Knott's Berry Farm

Amusement park in the United States
Knott's Berry Farm
Knott's Berry Farm logo.svg
Buena Park, California, USA
Status Operating
Opened 1940
Owner Cedar Fair
General manager Raffi Kaprelyan
Operating season Year-round
Area 160 acres
Slogan America's 1st Theme Park, California's Best Theme Park

Knott's Berry Farm is a theme park in Buena Park, California, USA. It is currently owned by Cedar Fair.


The park's Camp Snoopy themed area opened in July 1983.[1]

Knott's Berry Farm was acquired by Cedar Fair in 1997.[2]

Following the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, Knott's Berry Farm, Six Flags Magic Mountain and other major amusement parks would be shut down.[3]

Roller coasters

Present (10)

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Status
Coast Rider Mack Rides Wild Mouse May 25, 2013 Operating
GhostRider Custom Coasters International Wooden December 8, 1998 Operating
HangTime Gerstlauer Sit-Down May 18, 2018 Operating
Jaguar! Zierer Family June 17, 1995 Operating
Montezooma's Revenge Schwarzkopf Launched May 21, 1978 Under renovation
Pony Express Zamperla Motorbike May 22, 2008 Operating
Sierra Sidewinder Mack Rides Spinning May 26, 2007 Operating
Silver Bullet Bolliger & Mabillard Inverted December 7, 2004 Operating
Timberline Twister Bradley & Kaye Kiddie 1983 Operating
Xcelerator Intamin Launched June 22, 2002 Operating

Past (4)

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Fate
Boomerang Vekoma Shuttle 1990 2017 Relocated to Trans Studio Action Zone
Corkscrew Arrow Dynamics Sit-Down 1975 1989 Relocated to Silverwood Theme Park
Wacky Soap Box Racers Arrow Dynamics Quad 1976 1996 Scrapped
Windjammer Surf Racers TOGO Twin
1997 2000 Scrapped



Name Manufacturer Type Opened
Balloon Race Morgan Balloon Race 1992
Camp Bus Zamperla Junior Flying Carpet 1992
Calico Mine Ride Bud Hurlbut Tracked Dark Ride 1960
Calico River Rapids Intamin River Rapids 1987
Charlie Brown's Kite Flyer Zamperla Junior Waveswinger 2014
Dragon Swing Chance Rides Pirate Ship 1980
Flying Ace Chance Rides Junior Jets 1986
Grand Sierra Railroad Crown Metal Products Miniature Railway 1983
Hat Dance Arrow Dynamics Teacups 1969
High Sierra Ferris Wheel Eli Bridge Company Ferris Wheel 1983
Knott's Bear-y Tales: Return to The Fair Triotech Tracked Dark Ride 2020
La Revolucion Chance Rides Frisbee 2003
Linus Launcher Zamperla Kite Flyer 2014
Merry Go Round Dentzel Carousel Company Carousel 1955
Pacific Scrambler Eli Bridge Company Scrambler 2013
Pig Pen's Mud Buggies Zamperla Jump Around 2014
Rapid River Run Zamperla Rockin' Tug 2004
Rocky Mountain Trucking Company Zamperla Track Ride Unknown
Sky Cabin Intamin Observation Tower 1974
Sol Spin Mondial Top Scan 2017
Supreme Scream S&S Worldwide Drop Tower 1998
Surfside Gliders Larson International Flying Scooters 2013
Timber Mountain Log Ride Arrow Dynamics Log Flume 1969
Wave Swinger Zierer Waveswinger 1986
Wipeout Chance Rides Trabant/Satellite 1999
Woodstock's Airmail S&S Worldwide Junior Drop Tower 1998


Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Fate
Balloon Race Bradley & Kaye Balloon Race 1983 1991 Scrapped
Charlie Brown's Speedway Zamperla Junior Whip Unknown 2013 Relocated to California's Great America
Fiesta Wheel Chance Rides Trabant/Satellite 1969 1986 Unknown
Gasoline Alley Arrow Dynamics Track Ride 1969 1996 Scrapped
Gran Slammer Chance Rides Flying Carpet 1987 2003 Scrapped
Hammerhead Zamperla Rotoshake 1996 2003 Relocated to Wonderland
HeadAche Mack Rides Matterhorn 1976 1999 Relocated to Miracle Strip Amusement Park
Joe Cool's GR8 SK8 Interactive Rides Sky Skater 2003 2013 Relocated to California's Great America
Loop Trainer Flying Machine Schwarzkopf Enterprise 1976 1989 Relocated to Attractiepark Slagharen
Perilous Plunge Intamin Shoot The Chute 2000 2012 Scrapped
Propeller Spin Hrubetz Round-Up 1976 1989 Unknown
RipTide HUSS Top Spin 2004 2016 Scrapped
Screamin' Swing S&S Worldwide Screamin' Swing 2004 2015 Scrapped
Sky Jump Intamin Paratower 1976 1999 Scrapped
VertiGo S&S Worldwide Sky Sling 2001 2001 Scrapped
Voyage to The Iron Reef Triotech Tracked Dark Ride 2015 2020 Scrapped
WindSeeker Mondial Star Flyer 2011 2012 Relocated to Worlds of Fun
Whirlpool Eli Bridge Company Scrambler 1989 2007 Stored - reopened 2013
XK-1 Intamin Flight Trainer 1989 1997 Scrapped


  1. "No need for roughing it at Knott's Camp Snoopy", Arizona Republic (1983-07-24), pp. 25. Retrieved on 10 January 2022.
  2. "Ohio Firm to Buy Knott’s Berry Farm". 
  3. "Buildings, amusement parks closed", The Lompoc Record (September 11, 2001), pp. 18. Retrieved on December 22, 2021.

Amusement parks operated by Cedar Fair