Introduction | Suggested Itinerary | General Park History | California Marketplace | Independence Hall | Ghost Town | Calico Square | Other Entertainments | Gone But Not Forgotten | 1955 Map | An Inspiration to Many
The following itinerary is what
was followed on this tour and that is suggested you visit the park, it will help you avoid
crowds and long lines… Although – doublecheck with the park regarding show times as they do change.
Order of Visitation
|10:00 AM – 10:30 AM||Independence Hall||See a realistic copy of the Liberty Bell!|
|10:30 AM – 11:00 AM||California Marketplace||Visit the Wishing Well in the Fern Grotto Room.|
|11:00 AM – 11:30 AM||The Berry Stand||Concession stand in Ghost Town ñ and the original
|11:30 AM – 1:30 PM||Tour Ghost Town||Spend a good portion of your day enjoying this
special area of the park. Although it is historic, you never know when it
might disappear for good.
|1:30 PM – 3:00 PM||Lunch||Suggested Location is the Fireman’s Brigade
Barbecue and Calico Saloon. Healthier choices for food may be available at
Ghost Town Grill – but bring it to the Brigade for outdoor seating.
|3:00 PM – 6:30 PM||Calico Square||Calico Mine Ride, Timber Mountain Log Ride,
Shooting Gallery, Butterfield Stagecoach, Funnel Cake Kitchen, Indian
|4:30 PM||Wagon Camp||Wild West Stunt Show|
|6:00 PM||Roaring Twenties Area||See the Ice Show in the Charles Schultz Theater
(Don’t miss the rain curtain!)
|6:45 PM||Chicken Dinner Restaurant||Make advance reservations if you’re with a large
enough group. Or take turns with a member of your group standing in line.
|8:30 PM||Mystery Lodge||World’s Fair Pepper’s Ghost type attraction.|
|9:00 PM||Kingdom of the Dinosaurs||Don’t miss this Knott’s version of a
Disneyland-like “Dark Ride.”
|9:45 PM||Electro Blast||Dancing Waters Show ñ Best viewing is on West end
of Reflection Lake. of lake.
|10:00 PM – 11:30 PM||Stroll the rest of the Park||Wander around the Boardwalk Area, Fiesta Village,
Camp Snoopy – the smaller children have gone home and you’ll have this
area to yourself.
|11:30 PM||GhostRider||The line for this ride usually closes ‡ hour
before the park closes, so be there in time to get in line. THIS RIDE IS
NOT FOR THE FEINT OF HEART. It’s a very rough old thyme Coney Island style
Roller Coaster ñ expect to die!
|12:15 AM||After-Park Party||Have cocktails at the Radisson Hotel next door
before you head home ñ but don’t drink and drive! Stay the night and do it
all over again!