How to Celebrate Your Birthday at Knott’s Berry Farm

this year i had a special request from my middle son. he wanted to celebrate his 12th birthday at Knott’s Berry Farm with six of his friends. of course the answer was yes, as Knott’s Berry Farm is one of our family’s favorite places to be, and since we have annual passes, we wouldn’t have to buy tickets for ourselves, just our friends. i was so excited to celebrate my little guy at Knott’s and we ended up having the perfect party with his friends.

here are some insider tips on How to Celebrate Your Birthday at Knott’s Berry Farm.

Get a Happy Birthday Button

did you know that Knott’s Berry Farm gives free birthday buttons to those celebrating their birthday at Knott’s? well, they do! just head over to Guest Services, located in Ghost Town near the lockers, and tell them you are celebrating your birthday. they will customize a birthday button with your name on it for you to wear around the park and keep as a keepsake. this way, everyone will know it’s your birthday. and many of the employees in the park will stop you and wish your a Happy Birthday.

Wear Some Happy Birthday Snoopy Ears

now that you have your birthday button, i also suggest getting the Happy Birthday Snoopy Ears. you can purchase them in the Snoopy’s Headquarters right outside the park, at the General Store in Ghost Town or Snoopy’s Camp Store in Camp Snoopy. they are reasonably priced and make extra special photos for your birthday.

Get Fast Lane Passes for Your Party

now it’s time for some rides. the rides are some of the best things at Knott’s, but you’d probably rather skip the lines for your special day. i suggest if you can, splurge on Fast Lane Passes to let you skip some of the lines….especially the big roller coasters. this way you are your friends will get to go on the most rides possible!


Get a Birthday Cake at Knott’s

did you know that Knott’s Berry Farm sells birthday cakes! they actually sell all kinds of cakes…that are pretty tasty if i do say so myself. i would say this is Knott’s best kept secret. their bakery has so many great cakes and cupcakes of all flavors, that you can even have customize with a “Happy Birthday” message. the prices are pretty great too. during my son’s party at Knott’s, i stopped into the Farm bakery, and they customized a cake for me on the spot. it was really cute too…with a Snoopy’s face and colorful confetti. just perfect for his party.

you can pick up Knott’s Berry Farm cakes at the Mrs. Knott’s Bakery Express outside of Knott’s in the California Marketplace, or at the Ghost Town Bakery near Guest Services. you can call ahead to get a specific cake, or take your chances and get what they have. either way, i am sure you will be happy with your cake.

i am so happy Kyle decided to celebrate his birthday at Knott’s. it ended up being a very special day with his friends and family. and the little added birthday touches from Knott’s made are time celebrating extra special.


  1. Alystine Briceno says

    Hi! I’m alystine and I am celebrating my birthday probably at knotts Berry farm and I’m so excited. I recommend for a good birthday ride would probably be ghost rider. That is my all time favorite ride at knotts Berry farm. My birthday is on the 24th of march.I hope to get a bday badge.

    P.S. I’m sooooooo EXCITED

  2. Karen V. Harrell says

    Hi Jill,

    Jaden is celebrating his 12th bday here coming up on Feb. 4, but going on the 2nd (saturday), so this info was great.

    Can we take the cake to any restaurant to eat it with lunch/dinner? How soon should I order?

  3. Adrian Mccaskill says

    my birthay is comming up this year 11/25/1999/2018

  4. Sara says

    I would recommend Johnny rockets!! It’s fast food but it’s delicious and I’m sure your kids would love it!

  5. Stephanie Brennan says

    Hi – I’m planning on a birthday celebration at Knott’s for my soon to be 12 year old daughter!! I was inspired to see your blog and got some great ideas – thanks so much! But I wanted to ask you about restaurants there – the last time we went (and we hadn’t been there in years prior to this trip), we hit a spot that was not good – chicken tenders and Mac & cheese type fare. What would be your recommendation for the best restaurant in the park? I will be treating the girls to dinner there and want it to be good/nice! Thanks for your help!

    • Most people like to go to Mrs. Knott’s Chicken Dinner restaurant and get the chicken, they also have Chicken-to-go and Fridays right outside the park. Inside the park there is Coasters or Boardwalk BBQ which I recommend. Johnny Rockets and Panda Express are also favorites.


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