Knott's Berry Farm Amusement Park Update

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A Message from Jon Storbeck, Vice President & General Manager of Knott's Berry Farm

January 15, 2021 Update

To our Season Passholders,

We want to thank all of our Knott’s Berry Farm Season Passholders for your continued patience and support during this unprecedented time. Knowing our closures have disrupted a new year, we wanted to share some important updates to the 2020 and 2021 Season Passholder benefits: 

  • As announced last year, 2020 and 2021 Season Passes and purchased Season Pass Add-On Products (if applicable) will be valid for all of the 2021 season, once the park opens.
  • Additionally, we will also be offering a Day for Day Extension. For every day that the park is closed in 2021, we will extend season passes for the same amount of days in 2022. This also includes Season Pass Add-On Products (if applicable).

Our Season Passholders remain very important to us and we can’t wait to welcome everyone back to enjoy all Knott’s Berry Farm has to offer. 

Sincerely,

Jon Storbeck
Vice President & General Manager
Knott's Berry Farm

A Message from Jon Storbeck, Vice President & General Manager of Knott's Berry Farm

We have been so grateful for the opportunity to welcome guests back to Knott’s Berry Farm to enjoy our recently introduced Knott’s Taste of Calico event as well as the unique experiences in our California Marketplace, despite the challenges that have come with the COVID-19 pandemic. I want to thank our guests and associates for making Knott’s a safe place to visit during this challenging time. We appreciate everyone’s support and cooperation with the park’s new health and safety measures – we are getting through this together.

Although we continue to work with government officials as well as health and safety experts on developing guidance to re-opening the full theme park, we are unfortunately still unable to announce an opening date. However, we remain optimistic for the remainder of 2020 and want to share a few important park updates:

  • Starting August 21, guests can enjoy an all-new outdoor dining and retail experience in a way that only Knott’s Berry Farm could offer, with the all-new Taste of Knott’s. Expanding upon the Taste of Calico experience, Taste of Knott’s will celebrate 100 years of classic flavors from around the park with unique food, drink and merchandise offerings. Guests may enjoy Taste of Knott’s throughout Ghost Town, Fiesta Village and the Boardwalk area on weekends through September 13. We look forward to offering more of these unique dining and retail experiences until we are able to reopen the theme park fully.
  • Also, on August 21, the Knott’s Berry Farm Hotel will reopen for lodging.  Guests may learn more about special Taste of Knott’s hotel packages at Knotts.com.
  • In the meantime, guests may continue to enjoy select offerings from the California Marketplace including alfresco dining on Grand Avenue from Mrs. Knott’s Chicken Dinner Restaurant, Knott’s Chicken-to-Go Restaurant, the Farm Bakery and Berry Market as well as items from our specialty retail stores.
  • Regrettably, due to continued operating restrictions related to the pandemic, we have had to make the very difficult decision to cancel our highly anticipated 2020 Knott’s Scary Farm event. The unique features of Scary Farm will not allow us to operate within the constraints recommended by the CDC and public health experts.  We know that this news is disappointing, but we look forward with great enthusiasm to making 2021 Knott’s Scary Farm our best year ever. 
  • When we can fully reopen the park, we look forward to introducing Knott’s Bear-y Tales: Return to the Fair, our all-new 4D interactive dark ride that celebrates a beloved classic attraction with a reimagined gaming twist.  Guests will climb aboard themed vehicles equipped with “jelly blasters” to try to recover stolen boysenberry pies as they travel through whimsical environments such as the Boysenberry Pie Factory, Frog Forest, Fortune Teller Camp and Weird Woods.  The ride culminates in a celebration at the County Fair.

Please keep in mind that all 2020 Season Passes and add-on products have been extended through 2021. Our entire team is hard at work getting ready for what will be a fantastic year ahead, including our rescheduled Knott’s 100th Anniversary celebration!  

We all look forward to having fun safely for the rest of this season and beyond. There’s still plenty of summer fun to enjoy this year with the new Taste of Knott’s outdoor event, plus Knott’s California Marketplace retail and dining venues.

Again, I want to thank you for your continued support. I hope to see you on the Farm very soon!

