Disclosure: I was invited to a press/blogger event at Camp Spooky by GigaSavvy, to be held in October in exchange for this blog post. All opinions are my own.
One of the perks of living in Southern California, besides of course the weather, the beach and the weather, is the fact that there are theme parks nearly everywhere you look. Okay, so that’s an exaggeration, but you know what I mean.
Just last month, as we were driving back down south from our Bay Area, vacation, my husband and I pointed out Knott’s Berry Farm to the kids and said, “Oh we have to take you there soon!” They are now finally old enough to appreciate the rides and attractions at Knott’s, PLUS, on our vacay up north, we visited the Charles Schulz Museum and walked away with giant plush Snoopy stuffies AND an affinity for all things Peanuts (side note: the Charles Shultz Museum is one of the coolest museums I’ve been to, and TOTALLY worth a trip to Santa Rosa, if you’re ever in NorCal).
So, a few days ago, when we received an invite to preview the annual Halloween celebration at Knott’s called Camp Spooky, we all did a little happy dance around the living room (you’ve seen how our family dances, so you can imagine this spectacle), and then promptly we decided we needed to get serious about our costumes for this year (because honestly, I’ve given it NO thought prior to this).
Besides all the roller coasters and attractions that Knott’s has to offer, Camp Spooky is going to rock the house this year with the following:
Snoopy’s Costume Contest—You see, this is why I need to put some thought into their costumes.
Charlie Brown’s Spooktacular Show—My jazz hands are already warming up for this musical show!
Creepy, Crawly Critter Cave—I might have to pass on this one since just typing the words creepy, crawly and critter gave me a nearly fatal case of the heebie jeebies, but my kids will love it.
Scary Stories at the Lodge—I haven’t heard a ghost story for at least 20 years, if not longer, and I don’t think my kids have ever heard one–it’s about time!
Monster Factory—Apparently this is an interactive maze where kids create things that go “bump in the night.”
I’m also pretty sure that some candy corn and funnel cakes will be in our day’s agenda too.
Camp Spooky runs weekends October 5-27 and is included with regular park admission. We are gonna be there the first weekend in October so we can have a chance to go back if we love it as much as I think we will. I’ll post pictures on Instagram while we’re there so be sure to follow me @MamaMaryShow!
Knott’s Berry Farm Theme Park operating hours are 10:00 am to 5:30 pm. For more information on all the exciting things that are going on at Knott’s Berry Farm, call (714) 220-5200 or visit us online at www.knotts.com.