A couple of weeks ago, the Snoopy gang invited me toÂ Knott’s Berry Farm‘s “Knott’s Berry Bloom”Â – hey ho! I haven’t been to Knott’s in a few years, and my first memory of Knott’s was a 4th grade field trip to mine for gold and sit in Independence Hall! (Californians, you remember when 4th grade was the time you learned about the gold rush and the history of California, right?)
I started out at Spurs to grab a bottle of water and ran into Xenia of Raised by Culture! Then I ended up running into Jen, her brother, his hubby and friends celebrating their birthdays. How about that – talk about a coincidence!
Unfortunately they took down the crazy time machine/dinosaur ride that’s above these ladies. It was a cheesy ride but I really liked it. It had kind of a Back to the Future vibe to it.
It’s been a while since I’d screamed my head off with strangers – the Silver Bullet was a ton of fun to practice my vocals. So was the Supreme Scream.
All over the park were these cute spring touches – signage, floral bits, ladybugs, springtime insects, and Snoopy decorations.
My very favorite ride was out for rehab. The Log Ride has been my go-to Knott’s attraction since I was a kid. According to the OC Register, it looks like it’ll be out of commission until later this year. Summer 2013, per Knott’s!
But that’s ok, I headed to the wine and beer Topiary Tasting Garden for some libations… and a couple of great topiaries:
Closing out the day, I also couldn’t leave without a funnel cake. Who do you think I am? Hello, it’s funnel cake! Â Unfortunately the funnel cake wasn’t as awesome as I remembered. They were pre-made. As in, I made it, it’s sitting on the counter heated, and I’m going to give this one to you when you give me money. Sad face.
Knott’s Berry Bloom has ended but that doesn’t mean you can’t get on roller coasters like GhostRider or Xcelerator! If you do have children, you have to check out Camp Snoopy. Even though I’m not a kid and I don’t have a kid, I do love walking through Camp Snoopy. If you’re even a tiny fan of the Peanuts Gang, this is the place to find the characters as well as take in a show.
Summer is coming up and you can get a slight discount on admission tickets if you buy online! A 1-day adult ticket is $39.99 and a 1-day kid’s ticket is $26.99. (These are good through 6/27/13.) Don’t forget to get your hand stamped and leave the park for some fried chicken and tastyÂ biscuitsÂ at Mrs. Knott’s Chicken Dinner!
Big thanks to the team at Knott’s for supplying me a ticket. I had a blast and plan to bring The Wife with me some time. I think the re-opening of the Log Ride would be the perfect time. Don’t you?
Disclosure: I just said, Knott’s provided me a ticket to the theme park. They did not ask for or require me to write this post. I took some awesome pictures and wanted to write about my trip.Â