Choosing the right Knott’s Berry Farm Season Pass

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We’ve made the best memories at Knott’s Berry Farm throughout the years. This season, we’re excited to partner with Knott’s Berry Farm to bring you this awesome breakdown of all the season passes options and add-ons, and a quick guide to help you choose the best one. We also have an A-M-A-Z-I-N-G giveaway down below. Be sure to check it out!

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Knott’s Berry Farm offers three different season pass options. Here’s a brief breakdown of the benefits of each Knott’s Berry Farm season pass to help you decide which one is the best fit for you and your family. Note that the season passes are valid from January 1st of the current year through December 31st of the current year (park is closed December 25). Not valid for Knott’s Scary Farm, special ticket or private events.

You can pick up a Knott’s Berry Farm Season Pass and pay it off in installments with their Easy Pay Payments options that gives you the ability to pay it off in easy payments. Stack on the All Season Dining Plan to your Season Pass for only $99 or $115 (depending on your season pass). AND if you’re purchasing the pass at the end of the year (October-December), you don’t have to wait until the following year to use the season pass. As a new passholder, you are eligible for one visit during the current season (included with your next year Season Pass) when you purchase now. It also includes discounts for Knott’s Scary Farm. It’s such a win-win!

Note: You cannot have multiple people on one Knott’s Berry Farm season pass. They’ll take your picture when you sign up for your season pass and every time it’s scanned at the entrance, the photo will show up.

Knott’s Regular Season Pass

Best for: Families and individuals who are local to Orange County. This season pass is a great deal because a single day regular ticket is $75 at the gate. For just $17 more you get unlimited return visits. 

Unlimited visits to Knott’s Berry Farm during the 2016 Operating Season.

Additional benefits include Early Ride Times, 10% off Food & Merchandise, Knott’s Hotel Discounts, Scary Farm Ticket Discounts, and Bring A Friend Days.

Cost: $92 or 9 Payments of $10.22

Knott’s Gold Season Pass

Best for: Families and individuals who are local to Orange County and stay close to home during the Summer. Especially great for teenagers who want to spend their Summer days at Soak City with friends.

Unlimited visits to Knott’s Berry Farm and Soak City Orange County during the 2016 Operating Season.

Additional benefits include Early Ride Times, 10% off Food & Merchandise, Knott’s Hotel Discounts, Scary Farm Ticket Discounts, Bring A Friend Days, Early Entry to Soak City OC and Soak City Bring A Friend Days.

Cost: $110 or 9 Payments of $12.22

Knott’s Platinum Season Pass

Best for: Families who travel and are local to Southern California.

Pass includes parking privileges during regular season visits (parking privileges not valid for Knott’s Scary Farm). Plus, get unlimited admission and free parking to all Cedar Fair amusement parks and outdoor water parks for the entire 2016 operating season.

Additional benefits include Early Ride Times, 20% off Food & Merchandise, Knott’s Hotel Discounts, Scary Farm Ticket Discounts, Bring A Friend Days, Early Entry to Soak City OC and Soak City Bring A Friend Days.

Cost: $193.50 or 9 Payments of $21.50

All Season Drink Bottle

Best for: Families and individuals who like to drink boysenberry punch and Coca-Cola soft drinks.

When you purchase a drink bottle, refills are free for the rest of the day. Bring the drink bottle back on your next visit, and refills are 99 cents. With the all season drink bottle, you’ll have access to your favorite Coca-Cola beverages all day long and FREE refills during the 2016 season when you visit the park.

Cost: $29.99

All Season FunPix

Best for: Families who like to purchase souvenir pictures.

Add a FunPix All Season Digital Photo Pass to your Knott’s Season Pass to enjoy UNLIMITED digital downloads all season long of select on-ride photos, front gate photos, and Peanuts Meet & Greet photos, plus a discount on photo prints at FunPix locations throughout the park.

>> MORE: FunPix service review

Cost: $44.99

Knott’s All Season Dining Plan

Best for: Families and individuals who like an all-inclusive plan. 

Enjoy 1 lunch and 1 dinner every time you visit the park with your Season Pass! Only a 4 HOUR wait time between meals. This Knott’s Berry Farm All Season Dining Plan is available for use at participating locations inside Knott’s Berry Farm only.

Valid any day Knott’s Berry Farm is open to the public for regular operation during the season. All Season Dining not valid for Knott’s Scary Farm or special ticket events. Beverages are not included.

Add-on available for each type of Knott’s Berry Farm Season Pass.

>> MORE: Knott’s Berry Farm Dining Plan Review

Cost: $99 for regular and gold season pass holders; $115 for platinum season pass holders

Knott’s Scary Farm Add-on

Best for: Individuals who love to get scared (and couples who love date nights). 

Valid for non-transferable admission for every Knott’s Scary Farm event night during the 2018 season.

