Celebrate Knott’s 100th Anniversary in 2020

Did you know that next year will be Knott’s Berry Farm’s 100th Anniversary?!!! 2020 is Knott’s 100th Birthday. It’s pretty spectacular that Knott’s is actually the oldest theme park in America. I am so proud and excited that I have been able to share and continue to share my joy for Knott’s with you! And I truly believe that you can love it as much as I do.

The best way to enjoy all of the fun offered during the 100th anniversary celebration at Knott’s along with all of the other exciting Seasons of Fun events is with a 2020 Season Pass.

Why You Need A Knott’s Season Pass for 2020

If there is one year that you need to get a Knott’s Berry Farm Season Pass, then next year is the year! Besides the Peanuts Festival, Boysenberry Festival, Ghost Town Alive! Spooky Farm and Merry Farm, Knott’s will will present A Knott’s Family Reunion!” A summer-long event paying tribute to Knott’s history and legacy of family fun.  Guests can join in a once-in-a-lifetime celebration featuring festive park décor, themed food items, entertainment, exclusive merchandise and special surprises along the way, all paying homage to the historic nostalgia of Knott’s. More details about the exciting 100th anniversary celebration coming soon!

When you buy a Knott’s Season Pass, you get a year full of fun for the entire family. There are different seasons celebrated at Knott’s, so you get to enjoy different experiences throughout the year. Each one unique and special. Some of our favorites are…

The Peanuts Celebration

The Boysenberry Festival

Ghost Town Alive!

Knott’s Spooky Farm

and Knott’s Merry Farm

And this coming year, we will add Knott’s Family Reunion to the list!

What you get in 2019 when you buy your 2020 Knott’s Season Pass Now

If you do not have a 2019 Knott’s Season Pass – when you purchase a 2020 Knott’s Season Pass, you will get a FREE visit in 2019 any day between September 7 through December 31, 2019. Plus, you can get unlimited visits for $14.99.

If you are renewing your 2019 Knott’s Season Pass for a 2020 Season Pass – you will get one FREE Bring-A-Friend ticket valid any day between September 7 through December 31, 2019. Plus, when you renew online, you will receive a $10 discount!

How Much are Knott’s Season Passes

Right now is the cheapest you will be able to get a 2020 Knott’s Season pass. The price actually goes up during the year, and passed are only good per calendar year. All passes include unlimited admission in 2020 to Knott’s Berry Farm with no blackout dates.

Regular Season Pass is $99 – Is just eleven easy payments of $8.00 after an initial payment of $11.

Gold Season Pass is $120 – It also includes unlimited admission to Knott’s Soak City Waterpark. Is just eleven easy payments of just $9.50 after an initial payment of $15.50.

Platinum Season Pass is $197 – It also includes unlimited admission to Knott’s Soak City Waterpark and all Cedar Fairs Parks. Is just eleven easy payments of just $16 after an initial payment of $21.

These offers end on October 27, 2019. Applicable taxes and fees apply. Payment plans are only available at knotts.com.

Season Pass Add-ons

Knott’s has a bunch of great add-ons for your Season Pass that can help you save money!

All-Season Parking – $75

Regular and Gold Passholders can add the All Season Parking Pass to their 2020 Season Pass.

2020 All-Season Dining$115 for Purple & Gold Passes, $130 for Platinum

For one low price, enjoy lunch and dinner every time you visit all season long. Regular Passholders may dine at up to 14 locations in Knott’s Berry Farm, and Gold and Platinum Passholders may dine at 2 additional locations at Knott’s Soak City Waterpark. It pays for itself in just four visits!

2020 All-Season Drink Refills – $31.99

Choose between the All Season Souvenir Bottle or bottle free Season Pass Drink Plan and refresh every visit in 2020 with unlimited drink refills. Enjoy Coca-Cola beverages throughout Knott’s Berry Farm and Knott’s Soak City Waterpark.

2020 All-Season Unlimited Digital Photos – $49.99

Buy today and start capturing your photos immediately! Your 2020 All Season FunPix can be used for the rest of the 2019 season. Capture a season of memories when you add FunPix to your 2020 Season Pass and get unlimited digital photos from select rides and Peanuts Meet & Greets.

