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Radisson Resort - Buena Park Hotel
7675 CRESCENT AVE, Buena Park, CA 90620 USA;
Located next door to Knott's Berry Farm.
Radisson Resort Special: Camp Snoopy Package
Multi-nite package includes in the kids Snoopy Theme section of the resort. This vacation package includes 2 Adult / 2 Child Knott's Berry Farm Tickets, 2 Snoopy Gift buckets and a multi-nite stay at the newly renovated Radisson Resort.

Resort Amenities Include:

  • Complete Health Club and Fitness Center with Steam Room
  • Outdoor Whirlpool and Heated Pool
  • Tennis - Two courts with pro shop
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Washer/dryer
  • Restaurant/lounge
  • Concierge Services
  • Complimentary Shuttle to Airport / Disneyland

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    Knott's Berry Farm is a major amusement park located on Beach Blvd in Buena Park, California. It primarily recreates the carnival adventure atmosphere of yesteryear. What was once an actual berry farm is now 160 acres of world class rides, unique family shows and one of a kind attractions.

  • Children - look for over 30 mini-rides in and near Camp Snoopy.
  • Youth - enjoy several high-octane super-thrill rides.
  • Seniors - browse large market place and wide range of specialty shops.

    Knott's Berry Farm
    8039 Beach Blvd., Buena Park, CA 90620; (714) 220-5200; Park Website;
    Open Daily : Except Christmas 10AM-8PM (Hours may vary);
    On-site Parking : $9 Auto / $15 RV;
    Admission: $40.95 Adult / $14.95 Child (Mar 2005);

    The Knott's family originally settled this area to run a large berry farm. They fortunes rose quickly after crossing blackberries and raspberries to create a new boysenberry that became quite popular. They then opened a major chicken restaurant.

    In 1949 they started hosting a stagecoach ride to entertain guests to the marketplace. Other rides and attractions were eventually added and shaped into the big amusement complex you see today. Major theme areas include : Camp Snoopy / Ghost Town / Boardwalk / Soak City / Indian Trails / California Marketplace and Independence Hall.

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    Several major entertainment attractions are located here besides Knott's.
    Medieval Times /
    Movieland Wax Museum /
    Ripley's Museum

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    This special feature not only lists the best theme parks in the area but is loaded with tips on how to beat the admission price, the crowds, the heat and more.

    Special Events at Knott's

    Knott's Christmas Crafts Village
    Each year beginning Thanksgiving Day and continuing through Christmas Eve, Knott's turns its historic Ghost Town into an enchanted 1880s Victorian shopping village brimming with strolling carolers, community choirs, brass bands and dozens of artisans and crafts folk selling their one-of-a-kind wares. Kids can visit with Santa in his workshop and munch on treats in Mrs. Claus' Kitchen.

    Camp Spooky
    Knott's Annual non-scare celebration of Halloween cheer rather than fear located throughout our six-acre Camp Snoopy. This daytime trick-or-treating event with Snoopy and the Peanuts gang features costume contests, special live entertainment, seasonal games and hands on activities. All Camp Spooky activities are included with regular park admission.

    Knott's Halloween Haunt
    It's the annual park-wide monster bash you don't want to miss. Knott's annual park-wide spooktacular remains the World's First and Biggest Halloween Theme Park Event and the "Scariest Place on Earth".

    Super Thrill Rides

    This section covers the gnarly fast wild rides that the big kids crave. See the Camp Snoopy area for a variety of mini-rides suitable for little children.

    GhostRider - Giant Roller Coaster
    Looming 118 feet over historic Ghost Town, GhostRider is the single-largest attraction in park history and one of the longest and tallest wooden roller coasters in the world. Brave riders enter a mysterious mine, only to be strapped into gold, silver and copper mining cars and sent along 4,533 feet of twisting, unforgiving timber.

    Silver Bullet - High-Speed Coaster
    Knott's newest addition (2005) is this high speed twisting, turning and looping steel monster.

    Supreme Scream - Super Drop
    This is that supertall vertical tower on the far north side of the park. I'll let you guess how fast and far that basket or riders is about to drop.

    Jaguar! - The Big Cat of Roller Coasters
    Roller-coaster thrill ride

    Montezooma's Revenge - blast from 0 to 60 in just 3 seconds through two giant, seven-story loops.

    Screamin' Swing - One very large flying swing ride that you'll never forget.

    Dragon Swing -

    WaveSwinger -

    Xcelerator - 50's themed steel coaster shoots you straight up high in the air and then plummets straight down. One of the nastiest vertical drops I've ever seen in a roller coaster.

    Perilous Plunge - Just 34 feet shorter than mighty Niagara Falls, Knott's water thrill ride in the Boardwalk themed area sends boats down a world-record 115-foot water chute at a revolutionary 75-degree angle -- just 15 degrees from sheer vertical. Be prepared to get soaked on this exhilarating plunge!

