The new Peanuts flick — appropriately titled “The Peanuts Movie” — opens on November 6. But if you can’t wait till then, here are five places you can hang with Snoopy and the gang as you count down the days.
1. Knott’s Berry Farm
This farm-turned-amusement-park in Southern California is home to Camp Snoopy, where you can line up for a chance to meet the infamous beagle, his pal Woodstock, Charlie Brown, and the gang when you’re not riding the Peanuts-themed kiddie rides. Just want a Snoopy t-shirt? The Snoopy’s Headquarters store at the California Marketplace, located on property but just outside the park’s entrance, has all the Snoopy gear you could possibly dream of.
2. Planet Snoopy
Cedar Fair Amusement Company, owned by Knott’s Berry Farm, has several other amusement parks with a Peanuts children’s area, including Dorney Park, Kings Dominion, Cedars Point, and California’s Great America. At these parks, though, it’s not Camp Snoopy — it’s Planet Snoopy — but there’s no real difference. You still can meet the characters, and many of the rides are the same.
3. Charles M. Schulz Museum
Located in Sonoma County, California, where Schultz spent the second half of his life, the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center is home to the largest collection of original Peanuts artwork in the world. You can also see a recreation of Schulz’s art studio, watch animated Peanuts specials, and pose with character statues.
4. Snoopy’s World
New Town Plaza isn’t just a Hong Kong shopping mall. The entire third level is dedicated to Snoopy and features the largest Snoopy figure in the world as well as life-sized Peanuts characters standing outside a school bus, roasting marshmallows over a fire, fishing, and more. Although there are a few tame rides, the emphasis here is on the vignettes. Bonus: Want to invite Snoopy to your wedding? You can at Snoopy’s World. Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Lucy, and Woodstock will all be on hand as you say your vows at the attraction’s community hall.
5. Universal Studios Japan
Along with the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Japan, you can explore Snoopy Studio. It only has three rides: The Flying Snoopy, Snoopy’s Great Race, and the Snoopy Sound Stage Adventure — and once again, it’s geared to youngsters. But, if you’re crazy for Snoopy, it might just do the trick.