2020 All-Season Unlimited Locker Rentals – $150

Keep your valuables secured all season in 2020 when you add All Season Locker Rentals to your 2020 Season Pass.

My family and I will definitely be a Knott’s Berry Farm next year. It brings my family so much joy and we love spending time there as a family or with friends. Hopefully I will see you there…and if you do spot us, don’t be shy. Come say “Hi!”

You can also follow our Knott’s Berry Farm adventures, on instagram @Popsicleblog.

Universal Studios Hollywood: Why You Need to Go this Summer!

All summer, my boys have been anxiously waiting to go to Universal Studios Hollywood. We love it there, and were especially excited to go on the all-new Jurassic World – the Ride! Last week, the boy’s summer wish finally came true. We headed to the park to enjoy a day full of fun…and to spend time with some dinosaurs!

What we love most about Universal Studios Hollywood is the magical way they bring to life the movies. Everywhere you look, it practically looks like a scene out of a film or television show. You could spend all day taking pictures of the park and never ever go on a ride if you felt like it. From the Wizarding World of Harry Potter to Simpson’s Land to Minion Land to the Studio Tour tram ride, you never feel like you are in reality.

Our day started with heading down to Jurassic World – the Ride. We just couldn’t wait any longer. The Jurassic Park Ride was our favorite, so we were excited to see how changed and was made into the Jurassic World version.

We weren’t dissappointed! Jurassic World – the Ride is still AWESOME! Riders are able to feel like they have entered into Jurassic World and is brought to life with the addition of iconic dinosaurs from the movie, including the colossal Indominus rex and the magnificent aquatic Mosasaurus.

Of course, they just couldn’t get rid of the AWESOME drop at the end of the ride. It’s still there, so don’t worry! We LOVED it and you’re going to love it too.

Dani was to short to ride Jurassic World – the Ride, so luckily we were able to utilize rider switch. This is where your party can wait in line as usual, but when you get off the ride, you can ask for a rider switch pass for two people. That the person who has stayed off the ride watching the little ones can then ride it without having to wait in the long line again. The psss is good for 2 people, and they can enter the express lane to ride.

While the big boys rode Jurassic World – the Ride first, Dani and I had a great time exploring the newly renovated Dino Play area for kids. They added so much to this area. This new interactive area has been designed to inspire children of all ages to explore and excavate giant dinosaur fossils. They have added musical instruments, rope bridges, and climbing areas. They have included lots of fun facts around the play structures that can help teach kids and adults about dinosaurs.

The boys and I switched places so that I could ride Jurassic World – the Ride….so good! And then we headed to lunch at the Jurassic Café. Their new menu includes Costa Rican-inspired cuisine and flavorful Tiki cocktails. Our top choices were the guacamole with plantain chips and the butter cake. YUM!

You can also check out the all-new tropical Isla Nu-bar with Jurassic drinks to cool you down. Or head to the Jurassic Outfitters store and see an array of souvenir limited edition and one-of-a-kind dimensional dinosaur sculptures.

The final experience in the Jurassic World area of Universal Studios is the elaborately themed “Raptor Encounter”. We loved this…as it seems so real! Owen makes an appearance with Blue, the beloved Velociraptor from the JURASSIC WORLD movies. Guests get to have a daring face-to-face encounter with her. Plus, they have adde the addition of two new dinosaurs – a Baby Raptor with her Raptor Handler and a life-size Triceratops. You can find this experience just outside the “Jurassic World—The Ride” entrance.

After all the Jurassic World fun, we headed over to one of our favorite attractions, the Studio Tour. This is where you take a tram and head down to the Universal Studios Backlot where they film movies and television shows. It also have a couple of ride experiences such at King Kong Skull Island, Earthquake and Fast and Furious. The great thing about the Studio Tram Tour is that it is never the same. Since they are always changing the sets for movies and filming in different locations, they have to switch it up. Plus you get a different tour guide each time.

