Backyard Bands and BBQ at California’s Great America

Byron: We were invited by California’s Great America to come experience the all-new Backyard Bands and BBQ event this past weekend, and it was an absolute delight. From delicious food to live music,  the event provides a unique and relaxing atmosphere that we hope to see return in the future. Below we’ll detail what specifically we liked about it and how it fits into the new identity this park is creating for itself. Continue reading “Backyard Bands and BBQ at California’s Great America”

California’s Great America – Opening Day Report 2018

Byron:  California’s Great America opened for the 2018 season this past weekend, and of course, we were in attendance for opening day. It was a pleasure to be back at the park and take an extended look at this changing and growing park. Below we’ll discuss how the rides are running, general park improvements, and of course the phenomenal progress of Railblazer. Continue reading “California’s Great America – Opening Day Report 2018”

HangTime Backstage Tour at Knott’s Berry Farm – March 2018

McLaren: Today we had the opportunity to take an even closer look at HangTime’s progress as we inch closer to its opening date. Recently, the last piece of track was put into place, which is totally exciting for most of us, but it is only the beginning as we continue in the process of testing, working out bugs in the system, and adding tedious, yet essential details. While we are still unaware of when exactly the ride will welcome the general public, we were able to have a clearer vision of what this ride has to offer come early this summer. Continue reading “HangTime Backstage Tour at Knott’s Berry Farm – March 2018”

Knott’s Boysenberry Festival Returns March 16th With a New Lineup of Everything Boysenberry

The Knott’s Boysenberry Festival is our annual food-inspired event that celebrates the park’s historic roots by highlighting the little berry that started it all, the boysenberry. This year’s festival will feature over 75 new and returning boysenberry-inspired creations crafted by the Knott’s culinary team. Continue reading “Knott’s Boysenberry Festival Returns March 16th With a New Lineup of Everything Boysenberry”

Knott’s Berry Farm + HangTime Update – January 10th 2018

Sean: It’s the time of year for massive amounts of updates, so here’s one of four we’re providing this week: Knott’s Berry Farm and HANGTIME! Before we get to HangTime, we’ll take a look around the park on this slow Wednesday morning and we’ll discuss some of the important changes taking place as the park moves forward in the never ending process to maintain the park.  Continue reading “Knott’s Berry Farm + HangTime Update – January 10th 2018”

Nickelodeon Universe at the Mall of America – Trip Report!

Sean: It has been a dream of me to actually visit the Mall of America, and everything fell into place to visit one of the world’s most famous indoor theme parks, which happens to call the largest mall in the US its home. Nickelodeon Universe opened as Knott’s Camp Snoopy in 1992, and has since seen quite some changes to become the brightly colored indoor wonderland that it is today. Let’s take a look shall we? Continue reading “Nickelodeon Universe at the Mall of America – Trip Report!”