Unveiling the Magic A Guide to Knott’s Berry Farm Season Pass

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Fellow theme park enthusiasts, it’s pass purchasing time, and we’re going to discuss Knott’s Berry Farm Season Pass and everything you need to know about it. In this comprehensive Knott’s Berry Farm Season Pass guide, we’ll delve into the perks, experiences, and insider tips that make this pass a must-have for families seeking year-round entertainment.

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Camp Snoopy Coaster Rendering
Camp Snoopy Coaster Rendering – Knott’s Berry Farm

Season Passes at Knott’s Berry Farm 

Knott’s Berry Farm Season Passholders have some pretty awesome perks for pass members. As well as additional benefits depending on the pass you purchase. 

​All Season Pass Perks

  • Unlimited Admission to Knott’s Berry Farm 
  • 10% Food & Merchandise Discount
  • Bring-A-Friend Discount
  • Cedar Fair Hotel Discounts
  • Knott’s Pass Perks

Knott’s Berry Farm Season Pass Tiers

Knott’s Berry Farm offers three different season passes to choose from — The General Pass, Gold Pass, and Prestige Pass. The best time to purchase the Knott’s Berry Farm Season pass deal is late in the year or at the beginning of the year. The discounted rate at the end of the year is typically $10ish+ off the season pass and access to the park for the remainder of the current year and all of the following year, with an option to do monthly payment plans after the initial payment.  

We will discuss each individual pass perk shortly, but let’s get one thing out of the way: the one main perk of the Knott’s Berry Farm season pass is unlimited access to the park throughout the entire year, giving you access to all the Knott’s seasons of fun.  

In addition to access to the park, depending on what pass you pick, you will receive a discount on Knott’s Berry Farm tickets for friends (friend tickets discount on select days), 10% off food and Merchandise, Cedar Fair hotel discount, Knott’s pass perks, and no blackout dates.

Season Pass holders enjoy exclusive events, sneak peeks of new attractions, and early access to special occasions, ensuring you’re always at the forefront of the excitement from the day of purchase. 

Now let’s break down the 3 Knott’s Berry Farm Season Pass Tiers.

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General Pass

If you have no intention of ever setting foot in the water park, the general Knott’s Berry Farm season pass is perfect. It offers the least number of perks but has the most affordable price point, making it an easy go-to for families looking for season passes. You do receive a discount on tickets and Cedar Fair hotels.

This annual pass is the best pass value. 

Gold Pass

The Knott’s Berry Farm Gold Pass is probably the best deal as it includes unlimited visits to Knott’s Berry Farm and free admission to Knott’s Soak City Waterpark. 

The Knott’s Gold season pass gives you year-round access to the theme park, with a few limitations. However, general parking, access to VIP areas, and preferred entrance are only available with the Prestige Pass.

Prestige Pass

The Prestige Pass is the most comprehensive pass, offering VIP area access and free parking in the general parking lot. If you are spending a lot on parking whenever you go to Knott’s Berry Farm, the Prestige Pass is the one you will want to purchase. In addition, you will also receive two free bring-a-friend passes. 

The Prestige Pass has a massive perk starting in 2024. 

As a Prestige Passholder, you will have exclusive access to the Calico Social Hall, the new VIP area, where you can enjoy sodas and snacks and even receive exclusive Knott’s gifts.

The Calico Social Hall is located within Gertie’s Dress Shop, next to the Sheriff’s Office and across from the Blacksmith.

Everyone in your party will have to have a prestige season pass to gain access to the area. Unless they are 2 and under, they don’t need park admission. 
You will need a drink plan add-on to use the soda machine; and the snacks inside are free for prestige pass holders.

The final special perk for the Prestige pass is a designated entrance for pass holders to use for the first 2 hours of the day. While this does not give you early access, it will give you the ability to use a shorter entrance line. 

There is no longer a platinum pass available at Knott’s Berry Farm. 

Knott’s Berry Farm Season Pass Discounts

Dining Discounts 

Savor the flavor of Knott’s Berry Farm with a 10% discount on delicious meals and snacks throughout the park. From iconic boysenberry treats to hearty meals, your taste buds are in for a treat.

Merchandise Savings

Show your love for Knott’s Berry Farm with a 10% discount on merchandise. From stylish apparel to quirky souvenirs, enjoy exclusive savings that make every visit a shopping spree.

Bring-a-Friend Discounts

Share the joy of Knott’s Berry Farm with your friends. Many season pass tiers offer special discounts for bringing along your buddies, making it an even more enjoyable experience.

Cedar Fair Hotel Discount and Knott’s Hotel Discounts

Enjoy a discount on select hotels with the Passholder discount. Season Passholder benefits and enjoy up to 15% off when you stay at Knott’s Hotel on select dates. You have to bring your valid Season Pass at check-in. ​

Knott’s Season Pass Available Add-ons

If you want to add even more value to your pass, there are several add-ons available. 

