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    Re: Knotts Berry Farm to compete with World of Color with it's own show

    It's a forced competitive rip-off, Charlie Brown!
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    Re: Knotts Berry Farm to compete with World of Color with it's own show

    Knott's will NEVER outdo nor beat Disney. What they need to do is quit worrying what Disney is doing and worry about what Universal is doing with Horror Nights taking away from their Haunt. Haunt is what keeps Knott's being able to operate as a year round park. Take the money they're using on this Starlight Spectacular and apply it towards Haunt to bring it back to the glory days it had in the 80's.
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    Re: Knotts Berry Farm to compete with World of Color with it's own show

    ^ Agreed.

    I think Knott's just "assumes" that people will keep coming back for Haunt for the simple fact that it's "Haunt". But there are alternatives now and it's not the only game in town.

    Sure, for those of us who like going to multiple events, we will still go, but for everybody else, they may not every year.


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    Re: Knotts Berry Farm to compete with World of Color with it's own show

    Quote Originally Posted by PirateMunkee View Post
    Knott's will NEVER outdo nor beat Disney. What they need to do is quit worrying what Disney is doing and worry about what Universal is doing with Horror Nights taking away from their Haunt. Haunt is what keeps Knott's being able to operate as a year round park. Take the money they're using on this Starlight Spectacular and apply it towards Haunt to bring it back to the glory days it had in the 80's.
    I agree. With SFMM and USH's Halloween Events, its clear that HH is having competition.

    This should be the main worry with Knotts instead of how WOC will draw people to DCA.



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    Re: Knotts Berry Farm to compete with World of Color with it's own show

    Quote Originally Posted by The Forbidden Eye View Post
    I agree. With SFMM and USH's Halloween Events, its clear that HH is having competition.

    This should be the main worry with Knotts instead of how WOC will draw people to DCA.
    Exactly!!! Last year Haunt didn't sell out once. I heard Universal's takes it over the top and I'm excited to see what they do. I heard more and more people rave about Universal. Knott's also lost the Zombieland scare zone last year which would of been amazing. Haunt just needs a serious revamp with people who actually care about Haunt. Invest in Haunt Knott's!!!! Don't waste your time and money on something that will never ever draw people away from what's going to be the biggest draw of summer...The world of color. Knott's used to own Halloween. Haunt is the ONLY thing that beats Disney. Hell, even Tony Baxter loves going to Haunt. Invest the money in the one thing they do the best and make it even bigger!!! I would love to be the one who oversees Haunt!!!
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    Re: Knotts Berry Farm to compete with World of Color with it's own show

    Honestly, I don't think this is Knott's trying to compete with Disneyland. We've all seen over the years that Knott's and Disneyland going head-to-head when it comes to matching rides and what not just doesn't happen. Knott's knows it can't compete with Disney.

    Personally, I think this is just the media trying to throw something that Knott's is doing into a battle with Disneyland. I mean, where in the article does it say from a Knott's official that they're "trying to compete with Disneyland", especially since this same night color thing was done at a different Cedar Fair park back east, last year?

    Seriously guys, as a seasonal Knott's employee (Haunt), I say give the Farm a break.
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    Re: Knotts Berry Farm to compete with World of Color with it's own show

    Quote Originally Posted by PirateMunkee View Post
    Knott's also lost the Zombieland scare zone last year which would of been amazing.
    By the way, Zombieland got pulled because Knott's wanted to do a scare-zone and the movie studio wanted a maze. When Knott's insisted on a scare-zone since the climactic scenes in the movie were centered in an amusement park, the studio walked.
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    Re: Knotts Berry Farm to compete with World of Color with it's own show

    Quote Originally Posted by Dustysage View Post
    Here's what I posted on the LA Times Blog (if it gets approved):

    I love me some Knott's, but this plan is just embarrassing. Looks more like left over Christmas decorations. Positioning it against World of Color only makes matters worse.

    Come on Knott's, if you want to compete with Disney, build a family dark ride or goofy haunted house or something cheesy but fun for all ages (but not another coaster which rips the soul out of your park). Show some vision and get back to your family friendly roots! That is the path to your salvation!

    Time to stand up to the brain damaged executives at Cedar Fair and tell them NO for a change. Knott's is a beloved SoCal tradition which the Ohio boys are destroying inch by inch, year after year.

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    Perfect post... if only Knott's would take it to heart. Sigh...

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    Re: Knotts Berry Farm to compete with World of Color with it's own show

    Honestly, I don't think this is Knott's trying to compete with Disneyland. We've all seen over the years that Knott's and Disneyland going head-to-head when it comes to matching rides and what not just doesn't happen. Knott's knows it can't compete with Disney.

    Personally, I think this is just the media trying to throw something that Knott's is doing into a battle with Disneyland. I mean, where in the article does it say from a Knott's official that they're "trying to compete with Disneyland", especially since this same night color thing was done at a different Cedar Fair park back east, last year?

    Seriously guys, as a seasonal Knott's employee (Haunt), I say give the Farm a break.
    Exactly. This nighttime display at Knott's is part of a chain-wide expansion of a program started at Cedar Point last year. Its ridiculous to posit this as direct competition to WOC.

    While I won't debate the "CP'ization" of Knott's, I'll take this on its own merits, something that's not possible to do until it debuts. You never know, it just might be a worthwhile addition even if its no Disney scale spectacular.

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    Re: Knotts Berry Farm to compete with World of Color with it's own show

    Knott's should not try to compete with Disneyland. It should be it's own entity. That is why Legoland is doing so well. Knott's Competing with Disneyland is like an Elephant competing with a june bug.


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    Re: Knotts Berry Farm to compete with World of Color with it's own show

    As a former skeptic of CP's Starlight Experience last year, I can inform all of you that you are frankly dead wrong if Knotts is putting on a show that equals the Points. It is not "christmas lights and inflatables." Well it is inflatables, which do seem out of place, but the lights are something special, they move to the music and are really quite magical. It takes a lot to get me off of roller coasters at night (best time to ride) but as the season went on last year, the SE became one of my required things I did with the very short amount (1 hour) of night time I have at Cedar Point mid summer. Im sure its not going to compare to WOC but you will be pleasantly surprised I guarantee it.

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    Re: Knotts Berry Farm to compete with World of Color with it's own show

    I can just imagine the families now.

    "Well, there's a huge, incredible, awe-inspiring water show at Disney...and twinkling lights and inflatables at Knott's. Tough decision."

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    Re: Knotts Berry Farm to compete with World of Color with it's own show

    I don't know... beautiful, twinkling lights, music, and Snoopy. And lots of uncrowded space.

    ...or...

    wall to wall people, waiting for hours (or arriving hours early to get a "showpass"), and blanket-strewn walkways, all to watch tv through a large water sprinkler.


    I'll take Knott's on this one. It may not compete, but it's enough of a change of pace for me.

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    Re: Knotts Berry Farm to compete with World of Color with it's own show

    The Christmas Lights on my house are more exciting. Sorry but Knott's is a far, far second to anything that Disney does. Thus the cheap admission prices. (They do have a waterpark!)
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    Re: Knotts Berry Farm to compete with World of Color with it's own show

    I like how people just went right past my post that Knott's isn't attempting to compete with Disney. Just because the news says it, doesn't make it true, people.
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