A Day with Snoopy at Knott’s Berry Farm
Snoopy and the Peanuts gang have been delighting fans for decades. Camp Snoopy at Knott’s Berry Farm (in Buena Park, CA) allows guests to step inside the world of Peanuts through High Sierra fun; a land of rides and themed attractions. The five-acre section of the park opened on July 1, 1983 and was the first of its kind in many ways.
The Knott family along with creator Charles Schulz wanted “a carefree place where nature, adventure and imagination come to life.” The newly “refreshed” area carries on that legacy and offers over a dozen rides, a stage show and an area dedicated to meeting characters in scenes straight out of the comic strip.
In addition to re-themed classic attractions such as Rapid River Run, Timberline Twister and Rocky Mountain Trucking Company, three new rides dot the lush landscape. Join everyone’s favorite block-head on Charlie Brown’s Kite Flyer, where you soar 18-feet above on-lookers below. Snoopy is famous for stealing Linus Van Pelt’s blanket. On the Linus Launcher, you lay flat on your stomach and spin just like in the cartoon. Pig Pen’s Mud Buggies allows you to hop on-board an ATV that will spin and bounce making you laugh out-loud!
The Grand Sierra Railroad departs Camp Snoopy depot on an eight minute trip around “camp.” The train ride, narrated by Linus takes a scenic journey under thrilling roller coasters, past boysenberry plants and through scenes of camp-like activities. You will see Charlie and Sally Brown canoeing on the lake and Snoopy’s brother Spike chasing tumbleweeds in the desert. Once the ride is over, you’ll want “s’more” (pun intended).
Make sure to stop and have your photo taken with your favorite Peanuts character. A new meet and greet area allows you to crawl in Snoopy’s dog house, sit on Sally Brown’s chair, or grab Charlie Brown’s baseball bat. They will be more than happy to take a “selfie” with you!
The gang does take a 15-minute break from picture taking to hop on stage and perform an upbeat all-ages show. The ability to sit for a few minutes is a welcome reprieve. “Charlie Brown’s Happy Campers” runs daily though the end of summer.
Sure, you may want a churro, but fresh fruit and sandwiches are also available from a restored farm truck located in the new picnic area near “Mount Charlie Brown.” Sensible snacks can be found in the candy store (amidst the sugary treats). Knott’s has managed to refresh an already charming area of the park with exciting detail. Plan a trip to “Camp” in the middle of Southern California!