Knott’s Scary Farm Halloween Haunt 2010 Maze Reviews

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Just visited Knott’s Scary Farm over the weekend, and overall, it was fun. In this article, I’m going to review each mazes to let you know which ones are worth lining up for. This year, there’s a total of 13 mazes, although, 2 of the mazes are just rides with few modifications.

But, before we get to the mazes, let’s talk about how to get through the night without getting too uncomfortable.

– Wear tennis or walking shoes, if you don’t have any, wear double socks with whatever shoes you have. This will keep your feet from hurting early on.
– Try not to carry bags, or purses. You’d want free hands, especially the ladies. Plus, you don’t want to accidentally smack the zombie with your purse!
– Bring bottled water or Gatorade, they allowed me to bring Gatorade, but they made sure there was no alcohol in it. You don’t want to get dehydrated and pass out inside the mazes. Plus, drinks inside the park will cost you an arm and a leg.
– Don’t eat too much before going in, especially if you’re squeamish. You don’t want to throw up on your boyfriend or girlfriend.
– Try to bring a “chicken” amongst your group, this makes it much more fun, at the expense of your friend of course. If you do bring a “chicken,” don’t wear your favorite shirt, the “chicken” might grab and pull like there’s no tomorrow.
– Buy the $1 3D glasses, I know it sounds like a gimmick, but it really makes a difference on the 3D mazes.

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Alright, let’s move on the goodies. Here are my separate reviews of the mazes, in order from my best to worst. I’ll try to keep it vague as I don’t want to spoil anything.

1. – Virus Z (new) – The town has been infected, and Zombies are everywhere. I enjoyed this because I like Zombie movies, and this is one of Knotts’ new mazes. The first area is a diner, and you move along into someone’s home, then to a school. Good presentation, and filled with Zombies. Some Mazes didn’t have enough monsters, but this one did. Good lighting, and a good tour of the small town. Not very scary, but very cool.

Note: Virus Z is a little hard to find, as it’s tucked in somewhere in the middle corner of the park. Look for it because it’s well worth it.

2. – Slaughter House – This one is gross, it has a lot of opened body parts. Instead of beef, they slaughter humans, and serve them for dinner. It’s very well presented, as it tells a story. A lot of corners for psychotic butchers to jump at you. It also has chainsaw massacre-looking characters to fill your appetite.

3. – Uncle Bobo’s Big Top of the Bizarre (3D) – As I mentioned above, you must buy the $1 3D glasses to enjoy this maze. If you hate clowns, then this is the place for you. More than anything, you’ll enjoy the 3D effects, as the monster clowns follow you around.

4. – Club Blood – This maze is connected with Lockdown, so it’s a 2-for-1 deal. I liked this as the techno music will pump you up. The setting is club-like atmosphere with cages around the stages. Pretty cool, and for some reason, it reminds me of Blade 2. Good presentation, with loud music that will keep your blood pumping.

5. – Fallout Shelter (new) (3D) – This maze is supposed to be underground inside a shelter. The occupants have turned into weird creatures, and have lost their sense of humanity. There are many creatures here including mutated doctors in lab coats. The 3D makes everything feel weird, but in a good way. It creates a more menacing effect.

6. – Lockdown – This was one of my favorites from last year. Although, it wasn’t as impressive this year, this is still one of the mazes that you should visit. The setting is inside a prison, but everybody has escaped, and turned into monsters. You really have to watch your back here.

7. – Sleepy Hollow Mountain (Log Ride)  – This is not really a maze, but it’s fun. I enjoyed looking at the heads hanging on the side windows. The headless horsemen also makes an appearance. More than anything, this ride was very relaxing since you get to sit, and just enjoy the view.

8. – London Of Terror – This one is very cool, the setting is old London, where Jack the Ripper does what he does best. You walk through grave-sites, and an old English bar as you roam the streets of London. I enjoyed the set-production, and the characters are very intriguing. You get hideous looking hookers calling you out, what else could a guy ask for!

9. – Labyrinth – This one is more fantasy than horror. What comes to mind right away is Poison Ivy from Batman. This is her world. The music is from one of Tim Burton’s films, I think Edward’s Scissorhands. The mood is more relaxing than anything. The characters look good, but not scary. Why would I be a afraid of a seductive tree lady? The production value is good though, and is worth checking out.

These are the Mazes that didn’t do much for me, if the lines are too long, I wouldn’t sweat lining up for these.

10. – Dia de los Muertos (3D) – This one feels like a Robert Rodriguez film. The 3D effects are cool, but it just wasn’t scary, it was too loose, and you see everything coming from a mile away. However, there’s a cool scene inside a small church.

11. – The Doll Factory – A little slow, and the creatures were bland. There are a few jumps here and there. But, overall, the characters weren’t creepy enough. If anything is worth checking out here, it’s the cute cosplayers.

12. – Cornstalkers – Pretty boring as you walk through a cornfield, where scarecrows will pop at you on cue. The premise is good, but it isn’t delivered properly. There is a giant skeleton towards the end that looks pretty cool. But other than that, it’s bland.

13. – Black Widow’s Cavern – The worst one of all. This is more of a relaxing train ride, too relaxing. I got bored as I waited for the next spider to jump at me. It was very disappointing. I brought a big chicken with me, and she was bored. So, don’t bother lining up for this unless you want to fall asleep or have a deep conversation with the guys next to you.

Final Advice

I suggest visiting the park way before Halloweeen. If you go Halloween week, I doubt that you’ll be able to see no more than 5 mazes. To me, if the lines are too long, it’s not worth it. So, go now! The lines are decent even on a Friday, you’ll be able to enjoy most of the Mazes with short waits.

Note: If you go on weeknights, there will be less monsters. But, the lines will be shorter, which is always a plus. However, I recommend going on weekends, but weeks before Halloween!

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