Knott's reveals its Camp Snoopy changes for 2024

December 7, 2023, 1:05 PM · Knott's Berry Farm today officially is detailing the changes it is making to its Camp Snoopy children's area.

The reimagined Camp Snoopy will open Memorial Day weekend in 2024, Knott's Berry Farm said today. Improvements to the land will include a new family coaster, an additional swing ride, and renovated outdoor theater.

"In the reimagining of the Camp Snoopy area in 2024, we're of course going to look at the store and the lodge and new attractions, but we're also adding a story to the overall land," Cedar Fair Director of Creative Development Ken Parks said. "When you arrive at Camp Snoopy, you as a camper are lucky enough to arrive on Jamboree week.

"This is a an event that happens every year at Camp Snoopy, where the all of the campers get together and they have different contests and different events that happen in the land. So a lot of our attractions are themed to the idea of that it's Jamboree week, and you will be participating in these different events of Jamboree week when you go on the attractions."

So what's new? A Zamperla Lift & Launch family coaster, Snoopy's Tenderpaw Twister Coaster, replaces the removed Timberline Twister.

Snoopy's Tenderpaw Twister Coaster
Snoopy's Tenderpaw Twister Coaster. All concept images courtesy Knott's

Riders will go around twice on the coaster, which features a booster wheel lift hill and tire-propelled boost as well as 450-degree and 540-degree helix turns.

Also debuting next spring will be Sally's Swing Along, a Zamperla Super Happy Swing.

Sally's Swing Along

In addition, Camp Snoopy's Rocky Mountain Trucking Company will be transformed into the new Camp Snoopy’s Off-Road Rally, a Zamperla Convoy Dino Jeeps ride. The park also is promising upgrades to the renamed Beagle Express train ride, where riders will see Snoopy and the Peanuts Gang preparing for the Jamboree. You can see that ride, plus others, in action in Knott's preview video.

Knott's also is plussing the Camp Snoopy Theater with a new canopy, log benches and a fire pit at the base of the stage, which will be lit in the evenings for campfire entertainment. A new daytime show also will debut next spring in the theater.

Camp Snoopy Theater

Knott's is moving Snoopy's canoe from the land's entrance to the top of a reimagined Barrel Bridge and Waterfall area.

Barrel Bridge and Waterfall

Finally, Knott's is updating the Grizzly Lodge dining hall and refreshing its retail location, the Snoopy Camp Store.

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Replies (5)

December 7, 2023 at 6:07 PM

And still no word on Montezooma. Almost makes you wonder if Knott’s is preparing to pull the plug on that one.

December 7, 2023 at 6:27 PM

I don’t expect word until after the Six Flags deal closes, but, yeah, I’m not hopeful about that one anymore.

December 7, 2023 at 11:10 PM

I’m on the they’re pulling the plug on it camp.

December 7, 2023 at 11:45 PM

While I'm not sure I'd put this among the park's most needed investments, it looks like a good upgrade for Camp Snoopy. While Tenderpaw Twister appears smaller than Timberline Twister, it's a much more modern junior coaster that will hopefully accommodate parents more comfortably, and the other additions should round out the area nicely. As for Montezooma, the fact that it wasn't mentioned at all is confirmation to me that at best the refurbishment is on indefinite hold, and unless I start seeing signs of progress in person I'm going to assume the ride isn't reopening anytime soon.

December 8, 2023 at 8:21 AM

I wonder if Cedar Fair had something bigger in mind before the merger with Six Flags occurred. While I do like the chain's dedication to their Peanuts IP and many of their parks doubling/tripling down on kids attraction, I don't really see the upside here. Knott's already has a really solid, fleshed-out Peanuts area, and neither of the new attractions really do anything to change the park's draw to families. I can see the motivation to replace older, more expensive to maintain attractions with newer analogs, but aside from being "new", there's really no upside to these additions.

I feel that if Cedar Fair wanted to, they could knock a renovated Peanuts area out of the park (like they're doing at Kings Island), but overall this is very underwhelming.

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