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Knott's Berry Farm: I need help on deciding when to go knotts berry farm.

From N O
Posted November 19, 2012 at 8:24 AM
My family and I are planning a trip to knotts berry farm. We went last year and were shocked at how full of people it was. We knew knotts was known for not being full during December so this was a bit of a shock. So after this experience, we don't know whether to go on like the 27th or 28th of December or the 2nd or 3rd of janurary. Please help. Which days do you think the park will be empty or at least won't be full of people. Thanks!


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From AJ Hummel
Posted November 19, 2012 at 12:01 PM
Knott's is usually not very crowded in December, except for the weeks of Christmas and New Year's. Unfortunately, all of the dates you mentioned are among those. If you can go one week earlier in December, it will be less crowded, or if you can go on a weekday the next week in January it will likely be dead. Of the dates you mentioned, January 3rd would probably be your best bet, but it could still be somewhat busy. I'd almost recommend trying to go on a Sunday in January (except Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend) over that date.

If you go and it does happen to be crowded, Knott's now offers the Fast Lane pass that will allow you to skip the lines at ten attractions (pretty much all the majors minus Xcelerator). However, this pass is pricey, so I'd probably only buy it if A. A majority of the attractions have waits 45 minutes or longer or B. you only get to visit Knott's once a year (or less).

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