    Supreme Scream - One of the world's tallest, most radical thrill adventures. In seconds, you're propelled straight up, 254 feet in midair.

    Boomerang - Roller-coaster runs you thru six loops in less than 1 minute! Then does the whole trip backwards.

    Hammerhead - Major thrill ride

    Windjammer - Major thrill ride

    Shows and Street Theater

    Knott's has some great live street theater happening throughout the day. Ask for the daily show guide when you enter the park.

    Knott's Wild West Stunt Show - Wagon Camp Theater
    Absolute must for the kids who need to see an old western gunfight and full contact stunt show. Arrive early and get a comfortable seat in one of the wagons around the perimeter. Large outdoor theater is located just inside the main entrance.

    Birdcage Theater - Ghost Town
    In the heart of Ghost Town is this genuine saloon theater with some overdone melodramatic comedy.

    Travelin' Medicine Man - Ghost Town
    You might have to search a big diligently around Ghost Town to find where this kooky character has parked his wagon and is preparing to hawk his latest collection of goofy formulas.

    Camp Snoopy Theater -
    Great for little tykes who idolize Snoopy, Charlie Brown and all of the Peanuts Gang.

    Independence Hall - An exact replica of the real thing, shows are held daily bringing this bit of history to life.

    Mystery Lodge - Near Big Foot Rapids
    I didn't get to make in during my last visit, so I guess what show they feature here is still a mystery.

    Calico Square - Near Railroad Station
    Venue for special concert and community showcase performances.

    Ghost Town - Theme Area

    Ghost Town
    1880's western boom town with cowboys, gunfights, stagecoaches, traveling medicine man show and gold panning. Authentic in (almost) every detail, Ghost Town has a real Sheriff and buildings transported from mining towns throughout the West!

      GhostRider - Giant Roller Coaster
      Looming 118 feet over historic Ghost Town, GhostRider is the single-largest attraction in park history and one of the longest and tallest wooden roller coasters in the world. Brave riders enter a mysterious mine, only to be strapped into gold, silver and copper mining cars and sent along 4,533 feet of twisting, unforgiving timber.

      Timber Mountain Log Ride - Water flume thrill ride
      Careen through the darkness of a twisting 2,100-foot waterway at speeds of 8 - 12 feet per second and plummet down a furious flume propelled by 24,000 gallons of water at your back. (Suitable for the whole family.)

      Ghost Town Calico Railroad - Steam engine train ride
      Despite years of bandit hold-ups, the world's last narrow-gauge steam train still departs daily from Ghost Town Station for a round-trip tour of the Park.

      Calico Mine Ride - Adventure Ride
      Descend into the dark depths of Knott's very own gold mine to the infamous Calico Glory Hole. (Suitable for the whole family.)

      Butterfield Stage Coach - Adventure Ride
      Catch an original Butterfield Stage in Ghost Town for a rowdy ride back through time. The oldest (since 1949) and slowest (horse drawn carriage) thrill ride in Knott's. All aboard the pony express.

      Western Trails Museum - Museum
      Knott's special collection of genuine old west California memorabilia including early coins and guns.

      Old School House - Museum
      Full scale replica of a 1875 western school house includes original books, desk, chalkboard and potbelly stove.

      More Attractions
      Bandit Bob's Arcade - Video game arcade
      Silver Dollar Shooting Gallery - Test your skills to survive the Wild West
      Ghost Town Jail - Hear Sad Eye Joe's tail of woe.
      Gold Miners Exchange - How the west was really - panning for gold. There's real gold to be found here and the truly industrious.

      Specialty Shops
      A number of old west themed specialty shops are found here.
      Tinker's Shop - Souvenirs
      Geode Shop - Cutting and polishing of geodes and mineral art.
      Pemmican and Pickle - Western-style beef jerky
      Sutter's - Burgers, chili fries, pizza and funnel cake
      Kids Korral - Toys and apparel includes western style Snoopy
      Ghost Town Bakery - Hot cinnamon rolls and boysenberry pie
      Gold Trails Mercantile - Victorian gifts, clothing and jewelry
      Blacksmith - Watch for horseshoes and other western merchandise fabricated over a hot fire
      Bear Shop - Favorite bear sourvenirs
      Miss Doolittle's Dollie Workshop - Kids create their own collectables.
      Ghost Town Candy -
      Glass Blower -
      Ghost Town Magic -
      Calico Toy -
      Calico Sign Carver -
      Kamon's Caricatures -
      Hair Wraps -
      Wood N Stuff -
      Jewelry Shop -
      Pitchur Gallery - Old west photography studio and costumes
      General Store -
      Silversmith - Hand crafted silver and turquiose jewelry art

    Fiesta Village - Theme Area

    Fiesta Village
    This theme area is based on historic Spanish California. It includes the following major thrill rides:

  • Dragon Swing - Flying Ship Thrill Ride
  • Hat Dance - Spinning Thrill Ride
  • Merry-Go-Round - One of the world's oldest working Dentzel Carousel, this 100-year-old treasure still revolves to the strains of its antique Band Organ and menagerie of 48 hand-carved animals.

