Knott's Berry Farm to become a horror show for Halloween

BUENA PARK, Calif. -- Knott's Berry farm here will transform itself into Knott's Scary Farm during its Halloween Haunt event, which begins Oct. 4.

The 160-acre park turns into "a living horror movie," officials said, featuring four themed scare zones, six live shows, 11 walk- or ride-through mazes and more than 1,000 professionally made-up and costumed monsters.

The gruesome twosome of Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, and the Crypt Keeper from Tales From the Crypt will co-host the festivities.

Visitors too frightened to go home alone can book one of four themed hotel packages at the Radisson Resort Knott's Berry Farm, adjacent to the park.

  • New for 2001 is the Mistress of the Park package, priced at $999 for two. It features a one-night stay for two in Elvira's chamber; event admission with VIP privileges for front-of-the-line access to Halloween Haunt maze attractions; preferred seating at one performance of "Elvira at 20 ... Almost Legal"; a meet-and-greet with Elvira backstage; two dinners; one breakfast buffet for two; Elvira memorabilia, including two commemorative T-shirts, and other amenities.
  • The Gruesome Getaway, priced at $499, features a one-night stay for two in a standard room; two tickets to Halloween Haunt; two Pre-Scare Dinners; VIP privileges for front-of-the-line access to Halloween Haunt maze attractions; two commemorative T-shirts, and breakfast buffet for two.
  • Haunted Dreams is priced at $219 and features a one-night stay for two in a standard room; two tickets to Halloween Haunt; two Pre-Scare Dinners; two commemorative T-shirts, and breakfast buffet for two.
  • The Bare Bones package is priced at $159 and covers one nights' accommodations for two and two tickets to Halloween Haunt.
  • Halloween Haunt and the coordinating hotel packages are valid through Oct. 31.

    Halloween Haunt is not recommended for kids under age 13.

    For more information or reservations, call the Radisson Resort Knott's Berry Farm at (714) 995-1111.

    For more information on Halloween Haunt, call (714) 220-5200 or visit the Web site at www.halloweenhaunt.com.

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