Buena Park: A Year of Milestone Anniversaries

The Ghost Town at Knott's Berry Farm, Medieval Times, and Pirate's Dinner Adventure all hit big birthdays.

WHEN A FAMILY... or group of friends experiences a spate of major anniversaries -- a couple's 40th anniversary, a person's 10th year in a dream profession, the 15th anniversary of a big move -- the entire 12 months can turn into something of a celebration.

BUENA PARK... is experiencing just those very 12 months in 2016, with three of its famous attractions marking milestones. Milestones that come with special anniversary deals for the fans. The longest-running of the anniversary revelers? The Ghost Town at Knott's Berry Farm, which turns 75 in 2016. To honor the famous area of the theme park, which is rife with wooden buildings, old-timey tunes, and chaps-rocking, spurs-wearing actors, Knott's will host a summer full of yippee-ki-yay-style good times starting on Friday, May 27. There's a new interactive experience in Ghost Town, and GhostRider, the park's wooden coaster, will be back in early June after a refurbishment.

JUST A SKIP AWAY... from the world's most famous berry-stand-gone-big is Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament. Any guesses as to what anniversary the pony-laden, banners-waving spectacular is marking? Nope, it hasn't been around since ye olden 1400s, but it has been on Beach Boulevard knightly (joke) for 30 years.

ARRR: And the relative newcomer on the Buena Park block? The Pirate's Dinner Adventure, which is celebrating 10 years of arrr-ing and adventuring. If you plan to tip your hat at all three attractions, you could probably do so in a very full day. And where else, in a day, can you swing, at least in feel, from the Old West, to a tall ship, to a long ago court of some far-off castle? Here are your discounts to get started on that full and festive and oh-so-Buena-Park-y day.

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