Ryan and Sharon Eltiste covered the opening night Press event for Knott’s Scary Farm 2019. They had a great time and got lots of video and pictures of all the good times.
They will have their summary soon but as you can see from the video and pictures; there was plenty of great things on hand.
There was a chill in the air as we approached the entrance to Knott’s Scary Farm. I have been coming here for over 30 years so to say the least that I was a little excited is an understatement. While my wife and I first entered the park we were instantly greeted with all sorts of creepy, scary, odd and quite honestly funny characters. While my wife was holding on to me closely, tucking her head into my chest trying her hardest to avoid a ghostly character with a creepy snarl, I was laughing at an over weight, red headed bearded lady with the loudest high pitching screech that I had ever heard. She was the most interesting character I think I’d ever seen before there.
We continued on to see in the Ghost Town scare zone a skit that gave a 5 minute narration of what we were about to encounter. A witch had escaped the grasp of the townspeople and put a curse on all of them to die. As we walked through this scare zone, these towns people with their ailments from the curse dropped to their knees skidding across the pavement creating sparks through thick fog startling us, keeping us on edge, not knowing what was coming next creating an environment that made me want to stay in the area for the whole night.
We decided to get off our feet and watch a show the Conjurers. Entertained for 30 minutes straight watching a comedic magician do his thing, involving the crowd and making everyone wonder, how’d he do that?, while laughing the whole time.
Avoiding being submerged into a hot cauldron of wax, we made it through Wax Works, one of the 9 mazes Scary Farm had this year. This was one of my favorites as I love to get startled and I love more to see my wife cringe. Other of my favorite mazes were Infected where we were able to be interactive and walk around with a laser tron like gun aiming and collecting points for taking out zombies and Dark Ride as you walk through an abandoned carnival, well abandoned minus the monsters.
Along with the Ghost Town Streets scare zone, there were 3 others spread throughout the park, Carnevil, Forsaken Lake and the Hallow. All are great and even better if you don’t like to wait in line, because you can just walk through them, watch others get scared then turn around and boo, GOTCHA.
We were able to enjoy some of the creative seasonal food items like Smoked Bat Wings (smoked chicken wings covered in black buffalo sauce) and Frankenstein’s Intestines (Green funnel cake, with vanilla ice cream and fudge) enough to share and delicious.
In all, my wife and I had another successfully fun and entertaining night and can’t wait again til next year.
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