Southern California’s original theme park opens up for pick-up, and it’s the wholesome taste of nostalgia we need.
You can get a taste of the old berry farm’s famous fried chicken and boysenberry pie with a dollop of vanilla ice cream once again. On Friday, Knott’s Berry Farm announced that its berry market, bakery and chicken dinner restaurant are open for pick-up.
Orders can be made online or in person, but you’ll need to stand in six-foot-wide waiting spots both inside and outside and wear a face mask at all times. They’re also ensuring handles are wiped down every 30 minutes.
From its humble beginnings 100 years ago, when Walter Knott was cultivating the unique boysenberries to becoming America’s first theme park, it’s seen a whole lot in its lifetime. It’s survived the Great Depression, World War II, and now, the COVID-19 pandemic.
To supposedly get the farm through the Great Depression, Knott’s wife started serving her homemade fried chicken on her own wedding china in her tea room. That grew into serving 4,000 chicken dinners every Sunday, where lines of people would wait outside for a meal. And what better way to keep them entertained than a stretch of frights and thrills in Ghost Town, a saloon and an old steam train?
To order online or call (714) 220-5083 to place your order. When ordering, you will choose your pickup date and time. Pickup operating hours are 10 AM – 7 PM.