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August 22, 2005
As an adult, I was thinking that the staged hold-up seemed kind of hokey. But then something happened to remind me that in the days of the Old West, the threat of harm was REAL, and that people still must endure this kind of terror in some parts of the world. My stepdaughter is from Honduras. She winced at the robbery scene and said that it reminded her of the bandits who hold up buses out in the countryside of Honduras, even to this day.
Another ride that's been at the park many, many years is the REAL Butterfield stagecoach. Like the train, it makes a loop of the park. You have the choice of sitting either inside the coach or in the bench up on top. A third ride that helps get you into that Old-West mood is the Calico Mine Train. Inside the scenic mountain through which the train travels, you'll see "miners" hard at work and be reminded what an unpleasant task THAT must have been! The ride is gentle and suitable for children.
From journal Knott's Berry Farm---A Tour of the amusement park
Yes, they still serve chicken dinners, but the menu has grown over the years to include many different things. The food is in the "moderate" price range, and the atmosphere is "homey." It seems almost the same inside the restaurant as back when I was a kid! Well, after awhile the family expanded again by bringing in REAL old-western buildings from ghost towns. As I said before, this was the only component of the park years ago, but you can still have pretty much the same experience as back then when you visit the Ghost Town area of the park today. The buildings are authentic. Costumed guides give demonstrations of the activities of yesteryear--like weaving, blacksmithing, and glass-blowing. You can watch a shoot-out or pan for gold. You can try your luck at the "Shootin' Gallery."
There are real, hand-crafted items for sale, plus some other merchandise that's rather strange for an amusement park to sell. For example, in what other park can you buy a big ol' hunting knife? The Knott's park takes their crafts-selling seriously--you can actually get a free pass into the park in order to shop! (Go to the guest relations booth.) At Christmas time, the crafts displays are expanded and marketed to the community as a "Crafts Fair," and people are encouraged to come into the park just to shop for Christmas gifts.
July 13, 2005
Jason isn't big on roller coasters, so the day was a disappointment in his eyes. There weren't huge crowds, but it was very hot, and the lines for the water rides were about three times as long as everything else.
Knott's is a great place, but for adults, it’s way overpriced, even with the $10 online discount, but it's the experience you pay for.
Check out their website at knotts.com. If you buy online, you can save $10 on adult tickets.
From journal Disney with Dad
March 2, 2004
There was a funny Wild West stunt show that was fun for all ages. The Mystery Lodge was kind of a let down, but again, smaller children may enjoy it. The stagecoach ride is really neat, too.
The whole park has a completely different atmosphere than Disneyland. It's a lot less crowded, but summers are busy because summer camps bring large groups of children.
Smaller children will love spending time in the "camp snoopy" area which is themed with the beloved "Peanuts" characters such as Charlie Brown, Linus, and Snoopy.
As far as the surrounding areas of Knott's Berry Farm, there is an "admission free" area that includes mostly gift shops and the famous chicken dinner restaurant. On Sundays, it takes forever to get a table so there is also a "take out" option a few doors down. Don't forget to order "Boysenberry Juice" instead of a normal soda.
From journal Disneyland and beyond
New River, Arizona
May 18, 2003
Tickets were reasonable considering our daughter did not have to pay since she was with a paying adult. We got our tickets at www.getawaytoday.com where we received fast and efficient service.
We went to Knott's after we had done California Adventure and a couple of hours at Magic Kingdom and our daughter liked Knott's better at that point. We all really enjoyed our day there and most likely will make a point to go back again.
From journal Anaheim Week
San Jose, California
January 29, 2001
From journal Fun Stuff to do in LA