How Can I Save Money on Food at Knott's Berry Farm?

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A day at Knott's Berry Farm can be a memory-making experience. It can also be a budget-busting one as well. Between entrance fees, parking and food, a day at Knott's Berry Farm for a family of four could cost well over $200, as of 2011. However, there are ways to lessen the costs associated with this experience. Besides deals and discounts for admission fees, also consider how you might save on food. With a bit of preplanning, you may save enough money to get that second bag of popcorn after all.

  • Bring your own water bottles. If you prefer ice cold water, ask the food vendors for a cup of water with ice. You may also want to bring individual packets of powdered ice tea or lemonade to mix into the water.

  • Order items from the kids' menu. Food choices such as hamburgers, hot dogs, pretzels and nachos contain starches and breads, which can be filling. By ordering a child's portion, you can fill up while saving. Or consider splitting an adult sized meal.

  • Share a sampler platter. Many of the restaurants offer a sample platter with a variety of items. This is a great way to save a bit of money while trying a few different selections.

  • Exit the park for your meals. You may choose to pack a cooler with lunch and dinner and store it in your car. Knott's Berry Farm allows re-entry by showing your hand stamp. Gather up the family and head to the car for a picnic of home packed items and then re-enter the park and continue on with the rides.

  • Consider having a big breakfast before you go to Knott's Berry Farm. This should push lunch time back a few hours, possibly eliminating the need for a dinner.

Tips & Warnings

  • Knott's Berry Farm notes on its website that no outside food or beverage (with the exception of water) is allowed. Park employees inspect bags and coolers at the entrance.

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