There is quite a bit of action going on at Knott’s Berry Farm in the dead of winter. The classic Timber Mountain Log Ride is enjoying some much needed repairs and upgrades during a major 5 month refurbishment and refresh, three new attractions are being built in the Boardwalk and Multiple refurbishments are going on throughout the park. If all goes as planned, Knott’s is planning on a banner summer.

With the slew of ride closures on par with Disneyland’s current refurb schedule and many of the planters in transition, the park feels a bit thin at the moment.

The trees in the entry area are trimmed and without leaves, while the planters below them are bare.
A splash of colorful plants would perk this area up.


The Ghost town repaving project has made its way to the main path leading from Calico Square to the Pan For Gold attraction.

It’s also pretty awesome to stroll through the park and see so many of the wonderful little details all being kept up and maintained – what a change from a couple of years ago.

Deadwood Dick may have kicked the bucket, but he makes a great planter.


A large portion of the Boardwalk area is walled off for a major construction project. Knott’s is adding 3 new attractions along the Western wall of the park which includes two flat rides over a lagoon and a new family mad mouse coaster.


The Boomerang roller coaster is currently down for a refurbishment. Included in the makeover is a full repaint job.

MiceChat columnist and moderator Sir Clinksalot seems to have made an appearance in the park??? Okay, back to Boomerang.

You can see a lot of previous paint jobs in this photo.


The multi-million dollar refurbishment of one of Knott’s Berry Farm’s crown jewel rides continues. We can’t wait to ride the flume ride once again when it returns this summer. It will be interesting to see what the real star of this summer will be, the three new rides on the boardwalk, or the return to glory of an Orange County classic.

All of the logs are currently wintering behind the Xcelerator queue.


Yes we have no wind seeking today. But apparently the attraction, which was closed back in September of 2012 has been doing some testing.  According to Micechatter JesterMn “It was reported both at MiceChat and other various sites that Windseeker has been doing some minor testing of late. So it seems hopeful that they will indeed reopen. After all, it’s not surprising none of the rest of them have opened… all the other Cedar Fair parks are still closed for the season for about another month.” True statements those.  Let’s hope that Windseeker opens soon.


The ferris wheel in Camp Snoopy is also enjoying a bit of scrubbing and fixing up. It has been disassembled.

It may seem like there’s too much closed and in transition at the moment to enjoy a visit to the farm, but it’s actually a wonderful time to visit.  Yes, there are quite a few attractions down for refurbishment but crowds levels are enjoyable and there is still a remarkable amount of things to see and do at Knott’s.

For the rest of February, Knott’s Berry Farm is running a smoking deal. Buy one full price regular admission and get one free! That’s a great opportunity. Present the BOGO coupon at any open ticket window.

We’ll be back again soon with more news and updates from Knott’s. We’ll see you at the farm!