Tuesday, July 16, 2013

2013 Halloween Haunt Preview Event, Featuring Elvira

On July 10, Knott’s held a Haunt preview event in the Charles Schulz Theatre. It included a panel discussion featuring Design Supervisor Brook Walters, Design Specialist Daniel Miller, Design Specialist Gus Krueger, and Director of Entertainment Production Lara Hanneman. Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, made a special appearance to announce that she will be returning this year!

Here is the HD video that I filmed of the entire preview presentation, featuring the list of returning and new attractions, the panel discussion, and Elvira!

Before the presentation began, several monsters roamed the theatre.

Supervisor of Live Shows Jeff Tucker hosted the event

Left to right: Brook Walters, Daniel Miller, Gus Krueger, Lara Hanneman

Elvira made a guest appearance to announce that she will return to the Ghoul Time Theatre this year with an all-new show titled “Elvira’s Sinema Séance”!

Click HERE to go to the official Knott’s Berry Farm Haunt site!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Happy 44th Anniversary to the Timber Mountain Log Ride

44 years ago on this day, the Timber Mountain Log Ride was christened with a bottle of Boysenberry Juice, and John Wayne and his son Ethan were the first guests to make the plunge!

This January, after the décor for Elf Mountain was removed, Knott’s Berry Farm, along with Garner Holt Productions, began the arduous task of refurbishing both the interior and the exterior of the Log Ride.

The new scenery is breathtaking both inside and out! The logs travel so quickly that guests do not get a chance to take it all in. For your enjoyment, I created a video in which I slowed down the footage in many of the scenes so that you can better see some of the newly-added detail!