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Knott's Berry Farm

Yesterland: Disney Sneaks into Knott’s Berry Farm

A little bit of Disney has snuck into Knott’s Berry Farm. It has nothing to do with Disney character collectables at Virginia’s Gift Shop. The skull and crossbones on Mission San Luis Rey, one of...

Yesterland: California Missions, Real and Knott’s

Knott’s calls its missions “scale models.” But is that really what they are? They are works of art—a collaboration between two artists working almost 60 years apart. Let’s look at how these artists represented the...

Knotts Merry Farm Delivers Authentic Christmas Cheer

Southern Californians are lucky folks, especially at the holidays. We may not have snow, but we sure do have a lot of choices for where to find some amazing holiday cheer. Disneyland has the...

Yesterland: The Missions Return to Knott’s Berry Farm

As the 20th century came to a close, Knott’s Berry Farm was reinventing itself as a thrill ride park. Its original focus on California heritage took a backseat. Slowly, over many years, the dioramas...

5 Tips for Your Visit to Knott’s Scary Farm

This article comes to you from Steve Rosolio, a theme park designer with Super78 Studios. He recently visited Knott's Scary Farm and wanted to share some tips and tricks with you. We'd like to...

New Terrors Unleashed At Knott’s Scary Farm Halloween Haunt

UPDATE and EDITOR'S NOTE: Since we first published this article, Knott's has closed their Fear VR attraction due to pressure from an ultra-conservative religious group on the grounds that it is offensive to those...

Five Tips For Surviving a Theme Park Haunt for the Complete Chicken

Amy has updated her Haunt Tips for the 2016 season. Please be sure to share your tips for helping those who are afraid to enjoy their local haunt. I’m really an odd duck. I love...

Knott’s Wraps Up Ghost Town Live This Weekend With Plot Twist and Fireworks

All good things must come to an end. Ghost Town LIVE at Knott's Berry Farm wraps up on Labor Day with plot twists, and a final Hoe Down on Monday night which will wrap...

Fab News – Rebels, Spies & Boysenberry Pies

I want to thank those of you that have been thinking of me and helping me in different ways, from the bottom of my heart. In a few months, I hope this illness will...

Knotts Scary Farm Mazes Announced and Expansion for Soak City

The season of scares is upon us once again and Knott's has announced their Halloween Haunt lineup for 2016. But there's so much more news coming out of Knott's Berry Farm today, including a...

Fab News: Amok, Amok, Amok and More!

Hello Fabanistas! I'd like to start by thanking you all for the kind words, calls, emails and donations after Tuesday's article. This has been a scary time for me and it really helps to...

Yesterland: Antique Auto Ride at Knott’s Berry Farm

Yesterland takes you on the Antique Auto Ride at Yester Knott’s Berry Farm. The electric cars run along a center rail, so there’s no need to steer. The track winds through a contoured, landscaped...

Fab News: WDW Security Stops Armed Man

Hello my loves. I always like to get the scary stuff out of the way first - but, actually, it makes me feel a bit safer. Remember when I said I was happy that...

Yesterland: Independence Hall at Knott’s Berry Farm

Hardly anyone noticed a significant milestone in theme park history earlier this month, on July 4, 2016—the Quinquagenary (50th anniversary) of Independence Hall at Knott’s Berry Farm. This isn’t a “Yester” article about something that’s...

Yesterland: Henry’s Auto Livery Ride at Knott’s Berry Farm

You might think that car rides at theme parks and amusement parks always have a guide rail down the center of the track. Not this one! You actually get to steer your car—in fact,...

Ghost Town Alive! An In-Depth Look at Knott’s Berry Farm’s Newest Interactive Offering

As someone who got really in-depth with Disneyland's Legends of Frontierland a couple of summers ago,  it's hard not to compare the two experiences. It's clear that while both Wild West experiences were setting out...

Yesterland: Vintage Photos of Ghost Town at Knott’s Berry Farm

Today you’ll find 14 never-before-published historical photos of Ghost Town from an earlier time—around 1958, give or take a few years. Knott’s is celebrating the 75th anniversary of Ghost Town this summer with a spruced-up...

New Experiences for Knott’s Ghost Town at 75 Years Fun

Knott's Berry Farm is celebrating a very special milestone, the 75th anniversary of Ghost Town. Yes, the very heart of Knott's Berry Farm has been entertaining guests with its rich theme of western life...

Yesterland: Knott’s Berry Farm, Then & Now & Now

When Werner Weiss visited Knott’s Berry Farm in 2010, he brought along some historic photos and matched them. Six years have passed. This week, he returned to those spots. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Knott’s...

Yesterland: Original Ghost Town Gold Mine at Knott’s Berry Farm

Here at Yester Knott’s Berry Farm, there’s a gold mine in the gully next to the only active volcano in Southern California. You can pan for real gold and take home the results of...