Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Knott's Berry Farm Kicks Off Summer with Ghost Town Alive and Summer Nights! #KnottsSummerNights

Knott's Summer Fun is Coming in HOT!

Seasons of Fun at Knott's Berry Farm brings us the rides, entertainment, food & more with Fiesta Village re-opened, Ghost Town Alive and Summer Nights!

This past weekend we went to check it all out and had so much fun. There is so much to do and see that we visited three times in four days to soak it all in and can not wait to return all summer long.

Here are some of our favorite updates & tips on visiting this summer...

Fiesta Village - you will be blow away with the design and entertainment. We enjoyed the shows that celebrate Mexican Herritage in America, the food that is flavorful with new updates to menus and of course the rides!

Our favorite area is the Alebrije Gardens, see if you can find all six beautiful spirit animals.

Stick around for the Calle CelebraciĆ³n that brings festive cultural experiences with music, dance and new light show.

Ghost Town Alive - the rascals are out in Calico stirring up some mischief and the town is doing their best to make Founders Day a success. Team up with the Sheriff's team to make sure the outlaws come to justice and take part in the interactive activities designed to bring you into the storyline! Love it, so fun for all ages, a must do.

Summer Nights - music, shows, food, rides and everything summer. Pick up a tasting card and enjoy six eats, treats or drinks that were curated special for Summer Nights!

There is live entertainment all over the park from Boardwalk BBQ to Calico and the music varies from area and stage. 

Don't forget to scan over the tasting card options so you can pre plan what you want to try, there's so much goodness it's hard to decide!

Maximize your day of fun with a Season Pass. We like to start off with Ghost Town Alive, then take a splash break at Soak City to cool down, then head back in for Summer Nights after 5:30.

* Make a day of it - Start off with GTA, head over to Soak City and finish off at Summer Nights! 

* Use your dining plan for some of the Summer Nights food options that are on tasting card.

* Explore Fiesta Village at night. It's beautiful and the colors just make you smile and feel like you are in spirit animal garden perfection.

* Tasting card is a win. The portions are large enough to share so you can try many things with friends and family.

* Ghost Town Alive is a day time interactive activity so it runs from open to about 5pm with the closing hoedown.

* Summer Nights kicks off at 5:30pm until close but note that some food options are available for a la carte earlier in the day.

We have so much fun at Knott's all year long and can't wait to return like weekly for some kind of Berry adventure at the Farm!

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Fiesta Village Re Opening at Knott's Berry Farm just in time for Summer!! #SeasonsOfFun #KnottsBerryFarm


This Summer at Knott’s Berry Farm, the reimagination of Fiesta Village comes alive with refreshed rides, new cuisine, live entertainment and a nighttime street party.

Reimagined but keeping true to it's history and meaningful past (Mr. Knott himself loved Mexican Herritage in SoCal), Fiesta Village is almost ready, just in time for Summer Nights and Ghost Town Alive. 

The Reimagined Fiesta Village

Fiesta Village comes alive both day and night to celebrate the Hispanic influences in Southern California. Guests can enjoy the sounds of Mariachi music, encounter a storyteller spinning whimsical tales of the alebrijes, experience performances of the traditional dance Folklorico and be entertained by interactive puppets and their playful antics. Those who venture through the newly landscaped alebrije gardens can meet Fiesta Village’s very own spirit animal friends. As the sun goes down, the fun heats up with an immersive nighttime street party, Calle CelebraciĆ³n, spanning the entire village, celebrating Mexican traditions of family, love and community through color, music, dancing and giant colorful puppets. 

Guests can savor the flavors of Fiesta at the new restaurant Casa California with burritos, birria quesadillas and signature tamales. At Cantina Del Sur, plenty of thirst-quenching bebidas will be served. These cold refreshments pair nicely with the delicious fish tacos at the new Baja Taqueria. Papas Mexicanas brings back a wide variety of toppings for crispy french fries, including a park favorite, the carne asada fries. Not only can guests enjoy all these delicious food options in the area, but this summer’s tasting card, Flavors of Summer, has expanded to include Sabor de Fiesta with food festival booths in Fiesta Village serving items such as potato and chorizo tacos, micheladas and elotes. 

Guests can stroll down Fiesta Mercado, inspired by Los Angeles’ Olvera Street, and find a variety of merchants with unique and authentic items. New merchandise items inspired by the area include a selection of Chamoy candies, hot sauces and queso. Other additions include carts throughout the village selling wares such as personalized parasols and colorful zarapes.

