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Knott’s Berry Farm to ring in the New Year with expansions, new passes

Local amusement park to offer unlimited-visit season passes, new attractions and a New Year’s Eve spectacular

by Kara VaporeanPublished: November 27, 2012 11:45 AM

Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park is rolling out its blueprints for 2013, with plans for to renovate an area of park. The local amusement park will launch its largest expansion in years in the coming year, as well as adding new season passes with no blackout dates, and ring in 2013 with a brand new New Year’s Eve celebration.

In efforts to enhance guest experience, Knott’s parent company Cedar Fair Entertainment Group, will invest in a multi-million dollar expansion of the park with three new attractions in the California Boardwalk Fun Zone area: the Coast Rider, a 52-foot roller coaster riding along the seaside ending with hairpin turns, twists and spins; the Surfside Glider, a two-man aircraft riders will pilot of the Boardwalk Bay; and the Pacific Scrambler, a family favorite spinning boardwalk attraction.

The Knott’s 2013 Season Pass will allow unlimited access for the entire 2013 season without any blackout dates. Pass holders will receive discounts on food and merchandise along with discounts on Halloween Haunt tickets. Additional perks will include early ride times on select summer attractions and surprises throughout the year.

The 2013 Season Passes can be purchased for $66.99 or six payments of $11.16 from now until January 13, 2013, but guests who purchase a pass before the end of the year will receive one free visit during the 2012 season with each additional visit for $9.99 through the end of the year. An early purchase will also allow pass holders the opportunity to ring in the 2013 New Year at Knott’s.

Knott’s New Years Eve will include a celebration for the entire family with an variety of dance music to include a trip back to the 70s with “Elton -- The Early Years,” a performance by Clueless Remix featuring DJ Resso in the park’s Calico Square and two dance parties with salsa lessons in the Fiesta Plaza and line dancing in Wilderness Dance Hall.   

The evening will also feature a special Snoopy on Ice with comedian magician, Dana Daniels, along with “Happy New Year Charlie Brown” for the younger crowd in Camp Snoopy, “Snoopy’s Magical Nights of Lights” and when the clock strikes twelve Knott’s will ring in the new year with a “Midnight Mayhem Fireworks Show” in Calico Square.

Guests can also enjoy a decorated Knott’s Merry Farm between now and the beginning of the year with seasonal celebrations to include live entertainment, crafts fair, a 65-foot Christmas tree and colorful Christmas parade.

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