Happy 30 Years Camp Snoopy!

camp snoopy 3Did you know that this year Camp Snoopy celebrates the big 3-0?! Knott’s is doing the big year up right with a complete restoration of the entire land. I was lucky enough to be invited to attend the Knott’s Berry Farm Calico Mine Ride and Camp Snoopy Media Day to get a first hand look at the renovations. 

camp snoopy 5The beautification of the five-acre nature wonderland now includes new all-encompassing trail-like stamped concrete, use of natural wood throughout, extensive camp-like theming, and the addition of three new family rides: Charlie Brown’s Kite Flyer, Pig Pen’s Mud Buggies and Linus Launcher. 

Camp Snoopy Charlie Brown Kite Flyer

  • Charlie Brown’s Kite Flyer invites campers to “fly a kite” with Charlie Brown and soar above the land’s winding paths and babbling streams – but watch out for the kite-eating tree!  This 32-passenger adventure allows guests to sit side-by-side on 16 swings for a spin that whisks riders up to 18 feet above the ground. As the tree rises, good ol’ Charlie Brown is revealed upside down and all tied up in kite string!  Charlie Brown’s Kite Flyer replaces Snoopy Bounce.

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  • Pig Pen’s Mud Buggies lets tykes climb aboard their very own all-terrain vehicle for an adventurous ride around the High Sierras.  Six four-seater ATVs spin, bounce, and bump up to 24 guests at a time, while Pig Pen looks on from his center perch.  Pig Pen’s Mud Buggies replaces Log Peeler. 

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  • Linus Launcher recreates that classic Peanut’s moment when Snoopy grabs Linus’ blanket and launches him on a wild ride.  On Linus Launcher, guests lay on one of twelve “blankets” as they fly round and round.  Up to 24 guests lay side-by-side while Snoopy launches them up almost 10 feet in the air.  Guests enjoy a Woodstock’s-eye view of Huff ‘n Puff, The Grizzly Creek Lodge, and all of Camp Snoopy below! Linus Launcher replaces Charlie Brown’s Speedway.

camp snoopy 13Additionally for 2014, the classic Calico Mine Ride, Knott’s first major attraction and theme park industry icon, has undergone an all-encompassing refurbishment complete with over 50 new state-of-the-art animatronic figures, enhanced scenery and more. 

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camp snoopy 11 After a dedication and introduction by Calico Miner Clem himself, we were treated to a ride and I was excited to be on the very first train!

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We got got a sneak preview of Snoopy…Unleashed! an ice skating show that was just incredible! I wasn’t expecting such a wide variety of entertainment and different acts or scenes. This is definitely a show for the entire family – don’t think for one minute that it’s just for kids!
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I hadn’t been to Knott’s Berry Farm in years, and actually even though I grew up in Southern California, I’ve never even visited Camp Snoopy! The renovations were well executed and I’m excited to bring my family back this summer.

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I attended a media preview day. All opinions remain my own.

37 thoughts on “Happy 30 Years Camp Snoopy!”

  1. That place looks like so much fun. My husband, who loves Charlie Brown and Snoopy, would love going there.

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  2. We have never been to Camp Snoopy. I know that my kids would love to go however. We might need to take a trip.

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  3. I had no idea this place was “that” cool! I am going to have to add it to my bucket list of places to see.

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  4. Well of course Charlie Brown is upside down and tangled in the kite string, hahaha My son always wonders why the kids make fun of CB. ;)

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  5. Camp Snoopy looks like such a fun place! It’s crazt Snoopy is 30 years old, but shows how timeless that character is!

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  6. Knots Berry Farm and the newly updated Camp Snoopy look like loads of fun. My kids would thoroughly enjoy themselves there.

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  7. Wow that sounds like it’s better then ever! It’s nice when places that try to upgrade for visitors.

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  8. I love theme parks! I think the excitement and energy makes everyone feel like a kid. The ice show especially looks cool from the pictures…We’ll have to check it out someday!

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  9. OMG I have never heard of this place, looks like so much fun. A fabulous celebration for sure! I am glad you were able to experience this.

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  10. Looks like they did a great job and like you had a blast. If we ever make it to Cali with the kids, we will have to check this out.

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  11. I’ve never heard of Camp Snoopy…also because I never been to Cali (but I want too)! Wow the media day looks like a blast and I definitely want to go there one day!

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  12. I’m determined to get my family back to California so we can go there. It looks so fun and I know my kids would love it.

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  13. Wow, how awesome that they restored the whole area. Sounds like it will be a great place for families for years to come.

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  14. Snoopy is one of my favorites (and for some reason I’ve not introduced my son to Snoopy!) Camp Snoopy looks like a BLAST!

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  15. We wanted to go to Knott’s Berry Farm when we were in CA in April, but we ran out of time :( Next time….

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