I grew up living in Downey and I remember my mom taking my brother and I on the bus for a day at Knotts. Ahhhhhhhh, what memories. I remember my long hours at Jungle Island playing hide and go seek with my brother. Man that was fun. I also remember the lagoon with the paddle wheeler. One of my favorites was Knotts Berry Tales, I loved the theme song. It was a shame that they took it out. I also remember gas powered cars that were located in the parking lot, on the west side of Beach Blvd. It traversed the entire length of the parking lot and then back to the starting point and the best thing is that there were no tracks either. What fond memories.
If everyone here does not know this, there is a company called Extinct attractions.com that has dvd's of a lot of Disneyland's gone attractions, but there is a dvd on Knotts Berry Tales too. I will be getting it shortly.