A Message from Jon Storbeck, Vice President & General Manager of Knott's Berry Farm

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) matter remains a part of our daily lives, the team at Knott’s Berry Farm continues to work with health and safety experts as we plan for increased safety measures and operational changes throughout our park. We are in constant communication with our state and federal governments and are looking forward to welcoming you back just as soon as it is safe to do so. Although our reopen date is still uncertain, here are a few things we can share:

  • Currently, guests can enjoy select offerings from the California Marketplace including items from Knott’s Chicken-to-Go Restaurant, Farm Bakery and the Knott’s Berry Market
  • Knott’s Bear-y Tales: Return to the Fair, an all-new 4D interactive dark ride that celebrates a beloved classic attraction with a reimagined gaming twist, is on track to open when the park reopens
  • Knott’s Berry Farm, Knott’s Berry Farm Hotel, select locations in the California Marketplace and Knott’s Soak City remain temporarily closed until further notice 
  • Our Knott’s 100th Anniversary: A Knott’s Family Reunion event will be postponed to 2021. Our team determined that a celebration of this magnitude must be done right.  In order to observe and respect social distancing and other potential guidelines, we have made the decision to postpone this much anticipated event so that we can give this milestone the honor and celebration it truly deserves
  • Given the nature of the experience and new potential safety guidelines, Ghost Town Alive! will not take place in 2020, but will be back in 2021 with an all-new summer adventure hosted by your favorite townsfolk of Calico

As previously announced, we have extended the validity of all 2020 Season Passes and Season Pass Add-On Products through the 2021 season, plus we have paused Easy Pay billing while the park is closed*. Likewise, we will continue to work with guests who may have prepaid single-day tickets valid for days during our temporary park closure. Ticket inquiries may contact us.

The safety of our guests and associates has always been and will always be our top priority. We want to assure you that when we do open, Knott’s Berry Farm will continue to be a safe and fun environment for all. Our team is 100% committed to this promise. And we are working alongside industry experts and government officials toward this shared goal. We will keep you updated as we move forward; in the meantime, we thank you for your loyalty and continued support.

*2020 Season Passes and purchased 2020 Season Pass add-on products (if applicable) will be valid through the 2021 Season according to pass type. For 2020 Season Passholders participating in our Easy Pay Program, monthly billing has been suspended, and will remain suspended while the park is closed. When the park reopens, billing will resume. Passholders will need to be current on payments to receive both 2020 and 2021 Season Pass admission and associated benefits.

A Message from Jon Storbeck, Vice President & General Manager of Knott's Berry Farm

As we all continue to navigate this unprecedented situation, we want to thank you for your continued patience and support of Knott’s Berry Farm.  Our team would like nothing more than to open our park and welcome you back.  Clearly that is not an option for us right now, and our priority is to keep everyone safe --- our valued guests, our amazing associates, and our cherished communities.

Given the uncertainty around our park reopening, we want to share how we will manage 2020 Season Passholder benefits:

  • 2020 Season Passes and purchased 2020 Season Pass Add-On Products (if applicable) will be valid for the remainder of 2020 when our park is able to reopen. 
  • Additionally, 2020 Regular, Gold and Platinum Season Passes purchased at Knott’s Berry Farm (as well as purchased 2020 Season Pass Add-On Products) will remain valid through the 2021 Season, ending December 31, 2021. *
  • For 2020 Season Passholders participating in our Easy Pay Program, monthly billing has been suspended as of April 4, 2020, and will remain suspended while the park is closed. When the park reopens, billing will resume. Passholders will need to be current on attempted payments to receive both 2020 and 2021 Season Pass admission and associated benefits.

Our Season Passholders represent some of our most loyal guests, and we want to ensure that you receive a full season of fun as promised when you purchased your 2020 Season Pass.  This is a very unusual time for all of us, and we again thank you for your understanding and loyalty to Knott’s Berry Farm.

*Scary Farm Pass Add-On will be valid during 2020 only.

At Cedar Fair, the safety and well-being of our Guests and Associates are always our top priorities.   

As we continue to follow regional and national health directives related to COVID-19, we want to provide the latest update regarding our park schedule. Currently, Knott’s Berry Farm, Knott’s Berry Farm Hotel, and California Marketplace are temporarily closed. It is our hope to reopen those properties mid-May or as soon thereafter as possible. We believe this decision is in the best interest of our associates, our guests, and our communities.

We will continue to work with Guests who have prepaid single-day tickets or booked rooms during the time period of our park closure. Additionally, for existing 2020 Season Passholders who are unable to use their pass during our temporary closure, we will extend your pass by the number of days Knott’s Berry Farm is closed.* For ticket inquiries, please contact us or for hotel re-bookings email hotelinformation@knotts.com

We appreciate the support and cooperation of our Guests and Associates during this ever-evolving situation. Your loyalty to our park is invaluable. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Sincerely,

Richard Zimmerman
Chief Executive Officer 
Cedar Fair Entertainment Company

Beginning March 18, Knott’s Berry Farm Hotel and California Marketplace will close temporarily through the end of the month. We will work with our guests who have booked rooms during the time period of our park closure. For hotel re-bookings contact hotelinformation@knotts.com.

Beginning March 14, Knott’s Berry Farm will close temporarily through the end of the month.  We continue to follow guidance from local and state officials, as well as the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).  While there have been no confirmed cases of COVID-19 at our properties, we believe this is the right decision for our guests, associates, and community.

