Knott's 100th Anniversary: A Knott's Family Reunion
May 21-Sept. 6
A Tribute to the Knott Family's History
Southern California's original theme park, Knott's Berry Farm, commemorates its 100-year anniversary with a grand summer-long anniversary celebration paying tribute to the Knott family's rich history and legacy of family fun for all. "The Knott's Family Reunion" is a chance for friends and families to come together to relive their favorite Knott's remembrances while also creating unforgettable, exciting new memories. Guests will be immersed in a once-in-a-lifetime anniversary celebration featuring festive park décor, themed food items, unique entertainment, exclusive merchandise, and special surprises along the way, all paying homage to the nostalgia that surrounds the historic theme park.
Knott’s Bear-y Tales: Return to the Fair
An All-New 4-D Interactive Dark Ride — Now Open!
"Knott's Bear-y Tales: Return to the Fair" will take guests on an exciting journey through reimagined show scenes from the original dark ride, including the Boysenberry Pie Factory, Frog Forest, Fortune Teller Camp, Thunder Cave, and Weird Woods, culminating in a celebration at the County Fair.
The story takes place 34 years after the original adventure and follows Boysen Bear and Girlsen Bear as they travel to the Country Fair to earn the blue ribbon prize for their famous boysenberry pies, but Crafty Coyote is back along with his mischievous pups intent on stealing all the pies for themselves. Guests will climb aboard ride vehicles equipped with jelly blasters to try and recover the stolen boysenberry pies as they travel through whimsical and beautiful environments while competing for the highest score.
Ghost Town Alive!
Ghost Town Alive! returns to Knott's Berry Farm for the summer complete with bandits, cowboys, robberies, judges, a good ol' western hoedown, and much more! Guests can visit the beloved town of Calico and experience an authentic western adventure by becoming a star in this summer's story of the Wild West.
Knott's Summer Nights
When the sun sets, the farm comes alive with your favorite Knott's Summer Nights live bands and DJs on tap to liven up the night at Knott's Berry Farm. Guests can choose to dance to today's popular country and folk tunes in Calico Park, rock out to live music at the Mine Stage, or bop to beats of the Boardwalk DJ around Charleston Circle Fountain. You won't want to miss Knott's biggest summer event!
100th Anniversary Experiences
Bear-y Tales Meet & Greet
It's been 34 years since we've last seen the Bear-y family. Boysen Bear-y is all grown up and running the factory himself! Meanwhile, Crafty Coyote is hatching a plan to steal their pies with the help of his mischievous pups. Meet Boysen Bear-y and some of Crafty Coyote's mischievous pups at the new trolley stop in Charleston Circle.
Whittles Meet & Greet
Known for his tall tales, the legend returns home for the 100th Anniversary Celebration. Whittles was first seen at Knott's Berry Farm in 1973. If he's not panning for gold nearby, the jolly prospector looks forward to meeting new friends this summer in Ghost Town!
"K" Tower Lighting Moment
High above Knott's Berry Farm, the Sky Tower's neon K was originally illuminated on June 12, 1976. The Roaring '20s Airfield debuted with the Sky Jump and Sky Cabin, but above it all was a neon K, 18-feet tall and 200 feet in the air. Over 45 years later, the park’s newly redesigned Sky Tower K will light up the Buena Park skyline with over 6,000 individual LEDs, creating over 16 million color combinations.
Haunted Shack Photo Op
The famous Haunted Shack debuted back on June 19, 1954. Tour guides took guests on a journey to the center of gravity within the old shack and past an ominous sign, "Beyond These Portals Mysteries Lie." Step into this interactive tribute to this classic Knott’s Berry Farm offering with this replica photo opportunity.
Kingdom of the Dino Photo Op
The former Kingdom of the Dinosaurs attraction opened in 1987, has remained a beloved memory for many. This interactive photo opportunity celebrates the famous dark ride that took riders from the Roaring '20s and into Professor Wells' Time Machine on a journey back in time. Twenty-three full-size animatronic creatures from the Ice Age and dinosaurs filled the eight-minute ride.
Sky Jump Photo Op
In 1976, the Roaring '20s expanded with the Roaring '20s Airfield! The expansion doubled the size of the landscape and brought more thrills and entertainment options to Knott's, including the twenty-story Sky Jump parachute freefall, topped with a landmark, animated neon "K" visible for miles. You’ll be able to relive this thrilling attraction with an interactive photo opportunity.
Soapbox Racer Photo Op
Opening for the press on July 10, 1980, Wacky Soap Box Racers took riders up a lift hill, glided into Cat Nip Junction then fell under the city sewers and into Seymour Dud's Fireworks Factory for an explosive ending. Now you can relive the thrill of this Knott’s Berry Farm favorite with our interactive photo opportunity.
Moments in Time
Welcome to Knott’s Berry Farm! There are over 100 years of history here… if you know where to look! Hidden among the historic buildings and attractions are QR codes that will unlock trivia, history, and surprises. Oh, and be on the lookout for that pesky Mayfield Gang! They’re on the loose and you’ve been deputized to help capture them!
Harvest of Memories
“Knott’s Berry Farm Presents: Harvest of Memories” is an art show rooted in our heritage, where artists pay tribute to the Southern California staple that is Knott’s Berry Farm. Favorite memories are captured in ink, pencil, paint, and photography and offer Guests a chance to purchase one of these keepsakes to take home.