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10 new tastes to try at Knott’s Boysenberry Festival

Come hungry. But the truth is with more than 75 Knott’s Boysenberry Festival food and beverage items to choose from, the toughest part is deciding what to try, especially when it comes to new offerings. “It’s really hard for me to tell you which one is my favorite,” Knott’s executive chef Bobby Obezo said. “We came out with such amazing plates — all these items, my mouth gets watery. We did tastings and these were the ones that made it.” Ready to sample some flavors? Here you go: 1. Jambalaya Ma...
Tags: Food, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Amusement Parks, Knott, Knott's Berry Farm, Berry Farm, Buena Park, Brubaker, Top Stories OCR, Sam Gangwer, Bobby Obezo, Disney Food, Laura Brubaker, Bobby Obeza


Festival Pass: Snoop Dogg tops a new fest; BeachLife adds some big waves

Festival Pass is a weekly newsletter that lands in your inbox on Thursdays. When we cover festivals in the field and have news to share, you get bonus editions, too! Subscribe now. Festival Pass for Tuesday, March 12 There was plenty to see and report on this weekend, and we already have more big news this week, so welcome to this bonus edition of Festival Pass. (Don’t worry, we’ll be back again Thursday, too, because there are a ton of things happening.) The BeachLife Festival announced Monda...
Tags: Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Long Beach, Limp Bizkit, Music Festivals, LBC, Snoop Dogg, Fred Durst, Don, Mary, Kelly, Snoop, Costa Mesa, Knott, Mickey


Knott’s Boysenberry Festival spreads to Yogurtland with new frozen yogurt flavor

Knott’s fans will have an opportunity to prime their taste buds for the upcoming Boysenberry Festival when Yogurtland releases its newest frozen yogurt flavor. The theme park and dessert chain have teamed up to create Knott’s Berry Farm Boysenberry Pie frozen yogurt, which will be available at Yogurtland locations beginning March 18. Customers may also top their treat with mini boysenberry shortbread cookies. Yogurtland frozen yogurt is not available at Knott’s. The store will have coupons for o...
Tags: Food, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Amusement Parks, Knott, Berry Farm, Yogurtland, Top Stories OCR, Knott's Berry Farm, Berry Farm Boysenberry Pie


6 Awesome Theme Park Travel Destinations That You Won’t Find in Florida

When you think “theme parks,” chances are your brain automatically thinks “Florida,” right? Hey, we totally get it. The likes of Disney World and Universal Studios are the undisputed kings of the theme park world to the general public for a reason. Downsides of visiting the big parks However, oftentimes what doesn’t get talked about is the downsides of visiting the big parks in Florida such as… The price tag: in the case of Disney especially, many families are being priced out as...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Florida, Usa, California, Virginia, Disney, New Jersey, Theme Parks, Travel Guides, Universal Studios, Smoky Mountains, Morgan, Disney World, Busch Gardens, Golden State


It’s the last weekend for Knott’s Peanuts Celebration: Here are 7 things to do before it goes

Good grief! There is only one more weekend left to enjoy the Peanuts Celebration at Knott’s Berry Farm. The second annual event runs weekends through March 10 and features special shows, activities, food and merchandise. It will be leaving to make way for the Boysenberry Festival, kicking off March 29, but before it goes, here are 7 things you won’t find the rest of the year. “Space Beagle”: This musical about Snoopy becoming the first dog on the moon is geared to little ones, but has enough pun...
Tags: Sport, Nasa, Things To Do, Soccer, Amusement Parks, Lucy, Woodstock, Sally, Linus, Knott, Franklin, Schroeder, Berry Farm, Boardwalk, Snoopy, Buena Park


