RJdxer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 2256 times:
Today is vacation Friday. We were going to HNL but flights are full and the wife has to work now that the boss had her baby early. Thought about taking the girls to Knottsberry Farm, an amusement park we haven't been too. Anyone been there lately? Worth the trip to LA?
I'd wondered about that too. We were pretty disappointed at the size of Disneyland when we were there a few years ago. It was pretty tiny compared to the parks we are used to. Anything better to suggest anywhere else?
RichPhitzwell From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 2209 times:
It used to be a really cool park, but in recent years they have demolished most things that made it unique and just built rides on top of the next. The rides are pretty good, but if I had a choice between Knotts and SIx Flags or Disneyland I would go with the latter.
If you have never been to knotts and you have been to the others you probably will enjoy yourself but more than likely you wont find yourself wanting to go back.
Halcyon From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 2182 times:
It's OK. The Silver Bullet (I think it is.) is a great ride, but the Xcelerator lines were very long. I went in Feb. and temps were great. Their wooden coaster is also quite nice, but not the best. The back seat can also give some people a bad headache, and some of my friends did not like it. In February, you could get in as a couple (Two of the friends I went with pretended they were gay to get the 1/2 off discount.), but I assume that was a Valentines thing.
The park has a nice free fall sort of tower too, if you enjoy that.
Anyway, it's fun but not great. Nothing they have is the best of its type, but it's certainly not the worst. If the crowds are going to be large, I'd just skip it.
FlyUSCG From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 656 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 11 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2145 times:
The rides are good. As RichPhitzwell said, the charm that once defined Knotts Berry Farm is essentially gone. Pretty much the only original stuff remaining is camp snoopy and the ghost town. Since I've been working at Disneyland for the past 3 years, that has become my standard of what a theme park should be. When I went to knotts back in Sept, I was disappointed in how they display their park. Smoking is allowed everywhere, the majority of the crowd is definitely a lower class (like a discount theme park) and just not the type that makes you feel all warm and cozy. A lot of little punks in their wannabe gangster attire etc. To put it simply, you DO NOT go there for the environment like you would Disneyland. So if the girls like roller coasters, give it a go. It's pretty cheap park compared to Disneyland. And if you go, check out the Calico Western Review show thing on the outdoor stage next to the train station, my sister is a dancer in it.
Zkpilot From New Zealand, joined Mar 2006, 5266 posts, RR: 10
Reply 10, posted (8 years 11 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2103 times:
Yeah its all good! They got quite a few good roller coasters there etc...
however I must say if you can get about, Six Flags Magic Mountain definantly has more thrills!
Knotts has I think 5 roller coasters, a whitewater raft ride, logflume, skydrop, and lots of other smaller rides etc. Their newest main roller coaster is one of those hangdown ones and its pretty extreme!
Goldenshield From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 6170 posts, RR: 13
Reply 11, posted (8 years 11 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2087 times:
Quoting FlyUSCG (Reply 8): Smoking is allowed everywhere, the majority of the crowd is definitely a lower class (like a discount theme park) and just not the type that makes you feel all warm and cozy. A lot of little punks in their wannabe gangster attire etc. To put it simply, you DO NOT go there for the environment like you would Disneyland.
I think this mainly applies to Magic Mountain. Knotts is till a great theme park in and of itself, although it will still take all day to do everything in the park.
One thing about the attire and gang-bangers, though, is hey, you're in L.A.—expect that sort of attitude. The number you'll find at Knotts is nothing compare to what you would see at Magic Mountain.
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