Los Angeles Times

Knott’s clamping down

The theme park unveils a chaperone policy for minors after a violent weekend.

- By Felicia Alvarez

after a string of fights at Knott’s Berry Farm, the theme park is requiring that all visitors 17 and younger be accompanie­d by an adult chaperone on Fridays and Saturdays.

Multiple fights among teenagers broke out at the theme park in Buena Park over the weekend, forcing it to close three hours early Saturday. Videos circulated on social media showing teens throwing punches and security guards who were caught in the fray. The violence sent park visitors running for safety, as seen in video posted to Twitter.

In light of the mayhem, theme park officials are rolling out a new chaperone policy, requiring that visitors younger than 18 be accompanie­d by an adult who is at least 21 to enter the park.

Chaperones must present a photo ID with a date of birth and can accompany up to three guests, according to the policy, which was posted on Knott’s Berry Farm’s “code of conduct” page Wednesday.

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Luis Sinco Los Angeles Times ON FRIDAYS and Saturdays, juvenile visitors to Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park must be accompanie­d by an adult at least 21 years old, the park says.

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