So here's what we found: Knott's Berry Farm IS NOT ACCESSIBLE FOR PEOPLE WITH PARALYSIS! (Yes, I know I'm yelling.) I was really upset that we paid $40ish to get into a park that I had a really hard time enjoying. And moreover, the clientele at Knott's has taken on a rather local 'punk and skank' flavor. So there was quite a bit of immodest dress, tattoos, piercings and foul language to color the experience as I waited for my family outside of EVERY RIDE IN THE PARK! (Yes, I'm yelling again. Sorry…)
There is indeed a booklet, clearly written by lawyers, that lists every attraction in the park and all of the abilities one must have in order to participate. I was not able to find this book online. Suffice it to say, every ride, queue or exit, requires you to step up or down one or more steps, squeeze through a space not wide enough for a wheelchair, or turn water into wine. There is even one ride that points disabled people to the exit for access. Then the exit has 14 steps up to the ride. I don't think these people get it.
So, if you find yourself with an option to NOT go to Knott's, choose that. But if your companions, family, etc. really want to go, here are some things you might be able to do.
How to Access
How to Board
|Ghost Town rides||Some rides (like Ghostrider) provide access through the exit||You cannot get your wheelchair near the ride||Not accessible|
|Ghost Town shows, stores and restaurants||Some of these are pretty interesting. Although some require a bit of a 'hop' up a threshold to get into the store.||No transfer required.||Accessible|
|Mystery Lodge||Enter through the main entrance||There is a row provided for people in wheelchairs. No transfer is required||Completely accessible|
|The Boardwalk rides||None of these were accessible although the 'Sky Cabin' wasn't open the day we were there.||You cannot get your wheelchair near the ride or the transfer is prohibitive.||Not accessible|
|The Boardwalk shows, stores and restaurants||We ate at Johnny Rocket's and I went in a few of the stores. It wasn't a bad place to hang out while everyone else is having fun.||The Snoopy theater was closed when we were there. But it looked like there was space for wheelchairs.||No transfer required|
|Fiesta Village rides||None of these rides are accessible||You cannot get your wheelchair near the ride||Not accessible|
|Fiesta Village shows, stores and restaurants||There really isn't anything of note to do in this section of the park.||Stay in the Boardwalk area if you can||Nothing to do here|
|Camp Snoopy||My kids are too old, so we didn't go here this time…||-||Unknown|