Knott’s Berry Farm, America’s 1st Theme Park, Confirms Stern News Following Sudden Closures

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Guests enjoying Knott's Berry Farm, "California's Best Theme Park"

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Knott’s Berry Farm is axing its attractions in half, as confirmed by a recent announcement — sad news for fans of the Buena Park icon.

Known as “California’s best theme park” and located minutes away from Disneyland Resort, Knott’s Berry Farm is a staple of family fun in Southern California. Unfortunately, 2024 has been a less-than-ideal year for the theme park.

Following a series of unexpected closures and operational changes at the iconic Buena Park theme park, Knott’s officials have confirmed more disappointing news for the reimagined Camp Snoopy area.

A train passing by camp snoopy at Knott's berry farm, a famous California theme park
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Knott’s Berry Farm recently posted the latest update on the long-awaited Camp Snoopy area. However, the announcement confirmed more disappointing news for the Peanuts-inspired land at the Buena Park icon.

Camp Snoopy was initially scheduled to open on Memorial Day weekend. However, Knott’s Berry Farm officials confirmed that the grand opening of the immersive area had been delayed to “early summer.”

“California’s best theme park” recently announced the long-awaited opening date for the reimagined Camp Snoopy, scheduled for June 27, 2024. Unfortunately, Knott’s Berry Farm is axing some of the land’s attractions, at least temporarily, as confirmed by the recent announcement.

Digital rendering of guests entering the new reimagined Camp Snoopy area, an upcoming expansion at Knott's Berry Farm
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The official Knott’s Berry Farm website states that the reimagined Camp Snoopy will open on June 27, 2024. However, it lists Camp Snoopy’s Off-Road Rally, Sally’s Swing Along, the newly upgraded Beagle Express, and Snoopy’s Tenderpaw Twister — the land’s highlight — as opening day attractions.

Sadly, the Barrell Bridge and Waterfall area, a new play area for younger guests, and the new Camp Snoopy Theater, planned to stage a new live show, are nowhere to be found in this announcement. The attractions were even removed from the announcement video.

The sudden cancellation sparked a heated debate among Redditors, who put the Buena Park theme park under fire for the delay of Camp Snoopy, the missing attractions, and other things that, according to them, have affected the guest experience.

As of this article’s publication, it is unclear if the Barrell Bridge and Waterfall area and the new Camp Snoopy Theater have been permanently removed from the land or will open at a later date.

Digital rendering of guests enjoying the new Camp Snoopy show at Camp Snoopy Theater, part of the upcoming expansion at Knott's Berry Farm. Sadly, Knott's has confirmed the axing of this and other attractions in a recent announcement
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Fortunately, meet-and-greets with Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, Pigpen, Sally, Marcie, and, of course, Snoopy are still planned to be offered daily throughout the immersive area.

Despite the stern news, guests can live Beagle Scout adventures and enjoy the fun and excitement at the reimagined Camp Snoopy when it opens later this month.

You can see the announcement video posted by Knott’s Berry Farm (@knotts) on X (formerly known as Twitter) below:

Get your backpacks ready! The new Camp Snoopy opens on June 27! The reimagination of Camp Snoopy will allow campers of all ages to explore new rides, including a new family rollercoaster, new character experiences, and most importantly, the carefree fun of summer camp!

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Knott’s Berry Farm is home to several seasonal events that draw massive crowds to the Buena Park theme park, including Summer At Knott’s, Ghost Town Alive!, Knott’s Summer Nights, Knott’s Scary Farm, Knott’s Spooky Farm, Knott’s Merry Farm, and the beloved Knott’s Boysenberry Festival.

Adding to this year’s summer fun, Knott’s Soak City, the 15-acre water park located steps away from the iconic Southern California theme park, resumed operations last month and will remain open on select days through September 8, 2024.

A picture of Sleeping Beauty Castle with Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse's Partners statue in the foreground at Disneyland Park in Disneyland Resort
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Despite what one might think, Knott’s Berry Farm and Disneyland Resort, located minutes away from each other, had no rivalry before becoming two of the most important theme parks in Southern California, and perhaps the entire United States.

On the contrary, Walt Disney and Walter Marvin Knott inspired each other to develop their theme parks in Anaheim and Buena Park, California, respectively, with both visionaries having an extremely close relationship.

Are you excited about the opening of Camp Snoopy at Knott’s Berry Farm? Let Inside the Magic know in the comments below!

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