Seniors - browse large market place and wide range of specialty shops.
Knott's Berry Farm
8039 Beach Blvd., Buena Park, CA 90620; (714) 220-5200;
Open Daily : Except Christmas 10AM-8PM (Hours may vary);
On-site Parking : $9 Auto / $15 RV;
Admission: $40.95 Adult / $14.95 Child (Mar 2005);
The Knott's family originally settled this area to run a large berry farm. They fortunes rose quickly after
crossing blackberries and raspberries to create a new boysenberry that became quite popular. They then opened a major
In 1949 they started hosting a stagecoach ride to entertain guests to the marketplace. Other rides and attractions
were eventually added and shaped into the big amusement complex you see today. Major theme areas include :
Camp Snoopy /
Ghost Town /
Soak City /
Indian Trails /
California Marketplace and
Tour Buena Park
Several major entertainment attractions are located here besides Knott's.
Medieval Times /
Movieland Wax Museum /
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Special Events at Knott's
Knott's Christmas Crafts Village
Each year beginning Thanksgiving Day and continuing through Christmas Eve, Knott's turns its historic Ghost Town into an enchanted 1880s
Victorian shopping village brimming with strolling carolers, community choirs, brass bands and dozens of artisans and crafts folk selling their one-of-a-kind wares.
Kids can visit with Santa in his workshop and munch on treats in Mrs. Claus' Kitchen.
Knott's Annual non-scare celebration of Halloween cheer rather than fear located throughout our six-acre Camp Snoopy.
This daytime trick-or-treating event with Snoopy and the Peanuts gang features costume contests, special live entertainment, seasonal
games and hands on activities. All Camp Spooky activities are included with regular park admission.
Knott's Halloween Haunt
It's the annual park-wide monster bash you don't want to miss. Knott's annual park-wide spooktacular remains the World's First and Biggest Halloween
Theme Park Event and the "Scariest Place on Earth".
Super Thrill Rides
This section covers the gnarly fast wild rides that the big kids crave.
See the Camp Snoopy area for a variety of mini-rides suitable for little children.
GhostRider - Giant Roller Coaster
Looming 118 feet over historic Ghost Town, GhostRider is the single-largest attraction in park history and one of the
longest and tallest wooden roller coasters in the world. Brave riders enter a mysterious mine, only to be strapped into
gold, silver and copper mining cars and sent along 4,533 feet of twisting, unforgiving timber.
Silver Bullet - High-Speed Coaster
Knott's newest addition (2005) is this high speed twisting, turning and looping steel monster.
Supreme Scream - Super Drop
This is that supertall vertical tower on the far north side of the park. I'll let you guess how fast and far that
basket or riders is about to drop.
Jaguar! - The Big Cat of Roller Coasters
Roller-coaster thrill ride
Montezooma's Revenge - blast from 0 to 60 in just 3 seconds through two giant, seven-story loops.
Screamin' Swing - One very large flying swing ride that you'll never forget.
Dragon Swing -
Xcelerator - 50's themed steel coaster shoots you straight up high in the
air and then plummets straight down. One of the nastiest vertical drops I've ever seen in a roller coaster.
Perilous Plunge - Just 34 feet shorter than mighty Niagara Falls, Knott's water thrill ride in the Boardwalk themed area sends boats down a world-record 115-foot water chute at a revolutionary 75-degree angle -- just 15 degrees from sheer vertical. Be prepared to get soaked on this exhilarating plunge!
Supreme Scream - One of the world's tallest, most radical thrill adventures. In seconds, you're propelled straight up, 254 feet in midair.
Boomerang - Roller-coaster runs you thru six loops in less than 1 minute! Then does the whole trip backwards.
Hammerhead - Major thrill ride
Windjammer - Major thrill ride
Shows and Street Theater
Knott's has some great live street theater happening throughout the day.
Ask for the daily show guide when you enter the park.
Knott's Wild West Stunt Show - Wagon Camp Theater
Absolute must for the kids who need to see an old western gunfight and full contact stunt show.