Knott’s Boysenberry Festival 2019 has big news: It’s getting longer

It’s no secret that the best reason to go to Knott’s Berry Farm’s Boysenberry Festival is for the food, and now you will have 7 more days to indulge. This year, the Boysenberry Festival will run daily March 29-April 28. There will be more than 75 different boysenberry-inspired dishes, desserts and drinks, including several new items, such as boysenberry dry-rubbed flank steak topped with boysenberry cream cheese, boysenberry glazed salmon and boysenberry jambalaya. The entertainment lineup will ...
Tags: Food, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Amusement Parks, Knott, Berry Farm, Hillbillies, Top Stories OCR, Knott's Berry Farm, Krazy Kirk


Rain on Valentine’s Day closes Knott’s Berry Farm and Six Flags Magic Mountain

Two local theme parks are rained out for Valentine’s Day. Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park and Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia will be closed today, Feb. 14, due to the inclement weather. The California Marketplace and Mrs. Knott’s Chicken Dinner Restaurant will remain open today at Knott’s. Tickets purchased for Six Flags today will be valid any other day in 2019 and the scheduled membership appreciation event has been moved to tomorrow, Feb. 15. Disney Resorts in Anaheim and Universal Stu...
Tags: Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Rain, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Valencia, Anaheim, Knott, Berry Farm, Universal Studios Hollywood, Buena Park, Disney Resorts, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Knott's Berry Farm


Things to see around Joshua Tree

Deserts, in most parts of the world, are nomadic wastelands. Even if you can appreciate the beauty of endless sand and imposing red rocks, you typically won’t find much in those deserts aside from wandering tribes and the occasional outpost. But not in California. America’s home to the far-out and untraditional has filled its desert with art installations, deserted water parks, and Old West ghost towns that make a road trip through the desert as great a tourist attraction as Disneyland or Yos...
Tags: Travel, California, La, America, Los Angeles, Hsbc, Las Vegas, Disneyland, Palm Springs, Southern California, All, Watts, Joshua, Colorado River, Knott, Calico


Six Flags Magic Mountain closes early due to rain

Roller coaster fans had their fun cut short again when Six Flags Magic Mountain had to give in to the weather. The theme park was scheduled to remain open until 6 p.m., but at 1:40 p.m. it announced on Twitter that it would close at 2 p.m. today, Feb. 4. Knott’s Berry Farm is still currently scheduled to remain open until 6 p.m. Disneyland and Universal Studios Hollywood also remain open. Related Articles Update: Six Flags Magic Mountain and Knott’s Berry Farm are closed toda...
Tags: Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Knott, Knott s Berry Farm, Berry Farm, Universal Studios Hollywood, Top Stories LADN, Six Flags Magic Mountain


Six Flags Magic Mountain is closed due to weather while Disneyland and Knott’s remain open

If you had your heart set on a day of roller coasters and funnel cakes, you’re out of luck. Six Flags Magic Mountain posted a statement on its website and on Twitter that the Valencia amusement park is closed today “due to inclement weather,” while Knott’s Berry Farm, Universal Studios Hollywood and Disneyland Resort remain open. Those of you who aren’t season pass or membership holders and purchased tickets for today should hang onto them. Tickets will be valid for any other day in 2019. With r...
Tags: Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Disneyland Resort, Valencia, Knott, Berry Farm, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories SGVT, Six Flags Magic Mountain, Top Stories PSN, Berry Farm Universal Studios Hollywood


Los Angeles Zoo offers Rams fans discounted admission through Super Bowl Sunday

The Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens lit up its front entrance in blue to show support for the Los Angeles Rams in the Super Bowl, and now it will be offering football fans discounted admission. Adults wearing Rams apparel will receive $4 off admission and children will receive $3 off through Sunday, Feb. 3. The offer is good only at the box office and there is a limit of four tickets per fan. The zoo is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily at 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles. Regular admission is $21 adul...
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Knott’s Berry Farm is adding dates to its Peanuts Celebration

The Peanuts Celebration at Knott’s Berry Farm has expanded to a park-wide event with two additional weekends. But in case fans of Charlie Brown and his friends were still yearning for more, the park is adding two more dates of fun, Monday, Feb. 11, and Friday, Feb. 15. The Peanuts Celebration is now running weekends through March 10, plus Feb. 11, 15 and 18. Related links An expanded Peanuts Celebration returning to Knott’s for a second year Come out for Charlie Brown Day, get a discount o...
Tags: Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Charlie Brown, Knott, Berry Farm, Top Stories OCR, Knott 's Berry Farm


