My friend Grace and I needed a bonding day. We are both 40 plus, but act no different than we did at 19. In other words, we are grown woman-children! She and I are huge amusement park enthusiasts. We love to walk, shop and do things that most kids like to do! She and I would rather watch cartoons than a love story. We have been doing the same type of things when we hang out for over 20 years.
Earlier this year, I bought tickets to Knott's Berry Farm on Goldstar and needed to use them by the 31st. We planned on going sooner, but we both didn't have a mutual day off until the 29th. Because of the busy holiday season, I sprung for the Fast Lane bands and was glad I did! We road all of the major thrill rides and there was little to no wait with the bands. I will say this again, Worth every penny!
We road GhostRider first and they made major improvements since I last rode it in 2014. The Mister and I went to Knott's to celebrate our anniversary in 2014 and we both had headaches after riding GhostRider. It's a lot smoother now and I forgot how long of a ride it was in comparison to the others in the park. Of course Grace and I were screaming the entire time.
We walked around Ghost Town and Fiesta Village and road rides with short lines and all of the coasters in the area. Including Hat Dance, Montezuma's Revenge, La Revolucion, Jaguar, Calico Mine Ride, Pony Express and the Carousel. We didn't bother with Bigfoot Rapids because neither one of us wanted to get soaked.
Grace chickened out last minute when we bordered the Silver Bullet, but I stayed! That was intense!
Grace ducked and was completely covered. Didn't stop her from getting wet!
We rode a few things in Camp Snoopy and the Boardwalk. Xcelerator was closed and Supreme Scream was something I passed on. I normally ride it, but nah......Voyage to the Iron Reef was cool. After that we watched Snoopy on Ice. I fell asleep. Grace was engaged and loved it.
We were finished by 6pm. I always forget how fun the shopping is at this place! The Peanuts building sets by Ban Bao were super cool!
Gotta show some love to Frankin, my favorite Peanuts character.
Here is my haul. The Mister asked for something Boysenberry. The cookies and chocolate are for him. I wanted to try the tea, (It's delicious) and the Cotton Candy was great too!
I think I am spoiled by Disneyland, although this trip to Knott's was a lot of fun. I don't think I would go enough, so I am not getting a season's pass. I would rather visit once a year and get the Fast Lane band.