Arrive early and get a comfortable seat in one of the wagons around the perimeter.
Large outdoor theater is located just inside the main entrance.
Birdcage Theater - Ghost Town
In the heart of Ghost Town is this genuine saloon theater with some overdone melodramatic comedy.
Travelin' Medicine Man - Ghost Town
You might have to search a big diligently around Ghost Town to find where this
kooky character has parked his wagon and is preparing to hawk his latest collection of
Camp Snoopy Theater -
Great for little tykes who idolize Snoopy, Charlie Brown and all of the Peanuts Gang.
Independence Hall -
An exact replica of the real thing, shows are held daily bringing this bit of history to life.
Mystery Lodge - Near Big Foot Rapids
I didn't get to make in during my last visit, so I guess what show they feature here is still a mystery.
Calico Square - Near Railroad Station
Venue for special concert and community showcase performances.
Ghost Town - Theme Area
1880's western boom town with cowboys, gunfights, stagecoaches, traveling medicine man show and
gold panning. Authentic in (almost) every detail, Ghost Town has a real Sheriff and buildings transported from mining towns throughout the West!
GhostRider - Giant Roller Coaster
Looming 118 feet over historic Ghost Town, GhostRider is the single-largest attraction in park history and one of the longest and tallest wooden roller coasters in the world. Brave riders enter a mysterious mine, only to be strapped into gold, silver and copper mining cars and sent along 4,533 feet of twisting, unforgiving timber.
Timber Mountain Log Ride - Water flume thrill ride
Careen through the darkness of a twisting 2,100-foot waterway at speeds of 8 - 12 feet per second and plummet down a
furious flume propelled by 24,000 gallons of water at your back. (Suitable for the whole family.)
Ghost Town Calico Railroad - Steam engine train ride
Despite years of bandit hold-ups, the world's last narrow-gauge steam train still departs daily from Ghost Town
Station for a round-trip tour of the Park.
Calico Mine Ride - Adventure Ride
Descend into the dark depths of Knott's very own gold mine to the infamous Calico Glory Hole.
(Suitable for the whole family.)
Butterfield Stage Coach - Adventure Ride
Catch an original Butterfield Stage in Ghost Town for a rowdy ride back through time.
The oldest (since 1949) and slowest (horse drawn carriage) thrill ride in Knott's. All aboard the pony express.
Western Trails Museum - Museum
Knott's special collection of genuine old west California memorabilia including early coins and guns.
Old School House - Museum
Full scale replica of a 1875 western school house includes original books, desk, chalkboard and potbelly stove.
Bandit Bob's Arcade - Video game arcade
Silver Dollar Shooting Gallery - Test your skills to survive the Wild West
Ghost Town Jail - Hear Sad Eye Joe's tail of woe.
Gold Miners Exchange - How the west was really - panning for gold.
There's real gold to be found here and the truly industrious.
A number of old west themed specialty shops are found here.
Tinker's Shop - Souvenirs
Geode Shop - Cutting and polishing of geodes and mineral art.
Pemmican and Pickle - Western-style beef jerky
Sutter's - Burgers, chili fries, pizza and funnel cake
Kids Korral - Toys and apparel includes western style Snoopy
Ghost Town Bakery - Hot cinnamon rolls and boysenberry pie
Gold Trails Mercantile - Victorian gifts, clothing and jewelry
Blacksmith - Watch for horseshoes and other western merchandise fabricated over a hot fire
Bear Shop - Favorite bear sourvenirs
Miss Doolittle's Dollie Workshop - Kids create their own collectables.
Ghost Town Candy -
Glass Blower -
Ghost Town Magic -
Calico Toy -
Calico Sign Carver -
Kamon's Caricatures -
Hair Wraps -
Wood N Stuff -
Jewelry Shop -
Pitchur Gallery - Old west photography studio and costumes
General Store -
Silversmith - Hand crafted silver and turquiose jewelry art
Fiesta Village - Theme Area
This theme area is based on historic Spanish California.
It includes the following major thrill rides: