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Knott's Berry Farm Rides & Attractions

Knott's Berry Farm
Knott's Berry Farm has a diverse mixture of rides and attractions that focus on thrills and experiences. From rapid coasters to pleasant stagecoach rides to museums and stage shows, there's plenty to fill your day with at this classic theme park. Our list of Knott's Berry Farm rides will help you ensure you don't miss any good ones!

In Camp Snoopy, there are dozens of rides for the younger crowd, all themed around beloved Peanuts Characters. In Boardwalk, the rides explore both the thrill and relaxation that can be found on the California coast. Ghost Town pays tribute to the wild wild west with its picturesque buildings and rides with horses and miners. Fiesta Village brings a festive atmosphere for guests to enjoy, along with more family friendly rides like Jaguar! and WaveSwinger.

Ride wait times tend to be pretty low in the early mornings, so it's easy to board your favorite couple of rides with little to no wait before the crowds arrive. When the park does get busy, it can be an agonizing one to two hour wait for most of the rides and attractions.

A fast lane pass can certainly solve this issue, but it can also be out of reach price-wise. Our recommendation is to get there early, focus on food and shows mid-day when the lines are long, then get back to riding closer toward the evening once the crowds have started to dissipate. Alternatively, you can schedule your vacation during a weekday or less popular time of the year.

Regardless of whether the park is busy or not, Knott's Berry Farm can be a wonderful, fun experience for people of all ages. This list of Knott's Berry Farm rides can help prepare you for what's to come. Peanuts fans, coaster fans, theme park fans, BBQ fans...you'll all find something to enjoy at this charming Southern California theme park!

Top 3 Rides & Attractions at Knott's Berry Farm

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GhostRider
As one of the fastest and tallest wooden roller coasters on the west coast, Ghostrider is an unforgettable wild ride that shouldn't be missed, especially if you're a big coaster fan! Be sure to ride it early in the day before the lines get crazy long.
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Jaguar!
Jaguar is a nice, easy ride that most of the family can enjoy, so it's fantastic for getting your whole group on one ride that won't put you to sleep. The views are nice, the length of the ride is solid, and the lines never get too long.
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Calico Mine Ride
Historical and slow, this ride isn't exactly thrilling. However, it offers a great ride experience as you venture into the caves and watch the miners hoping to strike it rich. This one is one of our favorite family rides on our list of Knott's Berry Farm rides.

Rides & Attractions

INTENSITY LEVELS

Relaxing (Slow with Little or No Elevation Changes) | Mild (Slow to Moderately Fast with Potentially Higher Elevation)

