Frequently Asked Questions
- I can’t believe my ears! Does Knoebels REALLY offer free parking, admission, entertainment and picnic facilities?
- What types of rides are at Knoebels?
- What is the Knoebels dress code?
- Is smoking permitted at Knoebels?
- What are Knoebels’ hours of operation?
- What if it rains during my visit?
- Are wheelchairs, wagons and electric convenience vehicles available for rent?
- Are pay-one-price plans available on weekends?
- Are pets permitted at Knoebels?
- Where is first aid located?
- Does Knoebels make charitable donations?
- Does Knoebels offer military discounts?
- What items should I not take on a ride?
- Are lockers available for rent?
- What forms of payment are accepted at Knoebels?
- Are there ATMs at Knoebels?
- Does Knoebels have a nursing station?
- Where are baby changing tables available?
- What should I do if I am separated from my family or group at Knoebels?
- Is alcohol allowed at Knoebels?
- Is Wi-Fi available at Knoebels?
- Are golf carts, segways or hoverboards permitted in Knoebels?
- Does Knoebels have an electric car charging station?
- Where can I purchase Knoebels Gift Cards?
- Where can I inquire about Cottage Reservations?
- Are there any discounts on tickets?
I can’t believe my ears! Does Knoebels REALLY offer free parking, admission, entertainment and picnic facilities?
Yes! Knoebels is America’s largest free-admission amusement park and also offers free parking, free daily entertainment and free picnic facilities. We take pride in being not only a place the whole family can enjoy, but also a place for families with any budget! During your visit, you’ll have the option to purchase a pay-one-price plan or tickets for our rides. Learn more about how to reserve a picnic pavilion or hire Knoebels to cater your picnic.
What types of rides are at Knoebels?
Strap in and get ready for some of the best amusement park rides anywhere! Kiddie rides, thrill rides, family rides and attractions—Knoebels has something for everyone. Enjoy the Grand Carousel, one of the very few where you can still catch the brass ring, or check out the Phoenix Roller Coaster and the Twister—our two world-class wooden roller coasters! Take a look around and check out all of the rides; there are over 60!
What is Knoebels' dress code?
In keeping with our family-friendly atmosphere, and for health and safety reasons, Knoebels guests are required to follow a dress code. As a courtesy to others, modest dress is expected of all guests. Revealing or offensive clothing is not considered appropriate. Bikini bottoms, bikini tops, Speedo bottoms, thongs, and halter tops are not considered appropriate attire while in the park. While riding the Sklooosh or in the pool area, swimsuits may be worn, but after completion of the ride or when leaving the pool area, we ask that you change into park-appropriate attire. Some language, gestures, and suggestive art on apparel may be considered inappropriate. Knoebels reserves the right to address these issues with all guests. Due to the various surfaces within the park, closed-toe shoes are suggested for safety.
Is smoking permitted at Knoebels?
Knoebels is committed to clean air. At Knoebels, we care about all of our guests, and as part of our clean air commitment, smoking (including vapor and e-cigarette usage) is restricted to designated areas throughout the park. These areas are marked on our park maps. You can recognize the designated smoking areas in the park by their blue benches. We have created nine smoking areas within the park and one in the pool area. We hope to help preserve the safety and health of our guests. Your cooperation is appreciated. The campground, pavilions and parking area are not included in this policy.
What are Knoebels' hours of operation?
The park’s schedule of operation varies throughout the seasons. Please see the official website calendar for official park hours. In order for the park to close at an appropriate time, some rides require the lines to be cut prior to the park’s official closing.
What if it rains during my visit?
Several rides will close due to weather conditions such as rain, high winds, and/or lightning. A specific answer as to which rides close or remain open is not possible because of the varying degrees of inclement weather. Knoebels makes every effort to reopen the rides as quickly and safely as possible following the end of adverse weather conditions. We do not offer rain checks or refunds, however, our Individual ride tickets never expire!
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Are wheelchairs, wagons and electric convenience vehicles available for rent?
Yes! Visit the Rent-All building off of the park’s main boulevard near the parking lot to rent wheelchairs, wagons and electric convenience vehicles for a daily fee. All rentals require that you leave a valid driver’s license at our desk, which will be returned to you upon return of your rental.
For more information and pricing, please click here!
Are pay-one-price plans available on weekends?
With the exception of select pre- and post-season weekends, pay-one-price plans are available Monday through Friday only. Also, pay-one-price plans are not available on major holidays.
Are pets permitted at Knoebels?
Knoebels insists that all pets be on leashes and kept under control, and all pet owners are required to clean up after their pets. We do realize, however, that not all pets that visit the park are comfortable with their surroundings. It is for that reason that we reserve the right to ask anyone whose pet appears to be uncomfortable or is not under control to please take the pet out of the park.
Guests may not leave pets unattended at any time, including our guests staying at Knoebels campgrounds. Pets are not permitted in any restaurant, gift shop, cabins, cottages, eagle roosts, trailers, and most rides. Knoebels does permit service animals. Please download the Guest Accessibility Guide for a list of Rides that accommodate service animals.
Where is first aid located?
