Is there a guide to Knott’s Berry Farm?
Kayte Deioma is an internationally published travel writer and photographer based in the Los Angeles area. There’s a complete guide to Knott’s Berry Farm including tons of information about where everything is located, height restrictions and making the most of your visit.
Can you bring food into Knott’s national park?
Additionally, no outside food items will be allowed to be brought inside Knott’s Theme Park (or Soak City water parks). Please note that all backpacks, purses and bags will be inspected upon entrance at the Main Gate. Small insulated coolers, no larger than 1’x1’x1’, filled only with water are allowed.
Can you bring a stroller into Knott’s?
Wagons used as strollers and coolers containing baby food are allowed. Additionally, no outside food items will be allowed to be brought inside Knott’s Theme Park (or Soak City water parks). Please note that all backpacks, purses and bags will be inspected upon entrance at the Main Gate.
How do you get around Knott’s national park with kids?
With Fast Lane for just the parents, you can enter through the exit and do this a lot faster, so the kids don’t get as bored waiting in line for a ride they can’t ride. Google Maps on the iPhone identifies the major rides, so it works better than the Knott’s iPhone app or printed map for finding your way around the park.
What is the ride safety policy at Ghost Rider?
Our Ride Safety Policy has been developed in consultation with industry experts, based on the recommendations of the manufacturer, our past experience, and our evaluation of each ride using our knowledge of the attraction both in normal and emergency operating conditions. Our prime consideration is the ability of each guest to endure the dynamics of a ride without risk of injury to that person or other riders. If you would like more rider information, please request a "Guest Assistance Guide" available at Guest Services, located across from the exit of Ghost Rider near Security/First Aid. We’ll be happy to brief you on our Guest Assistance Guide and explain how it applies to your specific situation. Most attractions cannot accommodate strollers, backpacks, cameras, stuffed animals, or bulky objects. Please leave them with a non-riding friend. Ride Operators cannot be responsible for these items.
How many people can be in the Walter Knott Theater?
Walter Knott Theater Show Access: The Walter Knott Theater is an indoor theater that seats up to 2100 guests. There are special viewing areas that will be able to accommodate guests in wheelchairs. For entry into the theatre, wait by the black and white doors located under the entrance ramp, across the pathway from the Wheeler Dealer Bumper Cars entrance. An usher will be there to assist the guest and his/her party to a seat.
How long is the Mystery Lodge show?
Mystery Lodge® (Theatre presentation) Show Access: Mystery Lodge will take guests on a magical multi-sensory journey deep into the Native North American culture through a 6-minute pre-show and a 9-minute show. Enter Mystery Lodge through the entrance, located to the left of the Bigfoot Rapids® exit. Contact the usher at the turnstile, in the queuing area, for assistance.
What is boardwalk ballroom?
Boardwalk Ballroom (Theatre presentation) Show Access: The Boardwalk Ballroom is a multi-purpose facility that can be used for dancing or for stage performances. There are special viewing areas that will be able to accommodate guests in wheelchairs. Enter the Boardwalk Ballroom through the entrance and an usher will be available to assist the guest and his/her party to a seat.
How to contact the park’s guest assistance?
The Guide outlines the specifics about each attraction, including height requirements and health restrictions. Feel free to contact Guest Services in advance at (714) 220-5200 with any additional questions.
What to do if you are separated during a park visit?
If you are separated during your visit, please contact any park employee for assistance.
How does alternate access work on a ride?
When that time arrives, the guest should use the Alternate Access Entrance and show the pass to the associate, who will assist the guest and their group with participating as well as issuing their next time based on that ride’s wait time. The process will continue throughout the day.
Don’t Pay Full Price
Paying at the gate is pretty much the only time you’ll need to pay full price at Knott’s. Use one of the discount options on the Knott’s tickets page to get your tickets online in advance to save a significant amount of money and avoid waiting in ticket lines.
Mid-week is least crowded, but during the school year has the shortest open hours, so you get less time for your money. On days when the park is open late, wait for the last hour to ride the rides with the longest lines, since half the people clear out an hour or two before the park closes.
Fast Lane for Some of the Group
The Fast Lane wristband can save you a lot of time waiting in line but can be pricey, especially on peak days. You don’t have to get Fast Lane for your whole group if not everyone wants to ride the extreme rides. One really good use of Fast Lane is when you have only one or two people who want to ride the bigger rides.
Parent Locator Service for Lost Kids
Many families will have a special appreciation for this "parent locator" service.
Parent Trade Off with Fast Lane Option
Like most parks these days, at Knott’s parents with children who are too small for the ride can wait in line together, then when you get to the ride, one parent waits with the children not riding, while the other parent rides, then when the first parent gets back to take the kids, the second one can ride.
Map Apps to Use On Site
Google Maps on the iPhone identifies the major rides, so it works better than the Knott’s iPhone app or printed map for finding your way around the park. Bing Maps Birds Eye View is one way to get the best aerial views to see the rides on a computer.
Check the Ride Names and Height Restrictions
There are 40 rides at Knott’s Berry Farm. If you don’t know the names of the rides, it’s hard to figure out what’s what on the map. If you know the name of the ride you’re looking for, it’s much easier (although still sometimes confusing) to locate it on the map and find the entrance.