2014 Press Kit

2014 Press Kit


2014 Press Kit





Growing Farm Fresh Fun for Everyone

BUENA PARK, Calif. (2013) – A pioneer in the amusement park industry, Knott’s Berry Farm provides the unique combination of first-class thrill rides with traditional family favorite attractions. A day at Knott’s Berry Farm means taking on mammoth coasters, as well as witnessing an Old West shoot-out and getting a hug from the world’s most love-able beagle – Snoopy. No matter what your age, you will find your day at Knott’s Berry Farm filled with unparalleled entertainment.

When it comes to coasters, Knott’s Berry Farm offers something for seasoned coaster enthusiasts to those who are experiencing the thrill of the ride for the first time. Those new to the coaster world will want to pounce on Jaguar!, a three-minute journey through the mysterious Temple, or saddle up for Pony Express which delivers a horseback relay at speeds never imagined in the Old West!

Just inside the gates you will be greeted by Silver Bullet. This $16 million high-flying suspended coaster sends riders climbing to a height of 146 feet and soaring back down an initial drop of 109 feet. Overall, riders find themselves upside down six times including one vertical loop of 105 feet all while suspended under 3,125 feet of track!

When coaster enthusiasts talk about the country’s best coasters, the subject invariably turns to Knott’s spectacular GhostRider®. The 4,533-foot wooden wonder opened in December 1998 and quickly jumped to the top of coaster enthusiasts’ “best ride” lists. And if that isn’t fast enough for you, be sure to check out XceleratorSM, the world’s first hydraulically launched 50s-themed coaster that blasts riders 0-82 mph in just 2.3 seconds 20 stories up and straight back down at 90 degrees!

Other standouts beside Silver Bullet, GhostRider and Xcelerator in the Knott’s coaster arsenal include park favorites Boomerang and Montezooma’s Revenge®.

America’s 1st theme park also offers some of the world’s most intense non-coaster thrills as well. Supreme Scream®, one of the tallest thrill rides of its kind in the world, raises open-air riders 30 stories into the air before power-blasting them back to earth in three negative-gravity seconds at speeds topping 60 mph.

Just down the Boardwalk, RipTide, with 720 degrees of attitude, spins passengers from the surface of a peaceful sea grotto to a height of about 60 feet, offering many surprises along the way. Fiesta Village boasts many thrills including La Revolución. Swinging riders an astounding 64 feet in the air to 120 degrees in both directions, while the passenger vehicle spins continuously round and round, this ride will definitely leave riders feeling a little loco. Knott’s Berry Farm will also debut new family attractions to the theme park’s Boardwalk section during the summer of 2013. This multi-million dollar development will include three attractions designed for families. Additions to the Knott’s Boardwalk Area will include: Coast Rider, Surfside Gliders, and Pacific Scrambler.

Want a different kind of thrill? Knott’s has gentler attraction experiences for the easy-going guest. Cross over the rushing waters of mystical Thunder Falls to find the inexplicable magic of award-winning Mystery Lodge®. Climb aboard a painted pony for a nostalgic spin on a century-old carousel. Or, ride shotgun on an actual, bullet-riddled Butterfield Stagecoach, which, at nearly 60-years-old, is one of Knott’s oldest rides!

At Knott’s, the choice is yours. From world-class roller coasters to operating antiques, Knott’s rides and attractions are something special for the whole family. A long-time Park favorite, the Timber Mountain Log Ride, is widely regarded as the best flume ride ever built. Traveling in hollowed-out logs, guests float through an 1880s sawmill before plunging down a 40-foot waterfall. Nearby, the Calico Mine Train carries passengers underground into a working gold mine.

A modern day pioneer project, Camp Snoopy was the first-ever theme park area dedicated solely to kids. Overall, the six-acre wonderland offers more than 30 rides and attractions for little tykes and their parents. Where else can kids race in stock cars, fly planes, drive a bus or cruise in their very own 18-wheeler? Charlie Brown SpeedwaySM , Snoopy’s Red Baron airplanes, Camp Bus, Rocky Road Truckin’ Company and Lucy’s Tugboatsm all offer the perfect pint-sized thrill for children and their parents. And don’t miss Sierra Sidewinder! This innovative coaster sends riders through dips and turns all while rotating on its axis!

