Knott’s Berry Farm’s Summer Ghost Town Alive! Experience

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GHOST TOWN ALIVE! returns to Knott’s Berry Farm for another action-packed summer transporting us all to the Wild, Wild West. Complete with bandits, cowboys, robberies, a sheriff, a hoedown, and more, you’re the star in this show! This fun interactive experience is great for all ages. Mingle with the citizens of Ghost Town, become the sheriff’s deputy and swear in as an official Calico citizen for starters. Step inside the Assay Office, Sheriff’s Office, Goldie’s Place, Town Hall, and the Bank! Do as much or as little as you want, the story line changes by the day. They sure had us intrigued and running all over town!

Ghost Town Alive!

Rumor has it, the Mayfield Gang escaped the custody of Sheriff Wheeler. Word around town is the Mayfield’s have been spotted back in Calico and the townsfolk are in need of some help capturing the bandits and keeping the town safe. They’re going to need YOUR help, as an honorary citizen of Calico, to find clues to solve mysteries and seek justice. This highly interactive experience is available all summer until September 4th from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm! Here are examples of some of the Ghost Town Alive! experiences:

  • Get a handlebar or walrus mustache applied at the Barbershop,
  • Try your luck at a game of cards with the sneaky Sheriff,
  • Meet the prospector and his trusty burro, Brutus,
  • Lock up the bandits in the town patty wagon,
  • Vote for the Mayor in the town election,
  • Register to become an official citizen of Calico,
  • Draw up hand-made wanted posters,
  • Visit the Livery Stable to meet the friendly equestrian team of horses and more!

Photo courtesy of Knott's Berry Farm. 

Photo courtesy of Knott’s Berry Farm.

“Ghost Town Alive! has taken Knott’s summer entertainment and the idea of ‘playing in a theme park’ to a whole new level. Guests of all ages will have the opportunity to not just interact with the citizens of Calico, but will have the ability to influence how the story takes shape,” said Jon Storbeck, General Manager of Knott’s Berry Farm. “Our Entertainment team has been working all year in developing new storylines, adding new characters and activities that make up the lively town of Calico”.

Snoopy’s Magnificent Magical Revue

The ice show is no more this summer as the park debuts Snoopy’s Magnificent Magical Revue, a magic show starring the World’s Most Famous Beagle, Snoopy, with the amazing magic of Magician Extraordinaire, Greg Wilson! Guests might find themselves in part of the act! Snoopy’s Magnificent Magical Revue will perform on select dates staring June 10 – August 20 in the Charles M. Schulz Theatre. (Dark Wednesdays)

Traveling Circus

Come witness a spectacle; see awe-inspiring stunts, and death defying acrobatics in “Circus of Wonders” on the Calico Mine Stage in Ghost Town. The astonishing 30 minute spectacular will be action packed with all-time favorite circus attractions such as the Trapeze, Tightrope, Aerial Acrobatics, Trampoline, and of course, clowns, incorporating lighting and pyrotechnics, making this nighttime show a totally unique event! Select dates June 10 – August 20.

Photo Courtesy of Knott's Berry Farm.  Photo Courtesy of Knott’s Berry Farm.

What a fun day at Knott’s Berry Farm! Ghost Town Alive! had us running around town, but we loved it. The townsfolk are super friendly and they want you to talk to them. They will show you a new way to enjoy Ghost Town, and it’s also informative. I learned things about Ghost Town’s history I never stopped to notice before. My favorite was when a townsfolk “hopped on a pony” to show us where to find the next clue. Bystanders were laughing when they saw my kids running through town with ponies on a stick. There are so many different experiences, there is really no right or wrong way to do it. Just have fun with it! Other shows include the Wild West Stunt Show, high kickin’ Calico Saloon Show, Krazy Kirk and the Hillbillies comedy show and more! For more information, please visit their website.


Ghost Town Alive!

Now through September 4, 2017!

Knott’s Berry Farm8039 Beach BlvdBuena Park, CA(714)

Summer Fireworks

Celebrate Memorial Day weekend, Fourth of July weekend and Labor Day weekend at the park for a special nighttime firework display. The Buena Park skyline will glow with a brilliant fireworks show on May 28th, July 1-2 & 4, and September 3rd, exclusively at Knott’s Berry Farm.

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