PARK, Calif. – Knott’s Berry Farm is America’s
1st Theme Park. A pioneer in the amusement park industry, Knott’s
Berry Farm provides the unique combination of first-class thrill
rides with traditional family favorite attractions. A day at Knott’s
Berry Farm means taking on mammoth coasters, as well as witnessing
an Old West shoot-out and getting a hug from the world’s
most loveable beagle – Snoopy. No matter what your age,
you will find your day at Knott’s Berry Farm filled with
comes to coasters, Knott’s Berry Farm offers something for
seasoned ride warriors to those who are experiencing the thrill
of the ride for the first time. Those new to the coaster world
will want to pounce on Jaguar!, a three-minute journey through
the mysterious Temple, or saddle up for Pony Express which delivers
a horseback relay at speeds never imagined in the Old West!
the gates you will be greeted by Silver Bullet. This $16 million
high-flying suspended coaster sends riders climbing to a height
of 146 feet and soaring back down an initial drop of 109 feet.
Overall, riders find themselves upside down six times including
one vertical loop of 105 feet all while suspended under 3,125
feet of track!
enthusiasts talk about the country’s best coasters, the
subject invariably turns to Knott’s spectacular GhostRider®.
The 4,533-foot wooden wonder opened in December 1998 and quickly
jumped to the top of coaster enthusiasts’ “best ride”
lists. And if that isn’t fast enough for you, be sure to
check out XceleratorSM, the world’s first hydraulically
launched 50s-themed coaster that blasts riders 0-82 mph in just
2.3 seconds 20 stories up and straight back down at 90 degrees!
standouts beside Silver Bullet, GhostRider and Xcelerator in the
Knott’s coaster arsenal include park favorites Boomerang
and Montezooma’s Revenge.
1st theme park also offers some of the world’s most intense
non-coaster thrills as well. Supreme Scream®, one of the tallest
thrill rides of its kind in the world, raises open-air riders
30 stories into the air before power-blasting them back to earth
in three negative-gravity seconds at speeds topping 60 mph. Knott’s
newest thrill is WindSeeker. This astounding new thrill ride will
feature 32, 2-person gondolas that will ascend to a height of
301 feet. Once it has reached the top of the tower, WindSeeker
will spread it’s metal arms spinning riders for a 60 second
flight at a 45 degree angle at a speed of 8 rotations per minute.
the Boardwalk, Perilous PlungeSM sends passenger boats down a
world-record 115-foot water chute at a revolutionary 75-degree
angle -- just 15 degrees from sheer vertical. Be prepared to get
soaked on this exhilarating plunge. Then right next door, RipTide,
with 720 degrees of attitude, spins passengers from the surface
of a peaceful sea grotto to a height of about 60 feet, offering
many surprises along the way. Fiesta Village boasts many thrills
including La Revolución. Swinging riders an astounding
64 feet in the air to 120 degrees in both directions, while the
passenger vehicle spins continuously round and round, this ride
will definitely leave riders feeling a little loco.
different kind of thrill, Knott’s has gentler attraction
experiences for the easy-going guest. Cross over the rushing waters
of mystical Thunder Falls to find the inexplicable magic of award-winning
Mystery Lodge. Climb aboard a painted pony for a nostalgic spin
on a century-old carousel. Or, ride shotgun on an actual, bullet-riddled
Butterfield Stagecoach, which, at nearly 60-years-old, is one
of Knott’s oldest rides!
the choice is yours. From world-class roller coasters to operating
antiques, Knott’s rides and attractions are something special
for the whole family. A long-time Park favorite, the Timber Mountain
Log Ride, is widely regarded as the best flume ride ever built.
in hollowed-out logs, guests float through an 1880s sawmill before
plunging down a 40-foot waterfall. Nearby, the Calico Mine Train
carries passengers underground into a working gold mine.
day pioneer project, Camp Snoopy was the first-ever theme park
area dedicated solely to kids. Overall, the six-acre wonderland
offers more than 30 rides and attractions for little tykes and
their parents. Where else can kids race in stock cars, fly planes,
drive a bus or cruise in their very own 18-wheeler Charlie Brown
Speedwaysm , Snoopy’s Red Baron airplanes, Camp Bus, Rocky
Road Truckin’ Company and Lucy’s Tugboatsm all offer
the perfect pint-sized thrill for children and their parents.
