Disclosure: The kids' and I were treated to an awesome day at Ghost Town Alive for media day thanks to Knott's. #GhostTownAlive
Ghost Town Alive! is the first immersive experience at a theme park where you get to interact with characters in an authentic western adventure through choosing-your-own adventure that will change the course of the day through actions you take in the beloved town of Calico. It was a lot of fun watching the adventures of my friends through social media as we each seemed to experience a lot of different things. Not long after we arrived in Calico, we popped into the school house where the teacher wanted to know a cowboy's name, she though he was 'mighty handsome', and so off we went on our first adventure to not only find out his name, but then relay a message back to her that he wanted her to be his date for the hoedown that evening, and back and forth we went. It was a lot of fun matchmaking. Then we delivered lost parcels, passed notes between shop keepers, and were sworn in as official citizens at Town Hall.
One of the highlights though is the story of the Mayfield Gang who had escaped the custody of Sheriff Wheeler. Word around town is they'd been spotted back in Calico and the townsfolk are in need of some help in capturing the bandits and keeping the town safe. So, you get to play an important part in this unfolding story of the wild west, with specific tasks and activities to help capture the gang. And don't forget to stay for the hoedown at the end of the day.
And while we are speaking about shows, don't forget to check out the other great shows at Knott's like the Calico Saloon Show, the Wild West Stunt Show, Krazy Kirk and the Hillbillies, and the Traveling Circus.
Now, if you happen to be in the area, head to Knott's over Memorial Day weekend, Fourth of July weekend, or Labor Day weekend because the park will be putting on a special nighttime firework display on May 28th, July 1-2, July 4th, and September 3rd.
We would love to see any photos and video you take from the park when you go so please tag #GhostTownAlive and #KnottsBerryFarm in all your social media posts.
Want to see some of the fun we had? Watch the video below.