Today, Knott’s Berry Farm is one of the most popular amusement parks in the United States, with over 40 rides and attractions, including roller coasters, water rides, and family-friendly attractions.

It’s also known to have the lovable Peanuts gang and Snoopy characters roaming the grounds, who have been waving at families since the 1980s.

Top Thrill Rides in Knott’s Berry Farm

We didn’t get to experience all the rides on our day at Knott’s Berry Farm, but we did most of the thrill ones.


GhostRider is the longest, tallest, fastest Wooden coaster on the West Coast and a firm favorite of visitors. We lined up for nearly an hour. It was worth it! 


Only the bravest will say yes to this coaster. It’s the first and only dive coaster in California and is now in my top 10 coasters across the country. 

Silver Bullet

Wow! What an introduction:  two minutes of intense speed, inversions, corkscrews, cobra rolls, loops and a 109-foot drop!

Sierra Sidewinder

It’s a roller coaster that spins as it dips, banks, and nose dives? In hindsight, it didn’t look as bad as I imagined, and I could have done it without the dizzies. 

Pony Express

While incredibly short, this ride will launch you 38mph in less than 3 seconds. My tip is to do this ride first upon opening hours. It’s a slow turn over ride so wait times can be long. 

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