Knott’s Ghost Town Alive!

Knott’s Ghost Town Alive!

By Kirstin

*We attended as media for purposes of this post. All thoughts and opinions remain our own.*

 

It’s Summer Time and for my family, that means making the rounds to our favorite theme parks!  Thanks to my friend, Erin at Horsing Around in L.A. and Knott’s Berry Farm, my family was able to go earlier than planned.

What’s new at Knott’s?  My family was invited to find out.  Ghost Town Alive turns Calico Ghost Town into a lively party!  Be careful though, there are shady horse rustlers ready to lead you astray!  Through September 4th, Ghost Town Alive! returns to Knott’s Berry Farm for another action-packed summer complete with bandits, cowboys, robberies, judges, a good ol’ western hoedown, and much more! You can visit the beloved town of Calico and experience an authentic western adventure by becoming a star in this summer’s story of the Wild West, where the power to unlock adventures is in the hands of every guest.

My children were excited to see the characters in Ghost Town however, there was a stop that is a must in our family.  One of their teachers instilled the love of Knott’s Berry Farm into them in preschool and she often spends her days in the Fossil and Mineral Store as you walk in.  The geodes are stunning and can be cut right in front of your eyes.

If you have never been in this store, make it a point.  The staff is knowledgeable and LOVE teaching their love of rocks and minerals.  We had learned about the Magic Rock today!  What is the Magic Rock?  This boulder has a high magnetic content in it which causes metal to stand on end!  Check this out!

My son had recently attended a field trip to Ghost Town with his 4th grade class and I was really impressed by how much he learned!  We had our own tour and history guide with us.

My family moseyed along down the street and discovered that the Wild West Stunt Show was about to start,  Knott’s Berry Farm’s stunt shows are so much fun!  The story-line keeps the audience interested while the stunts take your breath away.  You never know what will happen next!  The characters may fall from a balcony or get shot with a Gatlin Gun, you never know!

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Celebrating the Holidays at Knott’s Merry Farm!| @Knotts #MerryFarm

Celebrating the Holidays at Knott’s Merry Farm!

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Knott’s Berry Farm, the first theme park in the nation, carries a legacy of joy that once a year it indulges in completely. From November 21, 2015 to January 3, 2016, the seasonal Knott’s Merry Farm brings the winter of storybooks to life in southern California, complete with dazzling decorations, fresh snow, and show stopping performances.  There’s more to see and experience this year than ever before!

It’s Snowing in Knott’s Christmas Craft’s Village!

Ghost Town transforms into Knott’s Christmas Crafts Village at this special time of the year, turning into a shopping wonderland that boasts local artisans and Knott’s specialties throughout the Village. It’s a magical white winter complete with jolly Santa Claus in Santa’s Christmas Cabin.

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Then make your way to share your wish list through the fresh snow that falls every night across the Village, from the School House to the Saloon and stretching as far as the Assay Office. All around the cabin, you can find decadent pastries, homemade cookies and seasonal craft beer to satisfy everyone’s favorite indulgences. Take your picture with Santa to bring the memory home with you!

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Just a *few* of the yummy treats to be found at Santa’s Christmas Cabin! 😉

Calico Train Ride

Don’t miss Christmas on Engine 41 as you make your way around the park. Ghost town and Calico Railroad invite guests to celebrate the holiday with the crew of Engine 41! Vintage cars are filled with an ever-changing group of cheery Ghost Town denizens eager to share their busy Christmas plans.

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Stop by to see the new show: Christmas Time is Here, Charlie Brown. The show features a delightful mash up of some of your favorite holiday songs with a cheerful and heartwarming dose of the Peanuts gang.

As you wander the streets of the Village you’ll find it brewing with adventure.

Calico Carolers make the streets sparkle with holiday cheer to the tune of song and hand bell chimes as they walk past chainsaw sculpting performances, delicate glass blowing demonstrations, and tasty treats. All around will be Knotts’ world-famous holiday treats: poured-to-order maple lollipops at the Gold Trails Hotel, warm gingerbread men at the Farm Bakery, tasty holiday churros from the Churro Factory.  

Live Shows

Returning this year:

Merry Christmas, Snoopy!

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The PEANUTS® gang is back on the ice with a cast of world class ice skaters in the traditional, Merry Christmas, Snoopy! for a breathtaking show: tree trimming, waiting for santa and more holiday adventures carved in ice! Enjoy all the best parts of the season with your favorite characters in the Charles M. Schulz Theatre on select dates from Nov. 21-Jan. 3.

Snoopy’s Merriest Tree Lighting

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On the Calico Square Stage, find a magical tree lighting that will awe the young and young at heart with a cast of marching toy soldiers, Mrs. Clause, dancing snowmen, and Snoopy, everyone’s favorite beagle.

Krazy Kirk and the Hillbillies

On select nights, music lovers can head to the Birdcage Theater to see Krazy Kirk and the Hillbillies perform comedy and upbeat bluegrass as they are warmly welcomed to continue their Knott’s Merry Farm residency.

The Ghost Town Miners

Joining the musical side of the Knott’s Merry Farm, The Ghost Town Miners brings cheerful bluegrass to the Fireman’s BBQ Stage as they return for another year!

New attractions joining the family:

Christmas Time is Here, Charlie Brown

Families with young children will find much needed entertainment at the Camp Snoopy Theater. Christmas Time is Here, Charlie Brown is the perfect mashup of our favorite holiday songs and a heartwarming show by the PEANUTS gang.

Knott’s Melodrama Company

The Knott’s Melodrama Company shares a deeper side of the holidays with daily performances in the Bird Cage Theater. Charles Dickens’, A Christmas Carol and O. Henry’s, A Gift of the Magi, bring to life the spirit of the season in moving performances.

Make the Most of the Season

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Monday through Thursday, November 23 – December 10, 2015, enjoy the Knott’s Christmas Crafts Village for free. Bring the whole family to enjoy the beautiful decorations, unique gifts from local artisans, and everyone’s favorite holiday treats. Admission is included in theme park admission each day.

For your favorite theme park lover, a 2016 Season Pass is an incredible stocking stuffer! It includes one free admission in 2015, unlimited visits in 2016 (no blackout dates!), discounts on some foods and merchandise, and access to year round events! All for just $81.00 right now. You can find out more about when this price expires at knotts.com or by calling (714) 220-5200.

Knott’s Scary Farm 2015. Get Ready for ALL the Scares! @Knotts #ScaryFarm

Knott’s Scary Farm 2015. Get Ready for the Scares!

By Erin

Knott’s Scary Farm is returning for your horrifying pleasure in just a couple of short days. So get ready for 24 nights of pure terrifying horror. Scary Farm is the largest, most haunting Halloween experience in Southern California, with endless mazes and shocking surprises. I was lucky enough to attend the preview to let you in on what’s to come for this years haunt! The Scary Farm will be here September 24 – October 31 and conjures up never before seen experiences and show-stopping entertainment. Hours vary by night, so make sure to check the site out for exact hours. Read on for all the gruesome details of what’s new this year and to find out which of your  favorites are returning.

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2015 HIGHLIGHTS:

*11 Haunted themed walk-through mazes and interactive haunted attractions that are filled with scare masters galore whose only goal is to see to it that you don’t make it out alive. Are you up for the challenge? 😉

*3 Endless scare zones across the park’s 160 acres.

*2 Spectacular live shows, including the return of Elvira – Mistress of the Dark in an all-new show.

*1,000 Live monsters, ghosts, ghouls, goblins, freaks, mutants, maniacs and other beasts lurking in the fog to scare any soul that happens by. Oh, and don’t forget the zombies….

 Plan on Coming Here Often?

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*Lets you come back every night for only $80.
*Parking? If you plan on coming at least 4 times be sure to add it to your pass. A pass with parking costs $140. Parking is $20 a Night at Scary Farm otherwise.  So it is totally worth it to add it to your pass if you plan on coming 4 or more nights.  If you already have a parking pass, it will still be good on Scary Farm Nights.

What’s New: Terrifying Mazes & Attractions

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