Snoopy light show debuts Saturday night at Knotts Berry Farm


Snoopy light show debuts Saturday night at Knotts Berry Farm

The calendar says Memorial Day weekend, but it sure feels like Christmas at Knotts Berry Farm.

Snoopys Starlight Spectacular” nighttime light show starts Saturday and will run every night the Buena Park theme park is open after 8 p.m. throughout the summer and fall.

The “Peanuts”-themed lighted walkway takes over Knotts Camp Snoopy area, with all the trees and buildings trimmed with animated LED lights and laser beams synchronized to music and keyed to five characters: Lucy, Schroeder, Linus, Woodstock and Sally.

Snoopy light show debuts Saturday night at Knotts Berry Farm

“Starlight” is a high-voltage, low-tech show that reminds me of a neighborhood block that goes all out with lights and decorations at Christmas.

I caught an employee preview of the show Friday night and found it unassuming, charming and mesmerizing.

I particularly liked the hologram glasses that turn the thousands of lights into stars, hearts or snowflakes (my personal favorite). Employees will be selling the $1 “holo-specs” which transform the entire experience into a 1960s head trip.

Similar “Peanuts”-themed light shows will also open this summer at Missouri’s Worlds of Fun (”Snoopy’s Hot Summer Lights”) and Ohio’s Cedar Point (”Starlight Experience”) and Kings Island (”Snoopy’s Starlight Spectacular”).

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Snoopy light show debuts Saturday night at Knotts Berry FarmFind the latest amusement and theme park news at the Los Angeles Times Funland blog: www.latimes.com/funland. Follow Funland on Twitter and Facebook.

– Brady MacDonald, Los Angeles Times staff writer

Photos: “Snoopys Starlight Spectacular” at Knotts Berry Farm (top) with Schroeder at the piano (bottom). Credit: Knotts Berry Farm

By LA Times



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