One of our all-time favorite family amusement parks, Knott’s Berry Farm, has a lot more fun to offer this summer. The Knott’s Boardwalk now features three new rides that are guaranteed to please just about everyone in the family: the Coast Rider roller coaster, the Surfside Gliders aircraft ride, and the Pacific Scrambler spinning attraction.
Our new favorite is the Coast Rider, a ride that gives guests the sense of riding along the California coast, with a 52-foot ascent and 1,339 feet of track filled with hairpin twists and turns. Scary? Maybe a little, but our six-year-old demanded to ride it again and again.
Also new this summer is a multi-million dollar refurbishment of one of the Timber Mountain Log Ride, one of the country’s oldest and most popular log rides. The Timber Mountain Log Ride, first opened in 1969, is still one of the most elaborate in the country. The ride takes guests through an 85-foot-high by 330-foot-long mountain range themed to a nineteenth-century lumber camp. Housed in an eight-story building, it includes 24,000 gallons of water that circulates free floating logs past a variety of mechanical figures and animals… all culminating in a wet and wild forty-two-foot free fall. It continues to be the most popular attraction in the park, carrying over 2.7 million guests every year.
Of course that’s just the start of it… The Knott’s Berry Farm property includes the Knott’s Berry Farm 160-acre theme park with dozens of rides, shows and attractions; the 321-room Knott’s Berry Farm Hotel; the Knott’s Marketplace shopping and dining area; and the 13-acre Knott’s Soak City Water Park. In other words, you can have just about all of your summer amusement park, dining, and soaking fun all in one place.
Blogger disclosure: We were invited to attend a special morning at the park; however, we did not receive compensation for this post. All opinions expressed are our own.