On Being Brave at Knott's Spooky Farm

Halloween time at Knott's Berry Farm has become a yearly tradition for our family. And if you've been reading this blog for even a little while, you'll notice how much we love Knott's. Steeped in tradition and history, Knott's Berry Farm is a family friendly Southern California theme park located in Buena Park, CA. Knott's Spooky Farm is this year's theme for everything family friendly at Knott's Berry Farm during the month of October.

It feels a bit strange to be creating a "new normal" with our family and walking the theme park without worrying about Luke catching a cold from a sniffling passerby took some getting used to. We were missing my daughter, so he didn't have his best bud and roller coaster partner with him - but he had a great time. He's a 10 year old boy, so he loved the spooky pumpkins in the Spooky Hallow Maze in Fiesta Village.

and the creepy crawlies in the Creepy Crawly Cabin. You can touch real live (splendidly gross) worms. He went back to that table more that once.

 Inside the Creepy Crawly Cabin at Knott's Spooky Farm is a whole wall of dead insects and reptiles....so creepy and cool.

What To Do With Little Kids At Knott's During Halloween Time:
This year, Knott's has scattered the spooky Halloween fun all around the theme park. We loved this, because as Luke is mid-elementary and loves roller coasters, we could enjoy the family friendly halloween fun as we went about our day. 

Trick-or-Treating in Ghost Town: 
Scattered throughout Ghost town are a cast of playfully ghastly ghouls who are not-so-scary and handing out candy for trick-or-treating. And don't worry about bringing a bag for trick-or-treating. Those are handed out to families as they enter the theme park.

Snoopy's Costume Contest and Dance Party:
Does your little munchkin love to dress up? Costumes for little ones is encouraged at Knott's Spooky Farm and there is even a costume contest and dance party to celebrate the season. Come to Camp Snoopy Theatre located inside of Camp Snoopy to join in the fun. Times vary, so check with Knott's for the times.

"Monsters Are Coming, Charlie Brown!" Show:
Also located at the Camp Snoopy Theatre is the Halloween Kid's Show at Knott's titled "Monsters Are Coming, Charlie Brown. This is a cute show and a great way to take a rest in the midst of the day's fun.

Creepy Crawler Cabin:
The Creepy Crawler Cabin is located near the Pony Express ride towards back of Ghost Town and features, as we show above, some creep-i-lious fun. 

Spooky Hallow Maze:
More "area" than maze, the Spooky Hallow Maze located in the Fiesta Village and is a great photo op for parents. The pumpkins are a little on the scary side for younger kids, so if your little one scares easily, you might want to avoid it. 

You can follow along on social media through the tag #KnottsSpookyFarm

Of course, roller coasters were a part of our day at Knott's Berry Farm. It's no secret that Luke loves roller coasters and during this year's trip to Knott's Spooky Farm, Luke decided it was time to brave the most intense and scariest roller coaster I have ever seen - The Xcelrator! Blasting off at an increible 80 miles an hour - the coaster car shoots to the top of an insane climb (shown below) and spirals down and around. He rode it alone! My heart was beating out of my chest, and I didn't even ride the ride! -but after his year - I couldn't say no to him riding it! It was a moment for both of us to be brave. Of course, he loved it. Thanks, Knott's, for making our day!

Disclosure: I was invited to a Knott's Spooky Farm media event last weekend which included admission to the theme park. It's no secret I love Knott's and not because I get invited to events but because Knott's Berry Farm is just plain awesome.

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