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All things Knotts Berry Farm

1HAPPYGHOSTHOST

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The point is that Cash is still accepted, but at a Reverse ATM. The machines are serviced by a Third Party, so Cash is not handled by the Associates. No more dealing with cash drawers, making change, etc.

The games department did this years ago, where you use a Game Card. But in this case, you need to use a credit card or cash to buy the Game Card.

Now, you have the option to use a credit/debit card. multiple forms of App Payments, or get the No Fee Debit Card, if used within 90 days.

My point stands. No one wants to put cold hard cash on a card and pay fees. I want to use my cash. They need to take all forms of payment in all locations not just the parkkng lot
 
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Emmanuel

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Six Flags Magic Mountain went cashless when they reopened months ago. Difference is that Knotts is only going cashless in the theme park. Marketplace, Hotel and Parking Booths will still take cash

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Andrew25

Active Member
I didn't say a year or give a time frame. But a business that wont accept PHYSICAL ****ING MONEY won't last. It will have to either go out of business or change and start accepting cash again. One of the two. If Knott's stays with this long term they will lose money and eventually go out of business. It may take many years but it will happen.

lol, the majority of transactions nowadays are done through cards or apple pay.

Knott's will continue to exist, especially with locals moving/cancelling their Magic Keys
 

Darkbeer1

Well-Known Member

>>The move makes sense from both a customer service and operations standpoint. Cashless payments are faster for customers who spend less time waiting for employees to make change at checkout stations. The park also doesn’t have to spend time and labor counting cash or pay for armored cars to haul all that money back and forth to the bank.<<
 

truecoat

Well-Known Member

>>The move makes sense from both a customer service and operations standpoint. Cashless payments are faster for customers who spend less time waiting for employees to make change at checkout stations. The park also doesn’t have to spend time and labor counting cash or pay for armored cars to haul all that money back and forth to the bank.<<

The drawer is always short or over and if it’s short by 20 bucks then you assume you have a thief or someone bad with making change.
 

melmel374

New Member
These wait times are because Knott's is way overcrowded! It is no longer enjoyable. We were there and I was looking at Disneyland wait times and thinking why are we at Knott's?
 

PiratesMansion

Well-Known Member
Actually, my first thought at looking at those wait times was to be mad at Silver Dollar City for still running one train on Time Traveler...their most popular coaster...during Christmas...their busiest time of the year. Not ok.

But yeah, Knott's desperately needs to build something that's high capacity and do what they can to increase the efficiency of the rides they already have.
 

Phroobar

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Original Poster
Knotts was packed yesterday. I attempted to go yesterday and they made me park on the grass field in the main parking lot. Looking at waits, Berry Tales had 95 minute wait. Ghostrider was at 275 minutes. That is just impossible to move with that many people.
 

el_super

Well-Known Member
Knotts was packed yesterday. I attempted to go yesterday and they made me park on the grass field in the main parking lot. Looking at waits, Berry Tales had 95 minute wait. Ghostrider was at 275 minutes. That is just impossible to move with that many people.

I remember being at Knott's on days when Ghostrider and Silver Bullet were up to 90 minutes, and thought it was a miserable experience.

I can't imagine anyone waiting over 4 hours to ride Ghostrider. I don't have many contacts there anymore so I have no idea if it's a capacity issue, lack of staffing or pent up pandemic demand. Whatever it is, it needs to be fixed. I'd imagine at the current capacity, they would be flirting with danger on New Years Eve.
 

josh2000

Active Member
Most people on here are against reservations but without them you get a situation like this. Insane overcrowding. Expect this to happen more often as theme park visitation continues to increase year after year.
 

mickEblu

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Most people on here are against reservations but without them you get a situation like this. Insane overcrowding. Expect this to happen more often as theme park visitation continues to increase year after year.

That’s not entirely true. The reservation system creates an artificial demand. The reservation system does make the busiest days of the year less busy (so long as Disney keeps capacity at 85%) but it also makes the less busy days more busy. I’d rather have the ability to cherry pick less crowded days as I have no interest in ever visiting during peak crowds anyway. Not to mention thats its nice not having to make a reservation.

Also this is traditionally the busiest week for theme parks every year so it’s not really a great week to base any sweeping statements on.
 

SoCalDisneyLover

Well-Known Member
The base Season Pass needs to be a minimum of $150. The middle Pass needs to be $200, and the Platinum should be $300.

Still a bargain, but would weed out some people, making for at least a slightly better experience on the busiest days.

If they started at $200, it would really cut down the # of passholders.
 

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