Knott’s Ghost Town Alive Summer

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Last week, we had the opportunity to visit “Ghost Town Alive!” at Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park, California.

It was such a great time that I just had to tell you all about it! Special thanks to Knott’s for the invite! My parents who are season pass holders joined us for the day too. We have been coming to Knott’s since I was a baby and I love being able to continue the tradition with my own kids. This summer especially is going to be extra special at Knott’s with the new Ghost Town Alive!

Here’s a short description of the fun to be had at Knott’s Berry Farm over the next few months: This summer, the story continues a year after the notorious Mayfield Gang escaped the custody of Sheriff Wheeler.

This summer, the story continues a year after the notorious Mayfield Gang escaped the custody of Sheriff Wheeler. Well, the Mayfield’s are back, and they need YOUR help in reclaiming their town during the Annual Founder’s Day Celebration!

Ghost Town Alive! offers guests a firsthand experience to play an important part in this unfolding story of the old wild west, with specific tasks giving you an essential role as an honorary citizen of Calico. Not only will you have an opportunity to take part in the story, YOU WILL have an influence on how the story takes shape.You are invited to the experience a good ol’ western adventure with the return of Ghost Town Alive!. Visit the beloved own of Calico and become a star in the summer’s story of the Wild West, you have the power to unlock adventures! You’ll have a firsthand experience to play and important part in unfolding the story with specific tasks as an honorary citizen of Calico.

Will you become a town deputy and help Sheriff Wheeler capture the Mayfield’s or will you help the May Field’s escape again? You will be assigned a role in Ghost Town Alive! So get ready to join the fun!

There is even special merchandise for the summer!

Ghost Town Alive is all about an interactive experience, and when they say that you’ll get to participate in the story, they’re not joking! Emily loved being able to go up to each character and have them interact with her as if she had been part of the action the entire time! Knott’s has really come up with a revolutionary way for kids (and adults too) to truly interact with the park.

Emmy was, however, a bit apprehensive when it came to interacting with criminals.

Especially these bad guys!

I don’t want to spoil anything, but there might have been a part in which a certain criminal needed her help…

Emily chose to report him to the Sherriff. She’s definitely my kid, that’s for sure!

Don’t worry, everything isn’t just about criminal activity!

Emily also had so much fun delivering packages to and from different characters all across Ghost Town. The best part is, every character we interacted with had a completely different and unique story to tell!

After all, that playing, Emily was pretty tired out (thanks, Knott’s)! Luckily, she wasn’t too tired to forget to take a picture with these guys!

Or to play with all the different interactive exhibits available all around Ghost Town!

There was even the sweetest donkey!

We had fun talking to his handler about what we needed to make sure to get to in Ghost Town to maximize our trip! The tips the characters offer make the experience even better, so be sure to ask them all your questions!

Emily had been asking us for a while to be able to mine for gold, and she finally had the opportunity here! She was so excited! For an extra cost (around $10) you can pan for real gold like they did in the “olden days”!

Of course, we couldn’t leave without checking out some of the vegan options Knott’s offers year-round! It is such a lifesaver to be able to have full meals available for those of us who are vegan, or even gluten-free!

“Ghost Town Alive!” runs May 27th – September 4th at Knott’s Berry Farm.

Here is our vlog for our day at Knott’s Berry Farm. We had so much fun!!

Have you been to Knott’s Berry Farm lately?

Heather Reese
the authorHeather Reese
Heather Delaney Reese is the storyteller and photographer behind the lifestyle and family travel blog, It's a Lovely Life®! For the past decade, she has vacationed over 150 days a year with her family. She is a vegan, and loves being by the water, spending time with her children, husband, 2 Shih Tzus and Cat.


  • This looks like so much fun! I have never been to Knotts Berry Farm, but I would love to go with the family. I think they would all love the Ghost Town Alive. What a great addition!

  • It looks like this was such a fun trip for you all. I would love to visit this ghost town. <3

  • We haven’t been to Knotts Berry Farm lately but we will this summer, It has already been planned and the preparations are underway; I am so excitied!

  • I love you daughter’s reaction after she was done panhandling for gold. So funny and cute! I should remember to take my grandchildren to Knotts Berry Farm when they are a little older. Maybe 2-3 years from now would be good. Thanks for sharing your experience!

  • This looks like it would be so much for my family. I have never been anywhere like Knotts Berry Farm.

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