Knott’s new chaperone policy goes into effect this weekend

Following an early closure of the park on July 16, 2022, due to “unruly behavior and altercations involving a number of teenagers”, Knott’s Berry Farm has now implemented a new accompanying policy effective from July 22, 2022.

Photo courtesy of Knott’s Berry Farm

Therefore, as part of the park’s commitment to providing “wholesome family fun” for visitors of all ages, a companion policy from Knott’s will begin on Friday, July 22, 2022 and will remain in effect on Fridays and Saturdays until new order.

Knott Escort Policy:

Under the policy, all guests age 17 or younger must be accompanied by an attendant age 21 or older to be admitted to the park. The accompanying person must present a valid photo ID with date of birth. An accompanying person may not accompany more than three guests aged 17 or under per day. Companions must accompany their group upon entry, remain with their group at all times during their visit to the park, and be available by phone throughout their stay. Guests 17 years of age or younger who are inside the park unaccompanied by a chaperone will be subject to ejection.

Customers should note that the requirement for an attendant applies to all ticket and season pass holders for Knott’s Berry Farm and Knott’s Soak City Waterpark.

All guests are also expected to abide by the park’s Personal Driving Policy:

Conduct deemed by Knott’s Berry Farm to be inappropriate to the peace and good order of the park, guests or associates, and likely to harm the safety of others is not permitted. Anyone who violates the code of conduct may be expelled without refund. Guests are encouraged to report any violations of the Guest Code of Conduct or suspicious activity to Knott’s Berry Farm or the nearest security associate.

Additionally, the park reminded guests that the following are not permitted at Knott’s Berry Farm:

  • Carry firearms, ammunition, knives and weapons of any kind and any other prohibited items. Knott’s Berry Farm reserves the right to ban any item at its discretion.
  • Unsolicited photography or video recording that disrupts a guest’s experience or interferes with park operations
  • Unruly or disruptive behavior that interferes with visitor enjoyment of the park, including running, inducing running, and blocking middle lanes and exits.
  • Fighting or physical assault of any kind, including verbal and physical assault
  • Acts or behaviors that park management determines to be a safety issue or that disrupt park operations or the guest experience.
  • Harassing/threatening behavior, sexual misconduct, or lewd behavior, including inappropriate interaction with guests or park associates.
  • Offensive language or gestures.
  • Clothing with offensive language, obscene gestures/graphics, or nudity, or clothing that does not sufficiently cover underwear.
  • Substance intoxication or tampering resulting in irresponsible behavior.
  • Smoking/vaping is prohibited inside the park.
  • Entering restricted areas, including but not limited to danger zones and backstage areas.
  • Line break – includes leaving and re-entering a line for any reason or remaining in line.
  • Theft of all kinds.
  • Selling park tickets or soliciting and distributing literature not sponsored by the park.
  • Refuse to follow verbal or printed instructions or cooperate with park staff or security.

Click on here for more information on Knott’s chaperone policy.

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