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?

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

  2. 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.

  3. 1.5
    Light Crowds?

    Short Lines?

    Long lines/

  4. 1.0
    Light Crowds?

    Short Lines?

    Its wall to wall today. Skip it

  5. 1.0
    Light Crowds?

    Short Lines?

    Can navigate the park, but lines are huge. Half hour for kiddie for kiddie ride minimum. Waited 1.5hours for Jaguar. Anticipating a 2 hour minimum wait for Sidewinder.

  6. 2.0
    Light Crowds?

    Short Lines?

    Jesus Christ it’s so packed but I’m already here so might as well

  7. 1.5
    Light Crowds?

    Short Lines?

    Very bad entrance lines on 11-23-15

  8. 5.0
    Light Crowds?

    Short Lines?

    Knott’s is empty on weekdays during the off-season. No lines for anything!

  9. 5.0
    Light Crowds?

    Short Lines?

    Do not buy the Fast Lane Pass in advance! It’s not worth it on most days. Especially if you’re going on a weekday, no lines for anything is quite common at Knott’s.

  10. 5.0
    Light Crowds?

    Short Waits?

    The crowds and lines at Knott’s are always a lot more manageable than Disneyland. Come on a weekday and the place is a ghost town, no waits on any of the rides so you can go on them as many times as you like.

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