Knott’s Berry Farm Reinstates Chaperone Policy to Ensure Safety and Fun

Knott's Berry Farm has announced the return of its chaperone policy to ensure safety and fun at the park. Starting April 22, guests aged 15 and younger will need to be accompanied by a chaperone aged at least 21 years old to enter the park or stay inside after 4 p.m.

Knott’s Berry Farm, the popular theme park in Buena Park, California, is reinstating its chaperone policy this weekend. The policy, which requires guests aged 15 and younger to be accompanied by a chaperone aged at least 21 years old, was implemented last summer to ensure safety and prevent unruly behavior. It was lifted in February but will be reimposed starting April 22 at 4 p.m.

According to Knott’s Berry Farm, the chaperone must present a valid ID with a date of birth to enter the park. One chaperone can accompany up to 10 guests aged 15 and under per day. Previously, only guests aged 17 and younger needed a chaperone on weekends.

If underage guests are found without a chaperone, they will be removed from the park, officials said. The theme park said that it is committed to keeping the park a safe and enjoyable place for families and friends to have fun.

“The safety of our guests and associates has always been our top priority at Knott’s Berry Farm and Soak City Waterpark. Over the past two years, there have been increasing incidents of unruly and inappropriate behavior across our industry and at other major entertainment venues,” the park said in a statement. “We are committed to keeping Knott’s Berry Farm and Soak City Waterpark a place where families and friends come together to enjoy a one-of-a-kind park full of fun experiences and immersive entertainment.”

The return of the chaperone policy is just one of the many steps that Knott’s Berry Farm is taking to ensure safety and fun for all its guests. With the reimposed policy, families can feel secure while their kids have a blast enjoying the many rides and attractions that the park has to offer.