Thrilling (Fast with Potential High Elevations & Loops) | Wild (Intense Speeds, Extreme Heights, and/or Loops)
Balloon Race
Height: 36" alone | under 36" w/adult
Intensity Level: Relaxing
This ride features Peanuts-themed hot air balloons that lift you and spin you round and round. The ride rotates on one pathway where all balloons go up on one side and down the other. It doesn't go fast or very high, so it's great for the whole family.
Located in Camp Snoopy
Camp Bus
Height: 36" alone | under 36" w/adult
Intensity Level: Mild
This adorable bus takes guests on an up-and-down roadtrip on the way to Camp Snoopy. At the peak, the ride gives a pretty nice view of the surrounding area before swinging back down again. Kids seem to really enjoy this ride, and the wait times are never very long.
Located in Camp Snoopy
Camp Snoopy Theatre
Height: N/A
Intensity Level: N/A
The Camp Snoopy Theatre offers shows with the beloved Peanuts characters throughout the day for guests to enjoy. Due to covid, the theatre is mostly being used for meet and greets with the characters, where guests can take distanced photos.
Located in Camp Snoopy
Charlie Brown's Kite Flyer
Height: 36"
Intensity Level: Mild
The Kite-Eating Tree makes an appearance on this ride that swings guests in a circle. It's a typical mild swinger ride, but the theming is charming and the line is usually pretty low, even on busier park days.
Located in Camp Snoopy
Flying Ace
Height: 32" min | 54" max
Intensity Level: Mild
Guests can join Snoopy as he soars the skies and fights his nemesis, the evil Red Baron! The planes are designed to be World World I biplanes, and the pilots can maneuver their craft up or down. It's a mildy thrilling ride as you go round and round with Snoopy on your flight.
Located in Camp Snoopy
Grand Sierra Railroad
Height: 46" alone | under 36" w/adult
Intensity Level: Relaxing
This adorable train ride is a mini replica of a steam engine train that takes guests on a very scenic ride through Camp Snoopy and part of Fiesta Village. It's a delightful kids version of the larger train ride in Ghost Town. You get to see sights of many of the Peanuts gang hanging out around Camp Snoopy, like Charlie Brown and Snoopy fishing.
Located in Camp Snoopy
High Sierra Ferris Wheel
Height: 54" alone | 36" w/adult
Intensity Level: Relaxing
A classic carnival ferris wheel, this ride offers beautiful views of Camp Snoopy and a nice break from the hustle and bustle of a theme park. It's fashioned like a ferris wheel from the 1890's and looks particularly lovely at night all lit up!
Located in Camp Snoopy
Huff and Puff
Height: 52" max
Intensity Level: Relaxing
Huff and Puff is labeled as relaxing, but perhaps that's not really the case since kids will have to pump and push their mining cart across the tracks. It's an adorable concept that allows kids to really burn some of their extra energy by making their cart go faster and faster while guardians get a nice little break on the sidelines.
Located in Camp Snoopy
Linus Launcher
Height: 36" alone | under 36" w/adult
Intensity Level: Mild
Let Snoopy swing you round and round as you hold on to your beloved blanket on this ride that lets you take flight. You'll be laying Superman-style as the ride swings you round and round. It's a charming ride that's easy to get on and off fairly quickly as there's usually not a long line.
Located in Camp Snoopy
Pig Pen's Mud Buggies
Height: 36" alone | under 36" w/adult
Intensity Level: Mild
Enjoy a little fun in the mud with Pig Pen on this ride where guests board an ATV buggy and follow Pig Pen's trail of dirt and dust. The ride is fairly bumpy as the terrain is rough, but it's charming and kids really seem to enjoy it.
Located in Camp Snoopy
Rapid River Run
Height: 42" alone | under 42" w/adult
Intensity Level: Mild
Guests are swung around in a large raft in this classic swinging boat ride. The raft rocks back and forth while it spins in circles, making for a slightly thrilling but dizzying ride. It's another ride that has fairly short wait times, even during busier seasons.
Located in Camp Snoopy
Rocky Mountain Trucking Co.
Height: 36" alone | under 36" w/adult
Intensity Level: Relaxing
This charming ride lets guests take a drive with the Peanuts Rocky Mountain Trucking Company. Kids can either choose to sit in the driver's sit or in the back of the truck (which also includes a little steering wheel and horn). Guardians get to sit in the back of the trucks and enjoy a relaxing drive around the High Sierra Mountains of Camp Snoopy.
Located in Camp Snoopy
Sierra Sidewinder
Height: 48" alone | 42" w/adult
Intensity Level: Thrilling
This coaster combines the classic movements of a vehicle on a coaster track with with a spinning vehicle, which adds another layer to the excitement. The coaster itself is solid family coaster with a max speed of 37 mph and twists and turns and drops that are fairly mild. The added spinning makes the ride a little more rough, but that's part of the fun!
Located in Camp Snoopy
Timberline Twister
