Located in Buena Park, CA, Knott’s Berry Farm is America’s 1st. Theme Park. From a roadside berry stand/chicken dinner restaurant in the 1920s to one of Southern California’s most popular theme park destinations…there’s something for everyone at Knott’s Berry Farm, all year round!
I have such fun memories going there as a little kid with my family AND now I get to make new ones with my boys. The last time we were there, I was about 6 months pregnant with Ronan. So last week’s visit was extra special to me! Why? Because I got to go on rides with all of my boys!
We had so much fun playing at the park. From the classic rides to seeing the whole Peanuts Gang…it was pure nostalgia for me. Here’s why we love Knott’s…
Spending the day at a theme park can do some serious damage to your wallet. Between admission, food, souvenirs, and parking…it adds up! But, you can save money on admission at Knott’s Berry Farm if you buy your tickets online. Buying your tickets 3 or more days in advance, you can save $28! There’s also some good discounts out there, so I highly suggest researching for the best deal before you go. And of course, Season Passes are a great way to save if you plan on visiting more than once during the year. For more info, click here.
2. Ghost Town 75
Now through September 5, 2016, Knott’s Berry Farm’s Ghost Town is celebrating its 75th. Anniversary with the new interactive entertainment experience, Ghost Town Alive! Guests will be able to play a role in daily adventures in the old West town of Calico. We had so much fun exploring inside some of the legendary shops and buildings. I even took a break at the Calico Saloon! For the thrill seekers, GhostRider reopened last month and it’s the tallest, fastest, and longest wooden roller coaster on the West Coast! For more info, click here.
Everyone knows I’m a Foodie and I love to eat…so you better believe I come to Knott’s for the Funnel Cakes!! Yum. AND the only topping I get is Boysenberry. Did you know the World’s first boysenberry was cultivated by Walter Knott in 1934? It’s what started it all…and that same year, Mrs. Knott’s began serving her fried chicken dinners from her kitchen. Located just outside of the park’s entrance, Mrs. Knott’s Chicken Dinner Restaurant has reopened after an extensive restoration (including a new full bar) but the food remains unchanged…and its still delicious! You can now enjoy your fried chicken dinner while sipping on signature boysenberry-infused cocktails like boysenberry martinis, boysenberry margaritas and boysenberry beer! Inside the park, you can dine at restaurants like Johnny Rockets and Ghost Town Grill. For more info on dining, click here.
We love going on rides…especially the ones we get to go on together! Knott’s has a variety of Family Rides…which is perfect with a 14-month old. Since Caiden is almost 6 years old, he prefers to go on rides alone, like Surfside Gilders…he’s somewhere in the picture above! Before we went to the park, I checked the website for height requirements so I knew exactly what rides Caiden and Ronan were able to go on. Click here before you head to Knott’s! And of course, there’s plenty of rides for the thrill seekers, like my husband…his favorite…the Supreme Scream. For me, I’m perfectly fine with the Family Rides. Ha!
5. Camp Snoopy
Sure, there’s rides throughout the park that small kids can go on…but Camp Snoopy is the park’s dedicated area solely for kids! AND it’s where you can meet everyone’s favorite beagle along with his friends! Camp Snoopy brings back so many memories, especially going on Grand Sierra Scenic Railroad…a 4 minute family scenic ride along Camp Snoopy. Caiden and Danny love going on Linus Launcher together…think my husband was the biggest kid on the ride! You can also catch the Peanuts Gang on stage in “Charlie Brown’s Happy Campers” located at Camp Snoopy Theater.
For more info on Knott’s Summer Entertainment, click here!
There’s so much to do, see, and eat! What’s your favorite part of Knott’s Berry Farm?