Knott’s Berry Farm Promises More to Explore in 2024 as a Reimagined Camp Snoopy Debuts New Outdoor Adventures for Guests of All Ages
BUENA PARK, CA – An off-road adventure, a new family roller coaster, a giant swing, and the carefree fun of summer camp bring so much to explore in 2024 at Knott’s Berry Farm. Today, the theme park released exciting details about its six-acre, reimagined Camp Snoopy set to open Memorial Day weekend. Inspired by the California High Sierras, Camp Snoopy is the place where the iconic Peanuts Gang made its first debut outside the comic strip back when it opened in 1983. The reimagined land will allow campers of all ages to become full-fledged Beagle Scouts as they explore new rides, new character experiences, new entertainment, a new dining hall, a new camp store, plus more seating and ambiance.
“Experiencing first rides and first theme park moments as a family, is what Knott’s is all about,” said Jon Storbeck, vice president and general manager. “Our newly reimagined Camp Snoopy will allow parents and kids to ride and play together and be truly immersed in a summer camp experience right alongside the entire Peanuts Gang.”
Camp Snoopy 2024
As guests cross into the world of Camp Snoopy, they’ll become official campers, joining Snoopy and the Peanuts Gang for the camp’s annual jamboree, a fun week of camp competitions and activities. They can begin their adventure at Beagle Scout Headquarters at the new Snoopy’s Tenderpaw Twister Coaster, where Beagle Scout Master Snoopy and his troop will take them on a new first coaster experience through the forest.
Snoopy’s Tenderpaw Twister is the only family coaster that takes parents and kids up a lift hill and delivers a pint-sized launch, making this a first, big coaster experience for everyone. The best part is that guests get to ride twice so it’s double the fun and double the adventure every time.
Rocky Mountain Trucking Company will be transformed into the new Camp Snoopy’s Off-Road Rally. Guests will jump into their own colorful four-wheel jeep, each themed to Snoopy or a Peanuts character, drive through an expanded track and terrain, and race to the finish line. In this fun and colorful road rally, riders will encounter funny road signs and obstacles to go over, around, and under. Success is measured not by speed but by how many course checkpoints can be found.
Sally’s Swing Along is a new experience and offers a carefree break from camp life. Not your backyard variety, this super-sized swing set is big enough for the entire Peanuts gang! Kids and parents can sit side-by-side on the giant bench swing and glide 10 feet toward the sky, back and forth, giggling and getting a taste of the good life.
Campers who want to test their Beagle Scout skills and earn their merit badges will be able to explore the great outdoors at the Barrell Bridge and Waterfall area of the camp. With a brand-new lookout terrace area, parents can relax up top or join in the fun down below as the kids navigate the bouncy, buoy-like barrel bridges to explore the cave and waterfall as Snoopy’s canoe teeter-totters up above.
For a scenic journey throughout Camp Snoopy, campers will board the newly upgraded Beagle Express and take a locomotive ride through a series of camp vignettes, crossing over a covered bridge, and watching as Snoopy and the Peanuts Gang prepare for the jamboree events. They’ll see fellow campers along the route decorating their cabins for a “Best Cabin” contest and getting ready for potato sack races and more.
It’s not officially summer camp until you sing songs around the campfire. At the new Camp Snoopy Theater, campers will gather under a giant, new rustic-themed theater, filled with log benches for seating that surround a large firepit at the base of the stage. The firepit will be lit in the evenings for special campfire entertainment. During the day, the theater will debut a new Camp Snoopy show and offer more shade and a larger stroller parking area.
Meet-and-greets with Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, Pigpen, Sally, Marcie and, of course, Snoopy will now be found throughout Camp Snoopy at varying times daily.
Guest favorite Woodstock’s Airmail reopens in a new area called Camp Post Office. Guests will strap into their seats and once again soar into the sky and back down again with Snoopy's favorite feathered friend.
And finally, rounding out the experience will be an updated Grizzly Lodge dining hall, with new décor and menu items, new family restrooms, and an immersive new Snoopy Camp Store with all the essentials needed for camp and then some.
FUN IS ALWAYS IN SEASON
Knott’s is proud to announce its annual Seasons of Fun lineup, starting in January when the beloved PEANUTS characters take over the entire park for Knott’s Peanuts Celebration, January 27-February 25.
BEST WAY TO EXPERIENCE IT ALL
Unlimited access and unlimited visits to all this fun for the remainder of 2023 and all of 2024, can be found with a 2024 Season Pass. A Regular Season Pass includes admission to Knott's Berry Farm for as low as 10 payments of $7 after the initial payment plus applicable fees with no blockout dates. A Gold Season Pass includes admission to both Knott's Berry Farm and Knott's Soak City Waterpark. Additional pricing and information on passes can be found at knotts.com. Offers end on January 7, 2024.
Think about extending the fun with an overnight stay at the newly renovated Knott’s Hotel, debuting in early 2024. The multi-million-dollar investment will transform the property – all guest rooms, lobby, conference rooms, ballrooms, and outdoor event space. The new hotel promises to incorporate the hospitality, charm, and character of park founders, Walter and Cordelia Knott in this unique, cozy 322-room guesthouse on the farm.
