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. 4.0
    Light Crowds?

    Short Lines?

    It is empty

  2. 2.0
    Light Crowds?

    Short Lines?

    Pretty busy. But not terrible

  3. 4.0
    Light Crowds?

    Short Lines?

    Come on the weekdays, that’s when it’s definitely the least packed! Although I’m here on a Friday 2 hours after opening and it’s not too bad maybe I got lucky.

  4. 1.0
    Light Crowds?

    Short Lines?

    Extremely crowded on Martin Luther King weekend. Lines are 1 – 3 hour long.

  5. 3.0
    Light Crowds?

    Short Lines?

    Not to bad

  6. 2.5
    Light Crowds?

    Short Lines?

    Crowds aren’t too crazy, but the lines can move very slowly!

  7. 1.5
    Light Crowds?

    Short Lines?

    Way too crowded in late December. Wait until January if you’re going around then.

  8. 1.5
    Light Crowds?

    Short Lines?

    Way too crowded in late December! Never go then!

  9. 4.5
    Light Crowds?

    Short Lines?

    Very short lines on weekdays. Weekends can get crowded sometimes, but it’s hardly ever too crazy.

  10. 3.5
    Light Crowds?

    Short Lines?

    Please arrive right when the park opens! It helps a lot to get there before the major crowds. You’re going to want to ride Ghost Rider first, that one gets the longest rides throughout the day. If you love it and want to ride it again, wait until the last hour of the park, most people have left and the lines are short! Obviously, after you do ghost rider first, ride the other huge rides, like HangTime and Xcelerator, Silver Bullet too. Jaguar is one of the longest waits, yet it’s NOT worth it. Trust me. It has no exciting thrills unless you’re with little kids, skip it. If you do want to ride Pony Express, get there right after you’ve finished all the bigger rides. The lines get really long and it’s only a 16-second ride, so it’s not worth the 45-minute wait. If you want to see a show at the Theater, get there 45 minutes before the show begins for a better seat and for fewer crowds around you. The shows are great! I recommend seeing one. That’s all I have to say. If you have any questions, feel free to ask. I know a lot about the park and what to do, so I am happy to help others have a great time! Also, if you live in the area, make sure to buy the season pass that’s on sale right now until January 6th! It’s a great deal, $40 off, no blackout dates, and 10% off every purchase you make in the park! Have a great time at Knott’s Berry Farm!

    PS. To save money, leave the park and go to TGIF across the street for food. 🙂

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