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Is Knott's Scary Farm Actually Scary? | Our Review & Guide

Whether you're a scare-seeker or a little worried about getting scared knowing if Knott's Scary Farm is actually scary can help you determine if this Halloween-themed event is worth your time!

Out Knott's Scary Farm Scariness Guide details our opinions on if Knott's Scary Farm is actually scary, as well as a few tips and guidelines to consider before buying a ticket!

Questions We'll Answer About Knott's Scary Farm:

  • Is Knott's Scary Farm Actually Scary?
  • Is Knott's Scary Farm Too Scary For Kids?
  • How Scary Is Knott's Scary Farm?

 Carnevil at Knott's Scary Farm

Is Knott's Scary Farm Actually Scary?

The name Knott's Scary Farm should be enough to give it away, but if you needed more reassurance, Knott's Scary Farm is actually scary!

While Knott's Berry Farm is certainly a family-friendly park during the day, a total transformation happens for Knott's Scary Farm as it becomes an event intended only for those thirteen and older.

We here at Theme Park Center may get scared a little easier than most but we aren't the only ones who find this event to be frightening.

1920's Ghost

The overall consensus is that Knott's Scary Farm is very scary!

Not only is Scary Farm going to scare you - it's also incredibly well themed and has some of the most immersive haunted houses outside of Universal's Halloween Horror Nights you'll ever find!

If you're looking to get scared and have a ton of fun while doing so, Knott's Scary Farm is the event for you!

Three Clowns At Knott's Scary Farm

Is Knott's Scary Farm Too Scary For Kids?

Knott's plasters tons of warnings on their Scary Farm event advertisements about how the event isn't recommended for anyone under the age of 13.

We think this guidance is quite accurate and you definitely shouldn't bring any kids under 13 to Scary Farm, and even then 13 may be too young!

Each child is different so it's impossible for us to make a blanket statement here, however we typically suggest waiting until your child is 14 or 15 years old before considering a trip to Knott's Scary Farm.

Space Travelers Being Dragged Towards A Mysterious Creature

Aside from just being scary, you may find some mature adult themes including murder, gore, and cannibalism at Knott's Scary Farm which may be too much for some 13-year-olds to handle. 

If your child happens to love scary movies or may have tried some smaller haunted houses in the past then they may be ready for Knott's Scary Farm, but it's worth keeping in mind that Knott's takes haunted houses to the next level when it comes to spooky theming and scariness.

Remember - there are no refunds for being too scared to enjoy the event!

Pumpkin Themed Knott's Scary Farm Area

How Scary Is Knott's Scary Farm?

Knott's Scary Farm is going to be one of the more scary Halloween events you'll find across the country.

While we think Scary Farm is just a tad less intense than Universal's Halloween Horror Nights, we'd still rate it a 7.25 out of 10 on the scariness scale!

For reference, we rate Halloween Horror Nights an 8 out of 10.

Scary Farm changes year to year with different haunted houses and themes so some years will be more intense than others, however the event has never not been scary!

If you're hoping to avoid getting scared at Knott's Scary Farm then you should consider some much less intense events like Oogie Boogie Bash, Legoland's Brick-Or-Treat or even Knott's Spooky Farm!

Knott's Spooky Farm occurs during normal park operating hours at Knott's Berry Farm and is mainly designed for kids, but it can be enjoyed by all ages. 



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