Saturday, March 1, 2014

Knott's Berry Farm

Over the long President's day weekend we made a little trip over to California and visited Knott's Berry Farm.  It was originally an actual berry farm in Buena Park that started a chicken restaurant.  The restaurant became so popular that they started a little amusement park to keep customers entertained while they were waiting to be seated.  Today it is a large amusement park with a distinctly family atmosphere - and the same fabulous chicken restaurant.
Until April, Knott's is offering tickets at half price with a portion of the proceeds going to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.  That's a deal we had to take advantage off!
The Peanuts comic strip is the cartoon of choice around here.
Our grandson, Jacob, loves his cartoon characters.
However, his favorite was Snoopy.
The exciting rides are another big draw.
A lot of them had to be ridden more than once.
And there are a lot to choose from!
Jacob and Mike (our son-in-law) even made new friends at the park.
Waiting in line for a ride isn't so bad when you have someone to snuggle with.
The roller coaster riders rested on some of the slower rides with Hubby and me.  Those included the train and .....
.....the stagecoach (a personal favorite).
Hubby and I also went to some of the excellent shows in the park.  This one was the stunt show.
This was a musical comedy show.  It was hilarious.  We saw it twice!
These were four brothers and, boy, could they sing!  They did everything from hillbilly music to the Beatles.
We didn't quite close the park but we went as long as we could.  A great time was had by all!


  1. HI Candy! Oh, what a lovely post! Looks like everyone had a great time and you have a lovely family. We were at Knott's Berry Farm over 25 years ago and I had a piece of boysenberry pie - my first!
    Thanks for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  2. That looks like so much fun. I know Russ and I might be a bit strange, but we actually like Knotts Berry Farm better than Disneyland! It's more laid back, not so crowded, and then there's that chicken dinner! I grew up in So. Ca. and can still remember when Knotts was just a small place, no fences or admission...just pay for the attractions that you wanted to ride. I have many fond memories of that place. Loved your pictures.

  3. Less crowded and shorter ride lines than Disneyland. In fact, I think they had more thrill rides too! Thanks, Mom! I can't believe none of us took a picture of the gigantic portions of food we ate at the famous restaurant! So much good, but soooo good! (Glad we rode most of those exciting rides BEFORE we ate!)