Everyone can go on the Studio Tour so this is a great ride to go on when everyone needs to rest their feet and cool down. Our favorite part has to be JAWS. I still remember this part from when I was little.

What to Do with Toddlers at Universal Studios Hollywood

It is true that there aren’t many rides for toddlers at Universal Studios Hollywood. You must be 40 inches tall to ride most everything. So if you child loves rides, you may want to wait to go to Universal until they reach this height requirement. However, I have taken my toddler many times and haver still had a lot of fun.

After we when on the Studio Tour, the boys wanted to go on the rest of the rides that Dani wasn’t tall enough for. We could have opted to use “rider switch,” but I thought the best thing would be for the boys to ride rides, and I take Dani around to do other things. Toddlers can go on the Studio Tour, Kung Fu Panda Adventure, Super Swirly Fun Ride, all the great shows, and the Minion Land Water Park. Plus there is so much to see, you could just wonder around the park and still never get board.

It was hot, so we opted to play in the fountains in the middle of the Universal Studios Plaza. We also checked out the water area in Minion Land. Luckily I remembered a swimsuit and towel. Plus, kids need to be wearing shoes at all times. So I suggest bringing waterproofs shoes to use.

Did I mention that the Dreamworks Trolls have come to Universal Studios Hollywood? We got to meet Poppy, Branch and Guy Diamond. They dance, and greet guests and even fart glitter LOL.

The last thing on our list for the day was going to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. The kids have wands, so they were excited to see if they could still cast those spells around the land. Honeydukes Candy Store is always a hit and we definitely wanted some frozen butter beer. We stayed until DARK!

We ended the day watching the return of the Hogwartz Dark Arts show. It illuminates the evening sky with nightly shows featuring lights, music and special effects. It was AWESOME!

What a spectacular day! We always love our visits to Universal Studios Hollywood. It’s clean, fun and there is so much to do. If you live in Southern California or are just visiting, I highly recommend putting it on your list of things to do.

{Disclosure: We were invited guest of Universal Studios, however, we would go regardless. We love it there! All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.}

Ugly Dolls Backyard Movie Party

I had fun setting up a backyard movie party for the kids the other night in celebration of UglyDolls the Movie coming out on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand this week. Of course we had to have an UglyDolls party. We made popcorn with gumdrops and strawberry lemonade. We also brought out blankets and pillows to lay out on the grass. Movies under the stars are so much fun! Plus, included with the movie, is an all-new sing-along edition that is stuffed with fun bonus features.

UglyDolls, is a fun and quirky animated musical centered around the unique town of Uglyville. It is inspired by the global plush phenomenon and based on the UglyDoll characters created by David Horvath and Sun-Min Kim, UglyDollsis filled with colorful and adorable characters and packed with powerful messages of inclusion and empowerment.

The best part is that UglyDolls features a star-studded voice cast including Kelly Clarkson, Nick Jonas, Janelle Monáe, Blake Shelton, Pitbull, Wanda Sykes and Gabriel Iglesias. This talented cast brought their characters to life!

In Uglyville, weird is celebrated, strange is special and beauty is embraced as more than simply meets the eye. When Moxy (The voice of Kelly Clarkson) and the UglyDolls discover Perfection, a town where dolls are seen through a strict model of attractiveness, they confront what it means to be different, struggle with their desire to be loved, and ultimately discover that you don’t have to be perfect to be amazing.

The humorous and heartwarming film comes home with vibrant bonus content such as featurettes that reveal how the talented cast brought their characters to life, hilarious games with the cast and a sneak peek of the exclusive sing-along edition’s interactive entertainment. Plus, there is also an exclusive, all-new sing-along edition and stuffed with exciting bonus features allowing fans everywhere to dive deeper into the world of Uglyville.

We loved the message of of inclusion and empowerment that UglyDolls shared. It was the perfect movie to watch this summer at our backyard movie party. We hope you too can grab a couple of huggable UglyDolls to cuddle up with and have your own UglyDolls Party. Since it’s out on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand now, you can watch it as much as you’d like!

{Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. We were given the Ugly Dolls DVD and party supplies. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own!}

The Best Summer Ever at Great Wolf Lodge

(Make sure to head down to the bottom of this post for the BEST DEAL EVER!)

Where can you got this summer, to play on waterslides all day, have story time with Wiley the Wolf, make s’mores and sing campfire songs to end the day? Look no further to Great Wolf Lodge! There are so many new things and special deals happening this summer at Great Wolf!

I have mentioned many time before about how much our family loves Great Wolf Lodge. It’s the first vacation that we have taken as a family where I’ve felt care-free. My kids always have the best time, and everything is in one place. No loading up the car for meals or going places. I think every family can have a blast…especially with these new summer deals! You gotta fit a stay at Great Wolf into your summer finale plans. Check these out…

Great Wolf’s Summer Camp-In

If you haven’t heard, Great Wolf Lodge has taken the summer tradition of camping and turned it outside-in with an all-new family escape called Summer Camp-In! From Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend, all Great Wolf Lodge resorts will celebrate the joys of camping with an array of special activities and events designed for families to participate in together.

The lodges themselves will be decked out for summer camp and resort staff will be dressed in camp counselor gear. Select guest rooms will have a camp theme with everything from pennant bunting and yellow gingham bed scarves to actual in-room tents and campfire lanterns. The camp-themed rooms are exclusively for the Summer Camp-In celebration and will provide guests with a true feeling of being in the great outdoors. 

Then, get ready for nonstop with pool parties, character appearances, games, music, feasting on flame-grilled barbecue “camp cuisine” and more. When the sun goes down the fun turns up with campfire sing-alongs, summer camp Story Time, dance parties and more. From outdoor yoga to camp bingo, moving their feet in a conga line or a kick-off-your-sandals pool party, families will blaze trails to summer fun like never before. Here are a few highlights of summer fun at Great Wolf Lodge:

  • Character Breakfast: Wiley the Wolf, Oliver Raccoon, Sammy the Squirrel and other characters will treat guests to a morning breakfast buffet with some flag-raising fun, tasty food and festivities. Enjoy counselor-led songs, dances, napkin twirling and photos and autographs from Wiley and friends.. 
  • Pool Party: Guests can jump in and have a splash-tastic time with games, DJ music and refreshments all poolside. Activities include how low can you go in the limbo, rubber duck races, corn hole toss and a conga dance to cap it all off. 
  • Trailblazer Challenge: Sign up for select activities and earn a badge for every game you complete. Participate in different arts and crafts projects such as friendship bracelet making and rubber ducky decorating, family trivia and corn hole challenges. When campers collect ten badges, they earn the ultimate honor – the title of Trailblazer. 
  • BBQ: Got a hankerin’ for a camper feast served hot off the grill? Mouthwatering BBQ anchors dinner menus at the resort’s main restaurant. After all, no summer camp should be without BBQ and all the fixins’. Step right up, campers!  
  • S’mores: Families should make sure to leave s’more room for that savory staple of summer camp as a special s’mores dessert bar will be featured during the Summer Camp-In celebration. 
  • Campfire Ceremony: End the day with family around a crackling fire. From the ceremony of lighting the fireplace the nighttime fun begins. There’s singing, face painting, s’mores, silly story-swapping, character shows and the time-honored Great Wolf Lodge tradition, Story Time. Groove the night away at a rollicking, DJ-led dance party under the stars. Linger longer for nighttime bowling or a hole in one mini golf challenge.

Did you read about the S’MORES? Great Wolf Lodge’s Master S’morelier has created some specialty s’mores for Great Wolf Lodge Guests! Imagine flavored marshmallows with interesting toppings – Passionfruit, Bacon -Infused, or Dulce de Leche. Wow, I bet they are amazing. They will be offered alongside traditional versions at a decadent s’mores dessert bar nightly at the lodge’s Summer Camp-In Jamboree. The s’mores dessert bar is only available during the Summer Camp-In celebration where guests can purchase a s’more from the dessert bar starting at $1.99, with the Master S’morelier creations starting at $2.99. YUM!

