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I know I’ve said it before but Knott’s Berry Farm is by far one of our favorite places to go in Southern CA (or anywhere for that matter). I grew up going there, back when the Soap Box Cars were still there (I know my friends that grew up here will know what I’m talking about), back when you could go across the street from the park & ride a couple small rides for a small fee, back before it grew to what it is today. But, through everything, Knott’s Berry Farm has stayed a family favorite and a place that we love making new family memories at.
This summer there are lots of great new things coming to Knott’s Berry Farm! First up is the new Voyage to the Iron Reef ride. This ride is a 4-D Interactive ride officially opened on May 15th and I can’t wait to go experience it! The thrilling ride takes you into the depths of the Boardwalk to fight the Kraken Queen and save the park from a watery doom on Voyage to the Iron Reef™. Not only is it a ride, but it’s interactive too and guests will see 10 scenes filled with menacing sea creatures and many hidden surprises that react to the freeze blasters controlled by the guests on board. You’ll earn a score when you ride so each time, you can try to beat your own score or the score of your friends & family! Knott’s is also opening a refurbished 8,186 sq. ft. arcade a new shop called Nautilus and will reopen it’s Laser tag area later this summer.
What’s Else is New at Knott’s:
Blockbuster Beagle!…on ice – Charles M. Schulz Theatre
Snoopy and his Peanuts buddies “go Hollywood” bringing Walk of Fame glamour, dazzling movie lot escapades and California excitement to a brand new ice show adventure. Join Snoopy and our World-class ice skating stars at the Charles M. Schulz Theatre for this amazing new production! June 13 – August 23 No shows on Wednesdays
Vertical Impact & Vertical Impact Geared Up Show
Vertical Impact presents the ultimate blend of extreme stunts with high flying acrobats performing a one of a kind performance perfect for the entire family! The fun continues after dark with Vertical Impact, Geared Up! June 13 – August 23 No shows on Mondays & Tuesdays
Plus, there’s always summertime entertainment happening at Knott’s:
Charlie Brown’s Happy Campers – Camp Snoopy Theatre
Join Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy and the world’s most popular beagle, Snoopy in a show that’s sure to make an outdoorsman out of anybody! Daily, June 14 through September 1
Big Band Swingin’ Sundays
Jump, Jive & Swing to the sounds of Orange County’s best local Big Bands. Sunday evenings, June14 – August 30
Boardwalk Dance Party – Boardwalk Circle Stage
Dance ‘til you drop and wave your hands in the air until you just don’t care with DJ Howly, one of Orange County’s most requested “mixers & spinners”. Monday & Tuesday evenings, June 15 – August 25 (Plus September 7)
Ghost Town Streetmosphere
Ghost Town is alive with townsfolk who will put you smack dab in the middle of the Wild West. New residents have put down stakes recently… Clem Culpepper, the ever hopeful gold miner, Ma & Pa Shine, our resident moonshiners & Nathan Quickly, the Pony Express Agent. Daily June 13 – September 7
Krazy Kirk and the Hillbillies – Birdcage Theatre
Things get krazy when Krazy Kirk and the Hillbillies perform their toe tappin’, knee-slappin’, side splittin’ country comedy show that has Knott’s audiences clamoring for more! Fridays through Mondays, June 13 – August 23 except 6/19 and 8/6 & 29.
Salsa Bands – Fiesta Plaza Stage
Nothing says a party at the Fiesta Plaza stage better than the energy created by some of Orange County’s most popular salsa bands. Friday, Saturday & Sunday evenings, June 13 through August 23, Plus August 29, 30 and September 5, 6, & 7
The Ghost Town Miners – Spurs Stage
For a “Yeehaw” of a good time you won’t want to miss the Ghost Town Miners sing and play some of the best bluegrass this side of the Rio Grande! Tuesday through Thursday, June 16 – August 20
The Marshal Purdy Show – Birdcage Theatre
Come on in for some old fashioned, homespun fun that’s sure to tickle your fancy and bust your gut. Tuesday & Wednesday, June 17 – August 21
The Big Fat Steve Band – Boardwalk Circle Stage
Back by popular demand, The Big Fat Steve Band-The Kings of Kool is a fun, exciting dance band with a swingin’ beat. Enjoy the live musicality of rockabilly, swing and classic sounds. The only thing missing is your dance moves. Wednesday through Saturday, June 13 – August 29 (Plus September 5 & 6 KBF Marketing 2)
The Peanuts Gang – Camp Snoopy
A chance to meet and hug one of your favorite Peanuts characters, like Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Sally, Schroeder, Franklin, Woodstock, or Peppermint Patty! Year round – Characters vary daily
Calico Saloon Cancan Show – Calico Saloon
Don’t miss the Calico Saloon Show for some good old’ fashioned bar room fun. Daily, June 13 – September 30, Plus September 5 – 7
Wow! How is that for entertainment? There really is something for everyone. If you’re in the Southern CA area this summer, I hope you’ll come & check out Knott’s Berry Farm!