Crowds in Knott's during October?

Knott's Berry Farm: How bad is it?

From Pieterke ls470
Posted September 13, 2005 at 9:58 PM

As I will be in Los angeles, I was considering visiting Knott's berry farm on Oct. 15 (saturday) or Oct. 21 (wednesday).

However, I have been reading some alarming mesasges on the discussion board with respect to the crowds / waiting time for the rides (as I will probably will visit the park being alone, I'd really hate waiting more than half an hour or an hour per major attraction ride).

Could any of you please comment on how bad are the waiting times for the rides? Is it only bad during the evening opening from 7 to 1/2 or is the park also crowded during the daytime opening?



From Jason Lester
Posted September 13, 2005 at 10:14 PM
They shouldn't be too crowded unless you go to Haunt. There will be waits, but nothing to bad.

From Robert Niles
Posted September 14, 2005 at 12:03 AM
Knott's isn't nearly as bad for waits as Magic Mountain, as Knott's has pretty good record for keeping its rides open.

The big issue in October will be the park closing in the late afternoon each day for the Halloween Haunt event at night. That will, however, help keep the crowds relatively light. As always, get there early and hit Silver Bullet and Ghostrider first.

From Nicolas Schmelter
Posted September 14, 2005 at 4:33 PM
Saturdays are a no no to go... The Least crowded nights are on wednesdays, thursdays, sundays, and on Halloween

From Nicolas Schmelter
Posted September 14, 2005 at 4:41 PM
but if you are just going to the Berry Farm and not Halloween Haunt. The days are not crowded.. at ALL. The most you will wait is 5 minutes i a line for a ride

From Pieterke ls470
Posted September 15, 2005 at 12:31 AM
Thanks guys and gals.

I'll definitely try to visit Knott's during daytime when I'll be in the area. As I have never been to this park before I think I would enjoy more the park with little waiting and without the halloween extras :-)

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