This past New Years Eve Matt and his lovely wife made their way to Knott's Berry Farm to kick of 2016 in style.
We'll also have a few pics of the Chicken Dinner Restaurant and Pan for Gold work going on.
Pictures by CoasterMatt
Written by Gregg Condon
Unlike some other parks in the area, parking wasn't too bad upon arrival at Knott's in the mid afternoon.
Walls up around the Chicken Dinner Restaurant which is now closed for it's big remodel.
Lots of work going on to bring the Pan For Gold back to it's rightful place.
Merry Farm is also over for the year. No more Christmas on Engine 41 for another 11 months or so.
The Boardwalk on the last night of 2015
Matt takes such good pictures he even makes Boomerang look good. ;)
Love the lights in Ghost Town, so nice and not in your face
The Reflexx rocking Calico Stage.
Getting ready to ring in the new year
Looks like it was a great show
And we'll leave you with a great look at Ghost Town
Thanks for reading the update, we hope you enjoyed.
We should have more from Knott's in the next few weeks as we start to see the changes coming to Ghostrider, Chicken Dinner Restaurant, Ghost Town and the Pan for Gold area.
Today we're back with more holiday fun, this time at Knott's Merry Farm. There is so much packed into a day at the Farm that you may even need two days just to see it all, which is amazing.
Written by Gregg Condon
Pictures by Matt Nelson and Gregg Condon
During our visit of about 10 hours we spent time enjoying Ghost Town, a few of the shows, relaxing in Santa's Cabin and only rode 1 actual ride (Christmas on Engine 41) and we still didn't manage to see everything. There's simply that much to do.
The Chicken Dinner Restaurant, which is undergoing some major changes over the next few months
Obligatory Ghostrider Construction shot ...
Engine 41 is all decked out for the holidays.
Be sure to get a seat inside one of the cars, we sat on the outside and there really wasn't much that was "Christmas" about it.
Future stage location
Current stage location
The Christmas Snoopy on Ice show is back and is absolutely fantastic as always. This is always a crowd pleaser.
Sup man ...
The Calico Saloon show, always a treat and great fun.
The Christmas show is pretty much a variation on the normal show, but still great fun.
Obligatory Coaster shot ...
The Tree Lighting show is a bit long, but the crowd seemed to enjoy it and we certainly aren't the target demographic for this. We kept waiting for the Hangman, err, hang person, err, Shannon to show up. =)
Knott's looks beautiful all the time, but nighttime during the holidays really brings out the beauty in this park.
Absolutely perfect shot of Ghost Town by Matt ...
Thanks once again to Knott's for an amazing day in the park, we had an unbelievable time and can't wait to head back for more Merry Farm!!
Knott's Merry Farm kicked off a few weeks ago so we are a bit behind in bringing you pictures from the event, but since it's not even half over yet you've still got plenty of time to head down and enjoy all of the holiday fun.
Below are some pictures of the event, but there's much more including treats and shows that you should definitely check out.
* All photos by CoasterMatt
The front of the park, welcoming us to Merry Farm
Lets check out Ghost Town and the Christmas Craft Fair
Very understated and pleasant. Perfect for Ghost Town.
The Blacksmith, one of the classic buildings in Ghost Town
Snow in Ghost Town
Jingle Moo ...
Looking down on Calico Square
Calico Courthouse is very Christmassy
I still see Bacon spelled out here.
A quick look at Camp Snoopy
Santa's Christmas Cabin looks very cool
And just because ...
That's going to wrap it up for our look at Merry Farm. The event runs through January 4th and you can find more information at the Knott's Berry Farm website.