Knotts Berry Farm Guide

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Our ultimate guide to Knots Berry Farm for 2024 includes the details you’ll need from what to see & do to special events and to how to get discounted admission.
Amanda Rosa
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Knott's Berry Farm Promises More to Explore in 2024

Ghostrider at Knotts Berry FarmSierra Sidewinder Roller Coaster at Knotts Berry Farm

Knott’s Berry Farm has unveiled their calendar for the 2024 season and, in typical Knott’s fashion, it’s going to be berry fun! Guests can expect summers filled with live music and the return of the world’s longest-running Halloween theme park event.

This world-renown theme park is home to over 40 attractions, heart pounding rides, and a slice of the wild west entertainment. All wrapped with endless Southern California fun.

A large part of the Buena Park, CA theme park’s success down to one ideal - Knott’s is the perfect place to create a lifetime’s worth of memories!

Knotts Berry Farm
Knotts Berry Farm

A Blend of Familiar Favorites and Exciting Additions

Thrill seekers can test their bravery on a long time favorite, Montezooma’s Revenge. Little ones looking to ride their first big coaster need to look no further than the brand new Snoopy’s Tenderpaw Twister.

A mix of classic and new additions, the park is offering something for everyone. Just don’t forget to ride with your hands up and smile for the cameras.

Timber Mountain Log Ride at Knotts Berry Farm
Timber Mountain Log Ride at Knotts Berry Farm

Planning your Visit

With seasonal fun available 364 days a year, planning when to visit and how to make the most of your day can be tough. Luckily, we know the park well and are here to help you prepare for your visit.

Whether you’re looking forward to riding the Timber Mountain Log Ride or creating memories with the kiddies, there’s something for everyone at Knott’s Berry Farm.

Whatever event is calling you to Knott’s Berry Farm, we know it’ll be worth the visit. Read on to learn more!

Get Discounted Admission to Knott’s Berry Farm

We know that price matters. Below let’s explore your best options for admission to the park.

The Cheapest Way to Visit the Park

Whether you’re visiting for the Halloween events or can’t wait for Merry Farm, an All-Inclusive Go City San Diego pass is the easiest way to get the cheapest price on admission for you and your family.

The pass offers discounted access to some of San Diego’s most popular attractions, and museums in San Diego. Use the discount code, GVSD5OFF for further savings for your whole party.

Parking Entrance to Knotts Berry Farm
Parking Entrance to Knotts Berry Farm

Regular Admission to Knott’s Berry Farm

Knott’s offers daily admission tickets both online and at the gate. Keep in mind, special events such as Knott’s Scary Farm require a separate ticket purchase. Always check Knott’s website ahead of your trip for the latest.

  • Regular admission tickets are $99.99 for both children and adults at the gate.
  • Regular admission tickets are $64.99 for adults and $59.99 for juniors online.
  • A 2024 Dining Bundle is available online only for $79.99 and it includes both admission and all day dining for guests 3+.

Local Tips
Avoid the Crowds
By arriving when the park opens, you'll have shorter wait times for popular attractions and can experience more rides and shows before it gets too busy. Additionally, consider using the Fast Lane or Fast Lane Plus options if you want to skip the lines for certain rides.

What to Do in 2024 at Knott's Berry Farm ‘s

From activities for young families to thrill rides and more, Knots Berry Farm has something for everyone.

Peanuts Celebration at Knotts Berry Farm
Peanuts Celebration at Knotts Berry Farm

Family Friendly Activities

The rides aren’t the only thing worth screaming about at Knott’s. There’s plenty of live music and entertainment for the whole family to enjoy - no matter the age.

Expect to see family favorites like Boysen Bear, Whittles, Charlie Brown, and the newly added Franklin at the Character Meet & Greets.

Your kids also won’t want to miss the newly added super sweet, super-sized swing, Sally’s Swing Along, wich promises to be the place to snag fun family photos.

You can also take a trip back in time with your visit to the Calico Ghost Town. Keep an eye out for bandits and visit the blacksmith for a peek into our nation’s past.

Ghostrider Roller Coaster at Knotts Berry Farm
Ghostrider Roller Coaster at Knotts Berry Farm

Thrilling Rides

160 acres is a lot of land to fill with attractions and Knott’s was definitely up to the challenge.

With rides that are perfect for the whole family, coasters with dizzying drops that even the surliest of teens would love, and long-standing traditions, there’s a reason Knott’s has been delighting guests since the 1930s.

Great for Happy Family Moments

Get soaked on Calico River Rapids. Or challenge your family to a friendly game of Knott’s Bear-y Tales: Return to the Fair and squash them all with your impressive jelly blasters skills.

Perfect for Screaming Family Moments

If you like to feel the rush of adrenaline, flip upside down on the Silver Bullet. Or feel like you can see all of California from the top of my personal favorite, the Supreme Scream!

What to See at Knott's Berry Farm in 2024

The best part of Knott’s Seasons of Fun? There’s a rotating schedule of seasonal shows paired with yearly favorites to keep your family entertained and engaged whenever you visit.

Krazy Kirk and The Hillbillies

You can find Krazy Kirk and his band in the Wagon Camp delivering high energy, toe-tappin’ tunes mixed with light-hearted comedy. A Knott’s favorite.

Kids Love Camp Snoopy at Knotts Berry Farm
Kids Love Camp Snoopy at Knotts Berry Farm

Character Meet & Greets

Meeting characters for a picture or maybe even a signature is a big deal at Knott’s Berry Farm. Here are a few of my personal favorite characters!

Bear-y Tales

The Bear-y family is back after 34 years and they’re waiting to snap a picture at the Charleston Circle Trolley Stop.

