NEWS KBF Fiesta Village CLOSED
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Walt Wednesday #56
The Disneys arrive in England for a grand vacation across Europe.
Walt would purchase hundreds of books on this trip for the Disney Studio library. These books would inspire Disney artists, animators and Imagineers for decades to come.
NEWS - Current KBF Hotel Renovation
The Knott’s Hotel Lobby and Amber Waves Restaurant are closed off for renovations. It is expected to re-open mid Summer 2023.
Hotel Check-In is currently being done in what was previously the gift shop on the back side of the building.
In 1974, Marion Knott brought Disney Legend Rolly Crump on board to design the Knott's Bear-y Tales attraction for Knott's Berry Farm. Which at the time, started off as an idea by another designer, of a Boy and a Donkey traveling to the Fair. Later, Rolly would expand on this idea from the Gypsy Camp area of the park and the ride would become Knott's Bear-y Tales. Rolly embellished the charming animal designs while retrofitting it to Marion's changes.
Rolly Crump and his team at Design 27 and Fantasy Fair brought the magic he had from his time at Disney. He combined black light and incandescent spotlighting for the signs/characters/sets, layered the ceiling with colorful leaves and special effects that gave the ride magic. He created memorable characters that were unique to Knott's Berry Farm, assigned Robert F. Bruner to compose a soundtrack and helped to create the careers of people who would go on to do more projects within the theme park industry.
RIP Rolly Crump
Feb. 27, 1930 - March 12, 2023
Growing up in Los Angeles in the 70s/80s we visited Disneyland on a regular basis and often after school, before "Annual Passes".