If you can't satisfy California safety regulations, move your theme park ride to Missouri. That the attitude Knott's Berry Farm has taken with its Windseeker attraction in Buena Park, the iconic tall swing ride you can see for miles--and where two riders got stuck last year.
A 12-year-old boy who became stuck under a metal partition at Knott's Berry Farm's Soak City in Buena Park was later freed by firefighters unharmed. Orange County Fire Authority rescuers had to use a jaws of life device after the unidentified boy slipped and his knee became trapped about 1:15 p.m., ... More >>
Disneyland and California Adventure, which are practically printing money these days they've been so successful with the whole Cars Land thing, announced earlier this week the end to the Southern California resident program that provided reduced admission prices to locals.Perhaps the Mouse House's s ... More >>
Yesterday we told you about Knott's Berry Farm's Timber Mountain Log Ride, which opened in July 1969, undergoing a multimillion-dollar makeover starting this month.Now comes word Disneyland's Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, which opened in September 1979, is getting a $4 million rehab itself beginnin ... More >>
Knott's Berry Farm has poured tens of millions of dollars over the years into new coasters guaranteed to deposit your just swallowed corn dog onto the pavement, a camp dedicated to a beagle who prances around in various hats and outfits while catching bubbles with his teeth and remaking the joint in ... More >>
Three people were hospitalized after a stagecoach ride at Knott's Berry Farm lost a wheel and flipped Sunday afternoon.But the injuries were minor, according to officials at the Buena Park theme park, whose ride was carrying 14 passengers at the time.
See update at the end of this post.ORIGINAL POST, OCT. 19, 12:32 P.M.: The monsters at Knott's Scary Farm are paid to spook and frighten--not heckle and harass. A guest named Nicole Cramer claims she had a "traumatizing experience" on Wednesday night when she and her three girlfriends fri ... More >>
After a Buena Park police sting that resulted in the arrest of Raymond John Lim, 23, of Walnut, for allegedly making and selling counterfeit tickets to Knott's Berry Farm and other Southern California theme parks, attention shifted to his brother, Michael King Lim.That's because Raymond implicated h ... More >>
Knott's Berry Farm
Buena Park's after-hours attraction can still scare your pants off
It takes a certain kind of person to want to be a monster at Knott's Berry Farm's monster-maze attraction Halloween Haunt. We were fortunate enough to observe some of these special of folks in action during a day of auditions in July. Michelle interviewed some of the haunting hopefuls and expla ... More >>
The litigants: angry mother Karen Roberson and Knott's Berry Farm management in Buena Park.The allegation: Soak City employees and Knott's Berry Farm management halfheartedly dealt with two teen boys with camera phones in the women's locker room before closing Tuesday, July 31.
[Hey, You!] Thanks to a theme-park samaritan!
The universe must have something against students who live in the canyons. Shuttering a 105-year elementary school apparently wasn't enough. Sometime after Silverado Children's Center was closed at 6 p.m. Thursday, someone (or a band of assholic someones) broke in and allegedly stole $100, ... More >>
Mike Dimmitt was difficult. And by difficult we mean next to impossible to get a hold of. We'll let the fact that he was in the process of moving be an excuse, but c'mon! He's lucky we share a favorite chef and infatuation with dim sum and (San Diego) breweries. A purveyor of this stinking rose, the ... More >>
Knott's Berry Farm must've really meant it when they said that Studio K and Cloud 9's reunion party last year was "one night only." Despite some complaints about waiting in long-ass lines at the two bars for the '80s event, all those 30something and 40somethings were hoping to have another chance to ... More >>
If you're spending any part of the long holiday weekend at Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park, stand clear of the horses.That's because one attached to a stagecoach collapsed in front of people in line Sunday.
Accidents happen, especially at America's theme parks, and Orange County's theme park triumvirate--Disneyland, California Adventure and Knott's Berry Farm--are no exceptions to the rule.Recently, the state completed investigations into 27 medical problems sustained by passengers riding OC theme p ... More >>
Summer here is bliss, better than anyplace else in the States
Ahhh, the weekend, finally. From local bands to a nostalgia trip at Knotts' Studio K and Ice Cube at the Grove--there's never enough time to do everything you want.
