Last summer, Knott’s Berry Farm did something that was nothing short of magical, and something I gushed about repeatedly here on the blog, Ghost Town Alive. If you were ever a fan of the original film Westworld, or have been caught up in HBO’s reimagining of the 1973 film, it’s easy to relate Ghost Town Alive to that – a theme park, where there are citizens (or “hosts” as they are called in Westworld) that reside in a typical western town of the late 1800s, and each of these citizens have a plot that plays out over the course of the day, and it’s something you can be a part of. You can read my open letter to Knott’s Berry Farm that describes the experience a bit more here. The main point is, it was some of the most fun I’ve ever had, and was overjoyed when Knott’s announced they were going to bring it back for the following summer. And for the first day, Patrick, myself (along with a newly created Knott’s themed parasol), and friends were there to experience the first day.
This train border print skirt, along with a few other western themed border print skirts, has been on my wish list for some time now, and I recently scored it from one of my favorite Etsy shops, Trove Vintage. While it was on the big side, I was able move the hook and eye over, and iron it some to make it several inches smaller, without ruining the integrity of the skirt or seriously altering it! It was a perfect skirt to kick off what can best be described as “the second season” of Ghost Town Alive.
For photos from the events of the day, keep reading!
These photos are actually a culled from two visits already this summer, and offer a glimpse of the day’s events.
Simply put, we’ll be making many return visits to Knott’s this summer for this incredibly unique experience, and I highly encourage local southern California residents to check it out, or if you’re planning on visiting the area over summer. And if you’re not in the area, then I highly recommend checking out HBO’s Westworld.
Peasant Top: Pinup Girl Clothing
Skirt: Trove Vintage
Barrette: Knott’s Berry Farm
Knott’s Berry Farm Charm Bracelet: Some antique mall or another…I don’t remember
Shoes: Olvera Street
Tooled Leather Purse: I don’t remember…
“Calico” Brooch and Ghost Town Parasol: Made by me