Knott's Berry Farm Reopening Plan with Health and Safety Protocols

Park: 10 AM - 5:30 PM Scary Farm: 7 PM - 2 AM View Hours
Reservations are no longer required.

You are invited to purchase tickets or a Season Pass.

Knott's Berry Farm Reopening Protocols

When Knott's Berry Farm opens, we want you to have a fun day and feel safe when visiting, so we developed an extensive coronavirus reopening plan – new processes and enhanced procedures throughout the park to help reduce the spread of germs. We’re all in this together and by working together you can safely and confidently enjoy the fun that only Knott's Berry Farm can deliver.

This page provides you with essential information for what you will need to do before you arrive at Knott's Berry Farm, what you’ll see and experience when you arrive, and how to make the most of your visit—safely—when you get here.


No Reservations Required
Reservations are no longer required for any guest.


Mobile App
At least one member of your group should have the park mobile app on their phone.


Face Coverings Required
Guests will be required to wear face coverings indoors unless fully vaccinated.


Health Screenings
Health screenings will not be required for guests at the park.


Hand Sanitization
Hand sanitization stations have been added throughout the park.


Use of Location Services
Enabling the Location Services feature in the park app allows us to send you real-time updates.

Before You Leave Home

Reservations are no longer required for any guest, but you are encouraged to purchase Daily Tickets or Season Passes online in advance for your visit. 

While planning your trip to the park, please take a moment to self-assess for any potential COVID-19 symptoms. Please reschedule your visit for another day if you or anyone in your group has been exposed to or experienced any symptoms of COVID-19 within the past 10 days. 

What to Pack Before You Arrive 

  • Your Season Pass, mobile, or printed tickets.  
  • The State of California requires face coverings in indoor public settings for unvaccinated individuals who are not otherwise exempt, and recommends face coverings for individuals who are fully vaccinated.
  • Contactless payment method (other than cash) such as credit card, Apple Pay, and Google Pay. 
  • A mobile phone with the Knott’s Berry Farm app downloaded and "Location Services" enabled. It is recommended that at least one person in your group should have the app downloaded to their mobile device. 

When You Arrive

Our reopening plan calls for new arrival processes to prepare everyone for a safe and successful day at the park. Here’s what you’ll see and experience when you arrive at Knott's Berry Farm:

  1. At the Knott's Berry Farm parking toll booth, we will ask you for proof of parking payment. If you do not have a parking voucher, you may pay with a cashless payment method such as a credit card, Apple Pay, or Google Pay. 
  2. At the gate, our Knott's Berry Farm bag policy remains in place.  
  3. At our turnstiles, scan your Season Pass or single-day ticket inside the mobile app and let the fun begin!

When You're in the Park

You’re here and that means it’s time for fun! To help you enjoy your day, here’s what you’ll see and experience inside the park.  

Reminders and Protocols  

The coronavirus has created a new way of life for everyone. Here are some reminders and protocols to keep in mind when you visit the park:  

  • Wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds. We have many hand sanitizer stations all through the park. 
  • Avoid touching your face.  
  • The State of California requires face coverings in indoor public settings for unvaccinated individuals who are not otherwise exempt, and recommends face coverings for individuals who are fully vaccinated.
  • Be in the know about all things Knott's Berry Farm with our mobile app. You can find nearby hand sanitizer stations, restrooms, open dining locations, and available attractions and rides.  
  • Use contactless forms of payment, including credit cards, Apple Pay, and Google Pay. 
  • Associates have been trained on the importance of handwashing, physical distancing, and overall hygiene. 
  • For the comfort of all guests, smoking is only permitted in the designated smoking areas, which are located outside of the park exit only. 

Restrooms 

Everyone knows restrooms can be a source of germs, so we want you to know we are following strict guidelines to help you have a safe experience. We are:  

  • Routinely cleaning and sanitizing our restrooms throughout the day. 

Because we’re all in this together, please make sure to wash your hands after using the restroom.

Dining 

We know delicious, fun food is a special part of the Knott's Berry Farm experience and we’ve got you covered. Here’s what you’ll see and experience when enjoying our scrumptious food and beverages:  

  • Plastic barriers between guests and associates.  
  • Contactless payments, including credit cards, Apple Pay, and Google Pay are encouraged.  
  • Check out Mobile Food Ordering on our mobile app. Order from select locations at the park, check-in at the restaurant and pick up. It’s fast, easy, and touchless! 

Shops, Merchandise, and Games  

  • Contactless payment is encouraged where possible. 
  • Some indoor entertainment locations may be closed. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Before You Leave Home Frequently Asked Questions

While we encourage you to purchase your Season Pass or ticket online or on the Knott’s Berry Farm mobile app prior to your visit, Season Passes and tickets will be available for purchase at the front gate.

