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A Fun Day at Knott’s Berry Farm

Last week we snuck over the great Orange Curtain that divides Orange County and Riverside County in California and spent a few days at Knott’s Berry Farm and hanging out with family visiting the area.

Knott's Berry Farm - photos of a fun day at Knott's Berry Farm Theme Park in Buena Park, CA.

We passed right by the more popular and well known theme park (aka The House of Mouse) for a variety of reasons. Mainly because we know even at age 8, our son only lasts a few hours at a theme park and then he’s ready to go. At $300 to walk through the door, that’s an average of about $100/ hour. For a kid that isn’t that into their movies and characters, it’s not worth it to us. I am not knocking D-land, but just offering another attraction down the road for your vacation consideration.

We had a package deal with the hotel so the tickets were discounted. Knott’s offers loads of discounts, never pay full price for tickets without checking online first. I guess now’s a good time to mention this is not a sponsored post.

Have some fun on the rides

We arrived just after the park opened at 10am in order to beat the crowds and the heat. We got lucky and had no waiting on the three rides we went on.

Knott's Berry Farm - photos of a fun day at Knott's Berry Farm Theme Park in Buena Park, CA.
Grand Sierra Railroad in Camp Snoopy, with scenes of the Peanuts gang camping out.
Knott's Berry Farm - photos of a fun day at Knott's Berry Farm Theme Park in Buena Park, CA.
Back Seat Driving in Pig Pen’s Mud Buggies
Knott's Berry Farm - photos of a fun day at Knott's Berry Farm Theme Park in Buena Park, CA.
On board the Calico Railway, before the inevitable hold up that occurs on every trip.

None of us are into thrill rides. For those that are, there are plenty to entertain you. All kinds of flips and twists and heights and ugh! I’m dizzy just thinking about it.

Fun adventures hidden throughout the park

Over in Camp Snoopy we found a nice rickety rope bridge that led to a refreshing waterfall cave.

Knott's Berry Farm - photos of a fun day at Knott's Berry Farm Theme Park in Buena Park, CA.  Knott's Berry Farm - photos of a fun day at Knott's Berry Farm Theme Park in Buena Park, CA.Knott's Berry Farm - photos of a fun day at Knott's Berry Farm Theme Park in Buena Park, CA.

Git your learnin’ on in Ghost Town

The rest of the day we just explored the park which has plenty of educational opportunities and fun buildings tucked around every corner.

Knott's Berry Farm - photos of a fun day at Knott's Berry Farm Theme Park in Buena Park, CA.
The school marm in the old schoolhouse was impressed with how well he was paying attention… for 10 seconds.
Knott's Berry Farm - photos of a fun day at Knott's Berry Farm Theme Park in Buena Park, CA.
It would have been fun to see these all lit up at night.
Knott's Berry Farm - photos of a fun day at Knott's Berry Farm Theme Park in Buena Park, CA.
Plenty of restrooms to be found throughout the park, ha ha!
Knott's Berry Farm - photos of a fun day at Knott's Berry Farm Theme Park in Buena Park, CA.
Keep your eyes peeled for history lessons.

Knott's Berry Farm - photos of a fun day at Knott's Berry Farm Theme Park in Buena Park, CA. Knott's Berry Farm - photos of a fun day at Knott's Berry Farm Theme Park in Buena Park, CA.

We didn’t go over to the full scale replica of Independence Hall complete with a cast of the Liberty Bell this trip. We’ve been before and J loved it. It’s actually outside of the park close to the water park across the street. Very cool and it’s free! I’m sure we will go back again and spend more time when we get to US History in fifth grade.

Knott's Berry Farm - photos of a fun day at Knott's Berry Farm Theme Park in Buena Park, CA.

And then there was food

They had some fantastic looking food, including healthy options like fruit.

Knott's Berry Farm - photos of a fun day at Knott's Berry Farm Theme Park in Buena Park, CA.
Munching on an apple in the shade.

Don’t be too impressed, he knows our rule: healthy food before junk food. As soon as he ate the apple he begged to go back to the candy store we had passed. 🙂

But wait, there’s more!

And for those that aren’t interested in the kiddie rides, thrill rides, western educational experiences, wide variety of shows, scrumptious food or the Peanuts gang, I did spy these as we were wandering.

Knott's Berry Farm - photos of a fun day at Knott's Berry Farm Theme Park in Buena Park, CA.
Gotta catch ’em all!

 

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6 thoughts on “A Fun Day at Knott’s Berry Farm”

  1. I have not been to Knotts Berry Farm in more years than I want to say. Had so much fun there and it looks like it is still a fun place.
    Thanks for sharing at Over The Moon Party,
    Bev

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