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Knotts Berry Farm or Universal Studios? | Easily Explained

A popular question that we receive is whether to visit Knott's Berry Farm or Universal Studios.

In this page, we will cover what each park is known for, and help you decide which park will be a better fit for you.

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    Knott's Berry Farm or Universal Studios?

    Knott's Berry Farm is known for its world-class rides including thrilling roller coasters, family rides, and water rides. Universal Studios Hollywood is known for taking guests behind the scenes of movie and television studios including Fast & Furious.


     USH also offers rides and has a dedicated area for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

    If you're an adrenaline seeker who loves experiencing all types of rides,

    Knott's has some of the world's best steel & wooden roller coasters.

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    Hangtime in particular is California's only dive coaster that takes riders on a beyond vertical, 96-degree drop.

    If you're someone who loves a mixture of walking through experiences, seeing how everything works, riding rides, and shows and is a fan of Harry Potter, USH has the perfect mixture for you.

    Knott's Berry Farm Summary

    Knott's is a 57-acre park that averages 4 million visitors per year that features 40 rides.

    Knott's also features Camp Snoopy, which is a designated area for kids and families that showcases rides, shows, and play areas specifically for them.

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    If you're planning on visiting several parks throughout your visit, you should know that Knott's is also very close to Disneyland at only 5.9 miles.

    Riding in a car through California traffic normally takes around 15 minutes to get there.

    Universal Studios Hollywood Summary

    USH is one of the most famous and oldest film studios still used today that also features a theme park.

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    This park originally opened in 1912 and showcases 10 attractions as well as the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

    These popular rides include Despicable Me Minion Mayhem, The Simpsons Ride™, and TRANSFORMERS™: The Ride-3D.

    USH averages 9 million guests in attendance per year.

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