When the kids got older, probably once or twice a year, we would pay to go inside and have fun from opening to close. We would have a great time and have to drag ourselves to the car from exhaustion at the end of the day. I actually liked Knotts better than Disneyland. I could almost feel myself taken back in time to the cowboy days. Stage coaches, saloon girls walking around, jail houses, newspaper store where you could get a headline newspaper with your name on it. I think we even got a fake marriage license one time.
I could never figure out the haunted shack. It was also called a gravity shack. You could walk sideways or two people would be at each end and one would appear big and one small..I loved that place. Confusing but fun.
I even loved the smell of the place. It just had that ghost town feel. It was fun to watch the staged gun fights in the street every hour or so. I think the Calico Mine was awesome. It felt so real.
The train was fun when the masked robbers came on during the ride. I think my kids liked that. Maybe not..lol They were kind of gruff and scary. And you had to keep your hands in the air!
Funnel cakes say Knott's Berry Farm. We always got those. I think it was Jennifer's favorite.
I hope the theme park doesn't change any more of the old attractions. They now have a lot of big rides and roller coasters. It seems to take away from the Old Ghost Town feel. And who can afford taking the family there anymore. You'd have to rob one of those trains!
What are you favorite memories of Knott's Berry Farm?