The first aid station is located at the end of the main park office building across from The Flyer. It is staffed from 9:00 a.m. until approximately one hour after the park closes, by a professionally trained Emergency Medical Technician, Paramedic, and/or Licensed Practical Nurse.
Does Knoebels make charitable donations?
Knoebels receives many donation requests on a daily basis and the number has become somewhat overwhelming. Although most of the requests come from worthy organizations, unfortunately we can’t honor every one of them. We have decided to limit our donations to school fundraisers directly related to the needs of academic programs and serving as much of the entire student body as possible. We provide a standard donation of two ride all day passes . We also work with a select few larger partner organizations, such as Give Kids the World. To find out if your organization qualifies for a donation, please click here.
Does Knoebels offer military discounts?
Knoebels is happy to honor our heroes! Once per season, all Active Duty members of the military can receive a $40 book of ride tickets. Retired/disabled veterans can receive a $20 book of ride tickets. Learn more about our military discounts.
What items should I not take on a ride?
Knoebels suggests that those visitors planning to go on rides only bring items which can be safely secured by zipper, Velcro or buttoned pockets.
Due to the dynamics of some of our rides, loose articles are not permitted and should be left with non-riders or secured in lockers. Loose or hand-held articles include, but are not limited to, cameras (including handheld, mounted, and video), cell phones, selfie sticks, pagers, purses, stuffed animals, basketballs, prizes, hats, loose fitting jewelry, glasses, backpacks, etc. Knoebels is not responsible for lost or stolen items, which include items that fall out of pockets. Ride operators and attendants are not responsible for articles left by patrons at the ride stations. Neither Knoebels nor its employees assume responsibility for the loss of, or damage to, personal property. Locker storage is available throughout the park (see next question).
Are lockers available for rent?
Lockers are available on a first-come, first-serve basis and located at various locations throughout the park for a nominal fee.
- Across from the Security a-frame building
- On the side of the Sklooosh restrooms
- Across from Stony Gables near the handstamp building
- On the side of the Phoenix restroom
- On the side of the Big Wheel restroom
- A locker is provided at the Crystal Pool with admission
What forms of payment are accepted at Knoebels?
The Handstamp Building, Main Park Office, ticket booths, major food stands and our gift shops accept:
- Discover/Novus Card
- American Express
- Bank debit cards
- Knoebels Gift Cards
Business or group checks will be accepted at the Main Park Office and the Handstamp Building.
*Personal checks over $50.00 will not be accepted
Are there ATMs at Knoebels?
ATMs are located in various locations throughout the park:
- RentAll Center
- Playland Arcade
- Roaring Creek Saloon
- Trading Post
- Handstamp Building
- International Food Court
- Phoenix Junction Steak House
- Knoebels Crystal Pool
Does Knoebels have a nursing station?
A nursing mothers station, complete with private climate-controlled rooms, is located next to Lost & Found, across the street from our Security office.
Where are baby changing tables available?
The following restrooms have changing tables available:
- Kiddie City; Male & Female
- Phoenix; Female
- Twister; Male & Female
- Wheel; Female
- Pavilion E; Female
- Sklooosh; Female
- Main Park; Female
- Cesaris; Male & Female
What should I do if I am separated from my family or group at Knoebels?
Unfortunately, Knoebels will not page for lost or separated guests.
We suggest that, at the beginning of your visit, you select a place within the park to be the “meeting place” if your group becomes separated. If you do become separated, or have a lost child, please contact the nearest staff member for assistance.
Is alcohol allowed at Knoebels?
Alcoholic beverages of any type are not permitted in the park, catering or parking areas.
Is Wi-Fi available at Knoebels?
Yes! Knoebels has complimentary Wi-Fi available virtually everywhere in the park.
Are golf carts, segways or hoverboards permitted in Knoebels?For the safety of all our guests golf carts, segways and hoverboards are not permitted. Our Rental Center has wheelchairs, electric convenience vehicles, and strollers available for rent at a nominal fee.
Does Knoebels have an electric car charging station?Yes! Knoebels offers a complimentary electric car charging station in our main parking area. Simply ask an attendant and they will direct you to the appropriate location.
Where can I purchase Knoebels Gift Cards?Knoebels Gift Cards can be purchased online anytime for your convenience. They are also available at the Park Office, Guest Services Counter, Lake Glory Campground and all of our Gift Shops (with the exception of Jolly Roger, Novelty & Bargain Shop). Gift Cards can be reloaded at each of these locations in increments of $10, $25, $50 & $100.
To check the balance of your Gift Card call 1-800-487-4386, select Option 8, and enter your Card Number.
Where can I inquire about Cottage Reservations?
For information regarding cottages and their accommodations, visit our website by clicking here. To make a reservation, visit the park office or call 570-672-2572 ext 120.
Are there any discounts on tickets?
Yes! Monday through Friday (except Holidays) there are discounted tickets depending on how many tickets you purchase. Books of $5, $10, and $20 tickets are 10% off! If you purchase $150.00 in tickets or more, they become 15% off (costing $127.50). Bulk discounts even accommodate for $500 in tickets or more, which come to 20% off (costing $400). Discounted tickets can be purchased at any ticket booth or at the park office.
These discounts do not apply to any pay-one-price handstamp plans. Tickets can still be purchased during the weekend or Holidays, but at full value.