Perhaps this is a sign of poor planning by the previous Management team. But Knotts Berry Farm is the only one out of the main parks or Resorts in Southern California to not have a new attraction opening this Summer.
Disney: Cars Land and Buena Vista Street
Six Flags: Drop of Doom
Legoland: Pirate Reef
Having no new offerings is surely going to have an impact for the attendance at Knotts. Especially if the early reviews of Transformers is anything to go by Knotts better prepare itself for a poor Summer. I don't see many wanting to give up days visiting Disney or Universal to go and visit a park which has nothing new of interest to offer. This is an extraordinary year for Southern California and its themparks and Knotts has really dropped the ball and raised the white flag for this year. I'm sure the future will be great if what General Manager Raffi has already suggested ever makes it to the park. But for the short-term future this Summer I just feel Knotts is in a lot of trouble. It will be interesting to see what sort of discount rates are offered this year once the big attractions start opening at the other parks in the area.