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New Peanuts Fun Coming to The Grand Sierra Railroad

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Thursday, April 17th, 2014

As part of Knott’s celebration of 30 years of Camp Snoopy, the theme park is excited to announce new fun coming to the Grand Sierra Railroad. Beginning this summer, the railroad will chug through exciting new wilderness scenes featuring many of the Peanuts gang on a camping trip in the High Sierras. Knott’s is once again partnering with Garner Holt Productions – the world renowned animatronics company also currently refurbishing the Calico Mine Ride – to design the characters and show scenes. In total, six new scenes and over a dozen Peanuts characters will be added to this classic Camp Snoopy attraction.

As the 180-passenger train departs from Camp Snoopy Depot, Linus Van Pelt will narrate the eight minute journey, pointing out the rustic sights and hilarious Peanuts’ camping adventures along the way. Passengers will catch a glimpse of Charlie attempting to fish in a local stream, Snoopy and Woodstock enjoying a camp fire, and many more vignettes all featuring classic Peanuts’ action and humor.

The enhancements to the Grand Sierra Railroad further enhance the rich California High Sierra theming that has made Camp Snoopy an immersive, exciting family destination for the last 30 years. “Guests of all ages are really going to love the new additions and surprises in store for the Grand Sierra Railroad. The Peanuts characters lend themselves to timeless storytelling and humor, perfect for this classic attraction,” said Kevin Wynne, Vice President of Marketing & Sales for Knott’s Berry Farm. The railroad will reveal its exciting new additions early summer 2014.  

Below are some of the finished Peanuts characters, of over a dozen, that guest’s will see this summer in six of the newly added scenes throughout the Grand Sierra train route: Franklin, Sally and Woodstock.  Keep checking back for more sneak peeks and updates about this project and head to camp Summer 2014.