Height: 36" min | 69" max
Intensity Level: Mild
This children's coaster is a quick and bumpy ride that's perfect for little ones who are just getting used to coasters and more exciting rides. Adults 69" can join kids, but the seating starts to get tight when you reach the max height. This particular ride is our favorite kid-friendly coaster on our list of Knott's Berry Farm rides.
Located in Camp Snoopy
Woodstock's Airmail
Height: 36" min
Intensity: Relaxing
Guests join Woodstock as he delivers mail around Camp Snoopy on this charmingly themed ride that kids really enjoy. There's technically no maximum height set for this ride, but we've never seen anyone older than around 10 on the ride -probably because all the other rides are that age or younger.
Located in Camp Snoopy
Dragon Swing
Height: 48" alone | 42" w/adult
Intensity Level: Mild
Dragon Swing is hidden behind the WaveSwinger and Hat Dance rides, so it's often missed. It's a traditional boat swing ride that reaches high in the air, giving riders that funny stomach feeling. Because of its location, the lines tend to be shorter here than at other rides, but the ride itself is fun!
Located in Fiesta Village
Hat Dance
Height: 42" alone | 36" w/adult
Intensity Level: Mild
Pick your sombrero and mug and spin away to your heart's content on this charming take on the traditional teacup ride. The colorful Mexican mugs are beautifully decorated and make for lovely photos before your ride. There's also usually never a wait, and the ride itself lasts a good long while.
Located in Fiesta Village
Jaguar!
Height: 48"
Intensity Level: Thrilling
This family coaster winds and loops itself through a few other rides at Knott's Berry Farm, giving you a rather thrilling tour of some of the park's attractions. The ride is not particularly fast or scary, so it's great for the whole (older) family to enjoy. It's one of the most popular rides in Fiesta Village, but the lines tend to stay pretty reasonable, even during busy hours.
Located in Fiesta Village
La Revolucion
Height: 48"
Intensity Level: Thrilling
La Revolucion is a thrilling pendulum-like ride that also spins passengers as it swings. It starts off pretty mild before slowly bringing riders higher and higher -over 6 stories high! If you enjoy that weird feeling in your stomach during high swing rides, this is one you have to try!
Located in Fiesta Village
Merry Go Round
Height: 46" alone | under 46" w/adult
Intensity Level: Relaxing
This charming classic is one of the world's oldest working Dentzel carousels. The animals on this carousel range from pigs to tigers to ostriches and even lions and tigers -and of course, horses and more! Although the animals are rather well-loved, it gives the merry go round a more antique feel as opposed to being in like-new condition.
Located in Fiesta Village
Montezooma's Revenge
Height: 48"
Intensity Level: Thrilling
This thrilling but quick ride blasts you through a seven-story loop once forward and then backwards. It takes riders from 0 to 55 miles per hour in under 5 seconds on a pretty straightforward track. Because it's such a quick ride, the line tends to move quickly. It's an easy ride to check off the list while you visit Fiesta Village.
Note: This ride is currently undergoing a renovation!
Located in Fiesta Village
Sol Spin
Height: 54"
Intensity Level: Thrilling
This topsy turvy thrill ride seats guests in one of six spinning arms that rotate independently throughout the ride. The larger ride itself spins while the arms rotate 360 degrees, flipping guests through the air in a whirlwind of different directions. We don't recommend eating right before this ride!
Located in Fiesta Village
WaveSwinger
Height: 42"
Intensity Level: Mild
WaveSwinger is a traditional amusement park ride that's been loved by all for years and years. Grab a swing and sail 40 feet above the ground as you go round and round under a canopy of elaborate murals. In the evening, the tower and canopy of this ride are lit up, which make it just a little more magical!
Located in Fiesta Village
Butterfield Stagecoach
Height: 46" alone | under 46" w/adult
Intensity: Relaxing
The Butterfield Stagecoach is a charming ride on one of six authentic stagecoaches that were used in the 1800's. The ride itself is relaxing, with the horses going on a fairly leisurely pace. The track trails through Fiesta Village and Camp Snoopy, giving guests a little back tour of those areas. The roof top seats can get warm in the summer and fall seasons, but otherwise, they offer a nice breath of fresh air.
Located in Ghost Town
Calico Mine Ride
Height: 46" alone | under 46" w/adult
Intensity: Mild
This is a slow-paced dark ride that focuses on showcasing the art of mining in the early 1900s. Guests traverse the mine caves in small ore cars as they view scene after scene of miners doing what they do best. The scenery in the caves is also a beautiful sight, with beautifully lit caverns and stalagmites all around. There are parts of the ride where the mine carts go up on steep inclines that will require you to hold on to the side of your cart if you don't want to fall back on a stranger sitting next to you. Otherwise, it's the fairly calm ride that takes its time.
