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Knotts is kicking off summer by celebrating the newly remodeled Camp Snoopy with new shows and rides. What are you waiting for, you gotta get to Knotts this summer! Knotts Summer is on! Chock full of new shows, rides, a complete rehab of a classic and the remodel of Camp Snoopy for the Celebration of its 30 years!
I honestly can't remember the last time I was at Knotts Berry Farm. I have very faint memories of the train ride, Ghost Town and the log ride...that's it! So when I got word that we were invited to see all that Knotts has done to Camp Snoopy for its 30th Anniversary and new rides it had added I was very excited for not only myself but for my whole family! This was going to be a first time experience for all of us together!
Camp Snoopy got a complete makeover with the addition of 3 new and exciting rides! The Linus launcher, The Pig Pen's Mud Buggies and The Charlie Brown flyers are all kid pleasers with their own look and thrill. Our gal LOVED the Linus launcher, our daredevil rode it 2 times!
The camp itself feels like a real camp site, so woodsy and full of trees. A lush landscaped stream runs through to the waterfall that can been see from The Grizzly Creek Lodge, which is an excellent place to take a break and eat on one of its three levels, as we opted to do.
The completely restored Calico Mine Ride was just recently relaunched for Knotts Summer and looked like I'm sure it did to those who rode it on day one, only better. It was neat to listen to parents talk to their kids about the ride, sharing their memories from their youth, as it should be!
New for Knotts Summer on the show side of things is Snoopy Unleashed! On Ice. And it was off the leash for sure! Unexpected surprises at every turn, fast paced -seamless set changes, cool music and talented performers which did MORE than just skate! We all enjoyed this show, my daughter clapping between sets standing up dancing along to the music and laughing at the animation of Snoopy. A must see while at the park for sure!
They also added another live acrobatic show called Boom Town which is getting great reviews, we'll be looking forward to it on our next visit.
Quick mention on GAC accommodation at the Park
This being our first visit I have to say I was a bit wary visiting the park during such a busy time of the year and with my daughter having Autism. We are not familiar with the park/rides, so I opted to get their Guest Assistance Card. Now I had heard some not so favorable reviews about their handling of this system, but I had to give it a go for myself. We had nothing but great service, very helpful RO's and boarding right on time, I was extremely pleased! We used it towards the end of our stay when the park was more crowded. The staff was super accommodating and helpful in explaining how things worked.
I will do a full review/explanation on how this system work in a separate post soon.
I would like to sincerely thank the powers that be at Knotts Berry Farm for graciously having my family as a guest to experience all the improvements, additions and oldies but goodies the park has to offer, we truly had a wonderful day that we will soon not forget!
Disclaimer: I was provided tickets to the park for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own. Your outcome may vary.