Just across Calico Square guests can board The Calico Railroad, an authentic 1881-steam train, for a surprise-filled trip around the park. Held-up by Knott’s Ghost Town Bandits 10,000 times a year, the GT&CRR holds the distinction of having the worst crime rate of any railroad in the world! For kids, Knott’s offers the charming Grand Sierra Scenic Railroad, an authentic scale-model steam train departing daily from its Camp Snoopy station.

Tired yet? Hope not, because there’s so much more excitement! Knott’s has plenty “must-see” entertainment offerings. Whether it be a live production, music, drama or comedy, makes for a unique experience and creates a memory like no other. That’s why at Knott’s Berry Farm live shows continue to be a key component of the entertainment experience.

“At Knott’s, all of our shows are carefully integrated into the total park experience,” says Charles Bradshaw, Cedar Fair Entertainment Company’s Vice President of Live Entertainment. “For example, when you’re strolling through Ghost Town you just might find yourself in the middle of a rough ‘n’ tumble cowboy shootout or in Camp Snoopy don’t be surprised to hear Charlie Brown singing about his troubles.”

In our Old West Ghost Town®, the heart and soul of the Park, feel free to drop by the Calico Saloon to visit Cameo Kate and Dakota Dan or to just sip on a tall, cool sarsaparilla. And don’t leave without experiencing a showdown between the local gunslingers or watching the blacksmith heat up his own authentic magic on Main Street.

Over at the historic Wagon Camp, the Wild West Stunt Show takes you on a rip-roarin’ visit to the West when it really was wild. Also in Ghost Town, guests are transported back in time by the Ghost Town Museum, one-room school house, saloons and peek-in attractions, jail and assorted craftspeople who keep the spirit of the Old West alive and well for generations to come.

You’ll find a variety of seasonal performances at Camp Snoopy Theatre starring CHARLIE BROWN, LUCY, LINUS and other PEANUTS Gang favorites.

You can sense a different type of fun as you enter The Boardwalk. The nearby 2,100-seat Charles M. Schulz Theatre hosts live stage extravaganzas throughout the year -- each with special effects, elaborate costumes and breathtakingly choreographed acts. Each summer the theatre proudly brings world-class champion skaters to the ice in its ice show. This summer the world’s most famous beagle stars in the musical extravaganza, “Happiness is….Snoopy!” featuring Snoopy and the Peanuts Gang sharing what makes them happy all year long.

Across from the park’s entrance is Knott’s full-size, brick-by-brick replica of Independence Hall. Here, guests can tour the twin to Philadelphia’s historic home of liberty and witness a re-creation of the argument for independence by our founding fathers.

During the holiday season, when Knott’s Berry Farm becomes Knott’s Merry Farm? and Ghost Town is magically transformed into a 1880s Victorian village, with strolling carolers and performances of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol and O. Henry’s Gift of the Magi. Plus, a holiday parade and a special ice spectacular featuring Snoopy himself!

Other special seasonal entertainment is presented in honor of Easter and Spring Break, Independence Day, Veteran’s Day and, of course, Halloween, when the park is transformed into Knott’s Scary Farm® to host its world-famous Halloween Haunt®.

Knott’s theme park- Entertainment and attractions that delight, entertain, inspire and fascinate all year long.

About Knott’s Berry Farm:

Knott’s Berry Farm is owned and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, a publicly traded partnership that is listed for trading on The New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “FUN.” In addition to Knott’s Berry Farm, Cedar Fair owns and operates ten other amusement parks, four water parks, one indoor water park resort, and five hotels. Cedar Fair also operates the Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park in California under a management contract.

About Cedar Fair:

Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, a publicly traded partnership that is listed for trading on The New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “FUN.” In addition to Knott’s Berry Farm, Cedar Fair owns and operates ten other amusement parks, six water parks, one indoor water park resort, and five hotels.
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KNOTT’S BERRY FARM
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA THEME PARK 2014
Destination Fact Sheet

What Is Knott's Berry Farm Theme Park?
What began as a roadside berry stand and Chicken Dinner Restaurant in the 1920s has evolved into one of Southern California’s most popular theme park destinations, attracting more than five million visitors each year. At Knott’s, fun is always in season, with dozens of rides, shows, and attractions in five themed areas. Knott’s is also home to one of the only water parks in Southern California, Knott’s Soak City Water Park, Knott’s Marketplace for all your dining and shopping needs, and the full-service Knott’s Berry Farm Hotel.

Where Is Knott's?
Located in Buena Park, Orange County, California, ten minutes from Disneyland and 30 minutes from the John Wayne Airport, downtown Los Angeles, Long Beach Airport, and LAX.

