The Ultimate Guide to Knott’s Berry Farm With Teens!

Welcome to the ultimate guide on experiencing the exhilaration of Knott’s Berry Farm with teens! If you’re seeking an adrenaline rush, unforgettable memories, and a dash of boysenberry fun, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, we’ll delve into the thrill rides, delicious treats, and thrilling experiences that make Knott’s Berry Farm an ideal destination for families with teens.

We were gifted media tickets for a visit to Knott’s Berry Farm. All thoughts and opinions are our own. This post contains affiliate links.

Knott’s Berry Farm Teen Chaparone Policy
Under the new policy, park guests who are 15 years old or younger must be accompanied by a chaperone 21 years old or older to be admitted or remain inside the theme park after 4 p.m. Per the Knott’s website, “The chaperone must present a valid government-issued photo identification with date of birth at ticket entry.”

Knott’s Berry Farm with Teens: The Thrill Seeker’s Paradise

At Knott’s Berry Farm, the thrill rides are not for the faint of heart! Buckle up and get ready for an adrenaline-fueled journey through a world of excitement and adventure.


Brace yourself for an exhilarating experience on this thrilling roller coaster, complete with a 150-foot vertical drop and gravity-defying inversions. It’s a must-try for daredevil teens seeking the ultimate thrill.

We recommend getting HangTime done early since it’s one of the rides in the Park that averages a 45-60 minute wait.


Launch into the stratosphere on Xcelerator, an adrenaline-pumping coaster that catapults you from 0 to 82 mph in just 2.3 seconds. Feel the rush as you race around hairpin turns and experience weightlessness on this high-speed adventure.


Prepare for a wild ride on one of the longest, fastest, and tallest wooden roller coasters on the West Coast. Let the screams echo as you navigate sharp turns, sudden drops, and mind-blowing speed aboard this iconic attraction.

We recommend getting GhostRider done early since it’s one of the rides in the Park that averages a 45-60 minute wait.

Calico River Rapids

Get ready to embrace the splash! Climb aboard a whitewater raft and navigate through roaring rapids, drenching waterfalls, and stunning landscapes. This water adventure is perfect for beating the heat on a sunny day.

Discount Knott’s Berry Farm Tickets!

Come to California’s 1st Theme Park for big thrills for the big kids and enough fun stuff for the tiny tots too! Includes one-day admission and unlimited use of rides (height restrictions apply), shows, and attractions to Knott’s Berry Farm.

Knott’s Berry Farm Treats

After all the exhilarating rides, it’s time to refuel and indulge in a mouthwatering array of treats. Knott’s Berry Farm offers a delectable selection of food and beverages that will satisfy even the pickiest of eaters.

Mrs. Knott’s Chicken Dinner Restaurant

After spending a long day in the Orange County heat, your teen may want to eat at the adjacent country restaurant. Mrs. Knott’s Chicken Dinner restaurant is located inside The Marketplace and is right next to the Entrance of the theme park.

If you are just coming here to eat, there are 3 hrs of parking for free. Look for Marketplace parking signs for the closest parking.

Mrs. Knott’s serves up their famous fried chicken, buttery biscuits, and homemade boysenberry pie—a must-try classic! During our visit, our teen got the chicken and waffles and really enjoyed it. The chicken was crispy and the waffle was crispy outside but soft inside.

Another teen got the chicken and biscuit sliders which were also pretty good. The chicken soup was a miss (too thick and salty) but everyone really enjoyed the boysenberry lemonade.

Mrs. Knott’s has an average price of around $20 a plate but it comes with a starter, the entree a side, and a slice of pie!

Boysenberry Festival

If you visit during springtime, don’t miss the Boysenberry Festival, a culinary celebration of all things boysenberry. Indulge in boysenberry-infused dishes, desserts, and beverages that will tantalize your senses.

Our favorites were the Boysenberry fritters, jambalaya, and boysenberry punch!

Calico Tater Twists

Sink your teeth into a delicious spiral-cut potato on a stick, seasoned to perfection. This savory treat is a fan favorite and a great snack to keep the energy high throughout your adventure.

Boysenberry Icee and Punch

What teen doesn’t like an ICEE on a blistering hot day?! Knott’s has a good selection of ICEE flavors, including boysenberry. Top it off with vanilla soft-serve ice cream for a tasty ICEE float!

Knott's with teens boysenberry ICEE

Knott’s also offers a Boysenberry punch that is a sweet juice but it’s super refreshing on a hot day.

Entertainment at Knott’s Berry Farm

Beyond the thrilling rides and tasty treats, Knott’s Berry Farm offers captivating entertainment options for teens and the whole family. Immerse yourself in live shows, interactive experiences, and captivating performances.

Knott’s Summer Nights

Summer Nights at Knott’s is an engaging evening experience that embraces the vibrant festivities on the midway. The event gives guests live music, exclusive summer food choices, photo opportunities perfect for social media, interactive experiences, and a variety of teen-friendly games.

Outdoor Crafts

While Knott’s Berry Farm is known for its thrilling rides, it also caters to teens who want a more laid-back experience. On our recent trip they had some tables and chairs set up underneath umbrellas just outside of Fiesta Village.

The tables had coloring pages and a tissue paper craft where everyone could make tissue paper flowers.

Boardwalk Games

Challenge your teen with different interactive games located in Boardwalk. There are also sports games featuring baseball and basketball. Not a sports fan? The Boardwalk area also has an arcade featuring the latest and most popular games!

Knott's with teens carnival games

Note: the games are cashless so bring Apple Pay or a credit card!

Are you allowed to bring snacks in?

Yes, they will check your bags as you come in. Open containers of food aren’t allowed but we were able to bring in a few sealed protein bars and pretzels.

Do the rides close when it rains?

Yes. Ride surfaces are very slippery so Knott’s will usually close down in the rain.

Where is the Uber/Lyft drop-off and pickup for Knott’s?

In front of the security lines is an area for drop off and pickup

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