Knott’s Panchos Tacos has been replaced by Fiesta Dogs

Variety is the spice of life even in theme parks. Knott’s Berry Farm recently said adios to Pancho’s Tacos restaurant and hola to Fiesta Dogs. The eatery, located between the Hat Dance and La Revolucion attractions in Fiesta Village, boasts a menu of all-beef hot dogs, vegan dogs, baked potatoes, beer, including crafts and imports, wine and micheladas, plus children’s meals. There is a chili cheese dog, Mexican dog with bacon and peppers, bratwurst with sauerkraut, spicy sausage with jalapenos, ...
Tags: Food, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Knott, La Revolucion, Pancho, Berry Farm, Top Stories OCR, Knott's Berry Farm, Fiesta Village, Fiesta Dogs


Come out for Charlie Brown Day, get a discount on food at Knott’s Peanuts Celebration

Even underdogs get their day. Since it’s no secret that many of us have a special place in our hearts for Charlie Brown, Knott’s Berry Farm is offering people a chance to show that love. Charlie Brown Day will return as part of the Peanuts Celebration at Knott’s Feb. 3. The park-wide Peanuts Celebration features themed shows, activities, attractions, food and more weekends through March 10, plus President’s Day, Feb. 18. Park guests are encouraged to dress like Charlie Brown in a bright yellow T...
Tags: Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Amusement Parks, Charlie Brown, Feb, Knott, Berry Farm, Top Stories OCR, Knott's Berry Farm, Charlie Brown Knott


Lunar New Year 2019: 2 theme parks celebrate with special events, music and food

Kung Fu Panda’s Po at Universal Studios Hollywood’s Lunar New Year Celebration. (Photo courtesy of Universal Studios Hollywood) Members of the GuGu Drums from Shanghai perform on the first day of Disney’s Lunar New Year celebration at California Adventure in Anaheim on Friday, Jan 26, 2018. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Wishing Trees at Universal Studios Hollywood’s Lunar New Year Celebration. (Photo courtesy of Un...
Tags: California, China, Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Shanghai, Dreamworks, Mulan, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Universal Studios, Po, Southern California, Anaheim, Kung Fu Panda


Rain closes Knott’s Berry Farm and Six Flags Magic Mountain again, Disneyland and Universal remain open

The inclement weather has again forced some of the Southland’s theme parks to close today, Jan. 17. Knott’s Berry Farm is closed, though the Marketplace and Mrs. Knott’s Chicken Dinner Restaurant are open. Check the Knott’s website for hours. Six Flags Magic Mountain is closed. It will honor tickets purchased for today any other day in 2019. Disneyland and Disney California Adventure will both be open until 8 tonight. Universal Studios Hollywood also remains open. Visitors may ask for special ra...
Tags: Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Southland, Knott, Berry Farm, Universal Studios Hollywood, Disney California Adventure, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories RDF, Top Stories Sun


12 essential tips for enjoying Disneyland in the rain

A day at Disneyland is usually fun in the sun thanks to Southern California’s reputation for year-round sunshine — unless you happen to show up at the theme park on one of the 23 days when it rains each year on average in Anaheim. This will go down as one of the rainiest weeks of the year in Anaheim, with the forecast calling for showers stretching into the weekend. While Disneyland remains open during the rain, some parks such as Knott’s Berry Farm and Six Flags Magic Mountain have closed for t...
Tags: California, Disney, Sport, Soccer, Disneyland, Southern California, Mickey Mouse, Tom Sawyer, Anaheim, Knott, Minnie, Mickey, Adventureland, New Orleans Square, Berry Farm, Ralph Brennan


Rain closes Six Flags Magic Mountain as Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm stay open

