ScareLA premiered in 2013 as the first Los Angeles convention dedicated to celebrating Halloween. Situated in the entertainment capital of the world it combines the city’s top talent and unique cultural setting with a twist! Drawing fans and haunt entertainment professionals, the event features top attraction designers and operators, manufacturers, artists, filmmakers and more. The weekend-long Halloween season teaser celebrates California’s hottest scary faire with attraction unveils, workshops and classes, top industry panels, haunt tours, screenings and activities. Share, inspire, play – ScareLA.
Here’s some of what you can expect to see this weekend:
The start of haunt season is only 5 months away, which means that construction for the theme park haunts is set to begin very soon. For that reason, Knott’s is holding a hiring event to fill construction positions on Tuesday, April 23, 2013. Here is your chance to take part in creating one of the best haunts in Southern California!
HELP US BUILD A BETTER NIGHTMARE! Knott’s Scary Farm has immediate openings for seasonal/temporary skilled workers and artisans. Apply for one of the following: Theatrical Carpenters, Construction Carpenters, Scenic Artists/Painters, Audio and Lighting Technicians, Theatrical Crafts/Prop Masters, and Park Decorating.
We are looking for hard-working, team players to assist us in building our annual Halloween Haunt. Minimum 2 years experience required. You must be 18 years of age, a high school graduate, or equivalent, to apply.
We will be interviewing candidates on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m at the Knott’s Berry Farm Employment Center: 8039 Beach Blvd. Buena Park, CA 90620 Employment Center. Come join the construction team that will transform Knott’s Berry Farm into Knott’s Scary Farm. Save time, print out our Job Application, complete it, and bring it with you when you apply.
PLEASE NOTE: Scare Zone is not affiliated with Knott’s Berry Farm. Please visit Knott’s website for more information about current job openings. Good luck!!
If you’ve been following the construction progress of Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights, you already know that permits were issued for the build of only 7 houses so far this year. This is already one less than the 8 houses at the 2011 event. Now comes news that one of the locations of the 7 houses, Building 44 (the Herc&Xena soundstage), is under the wrecking ball right now.
Demolition of Building 44: Image from MiceChat.com
MiceChat reports that HHN crews were already in the building and working on the haunted house planned for Building 44 when the order came through for the demolition (most likely to make way for a new attraction). And as ParkRumors points out, no new permits have been filed yet regarding a replacement location for this house. This is concerning because it’s nearly July, and work for these houses should be well under way. If they do find a new location, there will likely be some scrambling to catch up with construction progress. A new location could require a rethinking of the house flow and design. We hope that they can figure out a Plan B quickly, because there will be a lot of grumbling from guests if HHN Orlando has only 6 houses this year.
Building 44 was set to house the attraction with a “creature pit” and “spike room,” according to the original permit.
Be sure to check in with ParkRumors.com for the latest information on the permits and HHN construction, and go to MiceChat for more images of the demolition.
Knott’s Scary Farm’s Halloween Haunt is preparing for its 40th anniversary in 2012 and has just officially announced that this year’s scare-tivites will begin on September 21st and run for 25 horrifying nights through Halloween night.
The typically family friendly theme park transforms itself for its willing victims into 160-acres of sheer terror. The event which started with a few Halloween decorations and costumed employees has grown to be the world’s largest Halloween celebration in the world. Knott’s Halloween Haunt continues to be the leader in theme park Halloween events offering a whopping 12 mazes, six hair-raising shows, four horrific scare zones and 1,000 monsters roaming throughout the entire park.
Knott’s Berry Farm held auditions for people who have previously played spooky characters for their annual Halloween Haunt. Those auditioning did group scares, then individual spooky characters. Video by Mark Eades, ocregister.com/video.
May 23, 2012 / Kendra / Comments Off on Knott’s Halloween Haunt Hiring Event: June 6 (Construction/Artist Jobs)
Attention all carpenters, painters, artists, and prop makers! Knott’s wants to hire YOU!
Knott’s annual haunt build/construction hiring event will take place Wednesday, June 6, from 9 am to 5 pm at the Knott’s Berry Farm Employment Center in Buena Park. You must be 18 years old and a high school graduate to apply. Openings include theatrical carpenters, construction carpenters, scenic artists/painters, audio and lighting technicians, and theatrical crafts/prop masters.
This is your chance to work behind the scenes building the original Halloween Haunt. Note that actor auditions will NOT be part of this event. Actors are usually hired in August. We will post information about actor hiring when it becomes available.
Last year, we received a lot of requests for information about these build jobs–many of the requests after it was much too late. Haunt construction usually begins in July (or earlier), so make sure you apply in time!
For more information, go to Knott’s website. They recommend that you print and fill out the application beforehand and bring it with you to the hiring event.