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Knott’s Berry Farm Season Pass – the ultimate guide

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Knott’s Berry Farm Season Pass – the ultimate guide

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We’ve made the best memories at Knott’s Berry Farm throughout the years, and the Knott’s Berry Farm season pass is a must to make these memories.

We also understand that sometimes it can get a bit daunting figuring out which pass is best for you and your family.

To help out, here’s the ultimate guide to choosing your Knott’s Season Pass guide with an awesome breakdown of all the season passes options and add-ons, and a quick guide to help you choose the best one.

Also, for 2021, Knott’s has not announced anything on when is bring a friend day at Knott’s – but we will update when information is shared.

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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 $115 or $130 (depending on your season pass). It’s such a win-win!

Knott’s Berry Farm Season Pass Tips

  • 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.
  • If you lose your pass, you can request a temporary day pass at the Guest Relations office.
  • Know where to park. Here’s everything you need to know about parking at Knott’s Berry Farm.
  • On early entry days, there are specific entrances available to Knott’s Berry Farm season pass holders. You get in an extra 30 minutes early. Note that not all areas of the park are open during this time.
  • Passes are valid for ages 3 and older.

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 $89 at the gate. For just $12 more you get unlimited return visits. 

Unlimited visits to Knott’s Berry Farm during the 2021 Operating Season. No blackout dates.

Additional benefits include Early Ride Times, 10% off food & merchandise, Knott’s Hotel discount, photo upload option for easy processing.

Cost:
New: $101 or 6 Payments of $13.50 Plus Initial Payment of $20

Parking Option ($75):
Valid for general or RV parking any public operating day at Knott’s Berry Farm through December 31, 2021. Season Long Parking is also valid for Knott’s Scary Farm parking!!!

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. Current single day regular admission to Knott’s Soak City is $50.

Unlimited visits to Knott’s Berry Farm and Soak City Orange County during the 2021 Operating Season. No blackout dates.

Additional benefits include Early Ride Times, 10% off Food & Merchandise at Knott’s Berry Farm and Knott’s Soak City, Knott’s Hotel Discounts, photo upload option for easy processing, and Early Entry to Soak City OC.

Cost:
New: $135 or 6 Payments of $17.00 Plus Initial Payment of $33.00

Parking Option ($75):
Valid for general or RV parking any public operating day at Knott’s Berry Farm through December 31, 2021. Season Long Parking is also valid for Knott’s Scary Farm parking!!!

Knott’s Platinum Season Pass

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

Pass includes parking privileges during regular season visits (including during Knott’s Scary Farm). Plus, get unlimited admission and free parking to all Cedar Fair amusement parks and outdoor water parks for the entire 2021 operating season. No blackout dates.

Additional benefits include Early Ride Times, 20% off Food & Merchandise at Knott’s Berry Farm and Knott’s Soak City, Knott’s Hotel Discounts, photo upload option for easy processing, and Early Entry to Knott’s Soak City.

Cost:
New: $202 or 6 Payments of $28.00 Plus Initial Payment of $34.00

All Season Drink Bottle

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

With the all season drink bottle, you’ll have access to your favorite Coca-Cola beverages all day long and FREE refills during the 2021 season when you visit the park.

Cost: $33

Season Pass Drink Plan

Best for: Families and individuals who have the all season dining plan.

When you first redeem it, you’ll have an option to keep the Drink Plan on your pass and receive a disposable cup for each refill OR redeem for a souvenir bottle to use for your season long refills.

Cost: $33

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. Purchase in 2019 and you’ll be able to use it immediately.

>> READ: FunPix service review

Cost: $49.99

Knott’s All Season Dining Plan

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

Enjoy one lunch and one dinner (one meal is an entree and a side) 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 (see All Season Drink Bottle or Season Pass Drink Plan above).

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

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

Cost: $132 for regular and gold season pass holders or 5 payments of $18 after $24 initial payment; $133 for platinum season pass holders or 5 payments of $20 after $32 initial payment

For Gold and Platinum season passes: If you purchase the dining plan for a Gold or Platinum pass, you’ll have access to all-day dining at Knott’s Soak City as well, at the following restaurant location: Longboard’s Grill and Portside Pizza. Also included at Soak City, but not listed anywhere, are all the prepackaged sandwiches at LongBoard’s Grill and a bag of chips. 

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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 2021 season. Available exclusively to 2019 Knott’s Berry Farm Season Pass Holders.

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

Cost: $95

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Fast Lane Season Pass Add-on

Best for: Families with kids who are at least 52″ and individuals who like quick trips to Knott’s on the weekends and Summers days.   

Valid for one FAST LANE wristband per visit during the 2021 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 2021 Fast Lane calendar.

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

Cost: $559

Season Pass Locker Rental

Best for: Guests who like to spend all day at the park, or who visit both parks in one day. 

Enjoy use of one Standard size locker every day that you visit. You can redeem 1 standard-sized locker at Knott’s Berry Farm OR Soak City each day you visit the park. Knott’s Berry Farm Season Pass Locker Rentals are valid for redemption at Knott’s Berry Farm or Soak city only.

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

Cost: $160

Knott’s Berry Farm Events

There are many yearly events happening at Knott’s Berry Fun. They are known for “Seasons of Fun” with these park-wide events lasting weeks, sometimes months, and each season brings specialty foods, new shows and fun things to see and do around the park. Read our post on these Knott’s Berry Farm events for complete breakdowns and insider tips to make the most of your visits.

Nearby Knott’s Berry Farm Hotels

  • 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.

Knott’s Berry Farm Discount Tickets

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

Groupon offers discounted Knott’s Berry Farm tickets.

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

Also, after 4pm, the general public may purchase tickets at the jr/sr price. Only available at the front gate & valid on day of purchase

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.

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Pattie Cordova is founder of Cordova Media Group, LLC, a boutique social media consulting firm that develops and creates social media strategies for businesses. She manages LivingMiVidaLoca.com. In her spare time (what little there is LOL) she enjoys working out, hanging out with her family (two chiclets and a Hubster) and traveling.

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