According to a revised code of conduct announced by Knott’s Berry Farm on Wednesday, children under the age of 18 will now be required to be accompanied by an adult chaperone. The amusement park in Buena Park, California, was forced to close early over the weekend due to a spate of violence. Reports of gunfire were proved to be untrue, but many fights and terrified stampedes of tourists to the park were not.
Starting today, guests 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult age 21 or older in order to enter Knott’s Berry Farm and Knott’s Soak City Waterpark on Friday and Saturdays and until further notice. As a chaperone, you will need to present proper identification and be available by phone at all times. Each chaperone is allowed to accompany up to three minors, and they must remain with them throughout their whole visit to the amusement park.
Knott’s Berry Farm has been a destination for families and friends for decades, according to a statement from the park’s managers. You can rely on us for your daily dose of good family enjoyment, and we’re here to serve you.” No refunds will be given to anyone who is expelled from the park for violating the personal conduct standard or for being a minor without a chaperone, according to Knotts authorities. When people were told to evacuate, there was confusion and panic, according to eyewitnesses.
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“Security personnel attempted to break up major fights among young tourists,” Three persons were injured as a result of the clashes. According to KTTV, two of them were sent to the hospital, while the third refused treatment. The cause of the scuffles is still a mystery. KABC-TV, an ABC station in Los Angeles, spoke with one adolescent who said he saw “people fighting and punching security.”
When I got there, there were people bleeding on the ground. It was a ruckus, to put it mildly. “It was terrible.” On Twitter, Knott’s Berry Farm issued a statement that read: “The well-being of everyone associated with Knott’s Berry Farm is our top priority at all times. The park
was closed for three hours early on Saturday night because of rowdy behavior and fights involving several teens. This was not the type of behavior we want our guests to have when visiting Knott’s Berry Farm, and we apologize.”