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Buena Park: Fun For The Whole Family

We wanted to spend some time in Southern California but were interested to see what kind of adventures we could have without going to Disneyland. I wanted to experience some other adventures that California has to offer, and quickly discovered there are many!

Knott's Berry Farm
During our stay in Buena Park California, we were able to spend the day at Knott’s Berry Farm on my husband’s birthday! Both my husband and I haven’t been since we were kids, and it was so much fun to re-live some fond memories we had of going there as children with our own children!
Things have changed a lot since I was at Knott’s last, and they had so many amazing family rides and rollercoasters. I was a total kid again on the Xcelerator. I even rode it by myself, because I knew I’d regret it if I didn’t. Seriously, one of the best roller coasters I have been on in a while! If you’re looking for a good mix of rollercoaster and rides for kids, I would strongly recommend Knott’s. The best of both worlds!

The kids were so excited to go, they had their Snoopy ears ready at the hotel early in the morning, and couldn’t wait to head out for the day. I was surprised that there were so many rides for my kids, especially in Camp Snoopy. My oldest and I had a great time on some of the rollercoasters. We braved Montezooma’s Revenge together. I totally remember it being the BIG one when I was a kid!

Pirate's Dinner Adventure
Next, we headed to the Pirate’s Dinner Adventure. It is an interactive Pirate Adventure show that includes a four-course dinner. We cheered on the blue pirate all during the show, and he made sure to give my kids a lot of attention, which they loved! They waived their cups, yelled and hollered for the blue team! My boys even got called up on stage to be honorary Pirates and thought it was hilarious and fun! My kids thought it was the best show they have ever been to, and can’t stop talking about it! I for one had so much fun watching the show, but even more fun watching my children enjoy the show, and see their delighted expressions on their faces.

Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament
One of the highlights on our recent trip to Southern California was being able to go to Medieval Times. Blame the movie the Cable Guy, but I have just always wanted to go, ha!
We walked into the castle and were greeted immediately by the Kings Court and crowned with our very own crowns. We had a little time before the show, so the kids were able to go check out the horses.The kids were excited for the show with a lot of cheering and clapping. The riders and horses were very impressive, and my kids were mesmerized. The jousting tournament was my personal favorite, and we were entertained and engaged throughout the show.

Ralph B. Clark Park
We had a little time left in Buena Park California before heading to our next destination, so we decided to check out the Ralph B. Clark Regional Park. My little four year old Thomas is very into dinosaurs at the moment, and wants to be a Paleontologist when he grows up. They have many fossils on display, including a 9 million year old whale skeleton, possibly the only complete ice age whale fossil in existence.

Holiday Inn Buena Park
We checked into the Holiday Inn Buena Park which was the perfect location, just down the street from all the activities we had planned. With convenient freeway access, and minutes from Knotts Berry Farm, Medieval Times, Pirate’s Dinner Adventure, and offers free shuttle service to Disneyland. The pool is large and the rooms and hotel were very clean! Kids eat free at their restaurant with a paying adult, which saved us a lot of money on food! This is the perfect hotel for spending a day out at an amusement park or exploring, then coming back to a nice clean room for the night.

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