Located in Ghost Town
Calico Mine Stage
Height: N/A
Intensity: N/A
The Calico Mine Stage is where Knott's Berry Farm hosts many of their delightful performances, especially by the beloved Peanuts characters. They have regular shows throughout the year, but also offer special shows during festivals or holidays, like Knott's Merry Farm. During busy times of the year, they sometimes put up drink and food stands nearby, so you can grab some grub and enjoy a show at a picnic table while you're out and about.
Located in Ghost Town
Calico Railroad
Height: 46" alone | under 46" w/adult
Intensity: Relaxing
One of the most popular rides in Ghost Town, the Calico Railroad takes guests on a 5/8-mile journey around the park in a classic locomotive. This ride has been at Knott's Berry Farm since 1952 and uses authentic Denver and Rio Grande Narrow Gauge Trains that were used in the early 1900s. On our list of Knott's Berry Farm rides, this one is a must-do! The ride itself is not very long, but the sights around the theme park are enjoyable. Watch out for bandits though!
Located in Ghost Town
Calico River Rapids
Height: 46"
Intensity: Thrilling
This white water raft ride lets passengers brave rapids, geysers, and a variety of wildlife as they careen down the watery path of an unexplored river. Of course, riders should expect to get wet, although the amount varies from ride to ride. We recommend bringing extra clothes if you plan on riding this one, just in case!
Located in Ghost Town
Ghost Town Blacksmith
Height: N/A
Intensity: N/A
In the heart of Ghost Town is a smithy where guests can watch a professional blacksmith at work on tools, horseshoes, and other various pieces of metal art. You can learn how metal is forged and even purchase a handmade horseshoe or other souvenir to take home!
Located in Ghost Town
Ghost Town Stables
Height: N/A
Intensity: N/A
Just around the corner from the Blacksmith and next to the Western Trails Museum is the Ghsot Town Stables. Here, guests can visit with the horses that help make Knott's Berry Farm special. These horses help pull the Butterfield Stagecoach, so they're an integral part of the park.
Located in Ghost Town
GhostRider
Height: 48"
Intensity: Wild
GhostRider is undoubtedly one of the most popular thrill rides in Knott's Berry Farm. With a max speed of about 56 mph and a height of up to 118 feet, this wooden coaster is supposedly the tallest and fastest on the west coast! Riders wind in and out of the sturdy timber tracks through twists and turns that are not for the faint of heart. It's also a pretty long ride at almost 3 minutes long, so it's well worth the long lines if you're a big coaster fan.
Located in Ghost Town
Pony Express
Height: 48"
Intensity: Thrilling
Guests get to ride astride one of 16 horses as they take a turn through the north part of Ghost Town at a top speed of 38 mph. The ride is an exhilarating coaster that is perfect for families to enjoy since it's not too intense. We wish this ride was longer, since it only lasts a little over 30 seconds, which is disappointing considering how fun those 30 seconds are.
Located in Ghost Town
Sad Eye Joe
Height: N/A
Intensity: N/A
In a small jail cell in a back alley of Ghost Town is Sad Eye Joe, the oldest incarcerated criminal in Orange County. Joe loves the opportunity to talk to new people, since that's really the only thing he's able to do. He may even surprise you with his conversation!
Located in Ghost Town
Silver Bullet
Height: 54"
Intensity: Wild
This ride was made for coaster fans who love loops and turns and being swung round and round on an inverted coaster (which means your feet dangle!). This is a wild ride in the heart of Ghost Town that involves a giant vertical loop, corkscrews, a helix, a crobra roll, and a zero-g roll. To top it all off, you get to enjoy those features at 55 mph!
Located in Ghost Town
The Old Schoolhouse
Height: N/A
Intensity: N/A
This little red schoolhouse sits right next to the Fireman's BBQ area of Ghost Town. It served as an authentic one-room schoolhouse from 1879 to the 1940's. The schoolhouse is furnished with desks and shelves and all sort of authentic knick knacks to discover. There's also a friendly historian who enjoys giving history lessons about the school house and the educational system back in the day. It's well worth a quick stop in between rides and other attractions.
Located in Ghost Town
Boardwalk Arcade
Height: N/A
Intensity Level: N/A
The Boardwalk Arcade is tucked away next to the Knott's Bear-Y Tales ride and is actually where riders end up upon exiting the ride. It's a moderately sized arcade, with classics like air hockey, crane games, and basketball shooters. Even on the busiest park days, the arcade never tends to get too busy, so it's a great escape from crowds.
Located in Boardwalk
Boardwalk BBQ Stage
Height: N/A
Intensity: N/A
