Today, we’re venturing outside the realm of Disneyland. Everyone got your hand stamped and your return ticket? Good.

Personally, I still place Knott’s Berry Farm higher in worth visiting factor than Universal, in the broader scheme of the SoCal parks.

The ugly bare steel roller coaster tracks and truly charmless ‘boardwalk’ concrete sprawl leave a lot to be desired, and the lack of an additional dark ride is sad, no doubt: but a ride through the Timber Mountain Logging Company always makes my day when I visit.

Timber Mountain Log Ride, Knott's Berry Farm

Can practically hear the clank of the lift hill mechanism and the splash of water in the flume when looking at this photo, can’t you?

Some of the scenery along the way includes authentic logging equipment and scenes of both nature and the logging operation.

And finally, here comes the big plunge at the end. Hands up and smile for the required cameras!

I think I’ll wander off and check out the Western Trails Museum, try and dry off…I’ll see you all a little later further down the trail!