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Knott’s Berry Farm Updates New Chaperone Policy

Knott’s Berry Farm implemented a new chaperone policy that just recently went into effect. The policy was put into place after unruly teenagers forced the park to close three hours early on a Sunday night.

With the recently announced chaperone policy, guests under 18 on Fridays and Saturdays must be accompanied by an adult over 21. Only three underage guests were allowed per adult. That new chaperone policy has now been updated to include Sundays as well. Other days could be added in the future, Knott’s shared in an email.

Below is the email that was sent out by Knott’s Berry Farm regarding the update:

The safety of our guests and associates has always been our top priority at Knott’s Berry Farm. We are committed to keeping Knott’s Berry Farm a place where families and friends come together to enjoy a one-of-a-kind park full of homegrown experiences and immersive entertainment.

As part of this commitment, we are implementing additional security protocols and operational policies. Following the well-received chaperone policy that went into effect this past weekend, we have decided to extend the chaperone requirement to be in effect on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, and may add other days of the week as necessary. This extension is in effect until further notice and subject to change.

Under this policy, all guests ages 17 years old or younger must be accompanied by a chaperone who is at least 21 years old to be admitted to the park. The chaperone must present a valid photo ID with date of birth. Additionally, one chaperone may now accompany up to four guests ages 17 or younger per day. 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. Guests ages 17 years old or younger who are found inside the park unaccompanied by a chaperone will be subject to ejection.

This chaperone requirement applies to all Knott’s Berry Farm and Knott’s Soak City Waterpark ticket and season passholders.

We believe these changes will help ensure that Knott’s Berry Farm remains a positive atmosphere where generations of families and friends can gather for a day of safe fun and good food. Millions of guests have counted on us for exactly that, and we will continue to deliver on that promise for generations to come.

Knott’s Berry Farm

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  1. I don’t like it. I have never allowed any of my children to go alone. I have always been in the park. I did let my 15 year old to go with his friend. I have the ability to track his movements. So I know exactly where he is at all times. They should ease up on the stay with them at all times. Not all teenagers behave violently.

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