Knott's Berry Farm

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2014

    This Week in Food: Oysters, More Ice Cream Donuts, and.. Chicken Tenders

    Hellloooo wonderful readers! I hope you had a good week. I had a pretty good week, and it's only going to keep going as I spend the weekend working from this little booth at MLG Anaheim. Food had a pretty good week too, let's check out what happened.

  • News

    June 12, 2014


    Center of breakfast burritos

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2014

    Toyko Disneyland Bests Anaheim Disneyland as World's Second Most Popular Theme Park

    I remember when a Disneyland supervisor, my favorite when I worked in the parking lot (remember the parking lot?) got sent from Anaheim to help train workers, I mean, cast members at Tokyo Disneyland circa 1980. If only that guy knew at the time that he was helping to set an attendance mousetrap t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2014

    Anaheim-Santa Ana Ranked One of the "Selfiest" Places on Earth by Time Magazine

    The Anaheim-Santa Ana area is among the top places in the world for taking "selfies," none other than the esteemed Time magazine claims. Sandwiched between No. 3 Miami, Florida, and No. 5 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, is where you'll find Anaheim-Santa Ana at No. 4 in the Time rankings. Sorry, LA, that s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2014

    Knott's Berry Farm Spectacle Will Have Those for Miles Around Seeing Red and Then Pink

    That big red light you will see from miles around coming from the center of Orange County tonight and tomorrow night is not an LED tactical light being used by aliens to target us. Well, not this time it isn't. And when later Friday that red light turns pink, it does not mean you have boozed so ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2014

    PHOTO: Jay Cicinelli Partying at Knott's Berry Farm During Kelly Thomas Trial

    Multiple sources have told the Weekly that Manuel Ramos and Jay Cicinelli, the two former Fullerton police officers currently on trial for their role in the Kelly Thomas killing, have been living large ever since, partying and having a gay old time as if nothing ever happened. But when we ask for ev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2013

    Knott's Windseeker Doesn't Meet California Safety Regs So Ride is Moving to Missouri

    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.

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2013

    If You See a Prosthetic Leg or the Gangster Accused of Severing the Real One, Call a Cop

    Call it two-fer Thursday. That's when police in Buena Park and Santa Ana announced they are seeking a former Marine's stolen prosthetic leg and the gang member accused of causing the fellow to lose his real leg in the first place.It's all very confusing, so we'll start with the day after Thanksgivin ... More >>

  • News

    May 16, 2013

    Did Lawrence Anthony Witsoe Receive the Dumbest Bribery Conviction in California History?

    [Moxley Confidential] Mission Viejo lawyer faces 35 years for helping a client get charges dropped—and didn't earn a dime

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2013

    Santa Ana, Garden Grove Hold Sobriety Stops Tonight; Distracted Drivers Targeted Across OC

    Some recent sobriety checkpoints in Orange County netted no or very few DUI arrests despite thousands of cars passing through them. Interpret that as you will--they're working or they're unnecessary--not that it matters what you think as more stops are coming, starting tonight in Santa Ana and Gar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2012

    Luis Pineda, Accused Rapist, Does the Courthouse Shuffle

    Though a common court house slogan reads "Justice is Blind," a more accurate slogan would  be "These things take time-- even if the suspect is a psychopathic accused super-rapist." The trial of 31-year-old accused child molester and rapist Luis Pineda was scheduled to begin today in Orange Coun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2012

    A Bite of Chocolate Unwrapped, Awesome Food Exhibit At OC Fair

    If you're taking a break from fried food at the fair, Exhibit Promenade is showcasing a new feature called Chocolate Unwrapped: Beans, Bars & Bon Bons. We dropped in while it was coming together to learn more (and hope for samples). A few of the collectibles they managed to acquire had better st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2012

    On the Line: Mike Dimmitt of Garlic Scapes, Part One

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2012

    Buena Park's Crescent Motel Granted Another Chance

    Buena Park's Crescent Motel, on the corner of Beach Boulevard and Crescent Avenue, will soon be closing down for fumigation and renovations, not violations. As the OC Register reported, owner Loc Van Nguyen agreed to council demands at an hours-long meeting yesterday after appealing the resolution o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2012

    Check-out Time for Buena Park's Crescent Motel?

    ​In other amusement park area lodging controversies, the Buena Park planning commission voted on Wednesday to revoke the permit of Crescent Motel. Located on the intersection of Beach Boulevard and Crescent Avenue, the property is across the street from Knott's Berry Farm and Soak City Waterpark, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2011

    Dana Point BBQ Championship

    ProfessorSalt.comBeef brisket from Los Alamitos team Inhale BBQ​Last Friday and Saturday, September 23 - 24, fifty BBQ teams from across the Western states took over the lush lawns of Sea Terrace Park for the inaugural Dana Point BBQ Championship. Top teams featured on TLC's BBQ Pitmasters show su ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2011

    Pink's Unleashes the 'Royal Dog' in Honor of Will and Kate's SoCal Romp

    ​The world's Internet's most famous couple is visiting LA this weekend (cue the trumpets!) and in honor of the lovebirds' arrival, Pink's Hot Dogs is offering the "Royal Dog" at both its La Brea and Knott's Berry Farm locations.     What does a royal wiener consist of? Two hot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2010