And don’t miss Sierra Sidewinder! This innovative coaster
sends riders through dips and turns all while rotating on its
Calico Square guests can board The Calico Railroad, an authentic
1881-steam train, for a surprise-filled trip around the park.
Held-up by Knott’s Ghost Town Bandits 10,000 times a year,
the GT&CRR holds the distinction of having the worst crime
rate of any railroad in the world! For kids, Knott’s offers
the charming Grand Sierra Scenic Railroad, an authentic scale-model
steam train departing daily from its Camp Snoopy station.
yet? Hope not, because there’s so much more excitement!
Knott’s has plenty “must-see” entertainment
offerings. Whether it be a live production, music, drama or comedy,
makes for a unique experience and creates a memory like no other.
That’s why at Knott’s Berry Farm live shows continue
to be a key component of the entertainment experience.
Knott’s, all of our shows are carefully integrated into
the total park experience,” says Charles Bradshaw, Cedar
Fair Entertainment Company’s Vice President of Entertainment.
“For example, when you’re strolling through Ghost
Town you just might find yourself in the middle of a rough ‘n’
tumble cowboy shootout or in Camp Snoopy don’t be surprised
to hear Charlie Brown singing about his troubles.”
Old West Ghost Town, the heart and soul of the Park, feel free
to drop by the Calico Saloon to visit Cameo Kate and Dakota Dan
or to just sip on a tall, cool sarsaparilla. And don’t leave
without experiencing a showdown between the local gunslingers
or watching the blacksmith heat up his own authentic magic on
the historic Wagon Camp, the Wild West Stunt Show takes you on
a rip-roarin’ visit to the West when it really was wild.
Also in Ghost Town, guests are transported back in time by the
Ghost Town Museum, one-room school house, saloons and peek-in
attractions, jail and assorted craftspeople who keep the spirit
of the Old West alive and well for generations to come.
find a variety of seasonal performances at Camp Snoopy Theatre
starring CHARLIE BROWN, LUCY, LINUS and other PEANUTS Gang favorites.
You can sense a different type of fun as you enter The Boardwalk.
The nearby 2,100-seat Charles M. Schulz Theatre hosts live stage
extravaganzas throughout the year -- each with special effects,
elaborate costumes and breathtakingly choreographed acts. Each
summer the theatre proudly brings world-class champion skaters
to the ice in its ice show. This summer the world’s most
famous beagle stars in the musical extravaganza, “Happiness
is….Snoopy!” featuring Snoopy and the Peanuts Gang
sharing what makes them happy all year long.
from the park’s entrance is Knott’s full-size, brick-by-brick
replica of Independence Hall. Here, guests can tour the twin to
Philadelphia’s historic home of liberty and witness a re-creation
of the argument for independence by our founding fathers.
the holiday season, when Knott’s Berry Farm becomes Knott’s
Merry Farm and Ghost Town is magically transformed into a 1880s
Victorian village, with strolling carolers and performances of
Dickens’ A Christmas Carol and O. Henry’s Gift of
the Magi. Plus, a holiday parade and a special ice spectacular
featuring Snoopy himself!
special seasonal entertainment is presented in honor of Easter
and Spring Break, Independence Day, Veteran’s Day and, of
course, Halloween, when the park is transformed into Knott’s
Scary Farm to host its world-famous Halloween Haunt.
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Knott's Berry Farm
Supreme Scream thrill ride at Knott's Berry Farm.