Knotts Berry Farm or Six Flags

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  1. Juliettte

    Juliettte Earning My Ears

    Sep 16, 2000
    I have been doing searches on Six Flags recently, and have read some pretty iffy opinions about it, and would like to see what you regulars would recommend. I AM a roller coaster fanatic, but don't want to be forking over close to $50 for a run down park with unruly kids. What are your opinions on both Six Flags and Knotts?? I do plan on visiting Universal, it's just too bad it doesn't have the IOA like in Orlando (never been to that one tho), that would be nice.

    Thanx in advance

  2. Amusement Park Junkie

    Amusement Park Junkie <font color=navy>100 little bugs in the code...<br

    Feb 2, 2000
    Knotts is quite a bit closer if you're staying near DL. It's about 20 minutes. USH about 45-60. MM is about an hour and a half(more during rush hour).
    MM is known for the coasters/thrill rides. I haven't been is some time, but I hadn't heard of it being run down. Since it is heavey on the thrill rides, it does have a larger portion of teens. Knotts doesn't have as many roller coasters as MM, but it does have some coaters and thrill rides, including the best wooden coaster I've ever been on. Ghostrider is awesome!!
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  4. Greg K.

    Greg K. Happy DVC Member, DIS Vet, and Catholic Deacon

    Aug 18, 1999
    ...but last summer, at Disneyland, while standing in line (where else?) we ran into a California dad with his two pre-teen kids who said Six Flags was a little too dangerous, in his opinion. Obnoxious teenagers ruled, evidently.

    FWIW: He much preferred Disneyland. Cleaner, saner, safer.

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  5. In my opinion Six Flags is the best coaster park in the nation (better than Cedar Point) and if you are a roller coaster fan it is totally worth it...the only bad part would be the drive...

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  6. WebmasterMaryJo

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    [​IMG] <font face="Comic Sans MS"><font color=navy>Last October we went to MM twice and had a great time. We rode just about all the coasters. They do have some great ones there.

    Knotts is also fun, closer, and has the best wooden rollercoaster, but MM has a lot more.

    Either one would be fine, I would think. It's up to you what you'd like to do.

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  7. LuvTigger

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    Jul 3, 2000
    Knott's and MM are like apples and oranges. Both of them are great parks, just different. There are a large number of teens (unruly or not) at MM, and it doesn't have the same "feel" of Disney, or even Knott's, but I have never felt "in danger" there. The roller coasters there are terrific!

    Knott's is more kid-friendly and tame, and I love the shopping there. They also have a nice shopping area outside the park too.

    Universal is pretty different from Orlando. There is a City Walk there too.
  8. Amusement Park Junkie

    Amusement Park Junkie <font color=navy>100 little bugs in the code...<br

    Feb 2, 2000
    The City Walk at USH is also much bigger than the one in Florida. There are more stores in Hollywood.
  9. Kaos Creator

    Kaos Creator Mouseketeer

    Aug 1, 2000
    Dont waste your money on Knotts.......its a crummy, dirty hole!!!!!! We were soooo disappointed and only stayed for about 4 hrs. It really sucks. 1/2 the rides are broken down, and the other ones suck. There were a couple coasters, but nothing special. If you go to knotts, go to the market on the outside of the theme park and have a chicken dinner, then me, dont waste your money! The employees are rude, you will see one character, and ride in some filthy rides!
  10. druzicka

    druzicka Earning My Ears

    Apr 6, 2001
    We really love Knotts. I think it has a little of everything. It has some carnival-boardwalk type rides like Disney Calif. Adv.,some fast rides-I think Ghostrider is rated one of the best roller coasters in the country, some old fashioned rides, like Old train, and a kiddie area with some educational and fun stuff. It is like a slice of Americana. I didn't find it dirty, but let's face it, it's not Disneyland. But we rate it a second. We find it a welcome diversion when we've been to Disney a few days. It's always less crowded (or maybe it just feels that way)
    We also like it because it is sooo close to Disneyland. MM is alot further away.
    Also---they are running a special at Knotts- Depending on when you are going- $21.95 adults--$12.95(I think) for kids--You buy your tickets at a Food For Less Store.
    Check out knotts Website- the What;s Hot section for info:
    Hope this helps
  11. ZenMickey

    ZenMickey Mouseketeer

    Aug 18, 1999
    Wow. I've never heard such harsh words for such a great "secondary" park. My family goes to Knotts about every year (My dad cant stand the Disney crowds). The rides are not filthy, the employees are fine. The park has ALWAYS been clean (the same co. that owns Cedar Point now owns Knotts). Maybe you should have brushed up on the great history of this park- you would not have thought of it as a crummy dirty hole, but a wonderful slice of Americana- it is based on a GHOST TOWN, ya know? Ghostrider is one of the great wooden coasters in America today, and the rest of the park is wonderfully family-friendly. And you can get some good discounts, as well. The crowds are definately a bit "friendlier" than MM- but MM does have some great coasters. And it is MUCH MUCH closer to DL. Enjoy!
  12. BANKR47

    BANKR47 Earning My Ears

    Jan 12, 2001
    Why do you say that, break that opinion down more, please.

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