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.

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Odense, Denmark
"Great amusement park"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed October 18, 2018 NEW
Family of 4, two kids 8 and 10 had a great day. Really fun rides and a good way to avoid the ridiculous prices at DW and US. Lines were okay this Monday. Only reason I'm not giving a 6 is the line app which wasn't working at all.
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Bangkok, Thailand
"Great place for Entertainment "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 17, 2018 NEW
Took my family to Knott’s on a Tuesday and there was hardly anyone there. Longest wait in line was maybe one or two rounds of the ride or even staying on and going again. Cost is much cheaper than Disney, which is good if you are more focused on the rides than the name of the park. Buying a ticket for a specific day online is cheaper than buying at the park. Parking is $19 for a car. My brother got a corporate discount on his tickets so check with you employer and see if they have any special employee deals for theme parks.
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Las Vegas, Nevada
"An RollerCoaster Lovers Dream!!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 16, 2018 NEW
I was in the OC for a couple days & had 2 options for theme parks. Disneyland or Knott’s. I choose Knott’s figuring it’d be maybe less busy & they have more “Adult” rides. Am I so happy i choose Knott’s. I had ZERO clue they had that many Extreme Thrill Rides like the Silver Bullet or the heart stopping Hang Time. I have a disability which affects my legs. If you have a disability this is the Park for you. You get a special card which enables you to bypass the line & go directly onto the ride. No line waiting, ever. Need I say more?! We were able to ride every ride 2-3 times each all by Noon. And the rides are beyond thrilling. Some can be quite intimidating even for the most hardcore roller coaster enthusiasts. The park employees are extremely friendly & very helpful. I would advise going on a Mon. as you’ll basically have the park to yourself for a majority of the day. A definite must do for any theme park lover. 10 out of 10 in every category.
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Auckland, New Zealand
"The best time!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 16, 2018 NEW
My boys ages 8,10,12 thought that Knotts Berry was the best we visited 7 parks on our 2 week vacation to the states and they loved it.They are very much thrill seekers and the level 5 rides there absolutely did it for them,I loved how they rated the rides 1-5 wa speed ect so you know what level of intensity to expect and the free refills were fantastic and the parking was great absolute fun time!!!
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"The best day in the USA so far"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 15, 2018 NEW
Thank you Knott’s for helping provide our family with an incredible day. On a personal note, we had a child with Autism who required special assistance. Knott’s is the perfect place to visit if you’re in a similar situation because they generously accommodated our requirements which made the day a breeze for everyone. A genuine 5 star experience!!
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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.