Boardwalk - Theme Area

The Boardwalk
New theme zone area recreates atmosphere of 1920's coastal amusement park. There are a number of game arcades located here. Also this is the area to head to in order to find many of the newerand faster thrill rides.

    Wheeler-Dealer Bumber Cars - One of the largest electric bumber car venues in California.

    Angel's Diner - Fast food in a 50's theme burger and pizza joint.

Camp Snoopy - Theme Area

Camp Snoopy
Giant play zone for younger kids - this six acre section of the park has over 30 rides and interactive attractions for youngsters that resembles the High Sierras kids camp:

Red Baron - Ride with Snoopy in his famous WWI Sopwith Camel.

Huff and Puff - Mining pump cars

Log Peeler - Mad spinner machine

Charlie Brown Speedway - race track for kids

Grand Sierra Scenic Railroad - Fun kiddie train ride

Walter K Steamboat - Fun kiddie steamship ride

Rocky Road Truckin Company -

Woodstock's Airmail - Mini thrill ride

Timberline Twister - Mello roller-coaster for youngsters

Flying Ace Balloon Race -

High Sierra Ferris Wheel -

Camp Bus - Adventure Ride

Lucy's Tugboat -

Electric Model Race Cars -

Electric Model Race Boats -

Camp Snoopy Theater -
Great for little tykes who idolize Snoopy, Charlie Brown and all of the Peanuts Gang.

Indian Trails - Theme Area

Indian Trails - Native America Interpretive Center
Native Americans of the Southwest are represented by many celebrated craftspeople of the region. Guests have the opportunity to purchase hand-made crafts and to closely inspect a variety of exquisite Native American handwork.

    Bottle House Indian Trader - 3082 whisky bottles used to make this house.

    Silversmith and Turquise Pavillion

    Artist Gallery - paintings, pottery, statues and other Indian artifacts.

    Authentic Tipis, Hogans and Bighouses -

    Native Dance and Music -

    Knott's Totem Pole -

Wild Water Wilderness - Theme Area

This area home to Big Foot Rapids on the far southwest corner of the park.

Ranger Station - Wilderness nature center is home to a fascinating assembly of snakes, spiders and other unusual critters.

Mystery Lodge - Dramatized history of American Indians

Mystery Lodge Store - Mystical Native American crafts and gifts.

Knott's Soak City USA - Orange County

    Knott's Soak City USA
    8039 Beach Blvd., Buena Park, CA 90620; (714) 220-5200;
    Waterpark Website;
    Open: Daily Memorial Day to Labor Day and weekends in May and September; Hours 10AM-6PM;
    Located Right Next to Knott's Berry Farm.

    Includes wave pool, lazy river ride, several waterslides and shutes. Also children's pool and family funhouse.

  • Old Man Falls - 62 foot drop down three separate single-rider high speed slides, including two open flume slides and one completely enclosed.
  • Malibu Run - Four individual single-person inner-tube slides, including both open flumes and enclosed, dark flumes.
  • Laguna Storm Tower - 43 foot drop down three separate single and double inner-tube enclosed slide flumes.
  • Banzai Falls - Six multi-lane speed slides
  • Tidal Wave Bay - 750,000 gallon Wave Pool.

California Marketplace

Knott's California Marketplace
Open Daily : Free to Public - Outside Main Gate; From the world famous Mrs. Knott's Chicken Dinner Restaurant, where it all began in 1934, to Virginia's Gift Shop, California MarketPlace includes fifteen shops and restaurants in all. Located adjacent to Knott's Berry Farm.
Snoopy Headquarters - Peanuts Merchandise Retailer
MarketPlace Emporium - Christmas gifts and collectables
Candy Parlour - Chocolates, fudge and other candy treats
Berry Market - Features Knott's world famous preserves, gift packs and gourmet foods
Farm Bakery
Virginia's Gift Shop
Knott's California Shop - Knott's and California themed souvenir
Viva La Coasters - 50's style burger restaurant
Carnation Ice Cream Parlour - Serving favorite ice cream treats and funnel cakes
D'Vine Home & Candle -

Mrs. Knott's Chicken Dinner Restaurant
Open Daily at 7AM;
Famous restaurant that started it all was first opened in 1934.

Independence Hall

An exact replica of the real thing build by park founder, Walter Knott in 1966. Shows are held daily bringing this bit of American history to life.

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