Last weekend we headed back out to Knott's Merry Farm for more holiday fun, to try some more of the treats and to finally see the Snoopy on Ice Show.
We of course took a look at the construction progress of Calico River Rapids.
Written by Gregg Condon
Welcome back to Knott's Merry Farm!!
A nice housewarming gift for some members of Team Park Journey
Let's check out what's up with Calico River Rapids
Not much over here yet
We don't think over here either
We're sure work is going on, but we can't see it yet.
One thing we are hoping for are new rafts. Or at the very least, new seat belts.
Hey there HangTime
Now that's a wreath
Let's go check out the ice show. Easily the most popular show at the park.
Merry Christmas Snoopy
The show is always a favorite of ours, but for some reason about 10 minutes into the show it stopped suddenly. There was never an announcement that it was cancelled and we ended up leaving after about 15 minutes.
But what we saw was fantastic of course.
Hey Christmas Tree
Check out our video of the tree lighting ceremony from Sunday
We had another great day at Knott's, we didn't get to try some of the food we wanted to. We may have to go back after Xmas to try the rest.
The Holiday Season is here, and last night we were out at Knott's Merry Farm for our first holiday event of the season.
It's another amazing year at Merry Farm, lots of great new things to see, holiday food and the parks merchandise game continues to improve. Let's head in and see!!
Written by Gregg Condon
Welcome to Knott's Merry Farm!!
Sure, it's only November, and I'm usually a Grinch when it comes to Holiday stuff so early in the year. But as I said on our social media during the event, I didn't seem to mind this year. There's been so much bad stuff going on lately that a bit of Holiday Cheer was exactly what we needed. We hope you feel the same.
No fog, but lots of pretty lights.
No more Dark Ride for 2018. Maybe next year they should have a holiday overlay to the Dark Ride for Merry Farm? =)
Lots of great new decorations in The Boardwalk
Obligatory construction update
Really loved the decorations in Fiesta Village
Be sure to check out our video from our visit featuring Snow and Glow and more around the park. We'll cover the shows the next time we visit.
They also had a great opening night tree lighting ceremony.
The park truly does look amazing all times of the year, but especially during Merry Farm
Camp Snoopy was very colorful
These swans got stuck
Santa's Christmas Cabin is back where you can try a variety of holiday treats, and of course, hang out with the big guy.
Speaking of Santa's Cabin ... let's check out some of the food
Elote is always awesome
This was interesting. I'm not a fan of sweet potato so I didn't enjoy it as much as others did.
If you get one treat at Knott's Merry Farm, make it this. I need this recipe.
Yule log. Not a log, I don't have a log. If I had a log not in the sense that you think I said I did.
Some awesome Merry Farm merch available this year as well. May have to expand my closet beyond Halloween shirts. =)
Thanks for checking out our Knotts Merry Farm Update. We wish you all the best.
Don't forget, if you get cold, be sure to put your lamb over your shoulders. =)
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.