You probably think the happiest place on earth is Disneyland, and, of course, it’s fabulous there. But I felt pretty darn happy during our first family visit to Knotts Berry Farm, America’s first theme park.
I was tickled with the ticket price. The special online ticket rate we paid was just $31.99 for ages 12-61 and $19.99 for Junior (3-11) and Senior (62+) tickets.
We were impressed with the beautiful grounds and the fantastic rides and shows for everyone in our group (ages 2 – 63).
The special “Camp Snoopy” section for younger kids included a super fun race car ride (even the adults liked being whipped around the turns!) a “drive the 18-wheeler” ride, helicopter and airplane rides, train ride, “Peanuts Gang” stage show…my 4 ½ and 2 ½ year olds had an absolute blast.
For the older kids and adults, there are several impressive roller coasters. Want to go 0 to 55 mph in 4.5 seconds? Check out Montezooma’s Revenge.
The best part? Short lines and even no lines at all for some of the Camp Snoopy rides. Yes, this is summertime in Southern California and we didn’t have to wait more than 15 minutes for any ride. So important when you have little ones who have no patience.
Knotts Berry has great dining options for families including Johnny Rockets burgers and Panda Express Chinese. I hear the original Chicken Dinner restaurant is pretty good too.
At about 1 ½ hours from San Diego, terrific ticket prices, smaller crowds and entertainment the whole family can enjoy, Knotts Berry Farm has moved right up to the top of our annual amusement park visits!