California theme park adopts strict policies during Halloween event, fans anger

Knott's Berry Farm

Credit: Knott’s Berry Farm

A massive California theme park recently introduced a strict policy for this year’s Halloween event after a series of mishaps.

Violence appears to be a growing problem in theme parks across the country, with constant altercations involving large groups of guests and even alleged threats of gunfire reported by guests during the altercations. The latest accident was reported at Carwinds in Charlotte, North Carolina, which left several guests injured, lost consciousness and even hospitalized.

Scarowinds Deep of Darkness at Carowinds Theme Park
Credit: Carwinds

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As a result of the accident North Carolina Park Utilities Policy has been introduced, Valid during Park’s Halloween events, requiring all guests 17 years of age or younger to be accompanied by a companion who is at least 21 years old at all times. Additionally, Carowinds introduced a baggage policy which states the following:

baggage policy

Guests may not bring bags of any kind, including suitcases, backpacks, or diaper bags, into the park during Scarowinds periods. note: Guests requiring hygienic accommodations may bring a bag no larger than 4.5″ x 6.5″ containing only medically necessary items to the park. All bags will be inspected prior to entry. No return to Scarowinds

These policies are valid until further notice and are subject to change.

Knott's Berry Farm Aerial view of the Los Angeles Times theme park
Credit: LA Times

A similar incident occurred earlier this year at Knott’s Berry Farm, forcing the California theme park to introduce a pre-Carowinds facilities policy, extending to all event nights at Knott’s Scary Farm. It is worth noting that both parks are owned and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment.

It appears that with conflicts occurring in both theme parks, Knott’s Berry Farm has adopted an additional policy to prevent more accidents at the California theme park. Guests visiting the park on the first night of Knott’s Scary Farm, the theme park’s Halloween event, were surprised to see the baggage policy in place. for every Knott’s Berry FarmThis policy states the following:

Knott’s Scary Farm Bag Policy

Guests may not bring bags larger than 6.5″ x 4.5″ x 2″ of any type including suitcases, backpacks, fanny packs or diaper bags, into the park during Knott’s Scare Ranch. All bags are subject to inspection prior to entry.

Scary Knott Farm Skeleton Decorations
Credit: knottsscaryfarm on Twitter

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While the park introduced this policy to ensure the safety of guests and employees during event nights at Knott’s Scary Farm, the new policy has not been well received by fans, as the dimensions of bags allowed are no larger than a handbag or briefcase. Pocket wallet. A bag of this size will not allow guests who need medication to treat any medical condition or who need health products to bring these essential supplies into the park, which are the main concerns regarding this newly implemented policy.

It’s not clear if the new bag policy at Knott’s Berry Farm will be modified or if the theme park will continue to enforce it despite guest dissatisfaction. Inside the Magic will update you if any changes are announced.

What do you think of the new bag policy at Knott’s Berry Farm? Do you agree with this decision? Let us know in the comments below!


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