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Knott's Berry Farm
8039 Beach Blvd Buena Park CA, 90620
(714) 220-5200
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Roller Coaster Photos
Coast Rider
Cycle Chase / Soap Box Racers
Montezooma's Revenge
Pony Express
Sierra Sidewinder
Silver Bullet
Timberline Twister
Hangtime (new for 2018, need photos)

Other Ride Photos
Bigfoot Rapids
Butterfield Stagecoach
Calico Mine Ride
Calico Railroad
Dragon Swing
Great Skate
Merry Go Round
Hat Dance
Mystery Lodge
Pacific Scrambler
Perilous Plunge
Rapid River Run
La Revolucion
Sky Cabin
Sol Spin
Surfside Gliders
Supreme Scream
Timber Mountain Log Ride
Voyage to the Iron Reef
Wave Swinger

TPR Trip Reports
West Coast Bash 2012
Knott's Halloween Haunt 2011
Windseeker Media Day 2011
West Coast Bash 2011
Halloween Haunt Event 2010
West Coast Bash 2010
TPR Visits Knott's - Christmas 2006
Halloween Haunt 2005 Photos
April 9th, 2005 Photos
March 4th, 2005 Photos
February 26th 2005 Visit with Silver Bullet Photos
Winter Coaster Solace 2005 Photos
Winter Coaster Solace 2004 Photos
Halloween Haunt 2003 Photos
Winter Coaster Solace 2003 Photos
Xcelerator Media Day Photos
Photos From Elissa's Move to California
Winter Coaster Solace - 2002 Photos
Winter Coaster Solace - 2001 Photos
Elissa's California 2001 Photos
Park Photos From 1999
GhostRider Construction and Media Day Photos - Dec. 1998

TPR Member Photo Trip Reports
May 15th, 2015 - Voyage to Iron Reef Media Day by ILoveRides
Knott's Merry Farm 2013 by ILoveRides
July, 2013 by mattnz
May 26, 2007 by Top Thrill Dragster
March 2007 by Erik Johnson
October 12, 2006 by JimmyBo
1976 Retro by montezooma

You should probably start your day with Hang Time (the 1st Dive coaster on the West Coast) and Xcelerator, the big launched coaster, followed by Monetzooma's Revenge (an intense, classic shuttle loop) and Jaguar (a not-so-classic family coaster with nice theming). Then take a ride on Sierra Sidewinder on your way to Silver Bullet, the park's inverted coaster, followed by Ghostrider (the woodie) and Pony Express.

Voyage to the Iron Reef brings a high quality dark ride back to Knott's. The other not-to-be-missed attractions are the Timber Mountain Log Ride (probably KBF's best attraction) and the Calico Mine Ride. Railroad buffs will enjoy a ride on the Calico Railroad, complete with train robbers.
Fried chicken, biscuits, and boysenberry jam are the stars here. Mrs. Knott's Chicken Dinner Restaurant in the Marketplace outside the park's main gate has been an institution for years--some locals love it, others complain that it "isn't what it used to be." It also draws good-sized crowds during the summer tourist season (there's a take-out location, as well).

Pink's, a famous Los Angeles hot dog joint, has a stand in the Marketplace also.

You'll find Johnny Rocket's, Panda Express, and the Spurs Chop House (steaks) inside the park. The Chow House serves chili and potato cream soup in a large sourdough bowl. Many people love Knott's boysenberry soda, too.

If none of these options sound appealing, there's always TGI Friday's, right across from the park's ticket booths.
Operating Season
Knott's is a year-round park. Check the park's Web site for operating times.
Established Seasonal events
Knott's Haunt is the original theme-park Halloween event, and it draws huge crowds starting in late September and through Halloween.

Knott's Merry Farm is the park's Christmas event, which involves fundraisers for Toys for Tots and other charities.

Snoopy's Starlight Spectacular is a festival of lights held in Camp Snoopy during the summer months.

The month long Boysenberry Festival occurs annual in March
Access & Location
Knott's is located at 8039 Beach Blvd. in Buena Park, Calif. (about 10 minutes from Disneyland). The park is served by I-91 (exit at Beach Blvd. or Knott Ave.) and I-5 (exit at Beach Blvd. or Knott Ave.).
Nearby Lodging
Knott's Berry Farm Hotel is adjacent to the park and offers packages that include admission and rooms. There are other hotels and motels in Buena Park near the park, as well.
Virtual Queue Options
Knott's Berry Farm offers "Fast Lane" for 13 of their most popular rides.
Knott's offers a variety of Old West-inspired entertainment, including a stunt show, a saloon show, and Native American dancing. Mystery Lodge is a unique show featuring Native American lore.
Coaster Expedition Volume 3
Coaster Expedition Volume 4
Downloadable Xcelerator Video
Download Wacky Soap Box Racers Video

Shane's Amusement Attic - 1978 Ride Tickets
2011 West Coast Bash Guide and Map
Mark's Postcard Paradise - Montezooma's Revenge
Mark's Postcard Paradise
Mark's Postcard Paradise - Windjammer

Park Maps
2009 Park Map
2006 Park Map
2004 Park Map
1996 Park Map
1991 Park Map
1979 Park Map
1978 Park Map
1976 Park Map

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