Ghost Town Alive – Knott’s Berry Farm

Ghost Town Alive – Knott’s Berry Farm

Hey y’all!

I had my UCLA commencement ceremony this past weekend and I am officially on summer break now – YAY!

The first thing I have done so far this summer was attend Knott’s Berry Farm’s Ghost Town Alive. I had an AMAZING time at Knott’s –  as always! 🙂 I am dedicating this blog post to share my own personal experience of attending Ghost Town Alive and to tell you why YOU should too!

WAIT – BUT WHAT IS GHOST TOWN ALIVE?

Ghost Town Alive has returned to Knott’s Berry Farm for another action-packed summer complete with bandits, cowboys, robberies, judges, a good old western hoedown and much more. Guests can visit the beloved town of Calico and experience an authentic western adventure by becoming a star in this summer’s story of the Wild West, where the power to unlock adventures is in the hands of every guest.

This summer, the story continues a year after the notorious 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 in capturing the bandits and
keeping the town safe.
Ghost Town Alive offers guests a firsthand experience to play an important part in this unfolding story of the wild west, with specific tasks and activities and an essential role as an honorary citizen of Calico.
“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”.
Aside from the interactive game, Snoopy is making a debut with his new show Snoopy’s Magnificent Revue.
HOW LONG WILL IT LAST? 
Ghost Town Alive started on May 27th and will last until September 4th, 2017.
MY EXPERIENCE
It was a beautiful sunny day when I went to attend Ghost Town Alive at Knott’s Berry Farm. As soon as my friends and I checked in, we were given a list of activities that we can attend throughout the day along with some white bandanas (WHITE = GOOD GUYS TEAM & BLACK = BAD GUYS TEAM) and cute cowboy hats!
The first thing we did was hang out in Ghost Town to check out what was going on there before we went on any rides. Ghost Town has such a cute Wild West theme to its buildings and it makes you feel like you’re from that time era (especially with the cowboy hats hehe)! You can participate in a fun interactive game against another team to unfold the story of the wild west. My friends and I were part of the GOOD GUYS TEAM (White Bandanas)! What team would you like to be a part of? (You get to choose!)

My friends and I then decided to go on a couple rides before heading to lunch around noon. We went on one of my favorite swing called the WaveSwinger!

Lunch was held at the Wilderness Dance Hall from 11am-3pm. I decided to be a vegetarian for the day and skip the meat. I took some veggies, soda, cookie, and some strawberries – YUMMY. The Hall was beautifully decorated with flowers, cute red tablecloths, and lights all around the ceiling. I was also able to meet some other people who were sitting at the same table as us which was nice. 🙂

I was honestly so obsessed with the flowers that I could not stop taking photos of it – HAHA. I even saw some people take some flower jars home since they were so pretty and there were a lot around the room. I now wish that I took one home too!

After eating lunch, we attended Snoopy’s Magnificent Magical Revue Show at 1:30pm. The show was super cute and it reminded me of the days I used to watch Snoopy as a kid. I used to like Snoopy so much that my Dad and I both had Snoopy pajamas lol! They did some pretty cool magic tricks, amazing dance performances, and had cool costumes. I definitely recommend attending this show with your family – the kids will love it! The show lasts about 30 minutes or so.

After the show we were walking around the theme park and we stumbled upon my favorite Livery Stable at the Ghost Town area! They had cute horses, donkeys, and sheep there. I always love visiting the stable when I am at Knott’s because you can pet some of the friendly animals. 🙂

We then went on two train rides at Knott’s Berry Farm that we have never been on before – The Calico Railroad and Calico Mine Train Ride. The names both sound similar but they were pretty different from each other.

The Calico Railroad (below) is a big train that takes you through the park and the Calico Mine Train Ride (above) is a smaller train ride that takes you into the mines to show you how it is like to be a miner underground!

We really wanted to go on GhostRider but there was such a long line so we decided to go on other rides such as Silver Bullet, Xcelerator, Montezooma’s Revenge, and Big Foot Rapids. It was SO nice to go on Big Foot Rapids because it was such a hot day – we got splashed on with water hehe YAS! We also played basketball and other fun activities that were located near Xcelerator!

After going on many rides, we decided to take a mini break to eat my favorite – FUNNEL CAKE!!! If you have not tried funnel cakes before then BOY you are missing out. Be sure to try them because they are decliciously yummy!

We then attended the Calico Saloon Show, Wild West Stunt Show, and Circus of Wonders. There was also a swing dance party going on at Calico park which was SO much fun. People were being taught some really FUN moves from the Wild West.

The Wagon Camp show was really cool too because it was showcasing old country music. The men who played the music for the show were so passionate about the music which was nice to see. All the performers and activities were great!

My friends and I had a great time checking out and attending the events at Knott’s Ghost Town Alive throughout the day. I definitely recommend that you check out Ghost Town Alive’s event this summer with your family and friends too!

For more information about Knott’s Berry Farm’s Ghost Town Alive and/or ticketing, click HERE!

Thank you SO much to Knott’s Berry Farm for inviting me to attend Ghost Town Alive!

 All thoughts and photos on this post from #KnottsBerryFarm’s #GhostTownAlive are my own. 🙂

Thanks for stopping by. ❤️

xo,

Nadia