‘Well-received’ chaperone policy at Knott’s Berry Farm expanded: What you need to know

Knott’s Berry Farm’s brand new chaperone policy has been expanded after a “well-received” first weekend, park Officials announced Tuesday.

After previously being only effective on Saturdays and Fridays, the chaperone policies will now apply to Sundays. Officials said that they might be extended to include Sundays. “add other days of the week as necessary.”

“This extension is in effect until further notice and subject to change,” according to the Buena Park theme park’s code Policy on conduct.

Officials have amended their code of conduct to state that all guests under 17 years old must be accompanied by at least 21-year-old chaperones to gain entry to the park. 

The chaperone must show a photo ID with their birth date. 

A second change is that one chaperone can accompany guests 17 and younger only, instead of three.

“Chaperones must accompany their party during entry, remain with their party at all times during their visit to the park, and be available by phone throughout their stay,”The code of conduct provides details. “Guests ages 17 years old or younger who are found inside the park unaccompanied by a chaperone will be subject to ejection.”

The new requirement will apply to all Knott’s Berry Farm and Knott’s Soak City Waterpark ticket and season passholders, officials said.

After multiple fights broke out, the park closed three hours earlier than scheduled. The chaperone policy was put in place a week later. 

The theme park’s code of conduct already prohibits fighting or physical aggression of any kind, as well as offensive language or gestures, unruly or disruptive behavior and weapons of any kind.


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