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Wednesday, 14 March, 2012 5:21 PM

Knott's Berry Farm offers Excitement for the Whole Family in 2012

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Wind Seeker is the newest ride to open at Knott's Berry Farm.



BUENA 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 unparalleled entertainment.

When it 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!

Just inside 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!

When coaster 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!

Other standouts beside Silver Bullet, GhostRider and Xcelerator in the Knott’s coaster arsenal include park favorites Boomerang and Montezooma’s Revenge.

America’s 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.

Just down 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.

Want a 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!

At Knott’s, 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.

Traveling 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.

A modern 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 axis!

Just across 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.

Tired 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.

“At 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.”

In our 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 Main Street.

Over at 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.

You’ll 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.

Across 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.

During 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!

Other 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.

Knott’s theme park- Entertainment and attractions that delight, entertain, inspire and fascinate all year long.

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The Supreme Scream thrill ride at Knott's Berry Farm.




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