Knott’s Berry Farm has several new additions in store for 2018 including the debut of the first dive coaster on the West Coast, HangTime, along with the introduction of the all new Knott’s PEANUTS Celebration, an expanded Knott’s Boysenberry Festival and a brand new storyline for Ghost Town Alive!. A 2018 season pass offers year-round visits to the park with no blackout dates and is the best way to experience all of Knott’s Seasons of Fun throughout the year. Here’s what guests can expect to see at the farm starting next year.
Knott’s Berry Farm will kick off its 2018 Seasons of Fun with the addition of the all-new Knott’s PEANUTS Celebration, uniquely dedicated to celebrating the beloved PEANUTS characters. Guests can join Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy and the rest of the PEANUTS Gang as the park celebrates the world that Charles M. Schulz created. The park will be adorned with Peanuts inspired décor, new character experiences, comic strip inspired photo opportunities, deliciously themed-treats and new whimsical shows. The Knott’s PEANUTS Celebration will take place weekends starting January 27 through February 25, 2018, plus Presidents’ Day.
The yummiest season at the Farm keeps growing each year and in 2018 the Knott’s Boysenberry Festival is expanding to 24 days dedicated to celebrating the historic little berry that started it all. The event will offer countless one-of-a-kind boysenberry inspired dishes created in-house by the Knott’s culinary team. Each year the menu ranges from deliciously sweet desserts to zesty savory dishes, plus tasty beverages all bursting with scrumptious boysenberry flavors. The event offers a wonderful tasting experience for everyone to indulge in and features world-class entertainment, music, activities for the whole family, a wine and local craft beer tasting garden, and so much more. The Knott’s Boysenberry Festival begins March 16, 2018 through April 8, 2018 and is included with park admission.
Summertime at Knott’s will invite thrill seekers to climb aboard HangTime, the first dive coaster on the West Coast. HangTime will send riders up a vertical lift hill into a 15-story 96-degree drop – the steepest drop in California. The coaster’s train will come to a halt and will leave riders suspended for several seconds before descending in a beyond-vertical drop, through 2,189 feet of steel track and five gravity-defying inversions. HangTime will be only the second rollercoaster in the Western Hemisphere to feature a negative-g stall loop, which gives riders the sensation of floating. HangTime’s ride structure itself will come to life and illuminate the Boardwalk area with colorful nighttime track chase lighting that will accompany the coaster train, as it travels across the track. The new dive coaster is set to open at Knott’s in Summer 2018.
The park’s interactive summer story of the Wild West, Ghost Town Alive!, continues with a brand new storyline that takes a wild turn for the townsfolks of Calico during summer 2018. At the end of this past summer’s story, the characters of Ghost Town Alive! discovered gold inside the Calico Mine and next summer’s story explodes as everyone in town is in the middle of a Gold Rush. Guests are invited to become a part of the action by joining the hunt with the local cowboys, cowgirls, shopkeepers and the rest of the townsfolk. Ghost Town Alive! will offer new adventures, roles, characters and entertainment that will delight guests of all ages during the wildest season at the farm.
The Seasons of Fun festivities continue through fall and winter for guests and passholders with the two family celebrations of Knott’s Spooky Farm and Knott’s Merry Farm. Knott’s Spooky Farm is the daytime family-friendly Halloween celebration which takes place weekends in October. Knott’s Merry Farm provides the perfect backdrop for your family’s holiday memories with a park transformation that surrounds you with the glorious sights, sounds and scents of the holiday season with classic shows, seasonal treats and so much more.
2018 Season Pass is the best way to experience all of the new and exciting additions coming to Knott’s. With a 2018 Season Pass you will get to enjoy all of the Seasons of Fun next year plus you can use your pass for one free admission in 2017. Season Passes are on sale now for the Lowest Price of the Year! A Regular Season Pass includes unlimited admission in 2018 to Knott’s Berry Farm with no blackout dates, and a Gold Season Pass includes unlimited admission in 2018 to both Knott’s Berry Farm and the newly expanded Knott’s Soak City Waterpark with no blackout dates. Regular passes are just $92 or six easy payments of $15.33 and Gold Passes are $110 or six payments of just $18.33. These offers end January 7, 2018. Applicable taxes and fees apply online. Payment plans are only available at knotts.com.