Knott's Sets Sail with a Brand New Attraction; Lucy's Tugboat Is Launched In Camp Snoopy
BUENA PARK, Calif--Sept. 14, 2004--It's time for a nautical adventure with Knott's queen of the sea Lucy Van Pelt as you board Lucy's Tugboat, Knott's newest addition to Camp Snoopy.
Young sailors will need to get their sea legs as they brave the waves in this rolling excursion that takes passengers to a height of 21 feet and back again as they spin through the ocean's current. The crew need not worry though, with Lucy at the helm the voyage returns safely into port.
Lucy's Tugboat is the 14th addition to Knott's Camp Snoopy since it's debut in 1983 and is located directly behind the newly refurbished Peanuts' Playhouse. Camp Snoopy remains the most beloved children's wonderland anywhere. Lushly themed to the California Sierra, the six-acre kids' paradise features 31 attractions based on the popular Schultz cartoon characters.
While in Camp Snoopy you won't want to miss Joe Cool's GR8 SK8, a mini-thrill ride for the whole family, or the Camp Snoopy Theatre, home to a variety of shows starring Snoopy and the PEANUTS Gang. Charlie Brown Speedway(SM) is exclusively for little racers and their parents. Snoopy's Red Baron airplanes, Rocky Road Trucking Company's mini-18-wheelers, the kid-sized Timberline Twister roller coaster and many other adventures also await the young and the young at heart!
Knott's is located 10 minutes from Disneyland(R) Resort and 30 miles south of downtown Los Angeles. For operating hours and information on the day that you plan to visit, call Knott's Information at 714-220-5200, or visit us online at knotts.com.
Knott's Soak City Employee Receives Top Honor; Lifeguard Brock Falfas Recipient of Jeff Ellis and Associates' Golden Guard
BUENA PARK, Calif.--Sept. 16, 2004--Knott's Soak City waterpark can now add another honor to its already impressive record. This summer Soak City lifeguard Brock Falfas, 19, was bestowed the Golden Guard Award from the risk management consulting firm Jeff Ellis and Associates, a leader in aquatic safety consulting for water parks worldwide.
The award, which is given to lifeguards who are employed at waterparks, city parks or hotels, involves a rigorous review. The consulting firm makes three random unannounced audits each season and videotapes lifeguards on duty rating them in the areas of professionalism, knowledge, life-saving skills, and guest interaction. "Each auditor can only give a certain number of these awards away every season. They review lifeguards across the country and only one in a thousand will receive this prestigious award," according to Raul Rehnborg, director of Knott's Soak City.
Falfas celebrated his third season this summer at Knott's Soak City and winning awards is not new to him. In July of 2004 Falfas joined his fellow Soak City teammates in Las Vegas for the Western Regional Competition of the International Lifeguard Championship where two Soak City teams competed in timed rescue relays and emergency simulations. The Knott's Soak City teams placed fifth and seventh in the competition and were the highest-ranking teams in California. Also in 2004, Jeff Ellis and Associates presented Soak City Orange County with the 2003 Platinum National Aquatic Safety Award for consistently exceeding the criteria for aquatic safety. This award is granted only to facilities scoring in the top 7 percent of the audit criteria as established by the firm. Soak City Orange County previously received the Platinum Award in 2002 and 2001.
Knott's Soak City Water Parks in Chula Vista and Palm Springs were also presented with the 2003 Platinum Award.
Knott's Soak City is proud of its reputation as one of the country's safest waterparks.
"We are committed to maintaining a safe environment for our guests, and our lifeguard staff consistently exceeds the expected standards of these audits," said Rehnborg. "Our lifeguards are some of the best in the industry. They are vigilant and passionate about what they do and Brock is an excellent example. We are all very proud of him."
This commitment to excellence continues as Soak City wraps up its 2004 season. Operation continues weekends through Sept. 26, 2004. General admission prices of $24.95 for adults and $12.95 for kids ages 3-11 includes unlimited use of all water park rides and attractions. Knott's Soak City also offers $14.95 after 3 p.m. admission for adults and only $9.95 for kids 3-11.
Knott's Soak City waterpark is part of Knott's Berry Farm's West Coast operations and is owned and operated by Cedar Fair L.P., a publicly traded partnership. In addition to Knott's Soak City, Cedar Fair owns and operates six other amusement parks and five water parks, and operates an eighth amusement park under a management contract.
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