For more information on Great Wolf Resorts and its brands of indoor water park resorts, visit greatwolf.com

Introducing Day Passes to the Great Wolf Lodge Waterpark

Now you don’t have to stay over night toplay at the Great Wolf Lodge Waterpark! Great Wolf Lodge has announced that it is offering day passes to the waterpark for the first time ever. Yipee. Previously only available to guests staying on property, families can choose to howl for a single day with a brand-new waterpark day pass starting at $50 per person, available at all of its U.S. resorts this summer.

Best End of Summer Great Wolf Lodge Deal!

This is the best deal I have ever seen at Great Wolf Lodge. Summer is heating up and Great Wolf Lodge Southern California is announcing its HOTTEST sale yet with savings up to 58% off

Great Wolf’s indoor waterpark is a pleasant 84-degrees all year-round and to celebrate, they are offering their first-ever 84 Degrees Sale! For one day only on August 4, 2019, guests will be able to book rooms starting at $84/night for stays from September 2 to October 31, 2019, at any U.S. location. This rate is available for stays Sunday-Thursday and blackout dates apply. To book, use promo code 84DEGREES online at greatwolf.com, or mention code while booking over the phone (new reservations only).

101 Tips for Visiting Knott’s Berry Farm

Best Tips for Visiting Knott's Berry Farm

We LOVE Knott’s Berry Farm!!! We love it so much that we’ve been over 100 times and would love to share all our Best Tips for Visiting Knott’s Berry Farm with you. Hopefully you can use some of them to make your visit to Knott’s extra enjoyable! There are 101 tips on this list…Do you have any more??

Get the best prices at Knott’s

1) Pre-purchase your tickets, food and parking online so you are not paying full price at the gate. You can get tickets on the Knott’s website for less.

2) You can get discounted tickets on Goldstar!

3) Knott’s has bring-a-friend days for Season passholders where you can get up to 4 friends in for a discounted price.

4) Get a Season Pass – for a low price, you can enjoy Knott’s all year long. This is the best deal ever in my opinion!

General Tips for Visiting Knott’s

5) Check isitpacked.com to check how the general crowds will be in the park that day.

6) Follow Knott’s on Facebook and Instagram for special news updates

7) Knott’s has fun happenings all year long called Season of Fun – you will want to visit all year long to experience all the seasons!

  • Peanuts Celebration
  • Boysenberry Festival
  • Ghost Town Alive! & Summer Nights
  • Knott’s Spooky Farm
  • Knott’s Merry Farm

8) You can rent a locker to hold all your stuff all day. Lockers are located near the Ghost Town Bakery in Ghost Town.

9) There are 4 ATM’s inside of Knott’s – at Lee’s Last Stop Service store near Xcelerator, inside Classic Candy near the Charleston Fountain, at Peppermint Patty’s Candy Cabin in Camp Snoopy, and inside the General Store in Ghost Town.

10) Follow the hashtag #Berrybloggers on Instagram for insider tips on visiting Knott’s.

11) The First Aid Center is in Ghost Town near Ghost Rider.

12) Buy a Single Day FunPix card to document all of the fun you’re having at Knott’s!

13) Take a peek into the parks from the comfort of your own home through one of the Knott’s Webcams. You may be able to see how crowded it is.

14) Learn more about California History by checking out the California Mission models located throughout Fiesta Village

Tips for Rides at Knott’s

15) The longest lines in the park is usually Ghost Rider, Pony Express, and Silver Bullet. Try to get to the park at opening, and ride these coasters first.

16) Use the Knott’s App to check for ride wait times.

17) If you want to skip the lines, you can purchase a Fast Lane Pass for an additional fee. This is AMAZING for crowded days. You only need to purchase for those who want to ride coasters and thrill rides.

Tips for Shows at Knott’s

18) The shows at Knott’s are popular, so make sure to arrive at least 15 minutes before the shows begin.

19) The Snoopy on Ice Show happens during Merry Farm, and is a must see!

20) At the Wild West Stunt Show, you can sit in one of the stage coaches if you get there early. Best place to sit if you want some shade.

21) Meet Native Americans at the Native American Dance presentation. It’s filled with amazing movement, mesmerizing stories and fascinating culture and history.