Knott’s Berry Farm Hotel and California Marketplace will remain open. We will work with our guests who have prepaid single-day tickets or booked rooms during the time period of our park closure. For ticket refund requests contact us or for hotel re-bookings email hotelinformation@knotts.com.

Our guests and associates are considered family.  We have their well-being at the forefront of our decision-making.  We are committed to responding to questions and requests over the days and weeks ahead and appreciate everyone’s continued support and patience as we manage through this ongoing situation.

Sincerely,

Richard Zimmerman
Chief Executive Officer 
Cedar Fair Entertainment Company

Cedar Fair's highest priority is always the safety of our guests and associates. We know you continue to hear and see news reports about the coronavirus, or COVID-19, and some of its effects around the world. The Cedar Fair team is closely monitoring this evolving situation and are in regular contact with health agencies for information and guidance.

All Cedar Fair properties intend to welcome guests in accordance with our published schedules, and we continue to implement preventive measures as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as our own health and hygiene protocols. All our parks and resorts have high standards of cleanliness, which assists with illness prevention. We employ rigorous sanitation standards and robust cleaning procedures, including:

  • Extensive and ongoing training for associates on maintaining a safe and hygienic workplace and environment for our guests;
  • Specified intervals for frequent sanitization of targeted areas throughout the day;
  • Numerous and accessible handwashing facilities and hand sanitizer locations;
  • Quick response to spills, trash and other situations;
  • Daily and frequent sanitation procedures for restrooms, kitchens, dining surfaces, benches and trash cans;
  • Daily and frequent cleaning and "wash down" of outdoor locations, including walkways and queue lines

The leadership team is communicating with our associates about illness prevention; this includes guidance issued by the CDC. The CDC recommends everyday preventive actions to help stop the spread of germs. The CDC provides more detailed coronavirus information on its website at www.cdc.gov.

As always, we maintain close relationships with local, state, national and international public health authorities. We take their guidance when additional preventive measures are deemed necessary.

Thank you for your continued support and trust in Cedar Fair's family of parks and resorts.

Sincerely,

Richard Zimmerman
Chief Executive Officer 
Cedar Fair Entertainment Company

Frequently Asked Questions

If you purchased an admission ticket to Knott’s Berry Farm for a specific date that cannot be used while we are closed, your ticket will be extended through December 31, 2020, and can be used any public operating day at Knott’s Berry Farm. Unexpired Good Any Day tickets may be used on any one public operating day at Knott’s Berry Farm through December 31, 2020. Tickets not valid for Knott’s Scary Farm or special ticket events.

If you have Group Sales tickets, contact your group organizer/leader for details. Group organizers/leaders should contact their park sales representatives directly.

The above policy also applies to add-on products such as Fast Lane, All-Day Dining, Single Meal Deal, and Parking.

Knott’s Boysenberry Festival date-specific products will be valid on any day that the Knott’s Boysenberry Festival is offered in 2020.

All day tickets purchased for 2020 will be valid for any regular operating day through 2021.

If you are part of a planned group visit to the park or have Group Sales tickets, contact your group organizer/leader for details. Group organizers/leaders should contact their park sales representatives directly.

Cedar Fair's highest priority is always the safety of our guests and associates. We continue to implement preventive measures as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as our own health and hygiene protocols. All our parks and resorts have high standards of cleanliness, which assists with illness prevention. We employ rigorous sanitation standards and robust cleaning procedures, including:

  • Extensive and ongoing training for associates on maintaining a safe and hygienic workplace and environment for our guests;
  • Specified intervals for frequent sanitization of targeted areas throughout the day;
  • Numerous and accessible handwashing facilities and hand sanitizer locations;
  • Quick response to spills, trash, and other situations;
  • Daily and frequent sanitation procedures for restrooms, kitchens, dining surfaces, benches, and trash cans;
  • Daily and frequent cleaning and "wash down" of outdoor locations, including walkways and queue lines

The leadership team is communicating with our associates about illness prevention; this includes guidance issued by the CDC. The CDC recommends everyday preventive actions to help stop the spread of germs. The CDC provides more detailed coronavirus information on its website at www.cdc.gov.

As always, we maintain close relationships with local, state, national, and international public health authorities. We take their guidance when additional preventive measures are deemed necessary.

Season Pass Frequently Asked Questions

Qualified Season Passes and Season Pass Add-ons will be extended into the 2022 season on a day for day basis.  For every day the park remains closed in 2021, the Season Pass will be extended into 2022.

For example, if the park re-opens on April 1, 2021, the qualified Season Passes and Add-Ons would be extended to March 31, 2022.

All 2020 Season Passes purchased by 12/6/20 and all 2021 Season Passes purchased between 12/7/20 and the day the park opens will be extended into 2022. All associated Season Pass Add-ons will also be extended.

Once the park opens, Season Passes purchased after that date will only be valid thru 12/31/21.

