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Knott's Preserved is a book coming out April 18th on the history of Knott's Berry Farm. This park is near and dear to my heart. While I have some big issues with the direction the park has taken in the years since its sale to Cedar Fair, it will forever be a part of OC history. The book will detail Knott's history and include lots of great vintage images.
(UPDATED April 5th, 2010 - Event Sold Out!)
Knott's Preserved Event - April 18th at Knott's Berry Farm - Event Sold Out!We've got something pretty special for you if you act quick - An exclusive event will celebrate the launch of Knott's Preserved with tours of Knott's Berry Farm, lectures, a dinner, and even some Disney Imagineers! Authors Christopher Merritt (attraction designer and former Imagineer) and J. Eric Lynxwiler (Los Angeles historian and preservationist) labored for more than 15 years to assemble the photos, stories, and history behind the iconic Orange County theme park built by Walter Knott. On April 18th, the book will be released at an all day event in the park where it all began. Order Event Tickets HERE.Fishy and I have our tickets, who's joining us?
Events include tours of Ghost Town led by Orange County Historians Phil Brigandi and Chris Jepsen, Lectures on the early history of Knott's in the Bird Cage Theater, buffet dinner at Ms. Knott's Chicken Dinner Restaurant, and an amazing panel discussion with guests Rolly Crump, Chris Crump, Dean Davisson, John Waite, and Eddie Sotto. And a chance to meet Tony Baxter. Disney fans will recognize the names of many Disney Imagineers in this lineup. You are sure to hear about the intertwined histories of Knott's and Disneyland in this fantastic tale of the History of the original Orange County theme park.
This event has extremely limited availability. This is a great chance to explore Knott's history, meet some current and former Disney Imagineers (including Tony Baxter) and have some famous Mrs. Knott's fried chicken as well.
Space is limited to just a few hundred people, so we recommend that you sign up as soon as you read this. Order Your Tickets HERE Today!* Please note that orders for the Knott's Preserved event are being taken at Knott's by fax only (see the link for options) and will be processed in the order received. It may take up to a few business days for you to receive your confirmation.