Thank you Knott’s Berry Farm and Giga Savvy for inviting my family to experience Knott’s Berry Farm this summer. #KnottsIronReef #NewatKnotts
Confession Time: I’ve lived in California for almost 28 years and I have never been to Knott’s Berry Farm. I know… shocking, right? I don’t really know why other than when I moved out here I was pretty much surrounded by friends who were transplants as well and none of us ever thought to go. Now that I have the kids, I thought it was high time we made a trip down to Buena Park and check it out. This summer is a great time to visit since they have so many great new attractions.
I thought I’d give you a taste of what we’ll be enjoying in a few weeks when we visit.
Voyage to the Iron Reef
Blockbuster Beagle!…on ice – Charles M. Schulz Theatre
Now I know the entire theme at Knott’s is all about Snoopy and Peanuts, but this is pretty cool… literally and figuratively… Snoopy on Ice! This new ice show will feature Snoopy as well as World-class ice skating starts. I love figure skating… used to take lessons back in the day of Dorothy Hamill. I loved going to ice shows so this is something I am really excited about. Shows run June 13 – August 23 (except on Wednesdays).
Vertical Impact & Vertical Impact Geared Up Show
So these two shows sound pretty unbelievable. Vertical Impact blends extreme stunts with high flying acrobats for a show that is one of a kind. After dark, you’ll get to see Vertical Impact, Geared Up! This high energy show is set to some of today’s most popular songs and combines trampoline stunts, BMX bikes, skaters, dancers, and aerialists. Holy smokes!
Each show will end with an informal meet & greet so you can visit the entire cast on stage. These sound like they will have your heart pumping in no time. Shows run June 13 – August 23 (no shows on Mondays & Tuesdays).
My favorite ride? I’m making a beeline for the Timber Mountain Log Ride. Water rides are my absolute favorites. I don’t even care if I get drenched (which I always do).
I can pretty much guarantee the kids will be doing the Coast Rider. They are way more adventurous than I am.
So, I’m going through the Knott’s website to find out what else I want to see and do and OMG, why didn’t anyone tell me there is a Ghost Town? I’m a sucker for that kind of Western stuff. There is a Ghost Town Streetmosphere with Old West townsfolk (Daily from June 14 – September 7) – I am SO there!
There are also a ton of other shows that look really fun.
Charlie Brown’s Happy Campers (June 14 – September 1)
Big Band Swingin’ Sundays (Sunday evenings June 14 – August 30)
Boardwalk Dance Party (Monday & Tuesday evenings June 15 – August 25 & Sept. 7)
Krazy Kirk and the Hillbillies (Fridays thru Mondays June 13 – August 23, except 6/19 & 8/6 & 29)
The Ghost Town Miners (Tuesday thru Thursday, June 16 – August 20)
Plus… you might even catch some of the Peanuts gang at Camp Snoopy.
Are you planning a trip to Knott’s this summer? What is your favorite attraction?