The Knott’s Peanuts Celebration is back at Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park, CA through March 1st, 2020! The event is held every weekend through March 1st, 2020 as well as February 10th, 14th, and 17th. We sent our reporters to the park for the media event and have some photos and video to share. Knott’s Berry Farm hosts a variety of events during the year, so I do recommend an annual pass if you live in vicinity of the park. There is a new show this year called Happiness is…, along with so much more to do – character meet and greets, shows, even a “silent disco”. I posted the press release below our photos and video.
The Knott’s Peanuts Celebration is a fanastic event for families – or anyone who is a fan of the characters. I grew up on Peanuts cartoon strips and shows back in the 70s, so it’s something that I would enjoy.
Here is our video overview of the event.
There was a small parade that our reporters saw, which featured Peanuts characters.
Sally is driven in a car.
Among the shows is the new Happiness Is…
There is also a returning show called Woodstock’s Music Festival, which is very energetic. Here is our video of it!
There is also a variety of food and treat items. Knott’s always has good food but they’ve stepped up their treat offerings, especially since the iconic Fun Bun arrived to the park (during the Boysenberry Festival).
There is a Mud Pie Funnel Cake and a hog dog called “The Olaf”.
There are also themed cookies and more!
Camp Snoopy offers a lot of Penuts merchandise and this event raises the bar with even more. Our reporter purchased this fun Knott’s Peanuts Celebration t-shirt.
If you are in Southern California for any reason, Knott’s Berry Farm is always a good idea. It is only about 15 minutes from Anaheim on a good traffic day, super close. And if you can’t make it into the park for a day, there is a terrific area with dining (Mrs. Knott’s Chicken) and shopping outside of the park called the California Marketplace. You can bring home some boysenberry jams and other items – it is well worth it! But if you have a day free, there is so much to see and do.
Here is the full press release, which gives all of the details on what you can expect.
Buena Park, Calif. –The Knott’s PEANUTS Celebration invites guests to step into the iconic world of Charles M. Schulz comic strips as the characters take over the entire theme park with special activities for everyone including a brand new stage show, HAPPINESS IS. The PEANUTS-themed celebration will take place on weekends beginning January 25th through March 1st, plus select dates. The limited time event welcomes fans of all ages to join in on the excitement with family-friendly options for guests to play and interact with the PEANUTS Gang throughout the park. The celebration includes interactive character experiences, new festive PEANUTS inspired décor, vibrant comic strip photo opportunities including a never-before-seen photo backdrop in Camp Snoopy, live shows, festive merchandise, and all-new themed seasonal food offerings.
The celebration features plenty of surprises hidden around every corner. One-of-a-kind photo opportunities will be available throughout the park allowing guests to step inside a PEANUTS comic strip for a unique and shareable memory. The vibrant décor include full-size comic strip props like Charlie Brown’s kites and his renowned thought bubbles which will adorn the park’s pathways. Guests will have the chance to meet with the beloved PEANUTS characters throughout the day as the characters appear at unexpected locations for personal interactions.
At the Calico Mine Stage the PEANUTS characters will be debuting a brand new musical surprise for guests. During the day Join Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Peppermint Patty and Linus in HAPPINESS IS.., along with their friends as they play, dance, sing and laugh through a medley of popular songs about fun, laughter and the true bonds of friendship. The new show teaches a lesson of self-discovery, being proud of friends and the differences that make everyone special. At nightfall, the stage will transform into a musical extravaganza as the park hosts Woodstock’s Musical Festival. The musical event features the Peanuts Gang joined by the family-friendly indie band The Jelly of the Month Club, performing a high energy rock concert for the whole family.
In Fiesta Village guests will uncover an experience that is guaranteed to make everyone dance with, Discoteca de Silencio, also known as a silent disco. The fun will begin with guests strapping on a set of headphones and enjoying some upbeat tunes. The party will be hosted by Snoopy’s brother Spike. It’s the most fun guests can experience while being quiet.
Camp Snoopy Theater hosts the Space Beagle show featuring Charlie Brown and Lucy, as the world’s most famous beagle becomes the first dog on the moon. It’s out of this world fun for the whole family. Also in Camp Snoopy, the Grand Sierra Railroad invites kids to celebrate with the PEANUTS Gang as they head to the Beagle Bonanza in this fun ride overlay.
The PEANUTS inspired festivities will also be offered at the Bird Cage Theatre as the park offers an experience that gives both the young and the young at heart a lesson on how to draw their favorite PEANUTS characters. The PEANUTS Sketch School will include our resident art teacher who will provide step by step instructions on how to draw the perfect PEANUTS masterpiece. At Calico’s Town Hall, a new family-friendly, inspired PEANUTS exhibit will be open for guests to experience. Organized by the Charles M. Schulz Museum, the Pigskin PEANUTS Exhibit chronicles the enduring cultural legacy of the PEANUTS characters through its football-themed storylines. It also traces the origins of the most iconic PEANUTS gag, Lucy pulling away the football from Charlie Brown.
Franklin and Linus are on a Western escapade as they transform into cowboys in the PEANUTS Cowboy Jamboree at Calico Park. The boys are looking to challenge guests with some of the rootiniest, tootinest games in Calico. Also in Ghost Town, everyone’s favorite messy pal, Pigpen will be joining the rest of the PEANUTS Gang as he hosts a special meetup at the Livery Stables with some of his favorite animal friends. The celebration also adds a special overlay to one of the park’s tallest attractions. Sky Cabin will be donning a festive overlay as an homage to the smallest member of the PEANUTS Gang, by transforming into Woodstock’s Bird’s-Eye View. Guests will be seated on Woodstock’s nest as the loveable yellow bird takes those aboard on a breathtaking journey above the entire PEANUTS Celebration.
On Sunday, February 2nd, Knott’s will be celebrating good ol’ Charlie Brown during the Knott’s PEANUTS celebration. For Charlie Brown day the park will invite guests to show some love to everyone’s favorite blockhead, Charlie Brown by hosting with the largest gathering of Charlie Browns in one picture. To show Charlie just how special he is attendees will be encouraged to pay homage to Charlie Brown by sporting his signature bright yellow zig-zag striped tee, black shorts, and red baseball cap outfit. At a designated time all guests dressed as Charlie Brown will be invited to gather at the Calico Mine stage for a once in a lifetime photo opportunity as a crowd of Charlie Browns poses alongside the boy of the hour.
The best way to enjoy every weekend of the all-new Knott’s PEANUTS Celebration and the upcoming 100th Anniversary Celebration, the Knott’s Family Reunion is with a 2020 Season Pass
A Regular Season Pass includes unlimited admission in 2020 to Knott’s Berry Farm with no blackout dates, and a Gold Season Pass includes unlimited admission in 2020 to both Knott’s Berry Farm and Knott’s Soak City Waterpark with no blackout dates. Regular passes are just $101 or six easy payments of $13.50 after an initial payment and Gold Passes are $125 or six easy payments of just $17.00 after an initial payment. These offers end April 19, 2020. Applicable taxes and fees apply. Payment plans are only available at knotts.com.
For more information about Knott’s Berry Farm please visit knotts.com or download the Knott’s Berry Farm app for your smart phone. For all current Knott’s PEANUTS Celebration assets please visit the event’s electronic press kit. Join the conversation using the hashtag #KnottsPeanutsCelebration