The rain expected to fall across Southern California has forced the closure of Six Flags Magic Mountain for a second day even as Disneyland Resort and Knott’s Berry Farm remain open. For those of you with Six Flags Magic Mountain tickets, hang onto them. The Valencia-based amusement park said in a tweet that it would honor tickets on “any other day in 2019.” Due to inclement weather, the park will not be open today, Tuesday, January 15. Tickets purchased just for today will be valid any other ...
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Rain closes amusement parks Knott’s Berry Farm, Six Flags Magic Mountain while Disneyland remains open

Don’t bother playing hooky to go to Southern California amusement parks today. The storm that dumped rain across the region has forced the closure of Knott’s Berry Farm and Six Flags Magic Mountain, the parks announced on social media. Disneyland remains open. As Knott’s Berry Farm put it on Twitter, “Good Grief!” Good Grief! Knott's Berry Farm will be closed today, Monday, January 14, 2019 due to inclement weather. pic.twitter.com/msYZRBEFry — Knott's Berry Farm (@knotts) January 14, 2...
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An expanded Peanuts Celebration returning to Knott’s for a second year

If you love Snoopy, laugh at Lucy’s candor and commiserate with Charlie Brown’s trials, then you must be a fan of the Peanuts Gang and you will want to mark your calendar, as Charles M. Schulz’s comic strips and characters will be feted during the Peanuts Celebration at Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park on weekends Jan. 26-March 10, plus President’s Day, Feb. 18. Knott’s added the event to its annual seasons last year and is expanding it this year to truly encompass the park and last for two more...
Tags: Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Bird, Amusement Parks, Pasadena, Charlie Brown, Lucy, Woodstock, Sally, Spike, Linus, Knott, Franklin, Schroeder, Berry Farm


Disneyland Resort raises prices on all tickets and annual passes

Disneyland raised prices today, Jan. 6, on single- and multi-day tickets as well as annual passes as the Anaheim theme park prepares for the grand opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in June. Ticket prices increased an average of 8 percent, according to Disneyland officials. Disneyland’s latest ticket price increase is in line with customer expectations, said Dennis Speigel, an industry expert with International Theme Park Services. “There hasn’t been any real kickback from the marketplace,” Spe...
Tags: Florida, California, Disney, Sport, Soccer, Disneyland, Disneyland Resort, Southern California, Anaheim, Knott, Frontierland, Berry Farm, Disney California Adventure, Disney California, Speigel, Liz Jaeger


10 books coming in 2019 that Southern California booksellers say you should read

If you love to read you may envy your local booksellers this time of year because they’re getting a peek at reads to come. Some books they have just learned about, while others they have actually had the chance to read, but either way they have the scoop and were willing to share it with us. LOS ANGELES COUNTY “Magical Negro” by Morgan Parker. (Photo courtesy of Little, Brown Book Group). “Magical Negro” by Morgan Parker Why the book should be a good read: Liked first book by the author, “...
Tags: Books, Hollywood, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Pasadena, Motion Picture and Television Fund, Penguin Random House, Southern California, West Hollywood, San Bernardino, Santa Monica, Newman, Los Angeles County, Knott


Knott’s Berry Farm plans New Year’s Eve fireworks, shows and more

The holidays are at Knott’s Merry Farm with shopping in the Christmas Crafts Village, seasonal treats in Santa’s Christmas Cabin and entertainment, such as the “Merry Christmas, Snoopy!” ice show, and on New Year’s Eve there will be even more. In Ghost Town, Krazy Kirk and the Hillbillies will offer up polished bluegrass laced with comedy in the Wagon Camp and magician Chipper Lowell will be performing in the Bird Cage Theatre. The all-female Top 40 cover band, The Suffragettes, and DJ Howly’s h...
Tags: Holidays, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Amusement Parks, Santa, Pasadena, New Year's Eve, Southern California, Knott, Berry Farm, Hillbillies, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE


