Recently I was invited to a Media sneak preview of the new Camp Snoopy at Knott’s Berry Farm. Unfortunately it was not a family event so I didn’t actually go on any of the new rides. But Kathy will be taking the grand kids back in a couple of weeks so I will hopefully have good pictures of them soon.
When my kids were teens we went to Knott’s often. It was more affordable and less crowded than Disneyland and the kids loved all the rides. We never ventured over to Camp Snoopy because they were too old. My first real venture was with Caitlyn for her 7th birthday. She enjoyed some of the rides but was too big for others (and not quite big enough for the roller coasters of her dreams). it wasn’t really until last year taking the twins that we dived head first into all the fun that Camp Snoopy can bring. The kids had a blast, I had fun, but I couldn’t help but think that it really did feel like a “camp ground”. It was dated, dingy and dark.
It is such a welcome change that I was immediately excited to venture futher in to see what else was new.
There are 3 new rides for the kids. One that was replaced will be sorely missed by Matthew, he really loved the Charlie Brown Speedway.
The official descriptions are below, you can click on the titles to see my videos on Instagram:
- Charlie Brown’s Kite Flyer invites campers to “fly a kite” with Charlie Brown and soar above the land’s winding paths and babbling streams – but watch out for the kite-eating tree! This 32-passenger adventure allows guests to sit side-by-side on 16 swings for a spin that whisks riders up to 18 feet above the ground. As the tree rises, good ol’ Charlie Brown is revealed upside down and all tied up in kite string! Charlie Brown’s Kite Flyer has replaced Snoopy Bounce (I am so glad the bounce house is gone!).
Pig Pen’s Mud Buggies lets tykes climb aboard their very own all-terrain vehicle for an adventurous ride around the High Sierras. Six four-seater ATVs will spin, bounce, and bump up to 24 guests at a time, while Pig Pen looks on from his center perch. Pig Pen’s Mud Buggies has replaced Log Peeler.
Linus Launcher recreates that classic Peanut’s moment when Snoopy grabs Linus’ blanket and launches him on a wild ride. On Linus Launcher, guests lay on one of twelve “blankets” as they fly round and round. Up to 24 guests lay side-by-side while Snoopy launches them up almost 10 feet in the air. Guests will enjoy a Woodstock’s-eye view of Huff ‘n Puff, The Grizzly Creek Lodge, and all of Camp Snoopy below! Linus Launcher has replaced Charlie Brown’s Speedway.
There is also a new “park” area for resting and snacking, again, much brighter and cheerier than the area that was there previously.
I am so impressed with all of the changes, not just because they are providing my family with free passes (disclosure anyone?) but because it looks like someone took the time to dig deep and see what needed to be done and did it.
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