    Steve Martin Puts on His Mouse Ears

    Photo by David Shankbone/Wikipedia Commons​Steve Martin was born in Waco, Texas, moved with his family first to Inglewood, California, and then Garden Grove. He attended Garden Grove High School, took drama and poetry classes at Santa Ana College and applied to Cal State Long Beach hoping to major ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2010

    Two Truck Events, Two Days, Two Charities

      Photo by Christopher Victorio​Food truck gatherings happen practically every day, but few usually benefit charities. Those happening today and tomorrow do. Today, a so-called "Gourmet on the Go Food Drive Event" is happening at the OCEA (Orange County Employees Association) office in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2010

    Elvira Casts Spell Over 2010 Election

    Photo by Kevin Scanlon​Elvira, out recent cover ghoul, has thrown her two . . . erm . . . cents into the 2010 mid-term election.Elvira's World: Casandra Peterson is pushing 60 and still Mistress of the DarkThe midnight Movie Macabre maven, who for years was the face and . . . uh . . . form of Knot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2010

    10 Riders of Knott's Berry Farm Pony Express Pony Up to Emergency Room

    ​Ten people were hurt when two cars on the Pony Express roller coaster collided during Thursday night's Halloween Haunt at Knott's Berry Farm.The Buena Park theme park guests were treated at a hospital for minor injuries. Three were 12-year-olds and the rest were adults, according to Orange County ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2010

    This Weekend: Mini Gay Days at Disneyland! (And Knott's)

    Flickr user samlavi​Who says you've got to wait another whole year for Gay Days at Disneyland?

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2009

    Snott's to Get New Owner?

    ​NEWS ITEM: The parent company of Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park announced it has agreed to a buyout. Ohio-based Cedar Fair Entertainment--which, besides Snott's, owns 10 other amusement parks, seven water parks and five hotels across the U.S. and Canada--says the $2.4 billion transaction with a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2008

    To Do Tonight 10/9

    OC Weekly's Best of OC Party, 7 p.m. Celebrate the release of our 13th annual Best Of OC issue with live entertainment, eclectic hors d'oeuvres and complimentary beer, wine and spirits. i Lounge 18912 Macarthur Blvd. Irvine, CA 92612 The Crystal Method, 9 p.m. Um, yeah. Tentation Ultra Lounge 4647 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2007

    Thursday's Headlines. No Surprises: Carona Free (For Now)

    Carona free (for now): Yesterday, Sheriff Mike Carona walked out of the Ronald Reagan Federal Courthouse with his wife, Debbie, after being cuffed and held in a cell for hours. They'll be back to enter their pleas Monday. Bail was set at $20,000 for each Carona and $10,000 for the sheriff's mistress ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2007

    Haunted Hotspots of Orange County (and Surrounding Cities!)

    ​In honor of Halloween the OC Weekly has compiled a list of haunted Orange County locations courtesy the database of haunted places on So take some time and have a read. Hey, even if you don't believe in ghosts, at least you can learn about some local legends. ANAHEIMAnaheim A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2007

    Thursday's Headlines & Surprises

    Speed Eating: Would you eat 42 peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwiches in 10 minutes for $1,500? Patrick “P-Rock” Beroletti, a twentysomething-year-old Chicago cook, won the Drum Corps International World Peanut Butter and Jelly Eating Championship this week at Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park. (Ear ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2007

    Wednesday's Headlines

    Tie the Knott: Talk about taking your metaphors seriously. Nicole Crabtree and Nathan Venderweit (right) had their wedding aboard a roller coaster at Knott's Berry Farm. The Times has photos, but no story. The Reg carries the tale. Sorry, guys: OC's Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to ... More >>

  • News

    October 5, 2006

    Wet Your Pants

    Knott's Scary Farm

  • Food

    March 2, 2006

    Grub Guide

    This Week in Truth in Advertising

  • Features

    October 20, 2005
  • Columns

    December 9, 2004
  • Food

    November 4, 2004
  • News

    October 28, 2004

    Scare Tactics

    Knotts attack of the monster superego

  • Columns

    October 16, 2003
  • Music

    June 19, 2003
  • Culture

    April 10, 2003

    Going Down

    Queens in the Kingdom is just too damn gay

  • Culture

    October 31, 2002


    Madame Guignols dismemberment plan

  • Music

    December 6, 2001

    Wide Open Spaces

    Fletcher Harrington knows gunslingers and whores

  • Features

    September 27, 2001

    Best of OC, 2001

    Timmy The Lonely Satellite Looks Down Upon This Ever-Changing, Rootless Thing

  • Columns

    May 10, 2001
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    December 21, 2000
  • Unknown

    June 8, 2000
  • Features

    January 6, 2000


    Re-created covered wagons

  • Features

    January 6, 2000


    Re-creating Re-creations

  • Features

    January 6, 2000


    Re-creating Independence Hall

  • Columns

    September 9, 1999
  • Columns

    February 11, 1999
  • News

    August 27, 1998

    Tourists, Go Home Page

    OC ain't the box Disneyland came in

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