Knott’s Berry Farm had a very distinct start by being a theme park that was born from food. Before the many attractions and rollercoasters were installed the Knott family began a humble business by selling berries and fried chicken to Buena Park locals.
The history of Mrs. Knott’s Chicken Dinner Restaurant started in June 1934 when Cordelia Knott served the first fried chicken dinner meal for 65 cents to make ends meet during the Great Depression. Cordelia served these chicken dinners on her best wedding china. The success of the chicken dinners was immediate and by 1940, visitors were standing in line for hours to try Cordelia’s famous fried chicken.
Mrs. Knott’s signature fried chicken dinner meal continues to be served with its family-style dining that includes deliciously herb-seasoned fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, tossed green salad, cherry rhubarb, kernel corn, freshly-made buttermilk biscuits with butter and boysenberry preserve; and a slice of Mrs. Knott’s scrumptious boysenberry pie for dessert. Each meal is freshly prepared by the Knott’s culinary team with the freshest ingredients. Today the kitchen serves an average of 1,000 chicken meals per day and serves a grand total of 1.5 million guests per year.
For National Fried Chicken Day, Knott’s invites guests to Mrs. Knott’s Chicken Dinner Restaurant for the opportunity to savor the tastiest fried chicken this side of the west. Guests on this day will have the opportunity to experience special restaurant photo-ops and a commemorative National Fried Chicken Day pins available for purchase at Virginia’s Gift Shop to celebrate the special occasion.
Wednesday, July 6, 2022
Mrs. Knott’s Chicken Dinner Restaurant - 8039 Beach Blvd, Buena Park, CA 90620
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Enjoy Three Days of Thrilling Coasters and Fireworks
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — June 30, 2022 -- In honor of the July 4th Holiday, Six Flags Magic Mountain, the “Thrill Capital of the World,” celebrates the red, white and blue with patriotic festivities on July 2-4. Coca-Cola July 4th Fest will feature live music, limited-time culinary delights, a dazzling fireworks and laser extravaganza, and your favorite collection of world-class coasters.
“We’re thrilled to be hosting three days of July 4th Fest, our favorite summer event. We’re offering entertainment for the entire family, including a nightly fireworks display, and all-American thrills,” said Park President Don McCoy. “We are proud to present this event to celebrate our country’s Independence Day, to display our American pride, and bring families and friends together for some summer fun,” he added.
Six Flags Magic Mountain is proud to present park-wide entertainment each day including:
The Patriotic Punch, a blend of Sprite, blue raspberry syrup, and shimmering glitter, will be served in a special edition cup with a rock candy stirrer. It will be available for purchase exclusively at Six Flags for a limited time during Coca-Cola July 4th Fest. It’s the perfect patriotic refreshment to top off a day of thrills and fun while celebrating Independence Day at Six Flags.
Celebrate Independence Day with special Coca-Cola July 4th Fest discounted single-day tickets and save up to $20 on passes by visiting www.sixflags.com/coke.
For more information on Coca-Cola July 4th Fest and all the activities, please visit
About Six Flags Magic Mountain
Six Flags Magic Mountain, known as the Thrill Capital of the World, boasts more roller coasters than any other theme park on the planet and is home to more than 100 rides, shows, and attractions, including world-class roller coasters like Twisted Colossus, Tatsu, Full Throttle, and X2. The park operates daily January-December. For more information, visit www.sixflags.com/magicmountain.
ORLANDO, Fla. And SAN ANTONIO, Tx. (June 30, 2022) – Aquatica is back this summer and guests can visit our parks now with no reservation requirements, no restrictions and the park, rides and attractions, food and beverage, and merchandise outlets are open and ready for summer fun. Also, guests can experience the exhilaration of all-new water slide Reef Plunge in Orlando and the all-new splashy dueling racer waterslide Riptide Race in San Antonio, now open. There’s no better time for guests to buy a ticket or a pass and visit today!
Aquatica Orlando took the #1 spot as the best outdoor water park in North America in this year’s USA Today 10Best awards. It previously won Best Outdoor Water Park in 2021 and 2018.
Now open, Aquatica’s newest attraction is Reef Plunge which sends guests sliding through eye-catching translucent cutouts and rings, and twists and turns through over 330 feet of fiberglass, zooming past a vibrant array of marine life in the new dynamic habitat. Commerson’s dolphins, leopard sharks, sardines, and a variety of other cold-water fish will call Reef Plunge home.
