I was recently invited to Knott’s Berry Farm to tour the attractions & to learn about their FunPix program. All thoughts & opinions are 100% my own.
The last two months have been really challenging (school-wise) for my daughter. She was busy with open house classroom projects (there was a California mission report & model that she had to build), various tests (math has been especially challenging) & a science fair project to complete. So when spring break came, it was a welcome change from the daily grind. A few days into our vacation, we headed down to Buena Park to visit Knott’s Berry Farm for the day.
It was a picture perfect day at the park, so it was only fitting that as we walked through the entrance gate, we were greeted by a Knott’s Berry Farm photographer. My daughter & I happily posed for a few pictures to commemorate the start of our adventure! As soon as we were done, the photographer handed us our FunPix card & then we quickly headed to the FunPix kiosk where I picked up my lanyard so that I could keep my digital photo pass card within easy reach.
It’s been about 5 years since we were last at Knott’s & I’ve always wanted to try out the food at the Boysenberry Festival. Fortunately for us, the festival was still going on, so we quickly headed over to Ghost Town & immediately got in line to try the Boysenberry BBQ Meatballs! Normally it takes a lot of persuasion to get my daughter to eat a meatball. I mean, this is a kid who likes her spaghetti plain! But when I tasted the sweetness of the boysenberry sauce, combined with the savory meatball, I just knew that she would like it. After she took a bite, she decided to keep my sample to herself, so I got another serving for me. Kid approved – mama happy! 🙂
Throughout the day, we also tried the Short Ribs with Rice (yum!), Spicy Boysenberry BBQ Wings (again, that sauce had my daughter licking her fingers) & last but not least, the Boysenberry Dessert Flautas. My daughter’s eyes were as big as saucers when she saw all of the powdered sugar. It just took one bite & that sweet taste of the boysenberry jam in the center & then she was hooked!
With our bellies happy, we walked over to the Calico Mine Ride.
The sights & sounds inside of the mine, combined with the views of the park as we chugged up the mountaintop, easily made this ride my favorite one in the park.
We went on so many rides that day; however my daughter’s favorite one was Voyage to the Iron Reef. The line was long but with our Fast Lane bracelet, we were able to skip the regular line & it was just a short wait before we boarded our ride. My little gamer girl, easily beat my score, as we pointed our freeze rays & shot lasers at the sea creatures.
While waiting in line for one of the rides, I checked my phone & pulled up the free Knott’s Berry Farm mobile app so that I could view all of our FunPix photos that we had taken throughout the day. It’s such a handy & convenient way to view your pics, download them (for free) & share them on social media. Here is the photo that I shared on Twitter!
Our time at Knott’s was filled to the brim with food, rides & fun! Just before we left the park, I briefly thought about returning to the FunPix kiosk to get printouts of some of the pictures we took. Since my daughter was so worn out, I nixed the idea. Several days later, I pulled up our account on the computer so that I could view our photos & from there, in the comfort of my own home, I could decide what size prints to buy.
It is because of Knott’s & FunPix that we were able to create some lasting memories of our spring break!
Disclosure: No monetary compensation was received for this post. I received complimentary tickets to Knott’s Berry Farm which helped facilitate this review. All images & opinions are 100% my own.