Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Knott's Annual Pass & A Trio of Complementary Tickets

Well, well, well, looks like Knott’s Berry Farm had the term “Annual Pass” a few years ahead of the Mouse. I’m not sure when Disneyland started the “Annual Pass”, but I think it was way after 1971. Disneyland did have a “Main Gate Pass” (link), but they seemed more exclusive than these Knott’s passes or at least they looked more exclusive.

Norma Lane” had two years of free admission to Knott’s. Apparently Jeanne only got one year, I wonder what she did to Norma to get left off the 1972 pass?

Here a nice Trio of “Complementary Gate Admission” tickets. The first one here is pretty old, 1969 would be my guess.

The second one is from the late 70’s with the Roaring 20’s dancing lady. OK, yes, I have posted this image before (Rides-a-plenty post) but hey, I did re-scan it for this post….

And from 1982, it's a "Guest" admission. I like the train image on this one. This is globe paper but it’s thick like cereal box cardboard. This pass includes unlimited rides and attractions. I believe that just as Disneyland had done in 1982, Knott’s also was phasing out the lettered tickets.

Speaking of Knott’s lettered tickets, I’ve got tons of them (are you surprised?). I was thinking of doing a detailed A thru D Knott’s ticket series like I did for Disneyland. I’ll start it in march and do a series post each week, that sounds fun.


schroederlucy said...

Hello, I was wondering if you could identify some Disney tickets for me. I recently found several old ticket books for Disneyland in some things that belonged to my grandparents. One set, I'm pretty sure is from late 1958 or early 1959. But I'd like to find out about the others. I have no idea when they are from. If you could help me, I would greatly appreciate it! You can contact me at Thanks!

Major Pepperidge said...

An annual pass to Knott's sounds great, especially Knott's pre-1970!

Chris Merritt said...

Cool! Still would like to find an original Knott's admission ticket from the 60s...