Monday, October 24, 2011

Farm Adventures with Grandma and Grandpa (Knott's Berry Farm that is!)

Ever since I was a kid, I can remember driving past and on a few occasions going to Knott’s Berry Farm. There are so many fond memories that bring back excitement and joy when thinking back. From the “E Ticket rides” to the “Western Stunt Show”, panning for gold and the famous Mrs. Knott’s Chicken Dinners, great memories come from these words. Although Knott’s in the 1970’s and 1980’s was far different than it is today, however, it still has that great fun feeling. Knott’s Berry Farm has had a very long history, starting out as a very simple business concept and emerging into America’s first amusement park. Now, I know what you are thinking…Knott’s isn’t for small children and Grandparents with all of those speedy roller coasters and huge dropping devices! That could not be further from the truth….Knott’s Berry Farm allows Grandparents to re-live their youth and enjoy memories with their Grandchildren. Sit back and enjoy the rides.

Our Adventure to Knott’s Berry Farm
Last week, my parents came into town from Fargo, ND to visit with their Grandchildren. My Dad, remembering how we kids loved Knott’s wanted to take our kids for their first trip to the park! Honestly, I think he was excited himself to go remembering all of the fun times our family had in the 70’s and 80’s attending the park. Not sure if he was looking forward to the trip for himself or for the Grand kids alike!!! I took the day off work simply to help them with the boys. The aches and pains Grandmas and Grandpas have don’t cooperate with the excitement and quick legs of 7 and 4 year old boys. 


We arrived to the park and discovered that a small, soft sided cooler was allowed in the park for water and juice boxes. When we walked in, we were greeted by photographers wishing to capture us, excited for the day and allowing us to collect a memory photo later in the day. We dashed off to Camp Snoopy and Grandma quickly jumped on several rides with the boys. They were so excited to have them there, especially since it was my kids’ first visit to Knott’s Berry Farm.


Next we headed through the Old Ghost Town and straight to the Calico Mine Rider and the Timber Mountain Log Ride. These were our family favorites when I was a kid and it brought back many conversations and memories that we shared with my boys. Grandma and Grandpa were having a great time, talking with the boys, teasing them and playing in the park. Soon, we found ourselves playing some of the carnival games and my youngest won his first stuffed animal throwing a ping pong ball into a bowl floating in a water pond. It was a proud moment for Grandpa! Next, my oldest and I played a game of chance tossing small balls onto a board with colored circle cut outs. He won himself an “Angry Bird” stuffed animal. 

Grandma was ready to visit the old fashion candy shop and the boys were attached to Grandma’s hip like they had been glued to her. We walked the complete park, hopping on the Merry Go Round, the Fiesta Village rides, and more Camp Snoopy rides. We finished our day in the Old Ghost Town looking at all of the wears for sell. 

It was a great day, my kids were exhausted, Grandma and Grandpa were satisfied and I was proud of the moments we got to share together! It was a great day. Thank you Knott’s for the past memories, providing my parents with more great times and for the fun my kids had at your park. I know we will be back soon!!!! 

Tickets
Tickets can be purchases on the website or at the box office in front of the park. Group discounts and annual passes are available. Be sure to look for discount offers provided by local Southern California retailers or with the Automobile Club. For the latest discount offers, please see Knott’s website. Go to www.knotts.com for more information.
How to Get There:
Located at 8039 Beach Boulevard Buena Park CA, 90620. Knott’s Berry Farm is easy to find from the 5 and 91 Freeways. Exit either of these 2 Freeways at Beach Blvd, head South on Beach Blvd and Knott’s is conveniently located on the corner of Beach Blvd. and La Palma Ave.


Scan this QR code with your smart device for quick and easy address information about Knotts.


Special Thanks Are a Must 

Special thanks to Anaheim Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau, OC Blogger Bash, Moms LA, Cedar Fair and Knott’s Berry Farm in which this piece is dedicated. Without their support, generosity and very exciting events, this piece would not have been possible. Knott’s Berry Farm knows how to show its’ guests a good time. Again, on behalf of my parents, my kids and I, Thank you Anaheim Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau and Moms LA for the OC Blogger Bash and Thank You Knott’s Berry Farm and Cedar Fair! You are all one of a kind!!!!
Post a Comment