Knott's Berry Farm will delay its 100th anniversary celebration until next year, as the park looks ahead from its current coronavirus shutdown.
Last August, the California theme park announced "A Knott's Family Reunion" to celebrate the 100th birthday of Walter Knott's berry stand in Buena Park. Knott's promised "festive park decor, themed food items, unique entertainment, exclusive merchandise and special surprises along the way," including a new overlay of its 3D interactive dark ride.
"Our team determined that a celebration of this magnitude must be done right," Knott's posted today on its website. "In order to observe and respect social distancing and other potential guidelines, we have made the decision to postpone this much anticipated event so that we can give this milestone the honor and celebration it truly deserves."
The park also announced that its new interactive ride, Knott’s Bear-y Tales: Return to the Fair, is on schedule to be open when the park returns. But Knott's will not hold its annual Ghost Town Alive! interactive experience this year, though the park plans for the role-playing event to return in the summer of 2021.
Knott's Berry Farm remains closed until further notice, although Knott’s Chicken-to-Go Restaurant, Farm Bakery, and the Knott’s Berry Market in the California Marketplace are now offering orders to-go. Knott's has extended its season passes through the 2021 season and paused monthly payments on its passes while the parks are closed.
Update: Sister park Cedar Point also has postponed its anniversary events, pushing its 150th Anniversary Celebration to 2021, along with the Snake River Expedition ride, Town Hall Museum and Celebrate 150 Spectacular nighttime parade and show.
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