At the patio of Boardwalk BBQ, the Boardwalk BBQ Stage hosts live performances toward the afternoon and evenings for guests to enjoy as they munch on the restaurant's delicious offerings. The band changes every so often, so you'll get to enjoy something new if you return!
Located in Boardwalk
Boardwalk Carnival Games
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Intensity: N/A
Carnival game booths line the walkways between Boardwalk BBQ and Coaster's Diner, giving guests plenty to see and do in that area. The prizes are fairly decent, although the games themselves can be pricey to play. Guests will need to load up a game card at a card machine (located all over Boardwalk) and then use the loaded funds to play at the stalls.
Located in Boardwalk
Coast Rider
Height: 54" alone | 44" w/adult
Intensity Level: Thrilling
This ride mimics the feel of coasting down the California coast with its twists, turns, and spins. There's one medium drop at the beginning of the ride, but the rest of the ride is mild. It offers a great view of the surrounding Boardwalk area and lasts longer than most coasters at the park with a ride time of about 2 minutes and 30 seconds. It's a great family coaster that everyone can enjoy without having to worry about it being too thrilling or too mild!
Located in Boardwalk
Hang Time
Height: 48" | 77" max
Intensity Level: Wild
California's only dive coaster features 5 inversions and a 150-foot vertical lift that takes guests on a wild ride. This ride is not for the faint of heart, as it has a 96 degree drop and reaches speeds of up to 57 mph. You'll really feel like you're riding the wave of your life on this long and winding track!
Located in Boardwalk
Knott's Bear-Y Tales: 
Return to the Fair
Height: 46" alone | under 46" w/adult
Intensity Level: Mild
This is a 4-D interactive dark ride that takes guests through a pie factory, forest, woods, and other scenes as they head toward the county fair. The story goes that Crafty Coyote and his pups are stealing the boysenberry pies for themselves and that you must try to save the pies by shooting the coyotes with your jelly blaster. The scenes are intricate and charming, and it makes for a fun competition with everyone in your car.
Located in Boardwalk
Pacific Scrambler
Height: 48" alone | 36" w/adult
Intensity Level: Mild
On the pier, Pacific Scrambler spins riders round and round and round for 3 entire minutes! It's a classic carnival-style ride with wait times that are usually low. This ride should definitely be avoided right after a big meal.
Located in Boardwalk
Sky Cabin
Height: 46" alone | under 46" w/adult
Intensity Level: Relaxing
The Sky Cabin is essentially a 360 degree elevator ride that offers a panoramic view of the nearby city. It ascends slowly over 180 feet in the air, so it makes for a pretty relaxing ride. The windows are scratched up and foggy, so the view isn't as clear as it could be, which is unfortunate.
Located in Boardwalk
Supreme Scream
Height: 52"
Intensity: Wild
This ride is a classic for thrill seekers and offers a fantastic view of the park for a few moments while you're at the top. You go up 252 feet into the air. Then you plummet all the way down in 3 seconds, reaching up to 50 mph!
Located in Boardwalk
Surfside Gliders
Height: 44" alone | 36" w/adult
Intensity Level: Mild
On the pier, Surfside Gliders allows guests to pilot their own glider as it sails above the Boardwalk area. Guests can choose to move their vehicle higher or lower using the fin in the front. It's another ride that offers great views of the park without having to commit to a long line or the more thrilling drop at Coast Rider.
Located in Boardwalk
Walter Knott Theater
Height: N/A
Intensity: N/A
This beautiful theater hosts a variety of performances in the theme park throughout the year, including the Knott's Merry Farm and Knott's Scary Farm celebrations. It's not open every day, but the signage near Wheeler Dealer Bumper Cars will have times if there are going to be shows. You can also check the Knott's Berry Farm app for show times during your visit!
Located in Boardwalk
Wheeler Dealer Bumper Cars
Height: 48" alone | 42" w/adult
Intensity Level: Mild
A carnival classic, these bumper cars allow guests to strap in and speed away on a circular track where crashing is part of the fun. There's loud music playing, speed demons on the outer lanes, and always a few cars headed in the wrong direction.
Located in Boardwalk
Xcelerator
Height: 52"
Intensity Level: Wild
This high-octane coaster mimics the thrill of racing for "pinks" as you zoom through the track at up to 82 mph! It has a terrifying 90 degree drop that pushes you through the rest of the track at record speed. Lines for this ride can get pretty long, and waits in the summer sometimes pass 2 or 3 hours. We recommend going early in the morning or visiting the theme park on slow days to avoid the wait.
Note: This ride has been down for a long period of time.
Located in Boardwalk
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