2020 Season Passes and 2020 Season Pass Add-Ons (if applicable) Valid Through December 31, 2021 Plus a Day for Day Extension Into 2022 

  • 2020 Regular, Gold and Platinum Season Passes (as well as purchased Season Pass Add-On Products) will be valid through the 2021 Season, ending December 31, 2021. These products will also be extended day for day for every day the park is closed in 2021.
  • 2021 Regular, Gold and Platinum Season Passes (as well as purchased Season Pass Add-On products) are also being extended day for day for every day the park is closed in 2021.  This extension will be in effect for Season Pass purchased until the park’s opening date.  Season Passes purchased after that date will be valid thru December, 31, 2021.

 Easy Pay Payments Paused

  • For 2020 Season Passholders who purchased prior to 12/6/20 participating in our Easy Pay Program, monthly billing has been suspended as of April 4, 2020, and will remain suspended while the park is closed. When the park reopens, billing will resume. Passholders will need to be current on attempted payments to receive 2021 and 2022 Season Pass admission and associated benefits.

*2020 Season Passes are those purchased prior to 12/6/20.

  • Your payments must be in good standing for the Season Pass to be extended through 2021 and into 2022.

  • No other action is required from you.

Yes – all 2020 Knott’s Berry Farm Season Passholders who are in good standing will have their Season Pass and Season Pass Add-ons (if applicable) extended through 2021, regardless of when the purchase was made. Those Season Passes will also be extended on a day for day basis into 2022.

In addition, any 2021 Season Passes purchased between 12/7/20 and the day the park opens will also be extended on a day for day basis into 2022.

Yes – you will pay the initial payment plus applicable taxes and fees at checkout and your future monthly payments will be suspended until the park reopens. 2021 Season Passes purchased starting on 12/7/20 will not have future payments paused.

  • The benefits and entitlements will be the same in 2021 and 2022 as they were in 2020. For example, if you had a 2020 Regular Pass, you will have a Regular Pass through 2021 and into 2022, and if you had a 2020 Gold Pass, you will have a Gold Pass through 2021 and into 2022. 
  • 2020 Platinum Passes will be valid at all Cedar Fair parks through the 2021 season and into 2022.
  • Once billing resumes, passholders will need to be current on attempted payments to receive 2021 and 2022 Season Pass admission and associated benefits.
  • If any attempted payment fails, all Season Passes and Season Pass Add-Ons on that order will be deactivated until the payment is made in the online Payment Portal.

All 2020 Season Passes and purchased Season Pass Add-Ons purchased by 12/6/20 will be valid for the 2021 season ending 12/31/21 and will be extended into 2022 on a day for day basis for every day the park is closed in 2021. 

Season Pass upgrades can be done at the park once it reopens. If a Season Pass is upgraded, the upgraded pass type will be extended into the 2021 and 2022* seasons. 

*Day for day extension for every day the park is closed in 2021.

If you have a 2020 Season Pass, you can purchase a 2021 Season Pass Add-on that will be valid for the 2021 season. Those Add-Ons will be extended into 2022 on a day for day basis to match the Season Pass.

Once billing resumes, you will be billed the normal monthly amount for however many months remain to finish paying your full balance due. 

Payments will continue to occur on the same date of the month as in previous months. You can log into the Payment Portal online with your order number and the email address you used during the initial purchase to confirm the upcoming payment dates and amounts.

As long as you remain current on attempted payments, your Season Pass and associated Season Pass Add-Ons will remain active.

If you’d prefer to make a single catch-up payment, you can log into the Payment Portal and select “Make a Payment” in the portal to pay all the payments that have been missed. Or, you can pay the full balance at any time.

We will notify you prior to resuming your payment plan via your email on file. In some cases, we may have more than one email address for you. To ensure you receive all notifications and payment confirmations, you may wish to confirm your email address on both your Payment Portal account and your park website login, if you have an existing park website account.  If you don’t have a website login, you can create an account here

Once payments resume, they will continue to occur on the same date of the month as in previous months. You can log into the Payment Portal online with your order number and the email address you used during the initial purchase to confirm the upcoming payment dates and amounts.

If you’d like to resume monthly payments, please contact us online with the request to remove the suspension from your account.  Please include your name and the order number so we can process this request. Please allow 7-10 days for the request to be processed.  

You can log into the Payment Portal online with your order number and the email address you used during the initial purchase. Select “Make a Payment” in the portal.  You can pay the full balance at any time. Or to make your monthly payment, please log in on or after the date your payment would have normally processed. 

While payments are suspended, making a payment in the portal won’t change that suspension. Your future payments will remain suspended, but you can visit the online portal in the future to make additional payments.  After billing resumes, if you make a payment online but still have future payments remaining, they will bill on the same day of the month you are normally billed.