How Did Knott's Begin?
The Knott Family arrived in Buena Park in 1920 to farm 20 acres of land. The famous berry stand and Mrs. Knott’s Chicken Dinner Restaurant followed, attracting visitors from near and far. In 1940, Walter began building Ghost Town as a diversion for the thousands of hungry guests lining up each day – and the rest is history!

What is new for 2014?
Knott’s Berry Farm is proud to announce two major projects for 2014 that continue reinvestment in the park’s rich history and heritage. Camp Snoopy celebrates its 30th Anniversary with the revitalization of the entire land of High Sierra fun. The classic Calico Mine Ride, Knott’s first major attraction and theme park industry icon, will undergo an all-encompassing refurbishment complete with new state-of-the-art animatronic figures and enhanced scenery. Camp Snoopy’s area beautification and the revitalized Calico Mine Ride are slated to open early summer of 2014.

What are the Five Themed Areas?
Camp Snoopy remains the most beloved children's wonderland anywhere. This summer, Knott’s will unveil a newly refurbished six-acre kids' paradise featuring over 30 attractions for the young – and young at heart! Attractions include the Camp Snoopy Theatre, home to a variety of shows starring Snoopy and the PEANUTS Gang, Snoopy’s Red Baron airplanes, the spinning coaster Sierra Sidewinder, and many other adventures.

Old West Ghost Town, the heart and soul of the Park, is a rough 'n' ready 1880s Old West Boom Town of cowboys, gun fights, can-can dancers, stagecoaches, a steam train and panning for real gold. Ghost Town is also the home of Pony Express-The Ride and Silver Bullet, Knott’s first suspended coaster. Other Ghost Town adventures include Bigfoot Rapids, a tempestuous outdoor white-water river excursion and Mystery Lodge, a multi-sensory journey into the Native American West. GhostRider®, a spectacular wooden coaster, and the classic, Timber Mountain Log Ride and Calico Mine Ride, round out this spectacular area.

Fiesta Village, the prowling grounds for Knott's Jaguar! roller coaster, is a festive salute to California's rich Spanish legacy, complete with architecture, food, eye-catching works of art, and spicy rides including La Revolución, Wave Swinger, and Dragon Swing.

The Boardwalk pays tribute to the celebrated Southern California beach lifestyle and a retro era that never was but always will be. In 2013, three exciting new attractions opened in a re-imagined section of the Boardwalk area, including Coast Rider, a family coaster, Surfside Gliders, on which riders pilot their own two-person aircraft for a scenic view of Boardwalk Bay, and the return of the classic Pacific Scrambler. Boardwalk is also where you’ll find thrill-seeker favorite, Xcelerator, which sends daredevils screaming 0-80 mph in just 2.3 seconds! Other gravity-defying thrills include roller coaster fun on Boomerang, Supreme Scream®, and Rip Tide. The 2,100-seat Charles M. Schulz Theatre rounds out the fun as it hosts spectacular Broadway style ice shows in the summer and holiday seasons.

Indian Trails celebrates the lore, legends, crafts, music and dance of Native American tribes with participatory learning adventures for all ages.

What Kinds of Entertainment Does Knott's Present?
Dozens of stages throughout the Park offer nonstop live entertainment, including big-stage seasonal productions in the 2,100-seat Charles M. Schulz Theatre; legendary Wild West Stunt Shows in the Wagon Camp; spirited saloon shows at the Calico Saloon; and Native American dances and presentations in Indian Trails. Summers at Knott’s mean a host of live entertainment, including DJs spinning the favorites and rock bands belting out the classics.

What About Food?
While Berry Market preserves and food products are known the world over, guests will find more than 40 unique in-park places to eat. Knott’s is widely applauded for serving the finest food at any theme or amusement park anywhere.

You'll find what your appetite craves -- from grilled hot dogs and flame-broiled hamburgers to flank steak sandwiches, spicy Mexican fajitas, open-air barbecues, roasted corn, delicious boysenberry desserts and the recipe that started it all over seventy-five years ago, Mrs. Knott's Famous Fried Chicken!

Johnny Rockets restaurant, located in the Knott’s Boardwalk area, is the largest in North America and features simple, great-tasting food from a menu of all-American favorites, including juicy hamburgers, freshly baked apple pie, hand-dipped shakes and malts…always served with a smile!
T.G.I. Friday’s, located just outside the park in the California Market Place, is one of the first American casual dining chains established in 1965. T.G.I. Friday’s offers an unsurpassed menu selection of food prepared to perfection, served in a lively, friendly atmosphere. In here, it’s always Friday.
Knott’s is the proud home of the first Orange County location of Pink’s Hot Dogs. Located in the California Market Place, Pink’s Hot Dogs has been a staple of LA food culture for over 70 years.

