Are Knott's Scary Farm Tickets Refundable? | Policy & How To Guide
Similar to normal general admission tickets to Knott's Berry Farm which are very hard to get refunded, Knott's Scary Farm tickets are only refunded for certain circumstances.
In this Knott's Scary Farm Refund Guide, we'll cover some of the most common reasons you may be requesting a refund, as well as what type of response you can expect from Knott's and how to best prepare yourself to get a refund!
Questions We'll Answer About Knott's Scary Farm Refunds:
- Can I Get A Refund Due To Bad Weather?
- Can I Get A Refund If I Purchase A Ticket For The Wrong Day?
- Can I Get A Refund If I Get Too Scared?
- Can I Get A Refund If One or Multiple Attractions Aren't Open?
- Can I Get A Refund If Knott's Scary Farm Is Canceled?
- Can I Get A Refund For Other Personal Reasons?
Can I Get A Refund Due To Bad Weather?
Southern California doesn't typically experience any sort of inclement weather from September through October when Knott's Scary Farm occurs, but in the event there is poor weather, it's unlikely you'll get a refund.
Light rain, heavy winds and occasional lightning will alter what rides are operating and how many scarers you'll see roaming about, but you typically won't be able to receive a refund under these conditions.
However, Knott's Berry Farm has been known to close on occasion when lots of heavy rain is expected.
If these poor weather conditions are forecasted to linger throughout the day and into Knott's Scary Farm, then there is a good chance that Knott's will cancel the event for the day.
In these circumstances, Knott's will typically extend the period your ticket is valid for and allow you to attend any other Scary Farm event day and you may even be eligible for a full refund if you aren't able to make it back to the event at all.
Can I Get A Refund If I Purchase A Ticket For The Wrong Day?
Most Knott's Scary Farm tickets are date specific, which means you'll need to use the ticket on the day you indicate you'll be attending when you purchased the tickets.
However, accidents do happen and sometimes plans change in which you might be looking for a refund.
Unfortunately, you won't be able to get a refund in these circumstances.
While not guaranteed, Knott's is often forgiving and will help you change your ticket for another Scary Farm event day - if that date isn't sold out.
You'll also be responsible for paying any difference in price if the tickets are more expensive for this new event day!
Can I Get A Refund If I Get Too Scared?
This one is a big no.
Knott's has tons of warnings about Scary Farm being a scary event and make it very clear that you should know what you're getting into before purchasing a ticket to the event
It's right in the name Scary Farm, so there's no excuse for not knowing the event will be scary!
Even if you think you have what it takes to handle the event, and find yourself way too scared to enjoy it, you aren't going to be able to get a refund.
Remember, this event is designed to be terrifying and you won't find much sympathy for being too scared and looking for a refund!
Can I Get A Refund If One or Multiple Attractions Aren't Open?
It's always disappointing to find out a certain haunted house or ride won't be open during the event especially as these closures typically happen with no warning.
To the surprise of many, Knott's (and most theme parks for that matter) doesn't guarantee any rides, shows or other attractions will be operating when you visit.
If just a couple of attractions aren't operating when you visit Knott's Scary Farm you likely won't be able to get any sort of refund, but you might have some other options available to you.
If you don't spend too much time in the park and head to guest services shortly after you see the multiple attraction closures you may be able to change your ticket for another event day.
However, this is far from guaranteed and totally up to the discretion of Knott's Berry Farm to decide if they will issue you a ticket for a different Scary Farm event day.
Our recommendation is to head straight to guest services and not waste too much time in the park if you want any chance at getting your ticket swapped out.
Can I Get A Refund If Knott's Scary Farm Is Canceled?
One of the easiest ways to get a refund on your Knott's Scary Farm is if the event gets canceled on the day you purchased a ticket for.
While Knott's Scary Farm hardly ever gets canceled, there is always a chance that some unforeseen circumstance could cause Knott's to cancel the event for the evening.
If this happens you'll often automatically get an extra ticket to attend Scary Farm on any other date while the event is going on.
But if you aren't able to attend Scary Farm on any other day then it's very possible to get a full refund on your tickets.
This typically involved giving Knott's guest service call or visiting the park in person to explain that you won't be able to attend the event on any other day, but you should have minimal issues getting your money refunded.
Our advice is to simply be kind to the guest service representative you're speaking to and explain why you won't be able to attend any of the other Scary Farm dates. You should find yourself getting a refund processed in just a few business days!
Can I Get A Refund For Other Personal Reasons?
Knott's will review personal reasons (illness, unable to travel, etc.) for not being able to attend Scary Farm on a case-by-case basis.
Refunds are always hard to receive, but it is not uncommon for Knott's to offer you to attend on an alternative date or receive some form of credit.
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