My family and I recently went to Knott's Berry Farm. I hadn't been there since I was about 5 years old, so I really didn't have much memory to draw upon.
We had a lovely time. We went during the week and it was not crowded at all. They had cute little rides that our kids could go on (ages 4 years and 17 months). They did also have some larger roller coasters, but I can't say much about those since our kids weren't old enough to go on them.
It's definitely not as impressive as Disneyland, but it was a really cute little place and the kids had a fun time. Our whole family of 4 went to Knott's for less than the price of 1 ticket to Disneyland after my husband's discount through his employer.
There were a lot of restrictions on the rides. I am pregnant and nearly every ride said that pregnant women could not ride. It was a little overboard as some of the rides were less tumultuous than riding in a car. I understand, however, that they want to be safe.
We sat down to eat at Johnny Rocket's, but the prices for adults were ridiculous. The kids food was reasonable (about $4), but the adults were about $8 for a hamburger and then if you wanted fries and a drink you had to add an additional $7. We ended up eating at the Ghost Town Grill and it was much more reasonable. The kid's meals were $6 a piece and included chicken strips, grilled cheese, or several other choices with french fries, a refillable souvenier Snoopy cup, and an ice cream bar. The adults burgers and sandwiches (which included fries) were around $6 or $7.