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If you're sick of Disney  or just want try out some big roller coasters  you should check out nearby Buena Park's Knott's Berry Farm, a popular theme park that features some thrilling attractions. The park contains the quaintness of a Wild West reconstruction with some of the attractions of a multimillion-dollar theme park. It also contains a log ride, a Wild West stunt show, a boardwalk-themed area and a playground area called Camp Snoopy that is geared toward young children. Highly recommended thrill rides include the Boomerang roller coaster, the Sky Cabin and the super-fast coaster, the Xcelerator.

While Knott's Berry Farm offers a different experience (and a cheaper price tag) to the Disneyland attractions, many past visitors noted that, unlike Disney, the staff and amenities were not up to par. Reviewers also warned that the "All Day Dining Plan" was overpriced. If you must eat at the park, buy meals one at a time. Travelers also suggested downloading the Knott's Berry Farm smartphone app, which includes an interactive map of the park showing the fastest routes between rides and wait times for select rides, among other features.

Park hours vary, but generally the Knott's Berry Farm opens at 10 a.m. It closes as early as 5 p.m. and as late as 1 a.m. (on New Year's Eve). You can sSave on admission by purchasing your park tickets online. For example, a single day adult ticket will cost you $47 if purchased online. That same ticket will set you back $72 if bought at the gate. If you drive to Knott's Berry Farm, it'll cost you $17 to park. To save a bit of coin, opt to get here via public transportation; Anaheim Resort Transit route No. 18 will drop you off in front of the Knott's Berry Farm MarketPlace. The Buena Park Metrolink station is also located minutes from the park. From the Metrolink station, you can hop on an OCTA bus, which will drop you off at the park gates. Knott's Berry Farm is located about 6 miles northwest of downtown Anaheim. For more information, visit the Knott's Berry Farm website.

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