New Year’s Eve 2019: See how Southern California theme parks plan to celebrate

Shortly after the Christmas gifts are unwrapped and the holiday feast is consumed the same question arises every year: What are we going to do for New Year’s Eve? Fortunately, Southern California theme parks have you covered. Disneyland, Disney California Adventure, Knott’s Berry Farm and Universal Studios Hollywood all have festivities planned for those looking to ring in 2019 with thrill rides, live music and midnight fireworks. Six Flags Magic Mountain won’t have a New Year’s Eve celebration;...
Tags: California, Uncategorized, Disney, America, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Orange County, New Year's Eve, Southern California, Socal, Anaheim, Knott, Berry Farm


Get the history of Knott’s Berry Farm at a Pasadena author event

Published in 2010, “Knott’s Preserved: From Boysenberry to Theme Park, The History of Knott’s Berry Farm” sold out its initial printing. Think of it as a pass into the theme park. Now, a revised and expanded edition of Christopher Merritt and J. Eric Lynxwiler’s book has been published by Angel City Press. The work charts the early days, when Knott’s was just a berry farm, through its transformation into a theme park and its relationship with the Peanuts Gang. This second edition also features m...
Tags: Books, California, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Amusement Parks, Pasadena, Knott, Berry Farm, Angel City Press, Top Stories OCR, Knott's Berry Farm, Top Stories PSN, Christopher Merritt, Eric Lynxwiler, Lynxwiler


Were Two Men Found Living Under the Calico Mine Ride at Knott’s Berry Farm?

Living in a theme park may be some people's idea of a fantasy life, but the realities would be rather grim.
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Rainstorm closes Knott’s Berry Farm, Pepperdine, schools and more

Rain, and in some cases the potential for mudslides, has lead to the Thursday closures of schools to a major theme park: Knott’s Berry Farm: Knott’s Berry Farm will be closed today, Thursday, November 29, due to inclement weather. pic.twitter.com/Gdx44zIZpH — Knott's Berry Farm (@knotts) November 29, 2018 Pepperdine University: “Due to rain in the area and uncertainty with road conditions, classes are canceled and offices are closed on the Malibu campus for today, November 29, 2018. All ...
Tags: Weather, News, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, Malibu, National Park Service, Nps, Pepperdine University, Knott, Santa Monica Mountains, Berry Farm, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB


Storm leads to closures of Knott’s Berry Farm, Pepperdine, schools and more

Rain, and in some cases the potential for mudslides, has lead to the Thursday closures of schools to a major theme park: Knott’s Berry Farm: Knott’s Berry Farm will be closed today, Thursday, November 29, due to inclement weather. pic.twitter.com/Gdx44zIZpH — Knott's Berry Farm (@knotts) November 29, 2018 Pepperdine University: “Due to rain in the area and uncertainty with road conditions, classes are canceled and offices are closed on the Malibu campus for today, November 29, 2018. All ...
Tags: Weather, News, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, Riverside County, Malibu, Southern California, National Park Service, Nps, Pepperdine University, Webster, Knott, Santa Monica Mountains, Berry Farm, Patrick Miller


Heavy rain comes to Southern California, flood advisories and evacuations issued

A motorist passes by a mud and rock slide along Kanan Road in the Woolsey fire area of Agoura Hills early Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. A winter storm in the area is forecast to leave as much as 2 inches of rain, threatening areas burned in recent fires. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) LOS ANGELES — Steady rain doused the Southland Thursday amid strong winds and mandatory evacuation orders in parts of Orange and Riverside counties prompted by fears of shallow mudslides, minor de...
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Heavy rain coming to Southern California

A motorist passes by a mud and rock slide along Kanan Road in the Woolsey fire area of Agoura Hills early Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. A winter storm in the area is forecast to leave as much as 2 inches of rain, threatening areas burned in recent fires. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) LOS ANGELES — Steady rain doused the Southland Thursday amid strong winds and mandatory evacuation orders in parts of Orange and Riverside counties prompted by fears of shallow mudslides, minor de...
Tags: Weather, National Weather Service, News, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Santiago, Long Beach, Rain, Pasadena, Local News, Orange County, Ventura County, Nws, Santa Barbara