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!
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.
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.
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.
I had never eaten boysenberries before, so I had to try it. What better way than as a topping to funnel cake?
With the major rides conquered and a far-too sweet treat in my belly, it was time to call it a day.
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. 🙂