  • Drink Plan
  • Dining Plan
  • Drink Bottle
  • All Season FunPix
  • Parking Pass
  • Season Pass Fast Lane

Season Dining Plan

Starting at $159 

Add the all-dining season pass add-on to your season pass and eat every time you visit. Depending on what pass you purchase, you will receive dining access to 14 – 16 locations throughout Knott’s Berry Farm. 

The dining plan allows you to eat 2 meals per day and pays for itself after just 4 visits. 

Season Pass Drink Plan

Starting at $34.99

Calling all free refills lovers, but only every 15 min! 😉 

The Drink Plan includes unlimited Coco-Cola fountain drink refills

The Drink Plan+ includes unlimited Coca-Cola fountain beverage refills, ICEE refills, and coffee refills. 

Season Drink Bottle

Starting at $34.99

This additional add-on allows you to enjoy refreshing beverages all day long and get free refills when you visit the park in a themed bottle.

All Season FunPix

Starting at $58.99

If you are a theme park ride photo lover this is your add-on. Get unlimited digital downloads on select rides, front gate photos, and Peanuts meet & greet photos for every visit for that year.

2024 All-Season Parking Pass

​Starting at $85

This pass is a great add-on for both the regular season pass and gold season passes, since the prestige pass includes parking. This gives you parking access all year long in the general parking lot. 

Season Pass Fast Lane

Starting at $675

If you are a skip-the-line kinda of theme park goer, this is your new add-on best friend. On a normal park day, you would go to one of the stores that distributes the fast lane pass, and you will receive a fast lane wristband that gives you line priority for select rides. With this add-on gives you 1 fast lane every visit to select rides through the fast lane, giving you priority access and the fastest way to ride. 

All Park Pass Add-on

One additional perk of Knott’s Berry Farm that many don’t know is the fact that it is a part of the Cedar Fair Company. 

The Cedar Fair Family owns around 20+ theme parks, attractions, and Resorts around the United States, the most popular being Cedar Point and Kings Dominion. They purchased Knott’s Berry Farm in 1997 and, thankfully, kept the theme of the park but enhanced the customer experience with a larger brand. 

With the Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, you can add on to your Gold or Prestige pass with an All Park passport. This passport gives you access to all Cedar Fair Parks. And if you have been following recent news, Cedar Fair and Six Flags have now merged. 

Fingers crossed, that means better service and customer experience at Six Flags theme parks. 

Six Flags Magic Mountain

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom 

All passes are subject to applicable taxes and fees. 

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Hangtime Knott's Berry Farm Season pass Rides

Knott’s Berry Farm Events 

Learn more about all of Knott’s Berry Farm’s amazing events they have throughout the year. 

These special events bring live music, delicious food, and unique drinks to the Southern California Amusement Park. Special ticket events are not included in any of the season passes and should be purchased through the theme park website when ticket sales go live. Knott’s Scary Farm sells out every year, so make sure you are on top of release dates on the Knott’s Berry Farm website. 

We love too many of the events at Knott’s to pick just one, but here are some of the top events.

What is Knott’s Berry Farm

Now that we have discussed everything involved with Knott’s Berry Season Pass, you might be thinking, what is Knott’s Berry Farm? If you’ve never been to Knott’s Berry Farm, welcome! <– Full guide on Knott’s

You are off to an absolutely amazing start to your first time at Knott’s Berry Farm if you are looking into the Season Pass. The season pass pays for itself after just two days at the park. 

Knott’s Berry Farm is one of the best amusement parks in Southern California for the whole family. I am a big advocate for Knott’s Berry Farm, Disney, and Universal Studios Hollywood as well.  

This Buena Park theme park is open year-round and provides themed areas, annual events, shows, delicious food, unique drinks, as well as dozens of rides for the entire family. 

Similar to Disneyland this theme park is a rival to the giant but more of a hidden gem and significantly more affordable, especially season pass wise! 

Embarking on a journey with the Knott’s Berry Farm Season Pass opens the door to a world of excitement and family-friendly adventures. Whether you’re a thrill-seeker or seeking a day of wholesome fun, this pass is your key to a year-round amusement park experience. 

Make memories, enjoy exclusive perks, and let the adventures unfold with your Knott’s Berry Farm season pass!

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Camp Snoopy Entrance Rendering – Knott’s Berry Farm
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New Knott’s Camp Snoopy Logo – Knott’s Berry Farm

New in 2024

This year, we are really looking forward to the revamp of Camp Snoopy. This Memorial Day will bring new attractions, including a family coaster to Knott’s Berry Farm’s Camp Snoopy.

As well as a redesigned theater, massive camp swing, and more.

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