Those looking for a thrill can enjoy the seven refreshed rides reopening in this area. Take a swing on Los Voladores and fly through the air, similar to the Flyers of Mexico. Climb aboard one of the 48 hand-carved animals in the Carrusel de California and enjoy this timeless ride. Due to construction delays, MonteZOOMa: The Forbidden Fortress will not open with Fiesta Village this summer. An opening date has not been scheduled at this time.

There is so much going on this summer at Knott's Berry Farm! Here are some updates on what's to come to kick off summer fun on May 26th...

Ghost Town Alive!

Your favorite town of Calico comes to life once again this summer with the return of the award-winning, interactive Ghost Town Alive! Guests are invited to become the star of this summer’s new action-packed storyline in the streets of Ghost Town. Each guest has the power to unlock secret missions with characters, influence the day’s events, and take on mind-challenging puzzles in this immersive version of the Old West. Ghost Town Alive! will offer new adventures, roles and characters this summer on select days starting May 26.

Knott’s Summer Nights

A summer favorite continues after the sun goes down, with a nighttime summer party that extends the fun into the evening. Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy bands from the local music scene that rotate throughout the event on two stages. Knott's Summer Nights transforms Calico Park into a neighborhood party like no other with a hub of live music, relaxing atmosphere, Instagram-able photo opportunities and family-friendly games.

A summer party is not complete without an abundance of food and drinks, and no theme park does food quite like Knott’s. The Knott’s culinary team creates tasty twists to classic summer dishes, from Sea Salt Caramel Iced Coffee, BLTA Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps and Mexican Pineapple Pork Sandwiches. A great way to indulge in all the flavors of Summer is by purchasing a tasting card that allows guests to choose from a selection of over four dozen seasonal-inspired dishes and drinks.

If that's not enough Seasons of Fun for you, splash into Soak City, a water park that has it all!

Knott’s Soak City

Make your own waves with a visit to Knott's Soak City Waterpark starting select dates May 20 through September 10. Guests can catch a ride down 23 different speed, tube, and body slides or take a relaxing trip down one of the longest lazy rivers in the country. The 15-acre water park has something for each member of the family, an interactive kid's area, and for those more adventurous, The Wedge, a rip-roaring raft ride.

Thursday, May 4, 2023

CHOC Walk in the Park, presented by Disneyland Resort, returns Sunday, August 20, 2023 #CHOCWalk

CHOC Walk in the Park, presented by Disneyland Resort, returns for the first time since 2019 as an in-park 5K experience on Sunday, August 20, 2023

Have you heard the magical news? CHOC Walk is back in the Park! 

Join thousands of supporters walking through Disneyland during this awesome 5K together to raise money for CHOC Foundation.

We will be there! We have supported CHOC for many years. The amazing staff, Doctors, teams, specialists and all are wonderful. We are grateful for rheir care to our family members personally. 

Not only did CHOC help give my nephew, who was born with stage 4 glioblastoma brain tumor, a beautiful 13 years of life but CHOC had been there for my son, daughter and other nieces and nephews. 

We are honored to walk along with and along side the many supporters, family members and warriors that come out to CHOC Walk! 

This year's ambassador... Hudson!!

From Hudsons family... "In March of 2011, Hudson was diagnosed with kidney cancer at the age of 15 months. With the amazing care that he received at CHOC, he successfully underwent 4 surgeries and 6 months of chemotherapy before the age of 3.  CHOC not only took care of Hudson, but our whole family by being patient, kind, understanding, and simply just being present for us."

Fast forward to today... Hudson is 12 years Cancer Free! Praises! Learn more about Husdon here.

Here are the details on this year's event...

Reach the fundraising minimum in order to get your event wristband. This can be reached through personal payments, donations from others or both. Register by May 31 to secure $125 fundraising minimum. After June 1, the minimum increases to $150.

Register here or join my team here.

Join together with your friends and teammates on Sunday, August 20, to experience the magic of CHOC Walk morning at the Disneyland® Resort. Come dressed in your best CHOC swag, team shirts and spirit.

Raising above the minimum could earn you more prizes, such as Disneyland® Resort Park Hopper® tickets, commemorative medallions and more. Prizes can be picked up during event check-in August 18-19.

To learn more about this year’s event, how to fundraise toward your minimum and meet this year’s CHOC Walk Ambassador family, join our first CHOC Walk webinar on Wednesday, May 17 at 5 pm.

More updates to come... get social and connect online with #CHOCWalk