2016 marks an important milestone for three of Buena Park’s major attractions that helped the once small farming town blossom into one of Southern California’s most popular tourism destinations. Where boysenberry fields once dominated now grows family friendly attractions, interactive dinner shows and award-winning restaurants.
Buena Park Attractions Celebrate Key Milestones
Knott’s Berry Farm
This summer Knott’s will be celebrating the 75th Anniversary of Ghost Town in a big way. Born out of necessity, Ghost Town was originally built by Walter Knott to entertain visitors waiting in line for Mrs. Knott’s famous fried chicken. As the restaurant’s popularity continued to grow, Walter added rides and entertainment making it the first theme park in the Country.
To honor this history, Knott’s has refurbished the Calico Mine Ride and Tiber Mountain Log Ride, the first two attractions to grace the theme park. From May 27th through September 5th, visitors can experience Ghost Town Alive by becoming part of the story that unfolds on the streets. For the first time, guest can walk into the peek-ins and interact with the characters by playing poker with the sheriff, getting gossip from the barber and pledging ones allegiance to the bandits. The story will conclude every night with a big hoedown at the new Calico Stage.
In June, Knott’s will be introducing a completely refurbished Ghostrider, the longest, tallest and fastest wooden roller coaster on the West Coast. As an homage to the chicken dinner and boysenberry pie that started it all, Mrs. Knott’s is going through its first major update since it originally opened in 1934. The update will be completed in Spring of 2016 and include outdoor seating, a full bar and new décor to match Cordelia Knott’s kitchen.
Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament
30 years ago this summer, Medieval Times began to welcome royal visitors to their Buena Park castle. The king is sparing no expense for this monumental milestone and has assembled discounted packages perfect for any occasion. The royal decree has declared that they will offer reduced rates as well as VIP seating, photos and cheering banners for the remainder of 2016.
Pirate’s Dinner Adventure
Captain Sebastian the Black and his band of ruthless pirate’s put an “X” on Buena Park ten years ago. The Captain has deemed this victory worthy of celebration and changed the menu accordingly! Now serving shrimp and vegetable skewers with every meal along with bottomless roasted quarter chicken. For a little extra treasure, visitors can now upgrade to a lobster dinner that’s served with a complimentary glass of Champagne or for a special occasion, Landlubbers can upgrade to a slice of decadent triple chocolate cake with their meal.
Enter and Save
In honor of these celebrations, visitors can take advantage of exclusive discounts on hotels and attractions. And fans of Visit Buena Park on Facebook can enter to win a Seasons of Fun Pass to Knott’s Berry Farm, 12 tickets to Pirate’s Dinner Adventure, and a season pass to Big Air Trampoline. To learn more, visit www.visitbuenapark.com/milestones/.
About Visit Buena Park
Located just 5 miles from Disneyland®, 10 miles from beaches and 20 miles from Los Angeles is the charming town of Buena Park. A vacation hot spot, the city is home to world-famous entertainment, interactive dinner shows and one-of-kind shopping.
Visit Buena Park, the tourism bureau for the City of Buena Park is dedicated to offering first class customer service to visitors and groups traveling to Buena Park. They promote the Buena Park/Orange County brand as well as develop and support destination marketing programs and initiatives. For more information contact Visit Buena Park at 800-541-3953 or www.visitbuenapark.com
Portions of this material have been provided by Visit Buena Park.