In celebration of its 30th anniversary, Knott’s is giving Camp Snoopy a complete overhaul and adding three additional rides. The rides, Charlie Brown’s Kite Flyer, Pig Pen’s Mud Buggies and Linus Launcher will be family friendly attractions and are expected to open in early summer 2014.
What’s most exciting is the apparent effort to theme these attractions to the Peanuts Gang. Charlie Brown’s Kite Flyer will replace the Snoopy Bounce, which no longer shows any sign of Snoopy. Pig Pen’s Mud Buggies replaces the generic Log Peeler, and the Linus Launcher replaces the NASCAR themed Charlie Brown’s Speedway.
Below are the official attraction descriptions
Charlie Brown’s Kite Flyer invites campers to “fly a kite” with Charlie Brown and soar above the land’s winding paths and babbling streams – but watch out for the kite-eating tree! This 32-passenger adventure allows guests to sit side-by-side on 16 swings for a spin that whisks riders up to 18 feet above the ground. As the tree rises, good ol’ Charlie Brown is revealed upside down and all tied up in kite string! Charlie Brown’s Kite Flyer will replace Snoopy Bounce.
Pig Pen’s Mud Buggies lets tykes climb aboard their very own all-terrain vehicle for an adventurous ride around the High Sierras. Six four-seater ATVs will spin, bounce, and bump up to 24 guests at a time, while Pig Pen looks on from his center perch. Pig Pen’s Mud Buggies will replace Log Peeler.
- Linus Launcher recreates that classic Peanut’s moment when Snoopy grabs Linus’ blanket and launches him on a wild ride. On Linus Launcher, guests lay on one of twelve “blankets” as they fly round and round. Up to 24 guests lay side-by-side while Snoopy launches them up almost 10 feet in the air. Guests will enjoy a Woodstock’s-eye view of Huff ‘n Puff, The Grizzly Creek Lodge, and all of Camp Snoopy below! Linus Launcher will replace Charlie Brown’s Speedway.
This exciting news comes on the heals of a recent effort to spruce up the theme park. Last year, the iconic Timber Mountain Log Ride received a major overhaul. For 2014, Knott’s is giving a similar treatment to the Calico Mine Ride, completely renovating Camp Snoopy and has signed on Kirk Wall and the Hillbillies (formerly Disneyland’s Billy Hill and the Hillbillies).
It’s an exciting time for “The Farm”, and we are looking forward to what 2014 brings!