Come explore more in 2024 by using #KnottsBerryFarm on social media or visit www.knotts.com
About Knott’s Berry Farm and Cedar Fair Entertainment Company: Knott’s Berry Farm is owned and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company (NYSE: FUN), one of the largest regional amusement resort operators in the world, and is a publicly traded partnership headquartered in Sandusky, Ohio. The Company owns and operates 13 properties, consisting of 11 amusement parks, four separately gated outdoor water parks, and resort accommodations totaling more than 2,300 rooms and more than 600 luxury RV sites. Its parks are in Ohio, California, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Missouri, Michigan, Texas, and Toronto, Ontario.
This weekend we were invited out to the third year of the Knott's Peanuts Celebration. It was a great time at the park, our first visit since Merry Farm, so we were looking forward to not only trying out some tasty treats, seeing some fun shows, but also spending time at one of our favorite theme parks.
Let's head in for some fun!!
Written by Gregg Condon
Welcome to Knott's, as you can see it was a beautiful day.
Knott's Beary Farm is opening a Build a Bear Workshop soon.
We love that they have these great events all year, and they all seem to get longer each year, which is great.
Sorry Chuck, Lucy made me do it.
We also put together a highlight video of the event, be sure to check it out.
Welcome to Ghost Town
There were Kite-Eating Trees EVERYWHERE!
Lots of yummy treats all around the park. No tasting cards like they have for the Boysenberry Festival, but I'm sure those are coming one of these years.
Pig-Pen's Pig Pen is back!!
Say hi to Ted everybody!!
Piggies!! (much more of them in our highlight video above)
Our first stop was the Sketch School in the Bird Cage Theatre. It's super fun.
We learned how to draw Charlie Brown!
Well, kind of. =)
We'll stop eating now in preparation. =)
Not much going on outside of the new Bear'y Tales, even the Iron Reef signs are still there.
Lots of great Peanuts Celebration merchandise!!
Not a cloud in the sky
We didn't partake in the $15 shake this time. Remember when John Travolta was questioning a $5 shake? =)
Woodstock's Bird's Eye View is back!!
We did a live stream of it on our FB page
The Timber Mountain Log Ride is closed for it's annual refurbishment
Later in the day it appeared they were doing some work on the bottom of the final drop.
We were invited in to a Media Day reception where we got to see all of the food available at the event.
And a bit more merchandise.
Slideshow of all the yummy food.
We didn't get to try all of this, mostly the desserts, but what we had was quite tasty.
Spike is here!!
The all new show Happiness is... was very popular.
It was full of energy and kids seemed to love it. We realize we aren't the target audience for these kinds of shows though. But if you are, you'll love it.
Over in Camp Snoopy, lots of fun photo ops.
And of course the return of Beagle Bonanza
Our POV of Beagle Bonanza from last years event.
All new for this year.
Outside the park, we saw this in the California Marketplace. But we didn't see them for sale anywhere. Anybody know where they are? Definitely would like a nice Knott's throw.
For those who still need their Knott's Scary Farm sign, the Department 56 store has them in stock!!
Sadly, the time came for us to say goodbye to Knott's.
But we had an amazing time!!
We had an amazing time at the Peanuts Celebration. Check out all of the information about this years event here.
Last weekend we were invited out for the second year of the Knott's Peanut's Celebration.
In it's second year there are more shows, more treats and more fun around every corner.
Let's check it out!!
Written by Gregg Condon
Welcome to the Peanut's Celebration!!
Some pretty amazing photo ops at the front of the park
There are a couple of things Knott's has been stepping up the past few years, one of them is the Merchandise.
I'll be the first to admit I'm not a huge "theme park shirt" person (other than Halloween stuff), but I really love some of this merch.
The other thing they've stepped up the last few years is the food. Let's take a look at some of the great treats for the Peanut's Celebration.
Lots of fun with the Peanut's Characters all over the park
Pig Pen is back!!
Another of the new things this year is the Woodstock's Birds-Eye View. Check out a POV!!
Love all of these great signs around Camp Snoopy
It's somebody's birthday, or a Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (the best Charlie Brown special, don't @ us)
So we'll be the first to admit, most of the shows at Peanut's Celebration aren't really made for us, but we thought this show was pretty fun.
Some video of the show and highlights of the entire Celebration
We of course had to take a couple of minutes to check out the progress on the rapids
Flags in the ground, Hyper confirmed!! (some people on Twitter didn't get the joke)
Last year the Sketch School had Peanut's specials showing between Show Times, but sadly not this year.
We also managed to get a new POV of the Calico Mine Ride since we had the cart almost to ourselves. One of the best rides at the park, or anywhere for that matter.
Thanks Knott's for having us out, we had an absolute blast as always.
Knott's Peanut's Celebration runs through March 10th. Check out all of the info about the event here!