Thursday, September 16, 2010

Knott's Bear-y Tales

Do you guys remember this ride at Knott's Berry Farm? It smelled like berries in there! For those of you who don't know, Knott's Bear-y Tales was a slow, boat ride at a theme park in California called Knott's Berry Farm. It was kind of like It's a Small World at Disneyland, where characters are performing and a story is told throughout the ride. These pictures are from the book that you used to be able to buy there- I found mine in a box in the garage. It is so fantastic!
Here is the back
And here are the credits to the fine folks who wrote and illustrated this masterpiece of beauty! I stared at this book every night when I was a kid.

There is a map inside that takes you through the bears journey- it is also a map of the ride

Here are the characters...

They make pies! Here is their kitchen...

And their pie factory! Can you smell those warm berries now? The Bear-y family wants to enter their pies in the contest held at the County Fair...

Crafty, stealing pies from the cooling rack!

The frogs in Frog Forest, practicing for the jumping contest at the Fair!

The spooky fortune tellers!

Stormy Mountain! (thunder booms)

The Weird Woods! Scary!

Here are the characters in the weird woods...

And they make it to the fair in time to enter their pies, which win the PRIZE!
Here are pictures of the ride on Gorillas don't blog
Here is a movie someone took of the ride on YouTube:
Awesome, huh?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *crickets chirp*'s just me that thinks so? *more crickets*......
I'll just be over here in the corner.....*walks away with head down*