Knotts Spooky Farm
Knott's Spooky Farm is a great alternative to Disneyland. If you want to avoid crowds or just do not want to pay the high admission prices. Camp Spooky takes place on the weekends in October and is for kids age 3-11. Knotts transforms Camp Snoopy to Camp Spooky. Kids can Trick or Treat in Ghost Town. The Pumpkin Patch allows you to decorate a pumpkin for an extra fee.
Many Disneyland annual pass holders also buy Knotts Berry Farm passes. If you don’t have Knotts Berry Farm passes their tickets are so cheap. What you’re paying for one or two people to go to Mickeys trick-or-treat party the whole family can go to Knotts.
So for the price of admission, your children can trick-or-treat in Ghost Town.
Ghost Town is full of Ghosts during Knott's Spooky Farm. Halloween decor is all over the park. My husband likes Knotts decorations better than Disneyland. Knotts decor is more traditional with skeletons and pumpkins. Overall Knotts is spooky and not too scary.
The only problem is Knotts Scary Farm which takes place most weekend nights, so you must leave at 4 o’clock. Knott's is affordable and a smaller theme park, you can do everything Halloween before 4 o’clock. Knotts sells Fast Lane Passes which means you go straight to the front of the lines. If you want to ride the popular roller coasters.
We arrived late after eleven am. So after Trick or Treating and meeting characters we could not experience everything. We missed the show because we spent too much time in the petting zoo.
The horse had a skeleton painted on it. The petting zoo featured creepy critters. My kids liked petting the huge boa constrictor. The petting zoo was small but, the kids enjoyed it and that matters most.
The Monsters are Coming Charlie Brown is fun musical show in Camp Snoopy. We missed the show but from what we saw the show fun and cute. The Monsters are Coming Charlie Brown is not scary at all.
Visit the Dia de Los Muertos Celebration in Fiesta Village. The Dia de Los Muertos Celebration is what some may know as Day of the Dead. This is an interactive, fun, educational celebration of the season. Another child friendly activity that is not scary for most kids. Face painting is available for an extra fee.
The Boardwalk features the Ghastly Gallery for a live show with Charlie Brown. I missed that. So I have no input.
The Timber Mountain log ride is also Halloween themed. I heard the overlay makes the ride a lot more fun. Smaller kids may not want to go on the log ride. The children in our party were afraid of the drop and that is why we skipped Timber Mountain.
I think Camp Spooky is worth a try. Camp Spooky is a great alternative to Mickey's Halloween Party.
I will try to make it back to Camp Spooky as soon as I can in 2018 to update this post with more information and pictures.