Where Can I Shop?
More than 50 shops offer everything from classic souvenirs to PEANUTS collectibles, fine gifts and Native American handmade crafts. Favored shopping destinations include GhostRider® Goods and the elegant Gold Trails Hotel and Mercantile in Ghost Town.

Knott’s MarketPlace, a free-admission dining and shopping complex outside the Park's gates, is the home of Virginia's Gift Shop, The Berry Market, the delightful Snoopy Headquarters, and the emporium, where it’s Christmas all year long.

Does Knott's Have Real Thrill Rides?
Absolutely! Knott’s is packed with exciting thrill rides like Silver Bullet, the park’s first suspended coaster; XceleratorSM, a high-speed 1950’s themed coaster that catapults guests from 0-82 mph in 2.3 seconds and GhostRider®, the longest wooden coaster in the Western U.S. For still more thrills, try Supreme Scream®, Boomerang, Montezooma’s Revenge®, and Rip Tide.

When Is Knott's Berry Farm Theme Park Open?
Knott’s is open 364 days a year (closed Christmas day) at 10:00am, with extended evening hours during spring break, summer, and the holiday season.
How Much Does Knott's Cost?
The best ticket deals can always be found online, but ticket prices are adjusted seasonally. For full pricing and annual pass information, please visit knotts.com/tickets/

Can I Get There Without a Car?
Anaheim Resort Transportation offers affordable public transportation
(888) 364-ARTS (2727) or www.RideArt.org

Southern California Gray Line services most hotels in the Anaheim, Buena Park and Garden Grove area.
(714) 978-8855 or graylineanaheim.com

Are There Any Free Things to Do?
Knott’s Independence Hall is an exact, brick-by-brick replica of the original in Philadelphia. Walter Knott’s personal labor of love, it is the nation’s only exact replica of the Philadelphia landmark. The Hall was built by the Knott Family as a permanent, free-admission reminder of two famous events: the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the signing of the U.S. Constitution. An avid proponent of American history and values, Walter Knott constructed the building for the millions of West Coast families unable to travel to Philadelphia to tour the original.
During the Holiday season, relax and unwind in Knott’s Christmas Crafts Village as it transforms Ghost Town into a shopping wonderland filled with dozens of local artists and artisans selling their unique wares, including a chainsaw sculptor and glass blower. Entrance to the Knott’s Christmas Crafts Village is free Mondays through Thursdays.

What About Knott's Special Events?
Fun is always in season at Knott’s Berry Farm with special seasonal events year round. Knott’s hosts some of the most famous events in the amusement park industry!
Springtime means Knott’s Berry Bloom, a celebration of spring with a variety of offerings, including the Search for the Easter Beagle scavenger hunt, which invites kids to scurry across the park to find Snoopy, and Peanuts’ Party in the Park, which gets everyone dancing in the streets in a new interactive live musical revue.
September and October nights mean the annual return of Knott's Scary Farm, the world's largest, most haunting experience in the world. With 12 mazes, seven sinister shows, and over 1,000 monsters lurking in the fog, there’s nowhere to hide at Knott’s Scary Farm.
For Halloween fun for everyone on weekends in October, Camp Spooky offers a daytime, non-scare celebration of cheer rather than fear, is the social event of the season with shows, activities, and of course, trick-or-treating all geared for kids ages 3-11.
While in November and December, the Park becomes Knott's Merry Farm®, home of the season's brightest holiday shopping, dining and entertainment.

What is Knott’s Soak City?
Knott’s Soak City is a separately gated, 13-acre water adventure park adjacent to Knott’s Theme Park. Whimsically themed to Southern California beach towns of the 1950s, Soak City boasts 16 speed, tube and body slides; the 75,000-gallon Tidal Wave Bay wave pool; the one-third-mile Sunset River; and the three-story Toyota Beach House. Pacific Spin offers action-packed adventure with its 132-foot-long tunnel that drops riders 75 feet into the mouth of a six-story funnel. Designed for maximum family appeal, Gremmie Lagoon is a hands-on water playground for our pint-sized surfers complete with giant-sized turtles, crabs and a mischievous submarine-swallowing octopus.

