After 44 years, Knott’s Berry Farm should have Halloween Haunt down to an exact science.
I visited the Buena Park theme park for Thursday’s opening night and found Haunt 2016 to be very much a work in progress.
The chief offenders this season were the upcharge Skeleton Key rooms. In years past, the Skeleton Key rooms were intense live-action scenes that set up the backstory in some of the mazes for those willing to pay extra for the experience.
But that arrangement created logistical problems: Some mazes had three queues -- Skeleton Key, upcharge front-of-line access and regular ticket holders.
This year, Knott’s decided to break the four Skeleton...