Got back last night from a Disneyland/Knott's trip, having gone to Knott's in non-Scary Farm form for the first time in I'd say, 12 years. Expect the Disneyland photos and portion sometime this week..but for now, let's get into the Knott's portion!
Got there past opening to find the parking lot looking like this...
Uh oh. Looks like word got out about the unfortunate Boysenberry Pie Massacre incident...
Time for breakfast. What to get...hmmm....
The power of muffins COMPELS YOU!
And then it was on into the park....first stop was the geode/rock store...
Mark Twain disapproves of you.
The Ghost Town streets had far more "peek-in" windows still in place than I expected, all of which had the lovely "Westworld/mannequins are going to come to life and kill me" vibe going on.
I see what you did there.
Watch out for snakes!
The ever popular "leg of the fleeing lady of the night" display.
A morgue and rooms to rent?!? Count me in!
The undertaker's office interior had a pretty good Pepper's Ghost display vignette I wasn't expecting.
Look out Zeke! There's a roller coaster sneakin' up on ya!
Antique fortune telling device, the Grandma model...let's see what she had to say...
"You will have given all your money to a giant cartoon mouse"
I miss you, Doll Factory. Come back soon!
xoxoxo, dark fairy
Next, went for a look inside the old schoolhouse, conveinently located next door to the cemetary.
What kind of school is this, and why wasn't mine the same?
For recess, the children would duct tape the skulls to their faces and go out in the cemetery to play Lord of the Flies.
Want to go in and take a look around the Western museum? I know I do.
The calls are coming from inside the house!!
Great display of old postcards and Knott's paper goods.
For when the nights got boring on the frontier.
I don't want to talk about this one.
Walter's collection of buttons and pins. Few people know he had them all individually named and never forgot a one. Here you can see Old Shiny, Elsie, Sally Mae, Jethro, One-Legged Carl, and Sparklehorse.
Walter's saucy Victorian lady photo collection.
And out we go again, to the streets of Ghost Town, headed for the old Calico Mine...
The birds have been hitting the booze again.
A show going on inside the old Saloon...
But what's this?
Why, it's Lil Spud and his bestest buddy, the giant ear of corn!
I recall the time Lil Spud and ear of corn ambushed some cattle rustlers out in the Painted Desert. Them rustlers was out to steal the valuable load of fried pickles being brought out by stagecoach from Miss McGee's Ham Sandwich farm. Those rustlers sure did run fast when Lil Spud caught up with them. It makes me so happy just thinking about it, it's like a panda vomited a rainbow into my brain.
What happened, did the magic bus stop by? I'm freakin' out, man!
Thankfully, Knott's has on display not one, but two vintage hearses! Score!
And one even has a dead guy who sits up and stares at the tourists, with the hungry, blank stare of the restless undead!
Knott's Berry Farm: Advocating Cannibalism Since the Forties. Boysenberry pie is people!
Overall, it was good to see the park and Ghost Town looked good, was well kept up and more detailed than I get the sense of at Haunt. That being said...I never really ventured into the other areas of the park, and felt no urge to do so...and certainly the red roller coaster pylons plopped randomly behind the cemetary and around the edges of ghost town don't look good or fit in at all. I am glad I went, and am glad Ghost Town is still around, but don't feel the urge to pay to go in non-Haunt any time soon.
Thanks for reading folks, and hope you enjoyed this report...if so, my name is Fairy Cthulhu and this has been a Knott's trip report. If not, I'm Charlene and this has been It's A Small World.
This has been a recording.