Snoopy

Is it really a visit to Knott’s without saying hi to Snoopy? Meet everyone’s favorite beagle at Camp Snoopy. Keep an eye out for the rest of the Peanuts gang!

Whittles

Whittles is back at Knott’s Berry Farm for one very special reason - the 100th Anniversary Celebration!

You can visit him in the Ghost Town, that’s of course if he isn’t panning for gold.

The 4th of July

Knott’s Berry Farm offers one of my favorite fireworks displays in Southern California.

Expect live entertainment from sunup to sundown to celebrate our 248th birthday. The fireworks show begins at 9:30 PM.

Snoopy’s Night Before Christmas

This dreamy show returns to dazzle audiences. Snoopy, Charlie Brown, and the rest of the gang join world-class ice skaters in Knott’s spectacular ice show, Snoopy’s Night Before Christmas.

Knott’s of Fun for Kids

While the park is family fun for all, below are a few activities that are perfect for younger kids!

Camp Snoopy

Kids and kids at heart rejoice! The reimagined Camp Snoopy opens this Memorial Day weekend!

Calling all Beagle Scouts! Beagle Scout Master Snoopy is here to help create those special first theme park memories with your family.

Snoopy’s Tenderpaw Twister is the park’s first coaster created exclusively for kids. Expect an updated Beagle Express as well.

A Visit to Sad Eye Joe

This is a fun little one.

Sad Eye Joe has been in Ghost Town Jail since 1941 and visiting hours are open for a quick chat. Stop by the Sheriff’s Office and slide your children’s names across the window as the kids make their way toward Joe.

He may just call them by name!

Local Tips
Avoid the Crowds
By arriving when the park opens, you'll have shorter wait times for popular attractions and can experience more rides and shows before it gets too busy. Additionally, consider using the Fast Lane or Fast Lane Plus options if you want to skip the lines for certain rides.

Special Events & Tours

Knot’s Berry Farm is well known for its seasonal events. 2024 will be a banner year with so much to offer that we did an entire seasonal guide covering the highlights of each season.

For the full rundown, checkout that article but for my personal favorite plus tour information, read on!

Knott’s Scary Farm is Can’t Miss

Celebrating 51 years, Knott’s Scary Farm is the largest Halloween event in any theme park!

The Cedar Fair Company deserves a lot of the credit for the rebranding, as they shifted from explicit to a more balanced blend of horror and humor.

The thrilling fun runs on select nights from Sept. 19th - Nov. 2nd. Tickets are a separate admission event, so be sure to plan accordingly.

The incredible experience and ‘nightmare’ is waiting for everyone in your party over the age of 13.

Knott’s VIP Tour

Upgrade your Knott’s Berry Farm visit with a VIP package. Included are the following perks:

  • Park admission
  • A private guide up to 6 hours
  • General parking
  • Priority access to select rides and shows

The price for the tour is $399 per person ages 3+.

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Attractions that you can visit with a Go City San Diego pass include:

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How to Get to Knott's Berry Farm & Where to Park

Lot Parking
Lot Parking

Knott’s Berry Farm is located approximately 20 minutes away from Downtown Los Angeles, California at 8039 Beach Boulevard | Buena Park CA 90620.

Public Transportation

Besides making the day trip from San Diego up to the park, there are a few public transportation options as well.

Metrolink Trains

The Buena Park Metrolink station is minutes away from the park.

Guests need only transfer from the station to the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) bus to be transported directly to the gates.

Anaheim Resort Transit

You can book a trip from Anaheim to Buena Park directly through the Anaheim Resort Transportation.

Karmel Shuttle & Extreme Tours

If you decide to stay in the Anaheim, Garden Grove, or Buena Park Hotels, you can reserve a pick up to and from your hotel via their shuttle.

We recommend booking your tickets ahead of time for both of these options.

Metered Parking at Knotts Berry Farm
Metered Parking at Knotts Berry Farm

Parking Options

Parking lots for Knott’s open about 1 hour before park opening. Please be aware, prices may be different during special events, such as Scary Farm.

  • Standard Parking for both cars and motorcycles: $30
  • Buses and RVs: $35

Parking is cashless - be sure to have another method of payment available!

Disabled Parking

Guests with disabled placards and plates may park all day in the Metered Lot, by the California Marketplace. The standard vehicle parking rate applies.

Know Before You Go

Disabled Accessibility
Disabled Accessibility
No Alcohol
No Alcohol
No Food Allowed
No Food Allowed
No Smoking
No Smoking
Public Transportation
Public Transportation
Restrooms
Restrooms
Stroller Accessible
Stroller Accessible
Trash Cans Available
Trash Cans Available

It’s always good to have a couple tips from a local to make sure you have an incredible trip to the park.

Where to Stay

There are several hotels in the area to help you make the most of your theme park visit.

However, Knott’s Hotel is located just steps away.

The recently renovated hotel combines comfort with the charm and warmth that Knott’s Berry Farm and the Cedar Fair Company are known for.

If you want to stay in San Diego and take a trip up to the park, options in Oceanside are a great option. I would recommend The Fin Boutique Hotel, a fantastic beach hotel perfect for couples, or The Seabird Resort, a family-friendly choice with ocean views.

Best Time to Visit

With so many events, attractions, and things to do during the year - it’s hard to pick the best time to go!

Whether you’re looking to try the new boysenberry dishes or love the nightly Christmas tree lighting during Knott’s Merry Farm, there’s no wrong time to visit the Farm.

San Diego’s weather will likely be good no matter what time of year you visit so it comes down to which seasonal event you and your family would prefer to attend.

Admission Hours

Park hours are Monday - Sunday from 10 AM to 6 PM.

However, the hours change during special events like Knott’s Boysenberry Festival or Knott’s Scary Farm.

Be sure to check the hours before you go to avoid any disappointments.

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