Thursday, October 15, 2009

Knott's Berry Farm

First of all, I want to brag about the hotel we stayed in - the Radisson. We booked online and hoped for the best -a nd that is what we got! It was everything the website said it would be. It was within walking distance of the Park - it had a pretty decent breakfast buffet (altho I just dont get why the Japanese eat salad at breakfast) - the rooms were spacious and clean. Didnt try out the pool. The only thing I didnt get was the Sleep Number beds. The commercials make them sound like the best thing since sliced bread, and I jsut didnt get it...
So here we are walking to Knott's....after stopping at an McDonalds...we finally got there. We had bought tickets online and so we checked the kids heights as we went in and sure enough, everyone was within the height signs....until we got up to the ticket taker. She made Connor go over and be "measured" in a very scientific manner - he had to lean sideways to have his height checked next to a line which was under some sort of cabinet and standing 2 inches away from the wall becuase of a curbing. So she said he was too tall and we would have to pay the difference. We told her we just checked him out front and he was fine - and that this was not a very accurate one to use. She made us get out of line and go over to another line which was very slow. Well, hubby is not a patient person so he went down the line until he found a supervisor - made her walk over to us and see Connor stand next to the sign that was there, which proved one height- and then made her go with him to see where the person was making him be measured - and of course told her there needed to be some standardization.....blah blah blah. We got into the park without having to pay the difference! Boy the games they will play to try and make more money.......
Hi "Noopy!!!

The place was decorated like crazy. They have a Haunted House - I think something like their 37th year. From what I read, and what we heard, it is definitely not one to take little kids too. Lots of rides were closed in the park. And we were very disappointed they did not have the train running - cause we had promised Kaia a train ride (instead they had this stupid looking thing - a little one so I guess it was cost saving, but it looked like a cross between a refrigerator and a washing machine!). The food prices were totally unbelievably expensive! Much more than I expected or remembered....a hot dog, bag of chips, and drink was $15!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Very hard to get them to stand still long enough for a photo when they are so excited....lucky to get at least 2 of them!

The 3 amigos

See, even the little guys got to go on rides so there were not quite as many melt downs as expected!

And even the big cousin didnt mind riding some of the time with the little girl cousin!

The 3 amigos again.....triple trouble!

So no one fell asleep in their plate this time....but there was some sleeping at the table by the time dinner was done. Woke right up to get his ice cream dessert tho - which was a good thing since we still had to walk to the hotel.....
It was a fun day. The little ones got to ride a bunch of rides - the big ones got to ride a bunch of roller coasters - and the old ones got the fried chicken they love!

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