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Knott’s Berry Farm Announces Major Enhancements Celebrating Ghost Town’s 75th Anniversary

Ghost Town 75th LogoIn 2016, Knott’s Berry Farm’s Ghost Town will celebrate its 75th anniversary with two major offerings next summer.  The centerpiece of the summer 2016 celebration is the interactive entertainment experience, Ghost Town Alive!, which immerses guests in new stories and adventures in the familiar town of Calico. The west is about to get even wilder when GhostRider returns from a major restoration project with all new trains that will gallop along over 4,500 feet of new wooden track.

In summer 2016, Ghost Town Alive! will allow guests young and young at heart to live the west through inventive new ways to interact with characters and environments as each day, a different story will unfold throughout all of Ghost Town.  From pledging one’s allegiance to notorious bandits, to saving the day alongside courageous cowboys, guests play an active role in shaping the events of the day.  Every evening, the day’s story culminates with a town wide celebration of 75 years of Calico.

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A Deep Dive Look at Voyage to the Iron Reef at Knott’s Berry Farm

Knotts_Iron_Reef_1978For the first time in nearly 30 years, Knott’s Berry Farm has opened a brand-new dark ride; Voyage to the Iron Reef. This 4D “shooter” is housed in the same show building that has been the home to previous dark rides at the theme park – Knott’s Bear-y Tales, which opened in 1975, followed by Kingdom of the Dinosaurs, which took its place in 1987. Over the years, the KOD space also doubled as a haunted attraction for the park’s wildly-popular Halloween event, Knott’s Scary Farm.

Knott’s Berry Farm’s Vice President and General Manager, Raffi Kaprelyan has wanted a new dark ride at the Farm since he was placed there as part of the executive management team by Cedar Fair several years ago. And, like most theme park executives, Raffi made it clear that he wanted an interactive experience for families to enjoy together; in industry speak, that means a “shooter”, in the same style as Toy Story Midway Mania at nearby Disney California Adventure in Anaheim. In 2014, construction was underway in the space across from the Charles Schulz Theatre; the remnants from Kingdom of the Dinosaurs were completely gutted and once the structure was cleaned up and made ready for the new ride, the project moved forward at a breakneck pace.

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Knott’s Launches 2015 Breast Cancer Awareness Event

Knott's For The Cure_Snoopy Lucy SallyKnott’s Berry Farm and Susan G. Komen Orange County are working together, for the second year, to raise money for breast cancer awareness, services and research by offering a special Pink Ticket and limited edition specially designed “pink” merchandise from January 5 through March 27.

“We are honored to continue such a successful partnership with Knott’s Berry Farm,” said Lisa Wolter, executive director of Komen Orange County. “Without the ongoing support from our community, local access to breast health and breast cancer services for women and men would be nearly impossible. Knott’s gives us the opportunity to not only reach a diverse population, but to continue saving lives.”

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Voyage to the Iron Reef Coming to Knott’s in 2015

Voyage to the Iron Reef Concept ArtKnott’s Berry Farm announced plans for a spectacular new interactive 4-D attraction for 2015, Voyage to the Iron Reef.  Opening spring 2015, Voyage to the Iron Reef adds high-tech fun for everyone as guests save Knott’s from mysterious creatures emerging from the seas beneath the Boardwalk in a cutting edge media-based battle.

Ever since construction crews finished expanding the Boardwalk Pier in 2013, guests have happily enjoyed the many new attractions like Coast Rider and Surfside Gliders.  But all that activity on the Boardwalk shores has reawakened a mystic lair in the depths below, filled with creatures who have risen up to wreak havoc on the classic So Cal theme park.

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Knott’s Berry Farm Fire and Police Recognition Days 2014

knotts_berry_farmAs a thank you to all the men and women who assist in protecting life and property, Knott’s Berry Farm Theme Park is proud to offer Fire and Police Recognition Days.  Starting Saturday, November 22 through Saturday, January 31, 2015, Knott’s will once again extend free Park admission to all active fire and police personnel and one guest. From November 22, 2014 – January 4, 2015 up to six additional tickets can be purchased for only $29 each. January 5 – 31 up to six additional tickets can be purchased for only $24 each.

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Knott’s Camp Snoopy 30th Anniversary

Camp Snoopy 30th Anniversary LogoIf you haven’t been to Camp Snoopy at Knott’s recently, it’s time to slide that to the top of your Summer To-Do List! Knott’s Berry Farm has just completed a thorough renovation of Camp Snoopy to coincide with the area’s 30th Anniversary. The results are phenomenal, from fresh paint just about everywhere to really gorgeous landscaping and some great new rides for young Knott’s guests and their families to enjoy together! This is just one of the latest amazing renovations that we as fans have witnessed in the past several years, now that Knott’s Berry Farm is under a new general manager and a new CEO sits at the helm of Cedar Fair (Knott’s parent company) in Ohio.

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Knott’s Offers FREE Admission to Military on Memorial Weekend

image008Knott’s Berry Farm and Knott’s Soak City water park are pleased to announce that they will be offering FREE admission to active and retired United States Military personnel Saturday through Monday of Memorial Day weekend (May 24-26).

A tribute to the Knott’s Berry Farm Armed Forces Program all active Military, Retired Military, Department of Defense personnel are eligible for free admission. A valid military ID must be presented to receive free admission.

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Knott’s Fire and Police Recognition Days 2013

image006As a thank you to all the men and women who assist in protecting life and property, Knott’s Berry Farm theme park is proud to offer Fire and Police Recognition Days. Starting Thanksgiving Day, November 28 through Thursday, January 31, 2014, Knott’s will once again extend free Park admission to all active fire and police personnel and one guest. From November 28, 2013 – January 5, 2014 up to six additional tickets can be purchased for only $27 each. January 6-31 up to six additional tickets can be purchased for only $22 each.

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