Knott’s Berry Farm announced today that their chaperone policy is no longer in effect on Saturdays.
Immediately following an incident involving teens that caused an early park closure on July 16, 2022, Knott’s Berry Farm implemented a chaperone policy that required all guests ages 17 years old or younger to be accompanied by a chaperone who is at least 21 years old at all times during visits to the park on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
However, today the park announced that the chaperone policy will no longer be in effect on Saturdays.
The announcement on social media prompted comments suggesting that teen behavior in the park has improved because of the chaperone policy, and removing it on Saturdays – which is obviously when many teens visit – is inviting problems; however, the Knott’s Berry Farm website indicates the chaperone policy can be implanted again at any time.
For decades, Knott’s Berry Farm has been a place where families and friends come together to enjoy our one-of-a-kind park. Millions of guests have counted on us for their daily dose of wholesome family fun, and we’re committed to keeping that promise going forward.
As part of this commitment, we have added additional security protocols and operational policies to be executed when necessary.
If implemented, the chaperone policy requires all general park guests ages 17 years old or younger to be accompanied by a chaperone who is at least 21 years old to be admitted to the park. Any adult 18+, as well as chaperones, must be able to present a valid photo ID with date of birth for admission. One chaperone may accompany up to five guests ages 17 or younger per day.
Click here for the Knott’s Berry Farm code of conduct requirements.