Aquatica also announced several park enhancements this year including space for guests to take a break and relax in any of the 1,000 new loungers and beach chairs that offer increased shade and comfort. Hungry thrill seeks can also grab a slice at the new quick-service pizza place opening in July or quench their thirst at the brand-new beach bar, in addition to enjoying exciting new upgrades to the popular Banana Beach Cookout.
Of the best outdoor water park recognition USA Today noted “…Aquatica Orlando draws 1.5 million visitors per year while seamlessly integrating sea life into rides. Its signature attraction, Reef Plunge, is an enclosed tube slide that passes through a pool of playful, black and white Commerson’s dolphins. Guests can also take a leisurely raft ride down Loggerhead Lane, through colorful exotic fish. Aquatica's South Seas theme is further enhanced by 60,000 lush, tropical plants covering its 60 acres.”
Kyle Miller, President of Aquatica Orlando, said, “We opened our doors at Aquatica in 2008 and over the past several years have been honored to be consistently recognized as one of the top water parks in the country. We are thrilled that water park enthusiasts once again chose to recognize Aquatica Orlando as number one and look forward to continuing to provide our guests the high level of thrills, fun, relaxation and adventure that they have come to enjoy with us.”
Aquatica San Antonio
Deep in the heart of Texas is Aquatica San Antonio, a tropical resort-style waterpark with everything from serene beaches and hide-aways to extreme slides and rides - all designed to help beat the sweltering summer heat.
New for 2022 is Riptide Race, now open! This pipeline ride, the first of its kind in San Antonio, combines everything guests love about Aquatica’s existing rides with a new layer of fun - good-natured competition by featuring dueling side-by-side flumes and low walls to give racers full view of the competition. Set atop of 51-foot tower, guests board a two-person raft and race through 565 feet of slides. Guests can challenge each other and vie for victory while speeding through each turn, spin, and loop to see which team feels the rush of victory as they blast into a cool refreshing splashdown.
The park’s signature ride, Stingray Falls, takes four-seat rafts down twists and turns to an underwater grotto, where guests come face-to-fin with stingrays and tropical fish – the only ride of its kind in the world. Guests can experience stingrays in other ways as well at Aquatica’s interactive attraction, known as Ke-Re Reef. Featuring 120,000 gallons of saltwater, Ke-Re Reef is home to cownose stingrays, Southern stingrays, and tropical fish. The most immersive program is the “Stingray Encounter”, where guests feed and wade with stingrays inside the attraction. They can also get a close view of the stingrays from a wall at the edge of the pool.
Aquatica San Antonio President Byron Surrett said, “There is no better place in the Lone Star state than Aquatica to have fun in the sun this summer while staying cool and enjoying great food and drinks all day long. Plus, guests this year can also take a break from the crowd and enjoy our additional private cabana experiences with concierge services to make the day that much more relaxing and worry free.”
In addition to the all-new Riptide Race, this year Aquatica San Antonio premiered a new bar, Turi’s Beach Bar, adjacent to the Big Surf Shores wave pool. This full-service bar features a variety of beers, mixed drinks, cocktails, and frozen drinks for guests to enjoy at the bar or poolside. Also new, even more private cabanas scattered throughout the beautiful park offer a shaded private space and give guests a place to call base camp during a day of fun in the sun, with select cabanas even offering the convenience of personalized concierge service.
Best Way to Play
One of the best ways for guests to experience the ALL-NEW Reef Plunge and Riptide Race is with an Aquatica Fun Card which offers park admission through December 31, 2022 for one low price. For even more unbeatable benefits, guests can purchase an Aquatica Annual Pass and enjoy 12 months of visits with special benefits like free parking, free guest tickets, access to special VIP events, savings on merchandise and more.
Get the latest updates on Reef Plunge by following Aquatica on Facebook and Instagram.
A great way to enjoy Aquatica San Antonio is with a Season or Annual Pass. For added value, SeaWorld and Aquatica two-park passes are available allowing unlimited access to both parks (located within walking distance of each other), free parking, exclusive passholders-only events, discounts on merchandise and food, and much more.
