Knott's 5th Winter Coaster SolaceKnott's Berry Farm: David Klawe offers details on the annual coaster enthusiast event at Knott's Berry Farm in California.
From David KlaweI just got the official flyer describing the event, let me share the info with you....
Posted December 8, 2003 at 1:27 PM
Don't Miss the 5th Annual Knott's Winter Coaster Solace - March 6, 2004
Let me mention a couple of things, first, while this is an event designed for people who belong to coaster clubs, Lance Hart at Screamscape.com has offered a "free" ID card that Knott's accepts, and I presume that Lance will once again be able to offer it again (with Knott's permission, of course).
And if you buy the Knott's AP before the event at the special rate with the Carl's Jr. Coupon, this bring the net cost to the AP to just $49!
One of the big highlights of 2003 for me was this AWESOME event... and I highly recommend you make a weekend out of it, and take advantage of this great hotel package; which comes with more park goodies - exclusive to those staying at the Radisson Resort Knott's Berry Farm hotel.
Stay at the Radisson Resort Knott's Berry Farm
Ok, the Hotel package is about $200 with tax (total, NOT per person), and let's say you have an AP (Saturday tickets - $23 x 2)... so the total package is about $250, or $125 per person...
What do you get...
Two Nights in a nice hotel...
Two days at the park, Friday night and Saturday from about 6 AM to Midnight, about 6 hours of exclusive time (no general public).
Three meals, Friday Dinner, Saturday Lunch and Sunday Breakfast.
Other miscellaneous souvenirs (The VIP card (has no "value" just a souvenir), last year, the hotel guests got a nice set of Knott's Jams, plus some other minor stuff)
So, what is this package worth???
Let's go low...
T-Shirt (and other souvenirs) $10
3 meals $25
2 days at the park (no value, since you have an AP)
E.R.T. on rides (the ultimate FastPass) no dollar value, but a great benefit
Hotel room $45 per night
And getting inside the park at 6 AM, the hotel room is awesome, also with the midnight closing (based on last year), great to be able to walk to the room and crash....
How much do you think Disney would charge for this weekend???, heck they charged $50 to just see a movie on property (cheap version).....
Once again, I HIGHLY recommend this weekend, Knott's outdid themselves last year, and this year should be no exception.
We had a great Saturday night dinner for the internet folks at the Amber Waves restaurant/bar at the Radisson, and a great time was had by all... I presume we will do it again this year.... come join us and have a great weekend at a great price!
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From David AllenI have been there the last two years. It is fun and well worth it! I love the all you can eat fried chicken lunch....
Posted December 12, 2003 at 5:41 PM
What is Carl's deal? I usually buy my AP's around the holidays because they sell them at the kids price, but this sounds better! Those AP's got us in to Cedar Point twice and Dorney Park once. A true bargain!
From Ben MillsSo David, how long have you been working as a marketing rep for Knotts?
Posted December 13, 2003 at 1:46 PM
From David AllenMaybe they should put me on the payroll, huh?
Posted December 20, 2003 at 12:46 PM
From Nathan EllstrandSolace this year sounds wonderful. I attended last year and had a great time. Robert, do you have any intentions on attending?
Posted February 28, 2004 at 8:09 PM
From Robert NilesI am so slammed with two jobs at work (someone quit and I'm covering for him), teaching two classes at USC plus running several websites, that I just don't have time to make it this year. Sorry.
Posted February 28, 2004 at 8:10 PM
From Nathan EllstrandIt's no problem. It sounds like you are really busy with your jobs, and that is more important than attending this year's Solace. Maybe you will attend next year.
Posted February 29, 2004 at 12:56 AM
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