Is Knott's Open When it Rains? | Explained

When you're visiting a theme park, rain is one of the few things that you can't control, that can still impact your experience.

In this page, we will go over what Knott's Berry Farm's rain policy is.

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Is Knott's Open When it Rains?

Knott's Berry Farm can close due to severe thunderstorms, but ultimately it is at the park's discretion. It is more likely that they suspend rides until the weather improves, and then resume them. 

lightning storm

Another possibility is that many outdoor rides can remain closed for the day if the weather does not improve.

If the weather gets worse throughout the day, the park may fully shutdown for the safety of the visitors.

Refund if it Rains

Unfortunately as of the time of this writing, there are no refunds for visitors if the park is closed due to severe weather.

However, Knott's may grant you access to the park with that same ticket up until a certain date.

knotts closed due to rain

You'll want to ensure that you check the weather prior to purchasing your ticket.

If you are planning your vacation weeks or even months ahead, avoid the Rainy Season. On average January and February have the most rain throughout the year.

The Park is subject to closures in full or in part due to inclement weather. No refunds due to weather closures.

Preparing for the Rain

We've made a checklist of items to have and do in case of the rain:

  • Bring a Poncho
  • Download the Knott's App
  • Know what the indoor rides are, and ride these rides when it rains
  • Watch a show inside

The reason that a poncho is better than an umbrella at a theme park is that it's very lightweight and can fit virtually anywhere when it is folded up.

poncho for rain

If you bring an umbrella, you may need to store it in lockers throughout your day. You can purchase ponchos on Amazon ahead of time, or at the park.

The Knott's app is extremely handy as it provides live wait times, an interactive map of the park, allows you to pre-order food, and even save your car's location in the app.