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    March 19, 2010: Book Review: Knott's Preserved

    Knottís Preserved tells the Knottís story from 1920 until the present. Itís clear that an awful lot of research went into this book. Although itís not a biography, we learn about Walter and Cordelia Knott as more than just a faces on pictures at the park.


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    Re: March 19, 2010: Book Review: Knott's Preserved

    Thank goodness,Knott's is getting the attention it deserves. This book will be a great addition to the other book released last year "Knott's Berry Farm, The early years" by Jay Jennings.

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    Re: March 19, 2010: Book Review: Knott's Preserved

    Great Werner - please (and I give you my permission to) expand your Yesterland to other attractions that may not be Disney. I'm also a baby boomer, and Knott's was definitely part of my Disneyland vacation experience. Also places like Marineland, Movieland and the old Magic Mountain. You don't have to give them a lot of space, but I would like to see articles about them. Or start a separate web site -

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    Re: March 19, 2010: Book Review: Knott's Preserved

    Quote Originally Posted by Disneykin Kid View Post
    Great Werner - please (and I give you my permission to) expand your Yesterland to other attractions that may not be Disney. I'm also a baby boomer, and Knott's was definitely part of my Disneyland vacation experience. Also places like Marineland, Movieland and the old Magic Mountain. You don't have to give them a lot of space, but I would like to see articles about them. Or start a separate web site -
    Yesterland already has an article about the old Lion Country Safari in Irvine. I'm working on Marineland for later this year. Eventually, I'd like to add all major Southern California attractions of the latter half of the 20th century.

    One of the challenges is my lack of photos of these places. Disneyland was a place to take a camera and capture the memories forever. The other places tended to be local attractions that you just went to and enjoyed.

    Although I visited Magic Mountain during its first month of operation and a number of other times in its early years, I don't think I ever brought a camera.
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    Re: March 19, 2010: Book Review: Knott's Preserved

    I've been hearing abou this book for a long time. I work with Christopher Merritt's dad and he's been telling me all about it. Chris will be on our local TV news show (community station in Laguna Woods) next month to talk about it. Nice to see it is finally done!

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    Re: March 19, 2010: Book Review: Knott's Preserved

    I am very excited about this book and event. Thanks for bringing it to our attention. For me, the parachute drop is still the scariest ride I have ever been on. This is a wonderful park and I am glad it is getting the treatment it deserves.

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    Re: March 19, 2010: Book Review: Knott's Preserved

    Thanks SO much for your wonderful article on the book and event Werner - I've been waiting for the book for over a decade, but probably would've missed the chance to register for the event if it hadn't been posted on MiceAge, since I don't check the other Knott's sites as often.

    I preordered the hardcover using your link. Thanks again!
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    Re: March 19, 2010: Book Review: Knott's Preserved

    Heard Chris Merritt interviewed on Moustalgia. The process he went through to make this book was astounding... Really and truly, this is a must have book, even for Disneyland enthusiasts. I am looking forward to owning a copy.
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    Re: March 19, 2010: Book Review: Knott's Preserved

    There are still tickets available for the Knott's Preserved all-day ticket event on Sunday, April 18.

    You can get information about the event at the Knott's Preserved blog: Knott's Preserved Blog

    There's a pdf file with the order form and details about the event: http://www.knottspreserved.com/Site/...EventFlyer.pdf
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    Re: March 19, 2010: Book Review: Knott's Preserved

    Good news for those who have not yet pre-ordered Knott's Preserved ó and for those who have.

    When I wrote the review, the $40 hardcover was available for pre-order at $27.00. The current price is $26.40.

    When I wrote the review, the $25 paperback was available for pre-order at $25.00 (no discount). The current price is now just $16.50, a savings of $8.50 (34%).

    If you pre-ordered at the old price, your order will be fulfilled at the new, lower price. In the unlikely case that the price goes down even more, you'll get the lowest price between the time you ordered and the end of the day of the release date.

    For order links, scroll down at Book Review at Yesterland: Knott’s Preserved

    As far as I know, there are still some tickets available for the event at Knott's on April 18. More and more websites have let their readers know about the event, so, if you're interested in going, I wouldn't wait too much longer to sign up.
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    Re: March 19, 2010: Book Review: Knott's Preserved

    Thanks for the review Werner! I'm really glad you liked the book!

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    Re: March 19, 2010: Book Review: Knott's Preserved

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    Thanks for the review Werner! I'm really glad you liked the book!
    Thank you for co-authoring such a wonderful book!
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    Re: March 19, 2010: Book Review: Knott's Preserved

    The all-day Knott's Preserved event on Sunday, April 18, is SOLD OUT.
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    Re: March 19, 2010: Book Review: Knott's Preserved

    THAT WAS AN AMAZING EVENT!

    Was a super day! It was such a busy day that I haven't read much of the book yet, but it looks fantastic!

    Great Meeting you Werner!

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    Re: March 19, 2010: Book Review: Knott's Preserved

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    THAT WAS AN AMAZING EVENT!

    Was a super day! It was such a busy day that I haven't read much of the book yet, but it looks fantastic!
    Yes. The Knott's Preserved event on Sunday was outstanding!

    The authors (Chris Merritt and Eric Lynxwiler), the panel members, the local historians (Phil Brigandi and Chris Jepsen) and the people at Knott's made it a well organized, informative, and fun day.

    The two sessions in the Bird Cage Theatre greatly exceeded my expectations.

    The Knott's history walking tours were excellent. I hope that Brigandi and Jepsen will offer these tours again in the future for guests who could not get tickets this time.

    I highly recommend the book. Here, again, is my review: Book Review of Knott's Preserved at Yesterland
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