By now, you know that Knott’s Berry Farm is the ultimate place to step back in time and immerse yourself in the Wild Wild West! But did you also know that you can immerse yourself even further by playing a role in the new Ghost Town Alive experience? SoCal Field Trips was invited last weekend to personally check it out and we survived to tell the tale!
Before we began, we had to choose which team we wanted to be on, either the good guys or the bad guys. We decided to be on Team Mayfield Gang and were handed black bandanas and stray hats to play our part..
Sheriff Wheeler Team members were handed white bandanas so they could easily tell us apart. As the story goes, Team Mayfield Gang thought they inherited the town and all they wanted to do was claim what was allegedly theirs. They weren’t really the bad guys…at least they thought!
Ghost Town Alive invited us at noon to the prison cell for the first part of the interactive experience. Here the sheriff welcomed the good citizens of the town and invited them to follow him to the train station where Tiny Mayfield was expected to arrive.
Tiny Mayfield arrived under the cheers of the black-bandana-wearing Mayfield supporters and the boos of the Sheriff helpers. Then he was led to the Town Hall where his lawyer asked for a trial.
After agreeing to wait an hour for the lawyer to prepare his case, Tiny was sent to prison. This ended Part One of the experience that then unfolded throughout the remainder of the day.
What To Do At Ghost Town Alive
During Ghost Town Alive, guests are encouraged to enjoy the other areas of the park and everything that the Old West has to offer, including the Calico Saloon Show, Wild West Stunt Show and Hoedown.
However, don’t forget to come back every hour on the hour to follow the story of Tiny Mayfield and learn his fate. Personally, we by stopping later in the afternoon and voted for a new town sheriff.
Another fun part of the afternoon, was being treated to a delicious traditional fried chicken lunch and slice of boysenberry pie to top it off. It was scrumptious!
During lunch, my daughter throughly enjoyed meeting Snoopy in person and taking a picture with him. Afterwards, we also visited the Snoppy House at Camp Snoopy.
Speaking of Snoopy, we also went to see the new Snoopy’s Magnificient Magical Revue at the Charles M. Schulz Theatre. With the help of magician Greg Wilson, Snoopy learned how to make a rabbit appear out of a hat to earn his magician credentials.
Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Linus, Sally and Lucy were all part of the show that entertained the audience with magic tricks and sparkly dance numbers.
At the end of the day, Ghost Town Alive ended with a hoedown and the results of the elections. It was a good day for everyone in the Wild Wild West!
Ghost Town Alive takes place at Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park now through September 4, 2017!
Happy Field Tripping!
SoCal Field Trips Blog Contributor