My Feelings About Knott's Berry Farm

Knott's Berry Farm: Return Knott's To It's Former Glory Days!

From Patrick Keller
Posted January 18, 2010 at 10:15 AM
I've always had a fondness and appreciation for Knott's Berry Farm, even though I didn't go that often growing up. But once my family moved to Orange County, I went more frequently, especially during Halloween Haunt. But in 2006, I finally purchased my first annual pass, and have gotten one each year ever since!

And now that I go regularly, I see how much Knott's has fallen apart and has been neglected for so many years! Ever since Cedars took over, they've run that theme park into the ground and has basically removed so much of the charm it used to hold.

I'm thrilled to have learned that a new company has bought out Cedars Point, and I'm hoping that this new company will bring back the old charm Knott's once held. Along with some new decent attractions that aren't just about roller coasters.

This new company has the ability to utilize their power to re-create Knott's back into it's former glory days. For one, it would be awesome if they could get rid of the Screamin' Swing and perhaps put in a new ghost town dark ride.

And spruce up the Charles M Shultz Theatre, cuz it's looking pretty bad. But leave the ice shows, cuz they're entertaining!!

I believe in Knott's and hope for the best in the up-coming years.

From rick stevens
Posted January 18, 2010 at 8:56 PM
Patrick, I feel your pain. I am more of a DL fan, but call Knotts my original home. My family would go there since it was closer and cheaper than DL. We would go as Cub Scouts and stay all day. Bringing our sack lunches and eating in the covered wagons. Entry was free and you only paid for rides.

I have not been for a couple of years, other than chicken dinner trips, but the last time I was there I agree with your summation. I travel by the park many times during the year and do not see much action. Knotts was always such a great family trip, the whole ghost town ambiance is gone.

I hope it can be brought back to the poor cousin of DL it once was and not a "keeping up with the MM" it seems to have become. I much prefer the theme over the all out ride format. There are parks for that. Why can we not have a great marriage of theme and ride?

From Steve Pint
Posted January 19, 2010 at 7:45 AM
Never been to Knott's, but I can tell you a few things about Cedar Fair.

If i've been following it correctly, it's still up to the stockholders whether Apollo gets Cedar Fair, it hasn't happened yet...

And I'm also doubting that there will be less coasters if Apollo gets Cedar Fair... For one, I believe they're keeping all the key management, and second, they'll have a HUGE pool of cash to do whatever with, and I can almost tell you for sure that they'll be using that for coasters.

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