Tips for Knott’s Berry Farm Food

22) Purchase a Single Meal Deal online for less than inside the park. Includes one entrée, side and a regular size fountain drink at any of the 16 participating locations throughout Knott’s Berry Farm.

23) Purchase an All Day Dining Plan. You’ll never go hungry, and you’ll save a bundle all day long. Enjoy an entrée and a side at any of the 16 participating locations throughout Knott’s Berry Farm every 90 minutes for one low price. (Drinks not included with this one.)

24) These food locations inside Knott’s accept dining plans:

  • Beachy Keen’s Pizza
  • Boardwalk BBQ
  • Calico Fry Company
  • Cantina
  • Coasters Diner
  • Fiesta Dogs
  • Fireman’s BBQ
  • Grizzly Creek Lodge
  • La Papa Loca
  • Panda Express
  • Sutter’s Grill
  • Sutter’s Pizza
  • Wilderness Broiler

25) Purchase a refillable drink cup for unlimited refills on the day of purchase. Refills are $1 after that. 

26) Special Dietary Needs

27) Want a Knott’s chicken dinner but don’t want to dine at Mrs. Knott’s Chicken Dinner Restaurant? You can get a full chicken dinner to go at Chicken-To-Go located outside the park next to Mrs. Knott’s Chicken Dinner Restaurant. You can even bring it into the park.

28) Make reservations for Mrs. Knott’s Chicken Dinner Restaurant on OpenTable so you don’t have to wait in line.

29) There are Starbucks located at the entrance to Knott’s and inside the park at Gourmet Coffee Hut near the Charleston Fountain. Hint: You can get the exclusive Boysenberry Frappuccino year round at these Starbucks.

30) Funnel cakes, popcorn, and churro sundaes make great sharable treats.

31) There is a Johnny Rocket’s and a Panda Express located within the park if you are looking to get food that is more familiar to you.

32) At the Classic Candy Store, they sell 2-foot licorice ropes in lots of yummy flavors. It’s buy 2 get 1 free!

33) You can get a boysenberry pie milkshake at the Ghost Town Grill. AMAZING

34) Need to feed a family. You can purchase full sized pizzas at Wagon Wheel Pizza, Beach Keen’s Pizza and Sutter’s Pizza

35) You can purchase alcohol at Judge Roy Bean’s Hitchin’ Post, the Calico Saloon, Boardwalk BBQ and the Cantina.

36) You can get the best deals on single cookies, cupcakes and donuts at the Ghost Town Bakery.

37) Knott’s sells Boysenberry Icees, a flavor only sold at Knott’s.

38) Want to have a special Snoopy experience while eating breakfast? Go to the Amber Waves Breakfast Buffet at the Knott’s Hotel. Snoopy comes during breakfast for a visit. Make sure to double check the times at which he comes.

39) You can bring a small amount of food into the park for those with dietary restrictions. Just don’t bring in fast food with the wrappers still on. Make sure to pack it in ziplocks and tupperware containers. You can also bring unopened water and sports drinks into the park.

40) The best donuts are found at DoughKnott’s located near the entrance to Knott’s Berry Farm.

Tips for Knott’s Season Pass Holders

41) Season Passholders get early entry into Knott’s all summer long.

42) Use your Season Pass to get 10% – 20% discounts on food and merchandise. Save 15% at the Knott’s Berry Farm Hotel.

43) Join Knott’s Season Passholders Group on Facebook, and/or search for Knott’s Groups on Facebook to chat with other Knott’s Season Passholder’s and fans!

44) You can load your Season Pass (and other family member’s passes) onto the Knott’s App on your phone so that you don’t have to get your season pass card out.

45) Purchase an All Season Souvenir Bottle for unlimited drink refills all year long.

46) There’s a new refillable popcorn Snoopy bucket. You can refill with popcorn for $1 all year long.

Tips for Using the Knott’s App

46) Trust me. Load the Knott’s App onto your phone. It can help you navigate the park with ease.

47) The interactive map on the app helps you find your location and every ride, restaurant, shop and show easily.

