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  • jcruise86
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    Originally posted by explodingboy View Post
    . . . (let's be honest, TGI Friday's isn't anything to write home about anyway), and over time it's just gotten worse. I think that is due to the fact that it's not a "real" TGI Friday's in the sense that it's all Knott's employees that work there. I wouldn't suggest going here - and the Yelp reviews back up my case.

    Try it if you must, but I would suggest going elsewhere. Just my two cents!
    I've never eaten at this TGIFs, but we've enjoyed meeting friends & getting a beer there before Knott's Scary Farm's "Boo-fet."

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  • dazyhill
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    ^It's quieter in the winter (almost to the point of madness for the employees), but it's not the place to be if it's raining really hard. Certain parts of Ghost Town flood ( I once had water up to my knees), and most of the rides can't be operated due to safety issues.

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  • Big D
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    I would add just skip Knott's altogether June - August if you don't have kids. It's super hot and the park suffers from a severe lack of shade. Standing in line for Xcelerator in the hot sun (which is an excruciatingly slow moving line) is miserable. Standing in the 2-story wooden box with 500 other hot, sweaty, smelly people waiting for Ghost Rider is intolerable. There are very few places with air conditioning (Mystery Lodge is probably the best one).

    Having said that, the park is beautiful and extremely pleasant in the winter time.

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  • DJM
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    Originally posted by explodingboy View Post
    A good friend of mine did the All Wheels Extreme show for a number years at Knott's. It's a fun show to watch if you get the chance.



    I used to live about a block away from the park, and when they opened this it was pretty sub par (let's be honest, TGI Friday's isn't anything to write home about anyway), and over time it's just gotten worse. I think that is due to the fact that it's not a "real" TGI Friday's in the sense that it's all Knott's employees that work there. I wouldn't suggest going here - and the Yelp reviews back up my case.

    Try it if you must, but I would suggest going elsewhere. Just my two cents!
    I have no problem with TGI Fridays. The one at Knott's though has to be one of the worst restaurants I've been in, period. That's saying something. I take a quick walk down the street to go to Claim Jumper. Always hit up happy hour there before going to Haunt. Sit back with appetizers and grab a drink, or two, or three.... :-)

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  • jcruise86
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    Outside of Knott's yesterday I saw a sign for two new shows.
    It stated that "Boomtown" isn't performed on Mondays & Tuesdays,
    and the "Snoopy Unleashed" ice show isn't performed on Wednesdays.

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  • Dutchman
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    Was there on Saturday, The saloon show had can-can dancers, and they were quite good, actually.

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  • jcruise86
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    Originally posted by Trumpet View Post
    this is great advice. . .
    Thanks, Trumpt.

    From the last update, it sounded like that All-Wheels Extreme show (so amazing in June) might have been replaced by a western comedy show with cirque elements. This would better fit the area and--unlike the wheeled athletes--these performers will probably be more professional about keeping their enthusiasm up into July and August.

    So when do the funny, can-can dancers return to the saloon show?

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  • Trumpet
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    this is great advice. Maybe I will visit one day. The event looks great each year, so maybe there is a possibility

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  • Dutchman
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    Under 18 can work in games,merchandising, and food services. They have to be at least 18 years of age to work in Operations.

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  • dazyhill
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    If you want a good hamburger, there is a Fuddrucker's north of Knott's Berry Farm on Beach Blvd. It is across from the Target store in a small shopping center. It's too far to walk to from KBF but it won't take long to drive there. They also have good chicken sandwiches and huge salads.

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  • DannyLand
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    hmm I noticed mostly everyone that works there are teenagers. I know they hire 16yo.

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  • mratigan
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    I did buy a pass this year and have gone twice. Its a beautiful park.

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  • wiigirl
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    Originally posted by jcruise86 View Post
    Knott's has a deal going on now.
    If you buy a "season" pass now for all of 2013,
    it's only $66.99 and includes one free admission in 2012.
    Additional 2012 visits are just $9.99 each.


    I put "season" in quotes because the season pass we got lasted for 8 months, and this one is really 4 seasons plus a day.

    Thats a pretty good deal!

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  • explodingboy
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    A good friend of mine did the All Wheels Extreme show for a number years at Knott's. It's a fun show to watch if you get the chance.

    Originally posted by madmonkeygirl View Post
    There also a TGIFriday's.
    I used to live about a block away from the park, and when they opened this it was pretty sub par (let's be honest, TGI Friday's isn't anything to write home about anyway), and over time it's just gotten worse. I think that is due to the fact that it's not a "real" TGI Friday's in the sense that it's all Knott's employees that work there. I wouldn't suggest going here - and the Yelp reviews back up my case.

    Try it if you must, but I would suggest going elsewhere. Just my two cents!

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  • RegionsBeyond
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    Some great tips in here! I always recommend Mystery Lodge, and some time spent browsing the Western Trails museum, Haunt museum exhibit and looking at all the peek-ins is well advised. A meal at the Ghost Town grill can be quite relaxing, sitting on the porch and watching the street.

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  • jcruise86
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    Originally posted by Dutchman View Post
    the Wife and I have tried a number of hotels around Knotts over the years, and we keep coming back to the Knotts Resort Hotel. Most of the time the rooms are a good deal (the exception seems to be Friday nights during Haunt, and even then they are not that out of line). We even stay there when we go to the Disneyland Resort.
    Thanks for the recommendation, Dutchman! I'm looking forward to staying there on a Scary Farm night.

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  • madmonkeygirl
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    What's interesting is that i am thinking about staying there when I have concerts to attend to at the Honda Center instead of near Disneyland. For the money I'd rather stay at the Raddison.

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  • Dutchman
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    the Wife and I have tried a number of hotels around Knotts over the years, and we keep coming back to the Knotts Resort Hotel. Most of the time the rooms are a good deal (the exception seems to be Friday nights during Haunt, and even then they are not that out of line). We even stay there when we go to the Disneyland Resort.

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  • madmonkeygirl
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    Even Knott's premium pass is worth it to be able to go into Soak City in the summer and beat the heat of the theme park something that Disney is lacking. But even the regular season pass is worth it. In the summertime after dark they have a light and music in Camp Snoopy kind of like a mini Electric Parade type thing. It's worth checking out.


    Plus what I LOVE with your season pass no matter what you purchase merchandise wise (even if it's under $10) you get a season pass discount. Does Disney do this? NOPE. So it's a nice added touch to passholders.

    The park is kept pretty clean I might add most of the time. At Johnny Rockets you can take your drinks with you once you are finished eating. A very nice touch actually. Plus we have had excellent service there the times we have eaten. We have always had plenty of refills by our server. I find the food even at Ghost Town Grill to be excellent. The prices are comparable to Disneyland BUT the service is much better. Both places are sit down restaurants. Of course you have Mrs. Knott's Chicken Dinner Restaurant as well. There also a TGIFriday's. I can't get enough boysenberry punch no matter how many visits we make or refills I get.

    The Raddison is actually a great priced hotel that is within walking distance to the park. Unlike Disney's way overpriced hotels on site the Raddison is definitely worth the value. I miss staying there due to needing a dog sitter.

    Ya Knott's is definitely worth the season pass and I'm finding we visit way more in the off season during the week. Between Knott's and Universal I am kept plenty busy and sure I miss going to Disneyland (won't be renewing in August) but with so much more value in both parks I find my money is well spent elsewhere and I have more money period.

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  • lynxwiler
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    That's quite a deal.

    I may have to let my Disneyland pass go when it expires as I really can't afford their prices anymore. At least I've got Knott's! I can afford their annual pass.

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