Does Knott's Berry Farm Accept Cash? | Easily Explained

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many businesses to shift how they operate in order to minimize contact.

In this page we will go over the different type of payment options that Knott's offers, and if Knott's Berry Farm accepts cash.

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Does Knott's Berry Farm Accept Cash?

Knott's Berry Farm currently does accept cash in their parking booths, California Marketplace and Knott's Hotel. However, they are making an active transition for guests to use cashless payment options. Guests will be able to use a 'Cash-to-Card Kiosk' in the park to load their cash into a pre-paid card that they will be able to use at the park.

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How Does the Cash to Card Kiosk Work?

The Cash to Card Kiosk allows guests to transfer the cash that they have in-hand, to a prepaid card.

The prepaid card will allow them to use their money everywhere in the park, due to cash only being accepted in certain locations.

Unlike an ATM, where customers have to pay a fee to use it, there are no fees to convert your money to the prepaid card. 

Where are the Kiosks Located?

There are multiple locations all over the park, the one with the least amount of lines is by Classic Candy (Number 8 on the map) at the boardwalk.

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The most busy Kiosk is by the main entrance.

  • Classic Candy
  • North end of Main Gate
  • General Store
  • Casa Arcade
  • Xcelerator Shop
  • Grizzly Creek Lodge
  • Ghost Town Lockers

Minimum and Maximum Amount Allowed on the Card

Minimum: $1

Maximum: $500

How to Check the Balance of My Card

  • At the kiosk
  • Online at
  • Calling the phone number that's on the back of the card

Cashless Options

Other than the prepaid cards, Knott's also accepts the following as payment at the park:

  • VISA
  • Mastercard
  • Discover
  • American Express
  • Most Debit Cards
  • Apple Pay
  • Google Pay

Frequently Asked Questions

Do You Have to Pay For Rides at Knott's Berry Farm?

You do not have to pay an additional cost to ride the rides at Knott's Berry Farm as it is included with your admission ticket. What will be an additional cost are add-on's such as Fast Lane tickets and Season passes.