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November 9, 2001

Knott's Salutes Fire and Police Personnel With Free Admission

Buena Park, CA -- Knott's Berry Farm salutes Southern California fire and police personnel with free park admission during "Fire and Law Enforcement Days," November 22 through December 16, 2001. During this time, Knott's will extend free Park admission for all active fire and police personnel, their spouse (or one guest) and up to two dependant children ages 3-11.

"Knott's has always recognized firefighters and police officers as the real American heroes," said Jack Falfas, General Manager and Vice President of West Coast Operations. "These are the men and women who put their lives on the line to protect and serve our communities every time they go to work."

Guests can enjoy Knott's blockbuster attractions including GhostRider, Supreme Scream, the all-new-for-2001 "It' Christmas, Snoopy" ice show, the Christmas Crafts festival and other Merry Farm celebrations.

To participate, active fire and police personnel must present valid, photo fire or law enforcement ID at any Knott's ticket booth November 22 through December 16, 2001. Fire or police personnel absolutely must be present. Fire and law enforcement badges and identification cards are acceptable only if accompanied by photo ID. As all IDs must reference specific fire or law enforcement duty, government-only IDs will not be accepted.

Additional tickets may be purchased at any Knott's ticket booth or for the best price, visit any Southern California Food 4 Less. Tickets may be purchased at Food 4 Less for $22.95 for ages 12 and up or just $9.95 for ages 3-11!.)

Under promotional rules, Knott's will admit both sworn officers and civilian employees from all city and county fire and law enforcement organizations, plus the following: California Highway Patrol (CHP); County Sheriffs' Offices; District Attorney offices; U.S. Forest Service, California Department of Forestry and other wildland fire organizations; correctional facilities (prisons); U.S. Marshals; ATF (Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms); the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI); Immigration Naturalization Service (INS); and reserve or volunteer fire and law enforcement members with valid ID.

Please note that only individuals with proper photo ID specifically referencing fire or law enforcement duty will be accepted.

The following organizations are not covered by the promotion: retired fire and law enforcement employees; U.S. Armed Forces, including all U.S. veterans; private law firms; reserve or volunteer fire and law enforcement members without valid ID; American Red Cross; private security firms; California Conservation Corps.; and all employees with government-only IDs or without specific fire or law enforcement IDs.

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