Camp Spooky: A Spooktacular Way to Spend The Day With The Family

by Leila on October 11, 2011

I freaking love Halloween! Candy, costumes and fun times all around… who doesn’t like that?

Actually, I’m sure people who are annoyed by costumes and fun hate this time of year. I totally get that. I can’t stand feet. They are gross. If someone dressed up like a big, giant, hairy, smelly foot I think I would keel over right there. This was kind of a pointless tangent and now I am going to have nightmares about feet. Sweet.


I love the family bonding Halloween creates and the traditions we have because of it. Combine Halloween with Knotts Berry Farm and you have the ultimate combo: Camp Spooky.

My brother, Dad, Uncles and I were… um, err…are… Amusement Park junkies. Knotts Berry Farm is like a second home for us so I am very familiar with this world of radness. But, every time I go I am finding new reasons to fall in love with Snoopy and the Gang all over again.

The kids wear their favorite costumes and are able to Trick or Treat inside the park. They take pictures with their favorite characters dressed up with them. The decorations, music and fun mazes turn an already loved family attraction into even more awesomesauce.

The cast members were so friendly, outgoing and helpful. My son has milk allergies so I had prepared him that there might not be candy he could eat. When I mentioned his allergies to a cast member at a Treat Stop the candy was switched out for the skittles that my son could have. Small things like this mean the world to us.

I was invited to this VIP party at Camp Spooky with many other Social Media enthusiasts. I was able to bring three guests which meant both of my kids and a friend to help me wrangle them. Unfortunately, my daughter was very fatigued and feeling achy that morning but wanted me to go anyway since it was my Birthday. While I had Mommy guilt for not having her with us I’m very thankful that my daughter doesn’t get upset if her special needs cause her to have to sit something out in order for her to rest up. It just makes me so proud.

Plus, we got to the park at 8am on a Saturday and that is really early for us so I think she was making a wise choice! We had breakfast and my son was so excited to meet Snoopy… they even had similar costumes!

We plan on going back to Camp Spooky every year. My son said he would prefer to celebrate Halloween at Knotts Berry Farm than walking around our neighborhood. This is something everyone should check out if you love Halloween, Amusement Parks or Candy!

Boats that Spin Make Me PukeyTrying To Squeeze Two Butts in One Car

One thing I love about going to Social Media events is running into online friends who become real life ones like Natalie who writes Mommy of a Monster & Twins!

Natalie aka Mommy of a Monster & Twins and I

This next picture I’m probably going to start a terrible picture war with my friend, Sugar Jones, whom I adore completely. I added that last part to cover my butt a little bit. See, she really wanted to go on a grown up ride so we met at Montezooma’s revenge which is a fast roller coaster. All it does is go forward into a loop and then you go backwards into a loop and then up really really high. I still can’t hear out of my right ear. Anyway, we snapped this picture before we took off and while we both look terrible and terrified I can’t help but laugh. It endears her even more to me…

Don't Take Terrified Pictures Because One of Your Friends May Put it Up on the Internet

Sugar… I love you woman! Just sayin! She is going to cut me…
Check out the hashtag on twitter for #CampSpooky for more updates, pictures and reviews.


Disclosure: I was provided with free parking and admission to attend this event. I was not compensated for this review. All opinions are my own.

About Leila DontSpeakWhinese

Leila, aka The Ninja, is the advocate for all things not whining. Parenting is fun when everyone stops b*tching! She is the Mom of a big blended family of five awesome kids. They ninja kick through life together. Oh and she is a total jackass.

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Roxanne October 11, 2011 at 1:34 pm

That looks like so much fun! Maybe one year I’ll be able to take T there. I love ALL things Halloween. 🙂
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Leila October 11, 2011 at 9:17 pm

I was seriously impressed with this. We go to Knotts.. um, way too often… but this was a newer event or one that I somehow missed in the past!
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Shannon October 11, 2011 at 1:48 pm

Love the Pictures! What Great Memories for the Kiddos.


Leila October 11, 2011 at 9:19 pm

Thank you! I took a ton of pictures so it was hard to narrow them down. 🙂 My son keeps asking when we get to go back and Trick or Treat with Snoopy! It will be a lasting memory for sure.
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Natalie October 11, 2011 at 1:50 pm

Oh man! I missed Sugar! 🙁

Thanks for the shout out!! Hope to see you again soon!
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Leila October 11, 2011 at 9:20 pm

Isn’t it crazy how we can all be in the same place and still not run in to each other?!

You are welcome and same to you! We will for sure hang again soon. 🙂
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Carri October 11, 2011 at 2:29 pm

That looks like so much fun! We love taking Blake to Knott’s because you can easily get through it in half a day. Then? TGI Friday’s for drinks. BOOM.
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Leila October 11, 2011 at 9:52 pm

All of those reasons are exactly why I love Knotts. Long lines make me stabby … and TGI Fridays and some drinky drinks make everything better!
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ThatWhiteGirl's October 16, 2011 at 8:23 pm

I went to Knotts Berry Farm once. I loved it and I gotta say it was probably the best amusement park that I’ve been to. Would love to have the opportunity to check out their Halloween fun. Perhaps one day.
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