The Tooth Fairy is a “teeth chattering” Halloween attraction at the Knott’s Berry Farm theme park in Buena Park, California. It runs for 24 days from September 25th through November 1st.
“This mash-up of two rites of passage pairs the agony of a trip to the dentist’s office with the somewhat creepy notion of a legendary creature that sneaks into children’s bedrooms in the middle of the night.”
Part of the “Knott’s Scary Farm” seasonal spook fest, The Tooth Fairy (new as of 2014) is a gory, gritty maze wherein visitors wander through a nightmarish landscape and meet a different kind of Tooth Fairy. Gone is the nice fairy who leaves money under your pillow for a lost tooth. Instead, an evil tooth fairy drags children who dare to stay up see them into a world of deranged dentistry.
The maze features a blackout room through which guests must feel their way out, a disorienting x-ray strobe light room, and a final encounter with the massive tooth fairy, himself. Say aahhh!
Reportedly, The Tooth Fairy maze was designed by Daniel Miller who came up with the idea after a visit to the dentist. Miller reported, “It’s very gory, very slaughterhouse-esque, very gritty…The story is that whenever you stay up for the tooth fairy, you shouldn’t be doing that, because if the tooth fairy catches you, she’s going to pull you into her realm and make you into her minion. So the maze is a tour of her lair.”
NOTE: Knott’s Scary Farm is the longest running and most popular Halloween event in the Southland with over a dozen walk-through attractions, plus scare zones and shows.
Besides the new Tooth Fairy, the park hosts 10 more haunted attractions, including Special Ops: Infected (Zombies), Voodoo (Cursed swamps in the Deep South), Black Magic (Houdini’s Ghost), Dominion of the Damned (Vampires), The Gunslinger’s Grave (Left for dead gunfighter seeks revenge), Pinocchio Unstrung (Murderous Marionettes), Trapped (Puzzle rooms), The Witch’s Keep (Wicked Green Witch in Calico Mine), Trick or Treat (Ring the Witch’s doorbell) and Forevermore (Edgar Allen Poe “Forevermore Killer). All this (24 nights of Terror for $65) and a show with Elvira, the legendary Mistress of the Dark.
In the 2003 horror film, “Darkness Falls,” a woman who once exchanged gold coins for children’s teeth, is disfigured in a fire and then hanged. Vengeful, she returns as The Tooth Fairy to exact her revenge on the people of the village of Darkness Falls who killed her 150 years earlier. The key word in an encounter with this angry spirit is “Don’t peek!”
Knott’s Berry Farm
8039 Beach Boulevard
Buena Park, CA 90620