SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) --We're exploring America's first theme park, visiting fabulous dinner shows and indulging in delicious desserts!
The 160 acre amusement park in Buena Park features 40 rides including roller coasters, family rides, children's rides, water rides and historical rides. "America's first theme park" got its start in 1920 by Walter and Cordelia Knott on 20 acres of rented berry farm land. It's known for its fried chicken and boysenberry jams, jellies and pies. Knott's Preserved tells the Knott's story from 1920 until the present. Eric Lynxwiler grew up in Southern California and spent one school year working at Knott's Berry Farm's shooting gallery while earning his degree at UCLA in urban anthropology.
California Welcome Center:
Visit California, in partnership with the state's travel industry, is a non-profit organization with a mission to develop and maintain marketing programs that keep California top-of-mind as a premier travel destination. The California Welcome Center in Buena Park is located in the historic Stage Stop Hotel, built in 1890 and was once a popular overnight rest stop for stagecoach travelers and now continues its legacy of assisting Orange County visitors.
Farrell's Ice Cream Parlour:
The place where "old time memories for a new generation" are made every day. Farrell's was opened in 1963 in Portland, Oregon in 1963 by Robert Farrell and by 1970 the company had expanded to 58 restaurants.
Medieval Times Show:
Founded December 20, 1983 in Florida, the Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament is a family dinner theater featuring staged medieval-style games, sword-fighting and jousting performed by a cast of 75 actors and over 20 horses in each location. The Buena Park location was featured in the 1996 film The Cable Guy and the 2004 feature film Garden State.
Pirate's Dinner Adventure Show:
Pirate's Dinner Adventure is one of the most popular attractions in Orange County, with live theater, food and fun for the whole family. Called "World's Most Interactive Dinner Show".