Reservations are no longer required for any guest.

Please contact us and provide all requested order/ticket information.

Platinum Passholders wanting to visit other Cedar Fair parks should visit the website of the park they want to visit to view their visitation policies/make a reservation. 

As a new Passholder without a Season Pass card, you will need to process your Season Pass or use the barcode number on your Season Pass e-voucher.  

To make Season Pass processing easier and contact-free, you can now handle this online.  

Simply create or login to your Knott’s Berry Farm website account, click “Manage Passes,” click “ADD MY PASS” and enter the Ticket ID you received when you purchased online along with any other outstanding profile information. Once you’ve completed adding your pass, you’re all set to visit. You can even add your pass to the mobile app for quick and convenient entry into the park. 

It is not required, but it is strongly recommended that you purchase parking in advance online before visiting the park.  

Platinum Season Passes include parking so you just need to have your Season Pass available to be scanned at the parking toll booth.  

Some ticket packages include parking, so you just need to have the barcode for that package available to be scanned at the parking toll booth.  

Otherwise, please purchase a parking voucher online. One voucher is needed per car. This will be scanned at the parking toll booth. 

Any of the following symptoms that are not caused by a known chronic health condition:  

  • Fever (100.4°F / 38°C or higher)  
  • Difficulty breathing  
  • Unusual fatigue  
  • Cold or flu-like symptoms  
  • Repeated shaking/chills  
  • New loss of taste or smell  
  • Cough  
  • Muscle pain  
  • Headache  
  • Sore throat  
  • Congestion or runny nose  
  • Nausea  
  • Diarrhea  

Additionally, you could be contagious if you have been in direct contact with a close relative, roommate, or neighbor who has been diagnosed with the coronavirus or been told by a health care professional or employer you may have been exposed to the coronavirus. 

You do not need to complete a health assessment questionnaire prior to arriving at the park. While planning your trip to the park, please take a moment to self-assess for any potential COVID-19 symptoms. Please reschedule your visit for another day if you or anyone in your group has been exposed to or experienced any symptoms of COVID-19 within the past 10 days.

If everyone in your family or group has been exposed to the person who has symptoms, it’s best if everyone in your party stays home and you reschedule your visit.

When You Arrive Frequently Asked Questions

Guests will not be required to complete a health screen questionnaire. While planning your trip to the park, please take a moment to self-assess for any potential COVID-19 symptoms. Please reschedule your visit for another day if you or anyone in your group has been exposed to or experienced any symptoms of COVID-19 within the past 10 days.

The health and safety of our guests and associates remains our top priority. After consulting with medical experts and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), we have decided to discontinue temperature checks, except where required by state or local jurisdictions. The pandemic has shown temperature screening will not be completely effective because individuals who have no symptoms associated with COVID-19, or those with mild non-specific symptoms, may not realize they are infected and may pass through screening. 

One of the things we’ve learned in this pandemic, and it’s been talked about a lot over the past year, is that a lot of people transmit the virus with no symptoms or fever. As noted above, the pandemic has shown temperature screening will not be completely effective because individuals who have no symptoms associated with COVID-19, or those with mild non-specific symptoms, may not realize they are infected and may pass through screening. As more is learned and understood about COVID-19, guidelines and recommendations from the CDC and others have evolved.

When You're in the Park Frequently Asked Questions

See the Knott’s Berry Farm mobile app for open attractions.

The State of California requires face coverings in indoor public settings for unvaccinated individuals who are not otherwise exempt, and recommends face coverings for individuals who are fully vaccinated.

Children under the age of two are not required to wear face coverings. Also, under the provisions of the California Department of Public Health Face Covering Guidance, guests with a medical condition, mental health condition, or disability that prevents wearing a face covering will not be required to wear one. 

Per our normal operating guidelines and in compliance with the CDC, we are routinely cleaning and sanitizing our restrooms throughout the day.

Yes. Keep your original e-ticket and you can exit and return on the same day. A photo will be taken upon entering the park that will attach to your e-ticket for verification.

You are welcome to stay as long as you like until the park closes for the day.

BY VISITING THE PARK, YOU VOLUNTARILY ASSUME ALL RISKS RELATED TO EXPOSURE TO COVID-19

We have taken enhanced health and safety measures - for you, our other guests, and our ambassadors. You must follow all posted instructions while visiting the park. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the CDC, senior citizens and guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable.

If you are exhibiting any COVID-19-related symptoms, you should not enter or remain in the park.

Help keep each other healthy.