Welcome back to America’s First Theme Park, where the townsfolk are just waiting to take you on an adventure. Knott’s has cooked up some great entertainment this year that can compete with any of the bigger parks but with a down home quaint charm. And stick around till the end to hear about our huge MiceChat Halloween Spooktacular event!
Boardwalk BBQ: Now Open
Back in the Boardwalk section of the park Knott’s has opened its new BBQ restaurant. They’re now cooking up some delicious Rotisserie Chicken, Ribs, Pulled Pork, etc. The design of the new building is pure 1950’s kitsch.
Don’t make the mistake of thinking the establishment is closed. The front doors are tinted so darkly it’s hard to tell if the restaurant is even open. I had to open the door to see if the restaurant was taking guests. But it’s well worth checking as the smell and the food are great.
On the Meal Plan ($31.99/day or $126 for the whole season), you can get a quarter chicken, smoked sausage, quarter pound tri-tip beef, half-pound of pulled pork, sausage on a bun, or a pulled pork sandwich. Both the House Salad and the Rotisserie Chicken Salad are on the Meal Plan as well.
On a plate, you get two sides and a corn muffin (excluding salads, you get no sides; for the pulled pork sandwich, you only get one side)
Outside, there is a stage for a live band to play. Unfortunately, there is a limited amount of available tables. Hopefully management can round up more tables for this popular eatery.
Attached to the front of the building Knott’s has added a Refresh Station so guests don’t have to inundate the inside of the restaurant (all season free refill plan is $29.99)
We really enjoyed the new BBQ. Give it a try and let us know your thoughts.
Snoopy’s Magnificent Magical Revue Starring Magician Greg Wilson
MiceChat writer Shelly Valladolid was actually in the park between D23 EXPO and San Diego Comic Con and had lunch with one of Greg Wilson’s mentors, who paid him a visit before the show. He told her that even without the big stage, characters and effects, Wilson is a fantastic magician, absolutely mindblowing. One of the best. Don’t miss this show if you have any chance at all to see it.
Construction Continues Along the Boardwalk
A huge stretch of the Boardwalk is behind blue construction walls. The walls went up as the Boomerang closed and it covers from the Sky Cabin all the way over to Johnny Rockets and the fountain area. Although we have no details of the project, yet; Knott’s will be making its announcement on August 16th, National Rollercoaster Day. . . so that’s a pretty good clue.
The Sky Cabin is now behind the area’s construction wall but they do not appear to be removing the observation tower. Hopefully, this just means the Cabin is getting a new queue. The Sky Cabin has been closed since its December 2016 incident.
Back over by the Boardwalk BBQ and Ballroom, the walkway that used to lead to Boomerang is now “backstage”. A gate we’re hoping will indicate the size of the new attraction going into the former rollercoaster, spinner, and 4 gift shops’ spaces. (Shelly: “Great place for some SOAPBOX RACERS, don’tcha think?!?”)
A Few Other Things Around The Park
Ghost Town Alive! Still Kicking!
Shelly and some pals took in Ghost Town Alive! during her recent visit and got to partake in some of the adventures:
Later, bandits took over the school. We’re not sure whether or not they learned cursive. Flo had to take a letter to the bank, refused to let the recipient’s fiance read it, and kept checking back to make sure he hadn’t. Apparently, some guests create characters for themselves and never leave that part of the park all day – and Knott’s is perfectly fine with that! It’s really a hoot interacting with the characters. You could easily lose a few hours wrapped up in an adventure.
Swimming In Darker Waters
Over the last couple of months Knott’s has repainted the walls of the Boardwalk water feature to help make it look deeper and less like a swimming pool.
Unfortunately, they did not paint the bottom where the paint is coming up.
Some new-to-us merch has popped up around the park.
The Catawampus has gone missing! Hopefully, they find this extinct species soon! I wonder if there might be any clues in a Marketplace shop window?
Ghost Town Alive and Circus of Wonders
If you missed it, be sure to check out our coverage of Knott’s Ghost Town Alive and the Circus of Wonders, both of which continue through September 4th, HERE.
|MICECHAT KNOTT’S SCARY FARM SPOOKTACULAR|
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 30TH, 2017
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This is the 12th anniversary of our ultra-popular Halloween event and we are working with the great folks at Knott’s Berry Farm to make this our best haunt ever! Leave the real world behind and enter a dreamland of spooky fun with fellow Micechat readers.
This is a VIP experience. You’ll get exclusive access to the haunt designers, special tours, front of line access, and an amazing Mrs. Knott’s buffet dinner before the scares begin. This is the ultimate way to experience Knott’s Scary Farm and the best package for the event.
- Admission into Knott’s Scary Farm
- Meet and greet with maze designers
- Backstage tour of a new maze before the event
- All you can eat Private… Pre-scare Boo-fet dinner
- Early entry into Haunt
- Unlimited front of the line access to all mazes!
- Fastlane front of the line for rides!
- Priority Seating for the final performance of ELVIRA at Knott’s Scary Farm!!!
- For one simple price you’ll get an entire night of food, entertainment, friends, frights, fun and EXCLUSIVE OPPORTUNITIES!!!
Get your tickets while they are still available! For questions, please [email protected]
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That’s all from the Farm this month but we will be back with more Knott’s news soon!
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