Add-on available for each type of Knott’s Berry Farm Season Pass.

Cost: $85

Fast Lane Season Pass Add-on

Best for: Individuals who love to get scared (and couples who love date nights). 

Valid for one FAST LANE wristband per visit during the 2018 season. The FAST LANE for your Season Pass is good at Knott’s Berry Farm ONLY. Not valid during Knott’s Scary Farm, park buyouts, special ticket events, or for Fright Lane. Fast Lane access is available select days only. Visit guest services or Knott’s website for a 2018 Fast Lane calendar.

Add-on available for each type of Knott’s Berry Farm Season Pass.

Cost: $499

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Where to stay in Buena Park

  • Knott’s Berry Farm Hotel – our first choice because it’s literally within the resort. Your hotel stay also includes parking and if you book the Snoop room, Snoopy himself tucks you in (plus, you get two Snoopy plushies).
  • Courtyard by Marriott Anaheim – within walking distance to Knott’s Berry Farm (only half a mile away). Hotel stay includes free self-parking.
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites Anaheim Buena Park – one mile away from Knott’s Berry Farm. Hotel stay includes breakfast and free self-parking.

Discounted Tickets

Goldstar offers discounted Knott’s Berry Farm tickets and discounted Knott’s Soak City tickets.

Groupon offers discounted Knott’s Berry Farm tickets.

Buy your Knott’s Berry Farm season pass before the year is over to get the best deals!

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Make the most of your visit to Knott’s with an “All Day Dining” plan. Guests with an All Day Dining plan receive a wrist band at any of the participating locations and enjoy one entrée and one side dish as often as every 90 minutes! For only $31.99 (plus tax) you can enjoy up to seven different dining locations throughout Knott’s Berry Farm. Drinks are not included. However, a Knott’s Berry Farm Souvenir Bottle can be purchased for as low as $10.99 online to enjoy free refills for the entire day and $1 refills for the rest of the season.

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15 comments on Choosing the right Knott’s Berry Farm Season Pass

  1. mom
    October 2, 2014 at 3:47 pm (3 years ago)

    the price for the pass with dining pass is incorrect – the cheapest option costs 175.50 or 9 payments of 19.50. If you buy the gold or platinum then again price increases. Please check it out. Thank you for your information – I loved reading it.

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  2. tamara
    February 26, 2015 at 8:54 pm (3 years ago)

    Can you explain more in detail about the pass with lunch and dinner. Thank you

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    • Pattie Cordova
      February 26, 2015 at 9:19 pm (3 years ago)

      No problem! With the dining pass, you can have lunch AND dinner at the park. There are select restaurants to choose from and each restaurant has a dining plan menu. Most are usually combos, but do not include a drink. I suggest you take your refillable Knott’s Berry Farm cup. There needs to be a four hour window between your lunch and dinner. Hope this helps!

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  3. Annette
    December 3, 2015 at 9:17 am (2 years ago)

    If I get the pass that gives you 20% off food, is that unlimited? Like could I get food for my whole family with that?

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  4. Ashley Mimila
    December 30, 2015 at 4:34 pm (2 years ago)

    If you get the season pass can you use it on the 31st of December ?

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  5. April
    January 17, 2016 at 4:03 pm (2 years ago)

    I was told if you have a gold pass from 2015 you can get in the whole month of January for $10.00 is that true?

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    • Pattie Cordova
      January 18, 2016 at 11:16 am (2 years ago)

      Not that I know of… although that would be awesome if it’s true because that’s what we have too. Let me see if I can get an answer for you.

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  6. Jessica Van Eaton
    March 5, 2016 at 8:19 am (2 years ago)

    Can you help me understand about the Bring a Friend Days? Knott’s website says Discount Days. Are you just getting a discount on a friends’ ticket on specific days? What is the discount? How many times will there be Bring a Friend Day in 2016? Thank you, I can’t seem to find this information anywhere! 🙂

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    • Pattie Cordova
      March 6, 2016 at 10:25 pm (2 years ago)

      I’ll ask and get back to you! xox

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    • Pattie Cordova
      March 10, 2016 at 2:24 pm (2 years ago)

      Here’s their official response:

      “There are select days when Season Passholders can bring up to 4 people to the Park for a discounted ticket price. The dates are offered throughout the year and are announced about 3 weeks out. They are announced via the Season Passholder center at knotts.com/passholder and through the bi-weekly e-newsletters that Season Passholders receive.”

      Hope that helps!

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  7. Kathie
    October 19, 2017 at 1:54 pm (2 months ago)

    Buying daughter a pass 2018 is she able to add parking and if so what is cost?

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    • Pattie Cordova
      October 25, 2017 at 11:58 am (2 months ago)

      Hi! Yes – she can buy a pass.

      Reply

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