48) While inside the interactive map, choose the category you would like to view. Then press the location symbol on the top right of the screen for detailed descriptions.

49) Knott’s App has show times and wait times for all the rides!

50) Knott’s App has sections for all the rides in categories so you can choose the ones that are best for you – coasters, thrill, family, and kids.

51) You can attach your FunPix photos to the app.

Tips for Birthday Parties at Knott’s

Although Knott’s doesn’t have a formal birthday package, you can still enjoy your birthday at Knott’s. Read this blog post on How to Celebrate Your Birthday at Knott’s, and follow these tips below for the best Knott’s Birthday ever.

52) Get a Happy Birthday Button at Guest Services.

53) Purchase Happy Birthday Snoopy Ears

54) The Knott’s Bakery sell birthday cakes that are delicious and very reasonable in price.

55) During Ghost Town Alive! you can have the birthday person’s name added to the newspaper. Just talk to one of the characters.

Tips for Knott’s with Kids

56) Use the “Parent Locator Service” for your kids. Register your child with the Information Office when you arrive, so that if he or she is found without you, your cell phone number will be on file. They give you wristbands to help.

57) Camp Snoopy has the most of rides for kids and toddlers…plus a cute Snoopy show at the Campy Snoopy Theater,  a family-friendly restaurant called Grizzly Creek Lodge and a baby changing center.

58) Use the Knott’s App to check height restrictions ahead of time to avoid meltdowns

59) Visit and get your picture taken with Snoopy and the Peanuts gang at Beagle Scout Headquarters located near Flying Ace. Snoopy and his friends are there throughout the day. Your best chance to catch them is directly after the shows at the Camp Snoopy Theater.

60) If there a lot of day camps when you are visiting, save visiting Camp Snoopy until the afternoon when the day camps start to leave the park.

61) Cheapest souvenirs are pressed pennies. Make them at the Penny Press near the Mystery Lodge. You will need two quarters and a penny for each pressed penny you want to make. You can even buy a pressed penny book at the Mystery Lodge to keep them organized.

62) There is a mini play area in Camp Snoopy with logs to climb on and shade.

63) Are your kids too short to go on the Calico Rapids River Ride? Walk down to the area near the entrance of Pony Express. There they can have fun blasting the Calico River Rapids riders with water while you wait for the rest of your party to ride it.

64) There is a carousel in Fiesta Village with lots of cool vintage carousel animals. It’s a great ride for younger kids to enjoy while the big kids go on the other rides in Fiesta Village.

65) In Camp Snoopy, there is a suspension bridge that takes you into a cave behind the waterfall. It’s fun and cool!

66) Are your little ones thrill-seekers? Have them board their first roller coaster, Timberline Twister in Camp Snoopy.

Tips for Knott’s with Babies

66) There is a nursing room with changing tables and rocking chairs located in Camp Snoopy near the Timberland Twister. (kiddie roller coaster)

67) Addition Baby Changing Stations at located at the Mystery Lodge, Excelerator Bathrooms and the Market Place (outside the park near Mrs. Knott’s Chicken Dinner Restaurant).

68) Need a shady spot to rest? Here are some of my favorite shady spots around Knott’s:

  • Ghost Town near the Pitchur Gallery
  • Camp Snoopy near the waterfall and Grizzly Creek Lodge,
  • Under the patio cover at Boardwalk BBQ
  • Tables and area near Charles M. Schultz Theater and Wheeler Dealer Bumper Cars
  • Entrance near the Mystery Lodge

69) They sell baby necessities at Snoopy’s Camp Store

70) Knott’s allows strollers and wagons into the park.

71) Use Parent Swap and avoid having to stand in line twice for height-restricted rides.

Tips to Stay Cool at Knott’s 

72) Get wet on the water rides. Timber Mountain Log Ride and Grizzly Creek Rapids are the two rides at Knott’s Berry Farm that have water. Make sure to bring extra socks or to wear waterproof shoes to avoid having to walk around in wet shoes all day.

73) Head into one the indoor shows to rest your feet and some air conditioning. (Charles M. Schultz Theater, Birdcage Theater, Calico Saloon)

74) Eat a meal inside one of the Knott’s restaurants.

