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Knott’s Scary Farm will ban unaccompanied minors



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Knott’s Berry Farm’s weekend ban on unaccompanied minors, which was instituted final month after a sequence of fights involving youngsters, might be prolonged to cowl all nights of the theme park’s weeks-long Halloween after-hours occasion.

The prevailing chaperone coverage requires all guests 17 or youthful to be accompanied by an grownup 21 or older on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The identical guidelines might be in impact for all occasion nights of Knott’s Scary Farm, which runs from Sept. 22 to Oct. 31, based on an announcement by the Buena Park theme park.

Chaperones should current a legitimate photograph ID with their date of beginning for age verification, and not more than 4 minors per chaperone are allowed.

“Chaperones should accompany their celebration throughout entry, stay contained in the park throughout their go to and be out there by telephone all through their keep,” based on the park’s announcement. “Friends ages 17 years outdated or youthful who’re discovered contained in the park unaccompanied by a chaperone might be topic to ejection.”

The coverage was originally put in place after a number of fights amongst youngsters broke out and compelled the park to close three hours early on July 16.

Movies on social media confirmed teenagers throwing punches and safety guards caught within the fray. The violence despatched park visitors running for security.

The fights introduced a response from the Buena Park Police Division. Two individuals who had been injured within the fracas had been taken to a hospital by paramedics.

“The protection of our visitors and associates has at all times been our prime precedence at Knott’s Berry Farm,” park officers mentioned in a press release after the fights. “We’re dedicated to maintaining Knott’s Berry Farm a spot the place households and buddies come collectively to get pleasure from a one-of-a-kind park stuffed with homegrown experiences and immersive leisure.”

The park additionally mentioned it’s going to ramp up safety screening procedures for Knott’s Scary Farm.

Throughout the occasion’s run, all luggage might be searched earlier than visitors enter, and nobody might be allowed in with a bag bigger than 6½ inches by 4½ inches by 2 inches, together with purses, backpacks or diaper luggage.

An entire breakdown on the chaperone coverage and new safety coverage might be discovered on the Knott’s Berry Farm code of conduct page.