What's New at Knott's?

New Ride Openings and Upcoming Events at Knott's Berry Farm

New developments and upcoming events at Knott's Berry Farm and Knott's Soak City in Buena Park,  Orange County, CA.

  • 01 of 08

    Sol Spin Opens in Fiesta Village and New Slides at Soak City

    Sol Spin at Knott's Berry Farm
    ••• Concept Drawing of Sol Spin at Knott's Berry Farm. Rendering courtesy of Knott's Berry Farm

    Knott's Berry Farm has announced some exciting new additions for 2017.  On April 23, 2017 the all-new thrill ride, the Sol Spin opens. Riders spin in all directions on six rays of the sun hoisted six stories above the ground. The new ride is in Fiesta Village next to the Jaguar.

    The neighboring Soak City Water Park will also be expanding and adding two new water slide towers in time for their May 2017 opening. Shore Break will be seven stories high and include six different water slide experiences, four of which will feature the Aqua-Launch chamber that drops the floor out from under you to send you into a free fall through a translucent flume of loops and S-curves. The Wedge slide tower is an open-air family raft ride that will replace the Pacific Spin.

  • 02 of 08

    Farewell to Boomerang

    Boomerang at Knott's Berry Farm
    ••• Boomerang at Knott's Berry Farm. Photo courtesy of Knott's Berry Farm

    Take a last ride on the classic Boomerang reverse shuttle coaster which will be permanently closing 4/23 when the Boysenberry Festival ends. 

  • 03 of 08

    Boysenberry Festival Returns to Knott's

    Boyselberry Festival at Knott's Berry Farm
    ••• Boyselberry Festival at Knott's Berry Farm. Photo © 2014 Kayte Deioma, licensed to About.com

    You'll find boysenberry specialties at Knott's all year long, but during the spring Boysenberry Festival, Knott’s Berry Farm offers guests special live entertainment while indulging in additional Boysenberry treats from BBQ to desserts and specialty beverages. The Boysenberry Festival runs April 1-23, 2017. 

  • 04 of 08

    75th Anniversary of Ghost Town

    Ghostrider at Knott's Berry Farm
    ••• Ghostrider rollercoaster at Knott's Berry Farm. Photo © 2015 Kayte Deioma, licensed to About.com

    In summer 2016, Knott's Berry Farm will celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Ghost Town with Ghost Town Alive! a set of all new interactive character experiences where you play a role in new stories and adventures of the old west opening May 27, 2016, through September 5, 2016. Visitors will also experience a fully restored Ghost Rider coaster with all new trains and 4500 feet of new wooden track, and a refurbishment of Mrs. Knott's Chicken Restaurant. The Calico Saloon, Wagon Camp and Panning for Gold are also getting a face lift.

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  • 05 of 08

    Knott's Unveils Voyage to the Iron Reef May 15, 2015

    Voyage to the Iron Reef
    ••• Voyage to the Iron Reef at Knott's Berry Farm. Photo courtesy of Knott's Berry Farm

    A new 4-D interactive ride opens at Knott's Berry Farm May 15, 2015. Voyage to the Iron Reef  tells the original story of the Kraken Queen and her army of mechanical undersea creatures who have stolen and hoarded a collection of artifacts from the history of Knott's Berry Farm and are keeping them under the deep ocean. Armed riders pit their "freezer blaster" laser guns against a wild collection of animated creatures in an area as big as 2 football fields, or the equivalent of 5 times the area of the Silver Bullet ride. During the four-minute ride, participants change the experience based on their interaction, obliterating sea monsters as they go. Since the ride is responsive to rider interaction, each experience is different. Not only the sea creatures, but also some of the background items respond to the laser, so go ahead and shoot at anything.

    The underwater environment features submerged remnants of the historic Knott's Boardwalk and other familiar icons on 11...MORE immersive screens. Eight submarine-themed trains with 8 riders each will be able to move 800 people through the ride per hour. The height limit for the Voyage to the Iron Reef is 46".

    I shot this video of Voyage to the Iron Reef at the media preview May 13. Take a look!

  • 06 of 08

    Get Discount Tickets to Knott's Berry Farm

    Sidewinder at Knott's
    ••• Teen on the Sidewinder at Knott's Berry Farm. Photo © 2014 Kayte Deioma, licensed to About.com

    Knott's has some pretty good advance discounts on their website. The best deal is the 3-day-advance 1-day adult ticket for $40 and a child's ticket for $37, with fees of $5.99 and up, depending on ticket value. Goldstar.com periodically has adult tickets for $42.75 and children's tickets for $38.75 including fees.

  • 07 of 08

    Rides Added in 2014

    Linus Launcher at Knott's Berry Farm
    ••• Linus Launcher in Camp Snoopy at Knott's Berry Farm. Photo © 2014 Kayte Deioma, licensed to About.com

    The Calico Mine Ride reopened with dozens of new animatronic characters, new scenes and new special effects.

    Camp Snoopy got a complete makeover. 

    Speedway was replaced with the Linus Launcher, a small carousel ride where you lie on your stomach like you're flying.

    The Snoopy Bouce was replaced with Charlie Brown's Kite Flyer, a carousel swing with bench seats so parents and kids, or two kids can sit side by side.

    The Log Peeler was replaced with Pig Pen's Mud Buggies, a circular mini-car ride.

    Additionally, Lucy's Tugboat was re-themed as Rapid River Run;

    Rocky Mountain Trucking got new trucks;

    GR8 SK8 was removed to make room for an expanded character meet and greet area.

    A new themed play and picnic area with gazebo was added across from Grizzly Creek Lodge.

    Shade was added to the Camp Snoopy Theatre

  • 08 of 08

    Knott's Berry Farm Resources

    Knott's Berry Farm Ticket Booths
    ••• Knott's Berry Farm Ticket Booths. Photo © 2014 Kayte Deioma, licensed to About.com