Knott's Boysenberry Festival Highlights Upcoming Events

January 21, 2016, 10:04 AM · Knott's Berry Farm has announced the dates for its annual Boysenberry Festival, one of many early-year events happening at theme parks across Southern California.

Last year's Boysenberry Festival featured an extensive line-up of Boysenberry-flavored drinks, snacks, sides, and sauces, including a boysenberry aioli for deep-fried alligator, boysenberry barbecue sauce, boysenberry wine, and the break-out hit of the event — the boysenberry frosting-topped Fun Bun.

The year's festival starts on March 19 and runs through April 3.

Also on the calendar — Chinese/Lunar New Year. Universal Studios Hollywood is celebrating the Year of the Monkey with a festival in the park's Universal Plaza. Curious George and a Mandarin-speaking Megatron will be meeting guests, and the park will offer special food and activities on the plaza, as well. That starts Jan. 30 and runs through Feb. 14.

The Disneyland Resort also is celebrating the Lunar New Year, at Paradise Gardens in Disney California Adventure park from Feb. 5-8. During the event, Mulan and Mushu will join the usual meet and greet line-up of Mickey, Minnie, and Chip n' Dale, who'll be dressed for the occasion. Disney also will be offering specially themed food and performances on the Paradise Garden Stage.

All events are included with park admission, though food will be an extra charge, as usual.

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January 22, 2016 at 1:43 AM · This year's Boysenberry Festival (formerly Knott's Berry Bloom) will be interesting, as so much of Ghost Town will be under refurbishment. The Wagon Camp theater, Calico Saloon, and Ghost Rider are all closed until the summer season. (In fact, there is a Disneyland-style printed screen over the entire saloon building.) The Calico Stage will be moved to the former Screamin' Swing location, and a small park will open at the former Calico Stage. Horses will be moved into the former Toy Barn.

This past Halloween, the Spooky Farm activities were expanded from Camp Snoopy into the rest of park, notably Ghost Town. Knott's management has shown that it's not afraid to change things around, so possibly the Boysenberry Festival might expand out of Ghost Town?

January 22, 2016 at 2:41 AM · I LOVE Boysenberry anything. That's all. :-)

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