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Everything you need to know about parking at Knott’s Berry Farm

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Everything you need to know about parking at Knott’s Berry Farm

A visit to Knott’s Berry Farm starts quick because of how easy it is to park, and the proximity of the Knott’s Berry Farm parking lots to the front gate. Knott’s Berry Farm parking is hassle-free, easy and just a quick walk to get the fun started.

In fact, we actually filmed ourselves walking from the parking lot, under the bridge, crossing the street into the Marketplace, going through security and walking up to the front gate and it was under seven minutes! You can scroll down to see the full video below.

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View of Knott’s from the parking lot

Now… here are some common questions regarding the parking situation at the park. From the parking cost to parking at the Knott’s Berry Farm hotel, we have your parking questions covered.

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Knott’s Berry Farm parking

How much does Knott’s Berry Farm parking cost?

As of the date of this article, daily parking is $30 and general RV or bus parking is $35.

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How much does a Knott’s Berry Farm parking pass cost?

You can add parking to your 2023 Knott’s Season Pass for only $85. This will be valid for general or RV parking any public operating day at Knott’s Berry Farm through December 31, 2023. This season long parking pass is also valid for Knott’s Scary Farm parking. You can add the parking pass online, with an added processing fee and be eligible for a payment plan, or purchase at the park without a processing fee but not be eligible for a payment plan.

Also, if your family frequents the park as a group, you only need to get the parking pass on one season pass. Most parents add the parking pass to a child’s season pass so they always have parking covered, no matter which parent goes.  Platinum season passes have the parking pass included.

Reentry is not permitted into the parking lots for single day parking passes or All Season Parking.

Where are the Knott’s Berry Farm parking lots?

I took the liberty of marking where all the parking lots are located for Knott’s Berry Farm. The parking lot that connects to both Knott’s Berry Farm and Knott’s Soak City is called the East Lot and can be access off of both Grand Ave and Beach Blvd. That’s the parking lot that we used in the video.

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Knott’s Berry Farm parking lots

Shopping and Dining Parking Lot

The Metered Lot by the California Marketplace offers complimentary parking for up to 1 hour. Each additional half hour or portion thereof is $10 with a maximum daily charge of $60. All lost tickets will be charged $60. An additional 2 hours of free parking is available with a validated ticket and receipt showing a $30 or more minimum purchase from any California Marketplace restaurant or shop. Guests with a disabled placard may park all day in the Metered Lot for the standard vehicle single day parking rate.

All-Season Parking is not valid in the Metered Lot except for guests with a disabled person placard.

Knott’s Berry Farm Hotel Parking

Parking for the Knott’s Berry Farm Hotel can be accessed off of Crescent Avenue. When you pull up to the booth, let them know that you’re there for a stay at the hotel. Once you check-in at the hotel, you’ll be given a parking pass to place in your vehicle.

What time do the parking lots open?

Parking lots generally open an hour before the park opens. The Grand Lot (next to Marketplace parking) is the closest lot and fills up very quickly. Be sure to arrive no later than 10am.

Knott’s Soak City Parking

The East Lot Parking for Knott’s Soak City can be access either off of Grand Ave. or Beach Blvd. However, if you want a shorter walk, once you enter the parking lot, you can head towards Stanton Ave and park closer to the Soak City entrance. In that same regard, there is also access to this parking lot off of Stanton Avenue.

Where to park with a disabled person placard.

Guests with a disabled placard may park all-day in the Shopping and Dining lot for the regular vehicle single day parking rate, or free of charge with the all-season parking pass. There are also handicapped parking spots in all other parking lots.

Where is the Grand Preferred parking lot at Knott’s Berry Farm?

The Grand Preferred Lot provides the closest parking to Knott’s Berry Farm. Lot operating hours are subject to change, and availability is limited.

  • Preferred Parking: $50
  • All Season Parking and Pre-Paid Parking upgrade per visit: $20

This preferred parking lot at Knott’s is located on Grand Avenue next to the Marketplace Parking lot.

VIDEO: Knott’s Berry Farm – from parking lot to front entrance in under seven minutes

Hotels near Knott’s Berry Farm

  • 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.

Where to get discounted Knott’s Berry Farm Tickets

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

NOTE: Prices increase throughout the year. Visit Knotts.com for updated pricing.

Originally published on July 5, 2023. Last Updated on October 11, 2023 by Pattie Cordova



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