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January 28th, 2012
There’s nothing better to do in January when you live in Ohio and might have a case of the “winter blahs” than to go on a vacation to somewhere warm. My family decided to go far west and visit California. We put our shovels away and flew into the beautiful sunny weather of Los Angeles. We stayed at a hotel that was just down the street from Knott’s Berry Farm.
Knott’s Berry Farm is an amusement park that is owned by Cedar Fair, which is the same owner of Cedar Point, so we knew it had to be good. We were able to use our Cedar Point passes to get into the park. I could tell right as we walked into the park I liked the way it was set up. There are different themed sections to the park and visitors are able to take as many pictures as they want.
Not only does it have a fun theme to it, but there are so many great rides as well. Rides including: GhostRider- a wooden ride that goes underground, and round and round, the Sierra Sidewinder- that not only has a twisty track, but the cars itself spin around for extra fun, the Silver Bullet- a suspended coaster, the Xcelerator- that blasts it’s riders at 82 mph up a 205ft hill at a 90 degree angle, and my, favorite was the unique Pony Express. The Pony Express is a mock of the famous Pony Express that delivered mail on the North American continent. It launches riders sitting on fake horses at 38mph on a 1,300 ft long track.
This park had rides for people of all ages. It was very kid friendly, but had a number of thrilling rides for the adults. There were also a number of shows that guests could enjoy too. I would definitely recommend this park to families who want to have some fun in the nice weather of California.