Courtesy of the Official Knott's Berry Farm "Studio K/ Cloud 9" Facebook Page Back in the day in Buena Park, it was all about Cloud 9 and Studio K. The clubs inside the Knott's Berry Farm amusement theme park were the place to be for many young people out dancing and hooking up--or whatever they ... More >>
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyHappy 2011! What'd you do? Or more importantly, what did you miss? We were all over the place with the New Year's Eve celebrations--from NOFX at the Wiltern and the Block Party at the OC Fairgrounds to Rebelution at the House of Blues and Berlin at Knott's Berry Farm ... More >>
[Hole In the Wall] This Buena Park eatery masters the stagnant culinary genre and even advances it
Christopher VictorioWhen the food truck phenomenon first started, parking and setup were very much a fly-by-night operation: a single truck would find a spot, park, then Tweet its location to hungry fans. There was a sense of stealth to it; it was almost like electronic samizdat.When the first tr ... More >>
Disneyland may get the bigger crowds when it comes to earthlings, but Knott's Berry Farm may hold the distinction of being more popular among aliens.That's the take away from the iPhone photo of a UFO snapped just before 10 p.m. Tuesday by Ryan Boone, who was waiting in line to ride the Xcelerato ... More >>
The inaugural Anaheim International Film Festival opened Wednesday night at GardenWalk with five movie programs, a lauded UK director with a gift for gab, creepy Knott's Berry Farm Halloween Haunt extras, incredibly tall waifs gliding across the red carpet in incredibly high heels and a packed-in ... More >>
A Buena Park cop on routine patrol Monday morning spotted a van without a front license plate. Out of Alabama with pictures of dogs and "southernexpresstransporters.ning.com" written on the side, the van pulled over into the Kohl's parking lot across from the Buena Park Mall, about a half-mile fr ... More >>
A magnitude 7.2 earthquake (initially reported as 6.9) hit Baja California at 3:40 today, with shaking and rolling felt throughout OC. Aftershocks have continued both in Mexico and Southern California, according to the United States Geological Service.
CORRECTION: Knott's Berry Farm officials say they have "no intention of buying, leasing or renting" the Walter Knott Elementary School site.UPDATE: The district has scheduled a community meeting to discuss the possible closure (details on both below) . . . Walter Knott, flamerA Buena Park element ... More >>
(photo by Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly)New Issa rule: Don't watch HBO comedian"Don't watch Bill Maher!"--Wealthy GOP Southern California Congressman Darrell Issa at this month's California Republican Assembly state convention held at Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park. Issa also declared himsel ... More >>
Not exactly the healthiest stuff. What's the best way to convince a bunch of overweight little kids and their parents to quit their high sugar intake, clean up their diets and avoid diabetes forever? The Weekly received the news today that the American Diabetes Association has come up with the brigh ... More >>
BY DENNIS ROMERO There was a lot of buzz in clubland last month when the organizers of Electric Daisy Carnival claimed that 135,000 people attended its two-day dance music event at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. All the action up there makes it seem like crickets have taken over in Orange County ... More >>
While everyone else publishes hagiographies about the 75th anniversary of Mrs. Knott's Chicken Dinner Restaurant (good food, btw), which eventually became Knott's Berry Farm, let's remember the man behind the landmark for what he was: a paranoid loon who used the massive revenues from Ma Knott's kit ... More >>
This Wednesday, as KFI-AM 640 hosts John Kobyalt and Ken Chiampou plugged their next mega-rally--it'll be at the Knott's Berry Farm of the Inland Empire, Tom's Farm in Corona next Saturday--one of them made the observation that a conservative talk-show host had previously mocked them and their liste ... More >>
Orange County Register: Octo-Mom took spawn from her oldest litters to Knott's Berry Farm on Saturday and Disneyland the day before, and all she got were crummy t-shirts reading: "More kids have passed through my log fume than Knott's" and "Your Kaiser co-pays help ... More >>
Wayne Brady, 8 p.m. He's got a singing career now. $32.50-$35 House of Blues 1530 S. Disneyland Dr. Anaheim, CA 714-778-2583 The Elvis Show, 9:30 p.m. The self-proclaimed “greatest Elvis impersonator in Fullerton, Brea and Whittier,” Kirk Wall knows how to rock that white sequined jumpsuit like ... More >>
Civil War Encampment
Sure, there are easier ways to get inside Knott's Berry Farm than joining the military (there used to be a great way sneak in off of La Palma and. . . well, let's just leave it at that), but for those Americans who've already taken the military oath, KBF is offering free admission now through Thanks ... More >>
But the government spends it
You know what I hate most about my new life in Orange County? No, not that. That either. What I hate is that if I stay out any time later than, say, 10 p.m., the odds seem to be about 50/50 that the freeway exit I need will be randomly closed. Or even that the entire freeway will be randomly clos ... More >>
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