Surviving Parenthood

Knott’s Berry Farm

by Mother of two


My husband's Snoopy soda bottle that exploded on him twice!

We finally took advantage of my husband’s free admission pass to Knott’s Berry Farm.  Knott’s Berry Farm offers an annual Fire and Law Enforcement promotion (usually November thru January), which give you two (2) free passes and heavily discounted additional passes.

Since we have annual passes, we usually visit Disneyland on the weekends, but we wanted to give Knott’s a try before the promotion was over.  So on Saturday we made our first venture into Knott’s Berry Farm.  It wasn’t just my kids first time but my first time too.  I have lived in Southern California for 30+ years and (can you believe it) have never been to Knott’s Berry Farm.  Not even for their famous Halloween event, “Knott’s Scary Farm”.

At the entrance of Camp Snoopy on top of the store.

Knott’s Berry Farm is not as glitzy and glamorous as Disneyland, but it provides younger children with even more fun and entertainment.  Little Lum really loved Camp Snoopy.  The rides there are by far more age appropriate for younger kids.  They were packed closer together so there is less time lost to walking from one ride to the next. Lines were short in general, so it was easy to hop on the same ride multiple times if you wanted to.  Do keep in mind that there is a height requirement (a maximum and a minimum) on some rides.

We spent most of our time in Camp Snoopy since we were there mainly for the boys.  Knott’s Berry Farm does have some fairly new and exciting rides for adults as well, but I think that my husband and I are too old to ride the big roller coasters nowadays.  Just looking at them can make me feel nauseous.

Something worth mentioning is that an annual pass to Knott’s is a pretty good value. On their Gold Pass you have access to their Soak City Parks and it is only about a quarter of the cost of a comparable Disneyland Park Annual Pass.   Disneyland does give you access to California Adventure, but Soak City Parks is still pretty hard to beat during the summer months.

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