Knott’s Berry Farms Implements Chaperone Requirement

The Silver Bullet roller coaster towers above the entrance to Knott's Berry Farm. The coaster features several "upside-down" moments. (File photo by Mark Eades, Orange County Register/SCNG).

Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park, California has implemented a new policy for minors entering the park that goes into effect on Friday, July 22, 2022.

Knott’s Berry Farm tweeted this statement:

”For decades, Knott’s Berry Farm where families and friends come together to enjoy a one-of-a-kind park full of homegrown experiences and immersive entertainment. Millions of guests have counted on us for wholesome family fun, and we’re committed to keeping that promise going forward. As part of that commitment, the park will implement a chaperone policy beginning Friday, July 22, 2022, remaining in effect on Fridays and Saturdays until further notice. For more information, visit our website.”

This comes after Knott’s Berry Farm unprecedentedly closed three hours early.

They tweeted their statement on this closure:

“The safety of Knott’s Berry Farm’s Guests and Associates is always our top priority. On Saturday evening, the decision was made to close the park 3 hours early due to unruly behavior and altercations involving a number of teenagers. This behavior did not align with our park’s values, and was not the experience we want any guest to have while visiting Knott’s Berry Farm. The park will reopen again tomorrow, July 17th.”

Obviously, Knott’s Berry Farm is not tolerating the behavior that was occurring at the park by a group of teenagers, thus the implementation of the chaperone policy on Fridays and Saturdays. Hopefully, the behavior that they wish to avoid will be curbed by the introduction of this new policy. Obviously, their hope is that the chaperones, who must be 21 or older, will control these unwanted behaviors while visiting Knott’s Berry Farm.

The policy, from the Knott’s Berry Farm website adds:

”Under the policy, all guests ages 17 years old or younger must be accompanied by a chaperone who is at least 21 years old to be admitted to the park. The chaperone must present a valid photo ID with date of birth. One chaperone may accompany no more than three guests ages 17 or younger per day. Chaperones must accompany their party during entry, remain with their party at all times during their visit to the park, and be available by phone throughout their stay. Guests ages 17 years old or younger who are found inside the park unaccompanied by a chaperone will be subject to ejection.”

What are your thoughts on this new chaperone policy at Knott’s Berry Farm? Do you think it will help in the reduction of the unruly behavior and altercations? Let us know in the comments!

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