really thrilling. I wish it were longer because it is so much fun to ride. We ended up riding it about 5 times in a row. Pick the front row for the best experience. The log flume is also really unique. If you have been to a theme park you will have been on a log flume but this one is different. It has indoor parts with animatronics not unlike 'Its a Small World' at Disneyland, there is a drop in complete darkness, you pick up a bit of speed and there is a huge drop at the end, all this without getting too wet. The park is not as big or exciting as something like a Six Flags but for the price I feel like we got really good value. Not sure that I would visit again but we still had a great day out and would recommend visiting if you haven't been before.
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Garden Valley, Idaho
"Great park for the family."
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed February 29, 2020
Just spent one day at Disneyland, one day at California adventure and one day here at Knott's Berry Farm. What I really liked about Knott's Berry farm was 1) lots of shade 2) Lots of easy to find bathrooms and drinking fountains 3) a more laid back vibe than the two Disney parks. There was a good selection of food that was tasty. Things I didn't like were 1) The fast pass option was very expensive ($75/pp vs Disneylands $20/pp which also included unlimited photo access). And at least on the day we went, they fast pass was not really needed due to short lines. It really benefited us 2-3 times all day. 2) They had lots of ride break downs. Multiple rides were not open at all. Others including the Log Ride, Hang time, Montezuma's Revenge and Xcelerator were down for large parts of the day. The whole vibe was relaxed and people seemed to be enjoying themselves more than the days at Disneyland where everything felt rushed and hectic.
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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.