Knott’s Soak City is open May through September and requires a separate admission ticket. For more information and pricing, please visit https://www.soakcityoc.com/.

Can I Stay at Knott’s?
Yes you can! The Knott’s Berry Farm Hotel offers world-class accommodations for business and leisure. The first hotel owned by and located at Knott’s, this 321-room deluxe property features a SNOOPY-themed wing, fitness center, pool with children’s activity area, lighted sports courts, and many other amenities. Onsite dining options include Amber Waves, specializing in All-American fare, and room service. A variety of affordable family vacation packages, including admission to Knott’s Theme Park and Soak City Water Park, are available year-round.

How Do I Make Reservations?
(866) 752-2444 or (714) 995-1111
www.knotts.com

Does Knott's Have Facilities for Private Parties?
Knott's offers unsurpassed facilities for themed in-Park parties, private and corporate events for groups of 200 to 20,000. In addition to an onsite Catering Department and world-famous food, Knott's offers a state-of-the-art Picnic Center with Western, Luau, and Mexican Fiesta themes (minimum 50 guests required). Our Church of Reflections is the site of more than 200 weddings each year. Plus, the Knott's Berry Farm Hotel offers 20,000 square feet of meeting and event space. For private event information, call (714) 220-5163.

How Do I Get Park Information?
(714) 220-5220 for Knott's information
(714) 220-5200 for recorded information
www.knotts.com
Download the Knott's Berry Farm app available for smartphones

Who Owns Knott's?
Knott's is owned and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company. In addition to Knott's Berry Farm, Cedar Fair owns and operates 11 other amusement parks, three outdoor water parks, and six hotels. Cedar Fair also operates the Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park in Gilroy, California under a management contract.

Matthew A. Ouimet is Chairman, President and CEO of Sandusky, Ohio-based Cedar Fair Entertainment Company. The publicly traded partnership (PTP) is listed for trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the symbol “FUN.”

Who Manages Knott's?
Raffi Kaprelyan is Vice-President and General Manager of Knott's Berry Farm and Knott’s Soak City

Who Is The Media Contact:
Leidy Arevalo, Public Relations Representative
(714) 220-5130 or PR@knotts.com


 
 
 
 
 
 


KNOTT’S BERRY FARM HOTEL
Family Fun that Just Keeps on Growing!

BUENA PARK, Calif. (Spring/Summer 2013)
– What started as a small berry stand along the main drag to the beach, has evolved into a world-famous theme park, water park and hotel that still proudly bears the name Knott’s Berry Farm. Now encompassing 165-acres, Knott’s Berry Farm Southern California entertainment complex welcomes millions of visitors a year offering guests both a nostalgic trip back to the past, as well as state-of-the-art rides and attractions.

KNOTT’S BERRY FARM HOTEL
This 100% non-smoking hotel features guest rooms with crisp, contemporary California furnishings and stocked with amenities such as cable TV with pay-per-view movies, WebTV, Nintendo 64, individual wall safes, coffeemakers, iron and ironing boards, hair dryers, 2 phones with voicemail and wireless internet service. The hotel also offers 20,000 square feet of meeting space and a total of 11 meeting and banquet rooms.

One of the hotel’s most exclusive – and charming – features is the 16-room wing of SNOOPY-themed guest rooms where a special Beagle Bedtime tuck-in service is included with every Snoopy room reservation. What could be more magical than Snoopy himself visiting your room to tuck in the kids? And children always delight in the special chocolate “dog-bone” treats he brings! The hotel also features a Snoopy Clubhouse for parties and events for up to 75 people.

Other special amenities not found at typical, in-city hotel destinations include an outdoor pool with spa; children’s water play area; fitness center, showers, steam room and sauna; two lighted sports courts; kids’ arcade; and self-service guest laundry. On-site dining options include the Amber Waves American Restaurant, specializing in All-American family fare.

KNOTT’S BERRY FARM THEME PARK
Knott’s Old West Ghost Town® is still home to many authentic buildings, some more than 100 years old, carefully moved from their original sites in California and Arizona. But not all things in Ghost Town are historical. Named after the famous Pony Express, which promised a faster mail service on the North American continent, Knott’s Pony Express coaster promises a horseback relay at speeds never imagined in the Old West! Pony Express is not the only popular coaster in Ghost Town, Silver Bullet Knott’s first suspended coaster sends riders climbing to a height of 146 feet and soaring back down an initial drop of 109 feet. Both represent the energy that rushes through the area reminding guests that Knott’s is the place for wall-to-wall world-class thrills.

