2017 California’s Great America Season Passholder Preview Night

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Can you believe it is here already? Just a few short months ago, California’s Great America was the first of the Cedar Fair parks to reveal Winterfest. Now, a whole new season is about to begin, and first up is the 2017 California’s Great America Season Passholder Preview Night.

California’s Great America (CGA) is offering a limited number of tickets to the preview event on March 31, 2017 from 5:00 to 10:00 pm. Guests will get to ride the brand new Patriot roller coaster, as well as their usual favorites like Gold Striker and Flight Deck.

In addition, select shops and dining locations will be open, including the newly remodeled Maggie’s Smokehouse and Fried Chicken.

In addition, it would not be a party without food, and CGA has cooked up some great discounts for preview night. Save 30% off funnel cakes at Sweet Tooth. Visit Orleans Plaza and get buy one, get one slices of pizza.

Guests can also enjoy $14.99 single-day Funpix photo pass, Xtreme Flyer discounts, and 30% off all merchandise.

If you have not done so already, be sure to check out the 2017 California’s Great America dining plans, where lots of new great options are available this year!

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Review: Mrs. Knott’s Chicken-to-Go

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On our family’s frequent visits to Knott’s Berry Farm, we try and fit in as much as we can see, do and eat within a short period of time. That involves typically eating a lot of different food items. Yet we do not always have time to sit down for a full meal at Mrs. Knott’s Chicken Restaurant. That is why we are always happy to visit Mrs. Knot’s Chicken-to-Go storefront located outside the gates of the park.

After a long day of running around the parks, and returning to our Knott’s Berry Farm Hotel for the evening, it is often ideal to walk over to the Knott’s Marketplace and grab some quick dinner or a snack from Chicken-to-Go.

The Chicken-to-Go storefront offers a lot of the same menu items you can get inside the restaurant. Get your favorite biscuits with boysenberry butter, chicken noodle soup, and of course the famous fried chicken! Plus you can get boysenberry punch to go in the Knott’s Marketplace. Score!

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The Mrs. Knott’s fried chicken really is amazing, and something you will be yearning to have again when you spend time away from the park. Thus why eating the chicken in some form is always a requirement on our trips to Knott’s Berry Farm.

Reference: Mrs. Knott’s Chicken-To-Go Menu

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Review: Knott’s Berry Farm Fireman’s BBQ Flank Steak

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During all of our visits to Knott’s Berry Farm, having the All-Season dining plan has allowed us to eat a variety of food options around the park. However, the variety in years past was rather limited. It was actually quite sad when so many good food options are available around the park but they were not available on the meal plans.

So on such a visit, we elected to step up our food for the day and purchase the Fireman’s Brigade BBQ Flank Steak meal in Ghost Town.

The flank steak is marinated for 24 hours and then grilled over an open flame. The sandwich is served on a fresh bun baked at Knott’s, and topped with Roma tomatoes, lettuce, and BBQ sauce. The meal includes a bag of chips.

The Knott’s Berry Farm Fireman’s BBQ Flank Steak is phenomenal! We really enjoyed this sandwich, as the meat was very flavorful and well cooked, and the bread was just perfect with the barbecue sauce.

Now we are also even more excited to learn that the flank steak sandwich is on the 2017 Knott’s Berry Farm Dining Plans. Save us a space at the picnic tables adjacent to the Firemen’s Brigade BBQ, as you will surely see us there on our next visit to Knott’s!

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