A trip to Knott’s guarantees you a few things: great food, fun company and thrills ’til your hearts content. When Knott’s is setup with its seasonal decorations, it takes everything up a notch. Case in point: Knott’s Berry Bloom Spring Fling.
I had the opportunity to take the kids to this first-ever Knott’s event and I can honestly say that we all got something from this special event.
We met up with some other awesome bloggers (Alma, Field Trip Mom and Jill, Sandy Toes & Popsicles are pictured above) and went about discovering all the new events and displays throughout the park.
Search for the Easter Beagle
With our card in hand, we visited the four different spots throughout the park and our cards were punched. After all four spots are visited, kids ages 3-11 can go to the Easter Beagle’s Egg Garden and get their treat.
Peanuts’ Party in the Park
The kids had a great time rockin’ out with the Peanuts characters during the “Peanut’s Party in the Park,” live show located in Charleston Circle. They dance on top of these huge floats and then involve the crowds by getting some of the kids to ride on basket-shaped floats. Our favorite part was being able to visit with the characters and take pictures with them afterwards.
Something truly unique to any theme park was the opportunity to play with huge games. Most of the kids have no idea how to play the games, they’re just happy to be pawns IN the games!
The Boardwalk Games are located right next to where the newest theme park attractions will be unveiled this Summer. I got you a sneak peak!
I would LOVE to be on that inaugural ride. It looks amazing.
Lucy’s Really Big Show
Lucy has her very own show at Camp Snoopy Theatre. It’s a lot of fun for the kids and at one point, they’ll dance along with Lucy!
Towering Topiary Tasting Garden
This was my FAVORITE part of Knott’s Berry Bloom. It has a nominal fee ($15 for 6 tastings), but unlike most wine tastings, this is one that you can share with the kids. Not the wine of course, but the experience.
You walk in with your wine tasting card and you go about your way choosing which wine you want to taste. They servers will give you a background on the wine and a food pairing to go with it. I was very happy to see that 90% of the pairings were vegetarian and were also kid-friendly.
You also get the opportunity to taste beer with a pairing of either pretzel bits or chicken wings. I’m not much of a beer drinker, but the two that I had were delish.
My favorites wines were the Layer Cake Chardonnay and the Enza Prosecco. I had each one with a piece of toast and olive tapenade.
The kids enjoyed the fresh squeeze lemonade and their little PB&J sandwich pairing. I can’t even begin to tell you how much I enjoyed the tasting garden. It’s my new favorite “ride” at Knott’s Berry Farm and I hope it comes back even when the Spring Fling is gone.
The decorations were a wonderful sight throughout the park. It led to the joyous atmosphere that was felt all day. Everyone seemed to be in a great mood!
I took too many pictures to post here, so I invite you to check the Pinterest board that I created just for #KnottsSpring: Pinterest.com/pattiecordova/Knotts-Berry-Bloom. And if you are in Orange County, or traveling over here, stop by Knott’s Berry Farm and check out this event for yourself. It wraps up on April 7th so you have to hurry! Let me know how you like it.
[disclaim]This is not a sponsored post. We were invited to enjoy Knott’s Berry Farm as a member of the press. All thoughts and opinions remain my own.[/disclaim]
Originally published on March 31, 2013. Last Updated on June 5, 2017 by Pattie Cordova