75) Bring a portable fan or water misting spray bottle.

76) Boysenberry soft serve from The Churro Factory. Enough said.

77) Purchase a cooling bandana to take with you into the park. These work great!

Tips for Visiting Knott’s for the First Time

Although there are tons of great things to do at Knott’s, these are my tops picks if you are visiting for the first time!

78) Ride the Timber Mountain Log Ride and Calico Mining Ride. These rides are iconic.

79) Eat at Mrs. Knott’s Chicken Dinner Restaurant. The fried chicken is famous, and the reason Knott’s is here today.

80) Visit Calico Ghost Town. This is the oldest section of Knott’s and full of history. If you see a cowboy or one of the townspeople of Calico, ask them to tell you a little bit about the history.

81) Take a picture with the cowboy statues next to the Calico Hotel and the saloon girl statues near the Calico Saloon.

82) Get your family photo taken at the Pitchur Gallery. They dress you up in western wear and take an old fashioned photo. It’s an amazing keepsake and so much fun.

89) Visit the Berry Patch across from Silver Bullet to learn more about the little berry that started it all, the boysenberry, which helped create California’s First Theme Park.

83) Now you must get a slice of boysenberry pie at the Ghost Town Bakery, Farm Bakery, Mrs. Knott’s Chicken Dinner Restaurant or Ghost Town Grill since boysenberries were founded here.

84) See a show at the Charles M. Schultz Theater. Snoopy on Ice or the summer shows are top notch entertainment.

85) Get a funnel cake. Preferable topped with boysenberry topping.

86) Ride the Calico Railroad. You may get a visit from some robbers in this real life working Steam Engine.

87) If you are brave enough to ride Hangtime, do it! It’s the first and only dive coaster in California, and towers over 150 feet with a beyond vertical drop. Yikes!

88) Take a jar of Boysenberry preserves home with you to enjoy Knott’s after you leave.

90) You can ride a real stagecoach pulled by the Knott’s horses. It’s located near Calico Square next to the entrance of Fiesta Village.

Tips for Visiting Calico Ghost Town

Calico Ghost Town is the oldest area of the Farm. Here are some fun things to check out while in town.

91) Say hello to Sad Eye Joe–he’s been serving (on the wrong side of the law) a LONG time! He’s locked up in a jailhouse in Ghost Town, where he’s been sitting since 1880. If you peek through the bars, he’ll talk to you. Want Sad Eye Joe to surprise your friends? Tell the hotel manager some information about them.

92) Find the beating heart grave at the Boot Hill Cemetery. You must stand on top of the graves to feel the heartbeat.

93) You can pan for real gold at Knott’s. Panning for gold is located near the entrance for Ghostrider.

94) Visit the Blacksmith and have him show you a demonstration on making horseshoes.

95) Bird Cage Theatre hosts great musicals and shows throughout the year. Stop by and rest your feet while watching one of their iconic shows.

96) You can meet the real animals of Knott’s at the Livery Stable.

97) Visit the Old Schoolhouse. A real school house from 1879 that was brought to Knott’s Berry Farm in 1952. The teacher in the schoolhouse is a real historian and will tell you all about it. 

98) Visit the Western Trails Museum, located across from the Bank. It is filled with curiosities from the days of old.

99) You can watch people actually knit and sew year round in Ghost Town.

100) See “live” baby rattlers next to Boot Hill Cemetery

101) Pump water at the old water pump in front of the Pitchur Gallery. Kids love this!

Most of all…

Have Fun! Knott’s has so much to do, you will have a blast exploring all there is to do with your friends and family.

Knott’s Berry Farm Ticket Giveaway

Here is your chance to win a Knott’s Berry Farm Prize Package!!! Prize package is valued at $836 and includes:

  • 4 pack of general admission tickets (value $84 each) 
  • 4 pack of single day Fast Lane wristbands (value $85 each)
  • 4 pack of  Summer Nights Tasting Cards (value $35 each) 
  • 1 Parking Pass (value $20) 

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