“Knott’s Bear-y Tale: Return to the Fair” Will Be Open When Knott’s Berry Farm Re-Opens
Knott’s Berry Farm posted an update from park GM Jon Storbeck to their website today. It included one big piece of attraction related news.
Knott’s Bear-y Tales: Return to the Fair Will Be Ready
According to the post, Knott’s Bear-y Tales: Return to the Fair, is on track to open when the park reopens. The park planned to open the new 4-D dark as part of their 100th anniversary celebration that was supposed to start May 15. The attraction new ride celebrates the classic Knott’s Bear-y Tales attraction from the 70s and 80s, acting as a sequel of sorts. It’s good news to hear that progress on the work has been able to continue and whenever Knott’s opens it’ll be ready. For more details on the ride, check out our interview with Triotech, the company building it, at IAAPA last November.
Speaking of opening, the park isn’t giving any dates for when they expect to try to re-open. A lot of this is dictated by what the state and county will allow. The good news is the Knott’s Chicken-To-Go restaurant is open for takeout, along with other Berry market items.
We also learned that a few events are being postponed this year. First, Ghost Town Alive will not be back this summer when the park reopens. The nature of that event, where you get to interact closely with the denizens of Ghost Town, makes it tough in a world of social distancing. But, Ghost Town Alive will be back in 2021, so no fear on it going away.
Similarly, the Knott’s 100th Anniversary: A Knott’s Family Reunion is going to be postponed. It was supposed to start May 15 and run through the summer. With the opening date and new rules up in the air still, it makes sense to move it. And what’s wrong with a 101st anniversary?
For more info on the Knott’s announcements, check out their blog post. Also, for more info on some things we learned more broadly about Cedar Fair parks and their re-opening plans, check out our piece from yesterday. And, as always, make sure you’re following Coaster101 on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest park news (and some theme park fun while we’re all stuck home).