Off-Season
It's literally empty on weekdays
Best time to go
January – February
May
September – October
Shoulder Season
Avoid peak Spring Break (around Easter)
Okay time to go
March – April
August
November
Peak Season
Fast Lane Pass will save your life
Worst time to go
June – July
Late December

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  1. 5.0
    Light Crowds?

    Short Lines?

    The park is almost never crowded on weekdays.

  2. 5.0
    Light Crowds?

    Short Lines?

    The place is not crowded at all in January. Completely empty, no lines!

  3. 5.0
    Light Crowds?

    Short Lines?

    Knott’s is completely empty on weekdays in January.

  4. 2.5
    Light Crowds?

    Short Lines?

    It is packed. About 90 min for Ghost Rider, 25 min for Silver Bullet

  5. 3.0
    Light Crowds?

    Short Lines?

    40 min. Ghost rider

  6. 5.0
    Light Crowds?

    Short Lines?

    This park is awesome ! We go to this park once a year – come down from Northern CA for a few weekdays in Sept or Oct. THis place really is a ghost town during the weekdays. Walk on all rides! Park is beautiful, spacious, and friendly staff. We stay at the hotel – great buffet breakfast. 3 nights at this hotel is less then 1 night at disney hotel! So much better then disney- where it is crowded and long lines and overpriced!! I come to LA now just for Knotts and skip Disney.

  7. 1.0
    Light Crowds?

    Short Lines?

    Its packed! Lones are long and walkways are elbow to elbow

  8. 5.0
    Light Crowds?

    Short Lines?

    Pretty empty today. Most rides had a 10-15 min wait. Xcelerator was 25 min. Ghost Rider was over an 60 min most of the day but by late afternoon it also was about 25 min. One worker there said it was the shortest he had ever seen the line!

  9. 5.0
    Light Crowds?

    Short Lines?

    Go during the week! Knott’s is completely empty on weekdays. You can ride anything multiple times in a row if you want!

  10. 4.0
    Light Crowds?

    Short Lines?

    (REWRITTEN) Montezuma’s Revenge, Sierra Sidewinder, and some of the thrill rides were basically walk-ons. Supreme Scream and Xcelerator weren’t too bad either, about 10-20 minute wait. The only long lines were Silver Bullet and (I presume) Ghostrider’s gonna get some long lines.

    FYI, this is my experience from a trip on May 13th. Your mileage may vary.

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