About Aquatica Orlando
A vibrant aquatic landscape, splashed with South Seas spirit and dotted with towering, colorful slides, Aquatica Orlando delights all ages and interests. This one-of-a-kind waterpark, voted the #1 waterpark in the country by USA Today’s 10Best Reader’s Poll, is home to some of the world’s most thrilling water rides, featuring 50 slides, rivers and lagoons and 84,000 square feet of sparkling white, sandy beaches. Aquatica isn’t all about dashing and splashing though. This lush, laid-back playground is perfect for going with the flow. Wade into lazy rivers and wave pools without waiting in line and watch cares float away. Or grab a cozy lounge chair on one of Orlando’s loveliest beaches and sip a refreshing cocktail. Two large play areas just for kids make Aquatica the perfect spot for family fun. Aquatica offers exclusive attractions that promise unlimited fun, sending guests on amazing undersea adventures.
About Aquatica San Antonio
From high-speed water slides and exhilarating wave pools, to tranquil beaches, Aquatica San Antonio, delights all ages and interests. This one-of-a-kind waterpark is home to some of the world’s most thrilling water rides, featuring high speed slides, relaxing rivers and lagoons, private cabanas, and 42,000 square feet of relaxing beaches. The park’s signature ride, “Stingray Falls,” takes four-seat rafts down twists and turns to an underwater grotto, where guests come face-to-fin with stingrays and tropical fish. Aquatica’s stingray attraction, otherwise known as “Ke-Re Reef,” features 120,000 gallons of saltwater and will include cownose and Southern stingrays. Aquatica offers exclusive attractions that promise unlimited fun, sending guests on amazing undersea adventures. For more information on Aquatica, go to www.AquaticaSanAntonio.com
The Event Culminates with the Largest Fireworks Display in San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas — June 28, 2022 — Six Flags Fiesta Texas, the Thrill Capital of South Texas, is excited to invite guests to celebrate the summer’s biggest party: the Coca-Cola July 4th Fest. The event runs July 1-4 with activities during the day and nightly fireworks. Guests can look forward to:
Guests looking for an exclusive experience can purchase one of the limited VIP fireworks packages. Each package includes reserved seating for fireworks with early access to the area, an Americana swag pack, and complimentary snacks and beverages. It’s the perfect patriotic experience to pair with a day of thrills while celebrating Independence Day at Six Flags Fiesta Texas.
About Six Flags Fiesta Texas
Six Flags Fiesta Texas, The Thrill Capital of South Texas, is home to more than 60 rides, shows and attractions. Opened in 1992, the park was built on the site of an old limestone quarry, which provides a spectacular backdrop for such exciting roller coasters as The Iron Rattler, Batman: The Ride and Superman Krypton Coaster. In addition, Fiesta Texas boasts an impressive line-up of seasonal events and live entertainment, including Mardi Gras Festival, Fright Fest, and Holiday in the Park.
About Six Flags Entertainment Corporation
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world’s largest regional theme park company and the largest operator of water parks in North America, with 27 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada. For 60 years, Six Flags has entertained millions of families with world-class coasters, themed rides, thrilling water parks and unique attractions. Six Flags is committed to creating an inclusive environment that fully embraces the diversity of our team members and guests. For more information, visit www.sixflags.com.
Park Partners with Coca-Cola for Summer’s Biggest Party, July 2 to 4
AUSTELL, GA — June 27, 2022 — Six Flags Over Georgia—the Thrill Capital of the South— in partnership with Coca-Cola, invites guests to summer’s biggest party: Coca-Cola July 4th Fest, July 2 to 4.
“We’re excited to once again partner with Coca-Cola in celebrating summer’s biggest party at Six Flags Over Georgia,” said Park President Dale Kaetzel. “This year, Coca-Cola July 4th Fest features the return of our guest-favorite fireworks show and Hurricane Harbor VIP experience, as well as new and immersive offerings powered by Coca-Cola.”
The park is celebrating Independence Day July 2 to 4 with special Coca-Cola July 4th Fest pricing and a spectacular nightly firework show. Guests can also look forward to:
Additional Summer Events & Community Initiatives
The fun continues all summer long at both Six Flags White Water and Six Flags Over Georgia, with an exciting event lineup through Labor Day Weekend, including:
Six Flags Over Georgia is open daily for summer through August 7. Six Flags White Water is open daily for summer through July 31. Guests can visit both parks all year long and experience Appreciation Days and Coca-Cola July 4th Fest with a new Six Flags Annual Pass. To compare benefits and purchase an Annual Pass, visit sixflags.com.