Knott’s Berry Farm: A Trip to a California Theme/Amusement Park

In April, I took a trip to Knott’s Berry Farm.  I knew nothing about it–and, truth be told–I initially thought it was going to be as impressive as a pop-up carnival.  I was wrong.

First of all, I was pleasantly surprised to find out that its theme is Snoopy!

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Entrance sign/Walking directions from the parking lot. Yay for Charlie Brown, Snoopy, & Woodstock!

As an avid fan of roller coasters, I made it my mission to ride every major roller coaster in the theme park. I arrived early enough that I breezed through seven rides in less than two hours, including: Supreme Scream, Silver Bullet®, Xcelerator, and Montezooma’s Revenge.

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Silver Bullet® : Inverted rollercoaster: 6 loops and 2 minutes long

After the roller coasters, I headed towards the main attraction: GhostRider.  The Knotts Berry Farm website boasts that GhostRider is “the longest, tallest, and fastest wooden roller coaster on the west coast…[with] over 4,500 feet of smooth new track”.  I almost wish I had ridden it first because it had the longest line (with over an hour wait time). Was it worth the wait?  Absolutely.

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Just a glimpse of the GhostRider before entering the park.

After the rides, it was time for souvenir/window shopping. Merchandise was reasonably priced/on par with other theme parks. Quite a bit of merchandise marketed with boysenberries thanks to the fact that there was a Boysenberry Festival that weekend.

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I had never eaten boysenberries before, so I had to try it.  What better way than as a topping to funnel cake?

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The boysenberry jam/topping was delicious, but it was far too much food. The two of us barely made a dent in it before calling it quits.

With the major rides conquered and a far-too sweet treat in my belly, it was time to call it a day.

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Thank you, Snoopy.  I will–eventually ^_^

Overall, I had a great time and I felt like the price of admission was well worth the cost of the park. While I had to have some recovery time (a sore neck the following day–I must be getting old!), I would gladly visit again.

Are there any other must-see amusement parks in California, or otherwise? Let me know so I can check them out. 🙂

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2 comments

  1. Anonymous · · Reply

    Glad you are having fun, not all is work, work work.. you needed that distraction congrates…

    1. Yep. It was great! Everything I wanted to do, done in half the day. 😀

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