When coaster enthusiasts talk about the country’s best coasters, the subject invariably turns to Knott’s spectacular GhostRider®. The 4,533-foot wooden wonder opened in December 1998 and quickly jumped to the top of coaster enthusiasts’ “best ride” lists. This 118-foot mega-woodie boasts an initial 108-foot swooping drop, 13 additional hills, banked turns and maximum speeds exceeding 60 mph! And be sure to check out XceleratorSM, the world’s first hydraulically launched 50s-themed coaster that blasts riders 0-82 mph, in just 2.3 seconds, 20 stories up and straight back down at 90 degrees!

Knott’s Berry Farm will debut new family attractions to the theme park’s Boardwalk section during the summer of 2013. Additions to the Knott’s Boardwalk Area will include: Coast Rider: The 52 foot ascent to the top of Coast Rider will have everyone clinging to the handrails for the ultimate family coaster experience. The adventure aboard the ride gives guests the feeling of riding the California coast, but once they reach the crest, it is a harrowing journey down the 1,339 feet of track filled with hairpin turns, twists and spins. Surfside Gliders: Taking the ride into their own hands, guests will pilot their own Surfside Glider. From a height of 28 feet, these two-man aircrafts zip through the air providing a bird’s eye view of the Boardwalk area as they glide over Boardwalk Bay. Pacific Scrambler: Everyone will be caught in the spin of the Pacific Scrambler, a family favorite and traditional Boardwalk attraction.

Kids rule the day in Camp Snoopy, the first-ever theme park area dedicated solely to the young and the young at heart and home to the famous PEANUTS gang. Among the most popular rides in Camp Snoopy is Sierra Sidewinder, an innovative coaster that sends its riders through dips, turns and banks all while rotating on its axis! Hitting speeds up to 37mph, it’s a perfect addition that will satisfy coaster enthusiasts of all ages. Overall, this six-acre wonderland, opened in 1983, offers more than 30 rides and attractions for little tykes and their parents! Where else can kids race in stock cars, fly planes, drive a bus or cruise in their very own 18-wheeler? Rides like Charlie Brown SpeedwaySM, Snoopy’s Red Baron airplanes, Camp Bus, Rocky Road Trucking Company and Lucy’s Tugboatsm all offer the perfect pint-sized thrill.

From world-class roller coasters to a PEANUTS playground, Knott’s rides and attractions are something special for the whole family. A long-time Park favorite, the Timber Mountain Log Ride, is widely regarded as the best flume ride ever built. Traveling in hollowed-out logs, guests float through an 1880s sawmill before plunging down a 40-foot waterfall. Nearby, the Calico Mine Train carries passengers underground into a working gold mine.

At Knott’s Berry Farm live shows are also integrated into the total park experience. This summer world-class ice skaters take to the stage in the Charles M. Schulz Theatre as they present, Snoopy Unleashed. Fantastic costumes, catchy tunes and, of course, the cutest dog around make this musical extravaganza a not-to-miss experience.

Summer 2013 also brings the return of Snoopy’s Starlight Spectacular. Starting May, when darkness falls over Knott’s Berry Farm, Camp Snoopy will come alive with a continuous light show filled with three dimensional PEANUTS’ figures, themed music, sound effects, voice-overs and colorful projections.

KNOTT’S SOAK CITY WATER PARK
Knott’s 13-acre water wonder world, located across the street from Knott's Berry Farm Theme Park, has a decidedly Southern California theme inspired by beach and surf towns of the 1950s Orange and Los Angeles County coast. Water slides and attractions at Knott’s Soak City pay tribute to the area’s rich surfing heritage with names like Malibu Run and Laguna Storm Watch Tower. And like those at Knott’s Theme Park, the rides and attractions at Knott’s Soak City are truly world class. At 750,000 gallons in size, the Tidal Wave Bay wave pool is one of the world’s largest. In addition, the park’s 1,700-foot-long (1/3 mile), figure-eight Sunset River is the widest and one of the longest water park lazy rivers anywhere!

Don’t miss Pacific Spin, added in 2007, this highly anticipated water slide includes a 132-foot long tunnel that drops riders 75 feet into a six-story funnel. After pitching riders back and forth through 5,500 gallons of swirling water, the ride culminates in a waterfall splash into a waiting catch pool. This action-packed adventure carries 700 passengers per hour at a maximum speed of 35 feet-per-second!

