In line with most theme parks in the US (although we’re still looking at you, SeaWorld and Six Flags) Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park has announced the closure of its theme park in response to the threat of coronavirus.

The official statement from Richard Zimmerman, Chief Executive Officer, Cedar Fair Entertainment Company follows below.

Beginning March 14, Knott’s Berry Farm will close temporarily through the end of the month.  We continue to follow guidance from local and state officials, as well as the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).  While there have been no confirmed cases of COVID-19 at our properties, we believe this is the right decision for our guests, associates, and community.

Knott’s Berry Farm Hotel will remain open.  We will work with our guests who have prepaid tickets or booked rooms during the time period of our park closure.  Refunds or re-bookings may be requested by contacting us at

Our guests and associates are considered family.  We have their well-being at the forefront of our decision-making.  We are committed to responding to questions and requests over the days and weeks ahead and appreciate everyone’s continued support and patience as we manage through this ongoing situation.