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Knott’s Berry Farm Season Pass – the ultimate guide

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.

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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 $102 or $117 (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.
  • 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.
  • New passholders can use their Pass for one free admission to Knott’s Berry Farm during the 2018 public operating season! Not valid for Scary Farm or special events.
  • Renewing Passholders will receive a FREE BRING-A-FRIEND daytime ticket valid for one admission September 8 through December 14, 2018 at Knott’s Berry Farm. Visit any ticket booth to redeem your Bring-a-Friend ticket.

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 $82 at the gate. For just $13 more you get unlimited return visits. 

Unlimited visits to Knott’s Berry Farm during the 2019 Operating Season. No blackout dates.

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

Cost:
New: $95 or 11 Payments of $7.50 Plus Initial Payment of $12.50
Renewal: $85.00 or 11 Payments of $6.75 Plus Initial Payment of $10.75

Parking Option ($70):
Valid for general or RV parking any public operating day at Knott’s Berry Farm through December 31, 2019. 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 2019 Operating Season. No blackout dates.

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:
New: $115 or 11 Payments of $9.00 Plus Initial Payment of $16.00
Renewal: $105.00 or 11 Payments of $8.25 Plus Initial Payment of $14.25

Parking Option ($70):
Valid for general or RV parking any public operating day at Knott’s Berry Farm through December 31, 2019. 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 2019 operating season. No blackout dates.

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 Knott’s Soak City and Soak City Bring-A-Friend Days.

Cost:
New (Regular): $195 or 11 Payments of $16.00 Plus Initial Payment of $19.00
New (Jr/Sr): $168 or 11 Payments of $13.50 Plus Initial Payment of $19.50
Renewal (Regular): $190 or 11 Payments of $15.50 Plus Initial Payment of $19.50
Renewal (Jr/Sr): $168 or 11 Payments of $13.50 Plus Initial Payment of $19.50

* Regular: Ages 3-61; over 48″ tall
* Jr/Sr: Ages 3 & up; under 48″ tall / Ages 62 & up

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 2019 season when you visit the park.

Cost: $29.99

*New* 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: $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. Purchase in 2018 and you’ll be able to use it immediately.

>> READ: FunPix service review

Cost: $44.99

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.

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

Cost: $102 for regular and gold season pass holders; $117 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 2019 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: $90

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 2019 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 2019 Fast Lane calendar.

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

Cost: $499

*New* 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: $115

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

Pattie Cordova is the founder and editor of LivingMiVidaLoca.com. She's a Latina lifestyle blogger con dos niños who loves to be out and about. She’s a first-generation Chicana with years of experience in bringing organic exposure to some of the best products on the market. Pattie and her familia, including her hubster of 13 years, live in the LA area and they love to travel.

18 Comments

18 Comments

  1. mom

    October 2, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    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.

  2. tamara

    February 26, 2015 at 8:54 pm

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

    • Pattie Cordova

      February 26, 2015 at 9:19 pm

      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!

  3. Annette

    December 3, 2015 at 9:17 am

    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?

  4. Ashley Mimila

    December 30, 2015 at 4:34 pm

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

  5. April

    January 17, 2016 at 4:03 pm

    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?

    • Pattie Cordova

      January 18, 2016 at 11:16 am

      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.

  6. Jessica Van Eaton

    March 5, 2016 at 8:19 am

    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! 🙂

    • Pattie Cordova

      March 6, 2016 at 10:25 pm

      I’ll ask and get back to you! xox

    • Pattie Cordova

      March 10, 2016 at 2:24 pm

      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!

  7. Kathie

    October 19, 2017 at 1:54 pm

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

  8. Mary

    March 27, 2018 at 12:21 pm

    If I buy a regular day ticket, can I upgrade to a season ticket before I leave the park?

    • Pattie Cordova

      March 27, 2018 at 12:50 pm

      yes, you should be able to do that, but I’m getting confirmation now.

    • Pattie Cordova

      March 27, 2018 at 1:06 pm

      Got an official response for you: “Yes. Upgrading from a day ticket to a Season Pass can only be done on the day of the visit at Guest Relations or Guest Services. The value of the day ticket will be applied to the price of the Season Pass so you will be charged the difference. But remember that payment plans are only available for online purchases so any upgrades need to be paid for in full.”

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