A theme park featuring coasters, dark rides, water rides, and family rides.
Knott’s Berry Farm is a theme park in Buena Park, California, which had humble beginnings. It started as nothing more than a berry stand run by Walter Knott along State Route 39. By the 1940s, a restaurant selling Mrs. Knott’s chicken dinners, several shops, and nearby attractions, including a replica ghost town, joined Knott’s berry stand to accommodate the growing number of visitors. The area continued to grow and slowly transformed into a modern amusement park, and an admission fee of 25 cents began in 1968. The park was sold to Cedar Fair, the current owners, in 1977.
The park is divided into four different themed areas, including classic roller coasters for adventurous souls, to kiddie and family rides everyone can enjoy. The Old West Ghost Town offers a chance to jump back in time to stroll through the wild west streets and mingle with its residents. You may even run into some bandits! Camp Snoopy, home of the Peanuts gang, holds many adventures for younger visitors.
Knott’s Soak City Waterpark is a separately gated water park adjacent to Knott’s Berry Farm. They feature 23 different tube and body slide rides, including a thrilling family raft ride. Soak City requires separate admission and is open mid-May through early September. Live shows and entertainment can be found throughout the park featuring the Peanuts characters, a Wagon Camp western stunt show, and stories of the Native North American West. Seasonal events include Knott’s Scary Farm, a fun-filled Halloween event, and Knott’s Merry Farm, a Christmas event complete with manufactured snow and Santa Claus. No matter what time of year you decide to visit, Knott's Berry Farm is a fun, family-friendly attraction.