Summer in So Cal with Knott’s Berry Farm

What are your plans this summer?

A couple of weeks ago, I grabbed a poster board and a couple rolls of washi tape from my local craft store and set out to create a summer activity calendar for my little one. We have several camps planned, a family vacation and a few weekend getaways with a lot of free days in between. I am very visual and needed to see all of our commitments in one place. Click here to see how to DIY your own summer activity calendar.

DIY summer activity calendar | #summer #KnottsSummer

So what do we have planned on all those free days? Well, a lot of beach and pool days for sure. A couple of midday movies, trips to the Orange County Fair, a little bit of reading and writing (yes, I’m that mom!) and a trip to Knott’s Berry Farm!

We’re lucky to have several amusement park options here in Southern California but I have loved Knott’s Berry Farm for as long as I can remember. In my day, my favorite rides were the Wacky Soap Box Racer Cars and Kingdom of Dinosaurs. Oh! And who can forget the heartbeat beneath the grave in Ghost Town! With high school friends, we’d scream our faces off during October’s Knott’s Scary Farm and I  may or may not have held hands with a boy for the first time during the old Elvira show. Needless to say, Knott’s holds some very special memories for me.

Water Tower and Balloon Race

This summer, Knott’s Berry Farm has a lot to celebrate. It’s the 30th anniversary of Camp Snoopy! Knott’s has completely revitalized the six acre children’s area and added three brand new rides: Charlie Brown’s Kite Flyer, Pig Pen’s Mud Buggies, and Linus Launcher! Snoopy will also star with the rest of the Peanuts gang in spectacular ice skating production called Snoopy…Unleashed!

Camp Snoopy 30th Anniversary Logo

The Calico Mine Ride reopens after undergoing a five month top-to-bottom refurbishment but I’m super excited to watch the summer return of Boom Town where nine acrobats will perform a true Cirque performance. Maybe we’ll mine for some gold while we’re there or get one of those old-timey family photos!

Boom Town

The summer entertainment at Knott’s Berry Farm is incredible. It’s the perfect addition to our summer calendar! For hours on the day you plan to visit call (714) 220-5200, or check the Knott’ Berry Farm website; where you can also save time and money with Knott’s online tickets and Season Passes. Join the festive conversation using the hashtag #KnottsSummer on the Knott’s Facebook or Twitter page.

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  1. See you there!

  2. Sounds like loads of fun! Enjoy 🙂

  3. I wish I was going to be there! Have so much fun!

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