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All the Details about the Newly Reopened Fiesta Village at Knott's Berry Farm

by Mommy Frog on May 29, 2023 Los Angeles

Before it closed for renovation last year, the Fiesta Village area was already a beloved cultural hub in Knott’s Berry Farm. The land, inspired by the deeply-rooted Hispanic heritage in Southern California, reopened May 26, 2023! It returned as an even larger celebration of culture than it was. The revamped space features brand-new experiences, entertainment, dining, shopping and more. You can even see PEANUTS characters in their colorful fiesta clothes!

Designed in the fashion of Los Angeles’ Olvera Street, Fiesta Mercado is the main walking area of the Fiesta Village. Brimming with vibrant decor and colorful alebrijes, the street market will feature merchants selling authentic items. The shopping takes place in smaller stands and booths along the pathways rather than a large shop.

Many things have moved around in Fiesta Village, making way for new eateries and shopping experiences. Carnival-style games have moved to the pathway toward Silver Bullet. The drink refill station has moved closer to the restrooms to allow for more shopping space.

Fiesta Village Rides

Fiesta Village Reopened-Jaguar

Many of the land’s popular attractions, such as Dragon Swing, Hat Dance, La Revolucion and Sol Spin are sporting new looks for the Fiesta Village revival. Rides are more colorful than ever, with artwork and designs painted on them. Jaguar has new nighttime lighting on the façade with projections and bursts of fireworks during select shows!

Fiesta Village Reopened-Alebrije at Revolucion

Fiesta Village has some great thrills but also rides that are perfect for recent graduates of Camp Snoopy. Elementary-age kids and tweens who are not quite ready for Silver Bullet enjoy the rides in this area. Jaguar does not have any huge drops or inversions, but it's still a really fun and long coaster.

Fiesta Village Is Set to Reopen at Knott's Berry Farm This Summer! - montezooma: forbidden fortress

The thrilling coaster in Fiesta Village, Montezooma's Revenge, is undergoing a transformation to become MonteZOOMa: The Forbidden Fortress. After undergoing significant changes, the coaster will not only feature a fresh backstory but a new twist to its original track. This time, riders are scavengers who have just discovered Montezuma's treasure, hoping to break the curse, and escape with the treasure (and their lives) once and for all!

Due to construction delays, MonteZOOMa: The Forbidden Fortress will reopen at a later, unspecified date.

Dining in Fiesta Village

Fiesta Village Reopened-Burritos and bowls at Casa California

In addition to new shopping opportunities, the Fiesta Village boasts new restaurants and flavors. You can enjoy Chicken Taco Salads, Birria Tacos, Made-to-Order Burritos, Baja Poke Bowls and Birria Quesadillas. Traditional treats and desserts, such as Cafe de Olla Conchas and Gansito Cupcakes, are offered as well.

Fiesta Village Reopened-Desserts

Baja Taqueria took over the old Fiesta Dogs location, and we couldn't be hoppier. Our and tacos were fresh and so delicioso. Do not skip this dining location!

Newly Reopened Fiesta Village at Knott's Berry Farm-Birria Tacos with alebrije

It sells birria tacos, blackened mahi mahi street tacos, battered fish tacos, shrimp tacos, vegetarian tacos and a variety of esquites.

Fiesta Village Reopened-Shrimp Taco

Papas Mexicanas (opening soon) serves loaded fries, such as Carne Asada Fries and more. It has moved from the former La Papa Loca location. 

Fiesta Village Reopened-Carne asada fries

At the all-new Casa California, you'll customize your burritos, nachos and bowls (just like Chipotle) with bases, proteins and toppings. Enjoy chips and fresh guacamole and salsa. Then take your food to the new ample seating area. This is the largest of the new restaurants, and it has an indoor ordering and dining space.

Fiesta Village Is Set to Reopen May 26 at Knott's Berry Farm - pick-four margarita flight

If you’re not feeling too hungry, you can sit back and sip on a cold cerveza or margarita at the Cantina Del Sur. Guests will also be able to enjoy some thirst-quenching cocktails there, and a Pick-Four Margarita Flight perfect for a relaxing day in the park. While you can purchase drinks in Fiesta Village, there are a couple new water refill stations to also keep you hydrated. 

Entertainment in Fiesta Village

Fiesta Village Reopened-Mariachi singers

One of the main sources of entertainment in Fiesta Village, the Fiesta Stage hosts live musicians once again! The stage has a more open-air feel than it previously did. There are smaller shows at other stages.

Newly Reopened Fiesta Village at Knott's Berry Farm-Story teller reading to children

Here are some smaller acts that may take place throughout the day:

  • Mariachi Angelitas (select dates) in Fiesta Plaza
  • Fiesta Village Storyteller – Mexican folklore at Alebrije Gardens in the afternoons
  • Adelaide Tropical – Hyprid salsa music with cumbia and chachas mixed in at Fiesta Plaza
  • SitaraSon – Cuban musin on select nights at Fiesta Plaza
  • Bob Baker Marionette Show – On summer weekends, watch a puppet show in Fiesta Plaza

Fiesta Village Reopened-Nighttime entertainment

As the sun goes down, an immersive nighttime street party, called Calle Celebración, will begin. This colorful celebration of Mexican traditions envelops the entire village with lively music and vibrant colors. There are three small stage areas with traditional music, dancers and alebrijes in costume. Accompanying projections (and fireworks) take place on the top of Jaguar's ride building. You can see them better in the later shows, once it gets dark.

Newly Reopened Fiesta Village at Knott's Berry Farm-Fireworks during Calle Celebracion

Fiesta Village has expanded along the pathway to Silver Bullet. That's where you can do more shopping, try your luck at carnival games and visit tasting booths during Knott's Summer Nights.

Are you planning a visit to Knott's Berry Farm this summer? And what do you expect Fiesta Village to be like once it opens? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below! We offer discount tickets for Knott's Berry Farm, so you can save some green!

Related: The Full Lineup of Beary-Good Knott's Berry Farm Events

Hoppy planning!

Keep hopping, Mommy Frog!
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