Knott’s Berry Farm is commemorating its 100th anniversary with its largest celebration ever, which includes the return of the beloved Bear-y Tales story in an all-new 4-D interactive dark ride.
Knott’s is bringing to life a continuation of the classic attraction which was initially commissioned by the Knott Family and created in 1975 by the legendary attraction designer Rolly Crump.
From the press release:
“Knott’s Bear-y Tales: Return to the Fair” is a new 4-D interactive dark ride that will take guests on an exciting journey through reimagined show scenes that are reminiscent of the original dark ride, including the Boysenberry Pie Factory, Frog Forest, Fortune Teller Camp, Thunder Cave, and Weird Woods, culminating in a celebration at the County Fair. The story takes place 34 years after the original adventure and will follow Boysen Bear and Girlsen Bear as they travel to the Country Fair to earn the blue ribbon prize for their famous boysenberry pies, but Crafty Coyote is back along with his mischievous pups intent on stealing all the pies for themselves. Guests will climb aboard ride vehicles equipped with jelly blasters to try and recover the stolen boysenberry pies as they travel through whimsical and beautiful environments while competing for the highest score.”
The ride will replace Voyage to the Iron Reef.
“The return of Knott’s Bear-y Tales is perfect for the 100th anniversary because it brings back one of the park’s most nostalgic and beloved attractions in an innovative 4-D dark ride format that will delight an entirely new generation of fans,” said Jon Storbeck, Vice President & General Manager of Knott’s Berry Farm.
Additionally, Knott’s will be celebrating its 100th milestone anniversary with new and nostalgic experiences throughout the park. Kicking off May 15 through August 30, “A Knott’s Family Reunion,” will bring together old classics with new favorites, headlined by the returning Bear-y Tales. Other events at Knott’s for 2020 include:
- Knott’s Peanuts Celebration: Weekends from January 25 – March 1, 2020
- Knott’s Boysenberry Festival: March 20 – April 19, 2020
- Ghost Town Alive! and Knott’s Summer Nights: Select days from May 15 – August 30, 2020
- Knott’s Spooky Farm: Weekends from September 26 – October 31, 2020
- Knott’s Merry Farm: November 20, 2020 – January 3, 2021
For more information about next year’s milestone celebration, the new Knott’s Bear-y Tales attraction and Knott’s Season Passes, please visit knotts.com.