20 Attractions to Explore Near Knott's Berry Farm
160-acre (65 ha) theme park featuring 40 rides including roller coasters, family rides, dark rides and water rides. In 2018, it was the twelfth-most-visited theme park in North America and averages approximately 4 million visitors per year.
Knott's Soak City Waterpark is a separately gated 15- acre water adventure park immediately adjacent to Knott's Berry Farm. It boasts 23 waterslides, a 750,000-gallon wave pool, and one of the world’s longest water park lazy rivers, Sunset River. The three-story Beach House features interactive fun in the form of 200 water guns, nozzles, sprayers and other surprises.
Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance is an attraction at Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disney's Hollywood Studios and Disneyland. The attraction—a combined trackless dark ride, walk-through, motion simulator, and drop ride system. Featuring four interworking ride systems in conjunction with Audio-Animatronics, practical sets, projection mapping and screen-based media, Rise of the Resistance is one of the most complex and advanced attractions designed by Walt Disney Imagineering.
Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar is a tiki bar located at the Disneyland Hotel in the Disneyland Resort of Anaheim, California, that opened in May 2011. Named one of the top five tiki bars in Los Angeles by LA Weekly, Trader Sam's is one of many tiki bars gaining popularity throughout the United States, and even the world, in what some call tiki's "third wave". It is not to be confused with the San Francisco, California tiki bar Trad'r Sam founded in 1937.
A wonderful resort located at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, owned by the Walt Disney Company and operated through their Parks, Experiences and Products division. Very little of the original hotel other than parking areas and service facilities survive, sitting outside of the perimeter created by the three remaining guest room towers. Original signs and other artifacts from several of the stores and restaurants demolished with the Plaza are on display in the hotel's employee cafeteria.
Tom Sawyer Island is an artificial island surrounded by the Rivers of America at Disneyland, Magic Kingdom and Tokyo Disneyland. It contains structures and caves with references to Mark Twain characters from the novel The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and provides interactive, climbing, and scenic opportunities. The most prominent structure on the island, viewable from Frontierland, Adventureland and New Orleans Square, is Lafitte's Tavern, which was formerly Harper's Mill.
This is an outdoor shopping center located at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. Discover an eclectic mix of unique boutiques, one-of-a-kind eateries and jaw-dropping entertainment. Downtown Disney connects the two Disneyland Resort theme parks with its three resort hotels, running from the western side of the property's Esplanade to the Disneyland Hotel. The area has featured several shops and restaurants, ranging from popular retail brands to many Disney-operated shops.
Gadget's Go Coaster is a mini roller coaster at Disneyland and Tokyo Disneyland. The ride is based on the work of the character Gadget Hackwrench from the Disney animated series Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers. Gadget is depicted on top of a small weather-vane on a building towards Chip and Dale's Tree House, as well as on a postage stamp in the attraction's loading area.
New Orleans Square is a themed land at Disneyland in Anaheim. Based on 19th-century New Orleans, Louisiana, the roughly three-acre area was the first land to be added to Disneyland. As the name suggest, the area is entirely decorated to look like a town in the city of New Orleans, Louisiana. Pirates of the Caribbean and Port Royal are also located in this park area.
Blue Bayou are full-service New Orleans/Cajun-style restaurants renowned for their unusual ambiance. The restaurant is built within the same show building that houses part of the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction, with parts of the ride even taking place beneath the restaurant.Guests wishing to dine at the restaurant are advised to make reservations at least a day in advance. At Disneyland, it is advisable to reserve at least one week in advance for the 4–8 pm dinner period.
Mickey's Toontown is one of the eight themed lands of Disneyland located in the northernmost section of the park. The attraction is a small-scale recreation of the Mickey Mouse universe where visitors can meet the characters and visit their homes which are constructed in a cartoonish style. It was inspired by "Toontown" from the 1988 film Who Framed Roger Rabbit in which cartoon characters live apart from humans.
Casey Jr. Circus Train was one of the original Disneyland Park attractions from 1955. The sleigh-style train cars were transplanted from the merry-go-round that later became King Arthur Carrousel. Based on the train of the same name from the 1941 film Dumbo, it gives passengers a tour of many miniature versions of scenes from Disney animated films. This tour is similar to the one given on the slower paced Storybook Land Canal Boats, but does not incorporate narration.
This stunning hotel offers premium accommodations and rich dining experiences in American Craftsman style and elegance. This luxury hotel is designed to celebrate the early 20th Century Arts and Crafts era, showcasing the once-dominant architectural style of California. It also features a Disney Vacation Club wing that opened on September 23, 2009.The hotel has an entrance to Disney California Adventure park, located at the Grizzly Peak area.
Dumbo the Flying Elephant is a carousel-style ride located in Fantasyland at five Disney parks around the world and located in Gardens of Imagination at Shanghai Disneyland. Based on the character from the 1941 animated feature, the 16 ride vehicles each resemble Dumbo, and are mounted on articulated armatures connected to a rotating hub. The passengers ride in the "Dumbos" and can maneuver them up and down with a joystick that operates a hydraulic ram.
Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin is a dark ride located in the Mickey's Toontown section of Disneyland. It is based on the Steven Spielberg and Robert Zemeckis live action/animated feature film Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Both versions of the attraction are located in Mickey's Toontown.
King Arthur Carrousel is the carousel in Fantasyland at Disneyland. The carousel was built by William Dentzel and had been operated at Sunnyside Beach Park in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, since 1922; it had three courses of horses and other animals on a platform 72 feet in diameter.
The Jungle Cruise is a river ride at Disneyland and a live-action Jungle Cruise movie featuring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Emily Blunt. The attraction is a simulated riverboat cruise that travels along a waterway using a concealed guidance system through areas with Asian, African, and South American themes.
A 42,000-square-foot gourmet food hall in Downtown Anaheim. It is one of the few remaining packing houses in Orange County, and the only one in Anaheim. The packing house was added to the National Register of Historic Places as the Anaheim Orange and Lemon Association Packing House in 2015. Along with the Packard Building, a renovated 1925 Mission Revival style building, and a farmer's market, it makes up a shopping center called the Anaheim Packing District.