KNOTT’S MARKETPLACE
At Knott’s Southern California Hotel, shopping and dining aren’t just an afterthought, they’re part of the whole experience. Knott’s is noted for a myriad of intriguing shops, stores and restaurants all creatively planned to add distinctive flair to the hotel experience. Knott’s signature eating establishment is, of course, the historic spot where it all began: Mrs. Knott’s Chicken Dinner Restaurant, a Southern California dining institution. Mrs. Knott’s Chicken Dinner Restaurant celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2009, and is proud to offer the same legendary multi-course meals and warm neighborly atmosphere that have kept tourists, locals and celebrities coming back since 1934.

Another favorite in Knott’s California Marketplace is T.G.I. Friday’s, one of the first American casual dining chains established in 1965. T.G.I. Friday’s offers an unsurpassed menu selection of food featuring something for everyone.

World’s famous PINK’ S Hot Dogs has been a part of LA culture for over 70 years and Knott’s is proud to welcome the first Orange County location. Aside from top-notch restaurants, Knott’s Marketplace also offers some of the best shopping around. No visit to Knott’s is complete without a stop at Virginia’s Gift Shop, the Park’s first and largest store. And don’t forget about The Emporium, the Marketplace’s year-round Christmas store, and Snoopy Headquarters, where Snoopy and Peanuts memorabilia can be found in all shapes and sizes.

About Knott’s Berry Farm:
Knott’s Berry Farm is owned and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, a publicly traded partnership that is listed for trading on The New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “FUN.” In addition to Knott’s Berry Farm, Cedar Fair owns and operates ten other amusement parks, four water parks, one indoor water park, and five hotels. Cedar Fair also operates the Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park in California under a management contract.

About Cedar Fair:
Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, a publicly traded partnership that is listed for trading on The New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “FUN.” In addition to Knott’s Berry Farm, Cedar Fair owns and operates ten other amusement parks, six water parks, one indoor water park resort, and five hotels.


TIE THE KNOT AT KNOTT’S
-- Whether it’s a picturesque chapel, world-famous catering,
or a beagle in the wedding party, Knott's has what the bride and groom are looking for. –

BUENA PARK, Calif. (Spring/Summer 2014) -- Whether dressed in a traditional gown and tux or Old-West wedding attire, hundreds of brides and grooms exchange vows annually at Knott's Berry Farm..

And it's no wonder. One of the most popular wedding settings in Southern California, the world-famous amusement park offers complete wedding services to couples looking for a traditional or not-so-traditional wedding.

"Each wedding is truly a reflection of the bride and groom’s personalities and each couple’s unique story," explains a Knott's Wedding Consultant. "In addition to expert catering, famous food and unique reception facilities, we provide the type of magical atmosphere and photo opportunities you just can't find anywhere else."

Weddings are held in the 1876 colonial-style Church of Reflections, which originally served as the First Baptist Church of Downey.

Today, the non-denominational church, adorned with traditional steeple and stained glass windows, is located out of earshot of the Knott’s roller coasters and surrounded by trees, flowers and lush foliage. Call (714) 243-2033 to reserve or for more information on the chapel.

Following the ceremony, newlyweds can make special arrangements to have their pictures taken with Knott's Old-West gunslingers, can-can dancers or Snoopy, the Park's official mascot.

Wedding parties can also pose for pictures at hundreds of unique spots throughout the park, including Knott's authentic, narrow-gauge steam railroad; the "Hitching Post" in Ghost Town; or the fountain from "Hello Dolly" in the colorful Boardwalk area. Also available for use is Knott's historic, horse-drawn white wedding carriage or one of Knott’s authentic stagecoaches.

Knott's offers a number of unique reception sites, including the spectacular 9th floor ballroom or the lovely California Courtyard of Knott's Berry Farm Hotel. Also available for receptions are Knott's art-deco-themed Boardwalk Ballroom and authentic 1880's Wilderness Dance Hall. Knott's in-house wedding consultants are available to coordinate all aspects of the day from the ceremony to the reception. Knott’s Berry Farm Hotel is a non-smoking hotel with complimentary in-room internet.

The Park's onsite professional catering department offers a variety of delicious menu options, including hot or cold hors d'oeuvres, luncheon, dinner and a number of specialized wedding buffets. The department's chefs and staff work to personalize each menu to the individual needs of the wedding party. Knott's onsite bakery is also available to provide exquisite wedding cakes.

Knott's full-service wedding consultants can coordinate all sizes and types of weddings accommodating up to 1,000 guests. For more information, call Knott’s wedding and events at (714) 243-2033 or Knott’s Berry Farm theme park wedding and events at (714) 220-5271.

-KNOTT'S 2014-



Knott’s Soak City Water Park Invites Guests to Soak up the Fun

BUENA PARK, Calif. (Spring/Summer 2013) – Summer fun is just around the corner and Knott’s Soak City is where you’ll want to be to soak up all the fun! Knott’s Soak City opens its 2013 season on Saturday, May 18.

Knott’s 13-acre water wonder world, adjacent to the world-famous Knott's Berry Farm Theme Park, has a decidedly Southern California theme inspired by beach and surf towns of the 1950’s Orange and Los Angeles County coast. Water slides and attractions at Knott’s Soak City pay tribute to the area’s rich surfing heritage with names like Malibu Run and Laguna Storm Watch Tower. And like those at Knott’s Theme Park, the rides and attractions at Knott’s Soak City are truly world-class.

Pacific Spin is Soak City’s most action-packed water adventure to date, carrying 700 passengers per hour at a maximum speed of 35 feet per second! This thrilling multi-person raft ride includes a 132-foot long tunnel that drops its riders 75 feet into a six-story funnel. After pitching riders back and forth through 5,500 gallons of swirling water, the ride culminates in a waterfall splash.

If you have the need for more speed, brave the waves from high atop Old Man Falls or race your friends as you go headfirst on a mat down the six multi-lane speed slides of Banzai Falls. If you care to slow it down, the 750,000-gallon Tidal Wave Bay wave pool is one of the world’s largest. In addition, the park’s 1,700-foot.-long (1/3 mile), figure-eight Sunset River is the widest and one of the longest water park lazy rivers anywhere!

Time to relax? With 14 private poolside cabanas available for rent by the day, guests can have it made in the shade. Soak City cabanas are furnished with lounge chairs and your own private dining area; complete with food service and free inner-tube rentals.

Knott’s Soak City Orange County also owns the distinction of being one of the safest water parks in the United States. For the eleventh consecutive year the lifeguard staff of Soak City Orange County has been awarded the Platinum National Aquatic Safety Award for consistently exceeding the criteria for aquatic safety. This award is granted only to facilities scoring in the top 8 percent of the audit criteria as established by Jeff Ellis & Associates, a leader in aquatic safety consulting for water parks worldwide. Soak City Orange County was also awarded the Decade of Aquatic Safety Excellence Award at the 2013 IASS Training in Arizona.

This commitment to both safety and family fun continues for the 2013 season. Soak City Water Park officially opens May 18, and then continues operation daily May 25 through September 2, 2013. Operation will continue weekends only September 7 through 15, 2013. Regular admission is just $34.99 and $24.99 for juniors (ages 3-11) and seniors (62 and over) and includes unlimited use of all water park rides and attractions. Kids under 3 years old are always free!

Also providing value is a Knott’s Soak City Season Pass valid every day of the 2013 operating season. Season Pass prices are $59.99 for regular admission, juniors (3-11) and seniors (62+) now; prices go up May 28th. Soak City, Gold and Platinum Passes are valid for admission everyday of the 2013 season at Knott’s Soak City water parks in Palm Springs and Orange County.

Families can also take advantage of Knott’s affordable vacation packages. The Knott’s Berry Farm Hotel, just steps away from the theme park, offers many family vacation options including theme park and water park tickets. Vacation package information is located at www.knottshotel.com or guests can call Knott’s Berry Farm Hotel Reservations at (866) 752-2444.

Operating hours vary and are subject to change as are prices, promotions and attraction availability. For information on the day that you plan to visit, please call (714) 220-5200 or visit us online at www.knotts.com.

Soak City Orange County is owned and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, a publicly traded partnership that is listed for trading on The New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “FUN”.

About Knott’s Berry Farm:
Knott’s Berry Farm is owned and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, a publicly traded partnership that is listed for trading on The New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “FUN.” In addition to Knott’s Berry Farm, Cedar Fair owns and operates ten other amusement parks, four water parks, one indoor water park resort, and five hotels. Cedar Fair also operates the Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park in California under a management contract.

About Cedar Fair:
Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, a publicly traded partnership that is listed for trading on The New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “FUN.” In addition to Knott’s Berry Farm, Cedar Fair owns and operates ten other amusement parks, six water parks, one indoor water park resort, and five hotels.

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