California Theme Parks

Disneyland CARS ride


While we like to think of California as the theme park capital of the USA, we'd be fooling ourselves to say that the state is the only game "in town." Even Californians like to travel to Florida to see and experience Walt Disney World and the Sunshine State's extensive offerings. Many states have amusements and attractions you may want to check out but our focus here is on the Golden State (California.)

Southern California Theme Parks Tickets Links

Disneyland is so popular that it's hard to find ticket deals that are a 'steal.' Buying packages that include hotels offer greater savings but that's not needed for locals who are day-tripping. If you want to visit the Magic Kingdom, you have to pay the price, no regrets. You can also put Disneyland tickets on your birthday or Christmas wish list and keep your fingers crossed.

Knott's Berry Farm is our affordable (relatively speaking) option to Disneyland for a day's entertainment. It's Old West and Ghost Town themes are appealing, it has a great bakery for cookies & pies, and for roller coasters and thrill rides it has an edge. It takes about 20 minutes to drive between Disneyland and Knott's, which excels in its Halloween attraction, Knott's Scary Farm designed for a slightly older crowd.

Legoland California in north San Diego County is a super fun place for kids who are into Lego bricks. Adults enjoy the theme park, as well, and take advantage of perks such as Carlsbad beach and shopping at the factory outlet nearby. Since many parents and siblings help kids build their Lego kits, adults will get a kick out of the miniland buildings and towns from Las Vegas to New York.

SeaWorld San Diego continues to care for its sealife and showcase conservation efforts while focusing more & more on amusement rides. Set along the San Diego Bay, you can't escape fantastic weather and scenic settings, the theme park's warm hospitality and colorful seasonal shows with music, drum rolls and even fireworks!

Universal Studios Hollywood showcases Hollywood star power with music, sound effects and popular entertainment icons in its theme park rides set on an actual movie production facility. When new attractions are unveiled they reflect popular demand, and that's why visitors can't get enough. 

Six Flags Magic Mountain

Northern California Ticket Links

California's Great America is the Bay Area's one of two major theme parks operated by Cedar Fair, the same company that operates Knott's Berry Farm and Gilroy Gardens. Sometimes it's closed so check their schedule before you go.

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California Themed Attractions

New Year's Eve Fireworks

Open Christmas Day

California Theme Parks

Belmont Park San Diego

Buena Park Theme Park Capital

Water Parks and Themed Water Attractions

California Water Parks and Themed Water Attractions

San Diego Zoo California Christmas

California Water Parks and Themed Water Attractions

Waterworld Water Park in Concord, California

Disneyland Resorts

Disneyland Directory of stories

Cars Land in California Adventure

Disneyland Teacups History

Anaheim California Disneyland Halloween Celebration


Aquatica Water Park

SeaWorld Christmas Snow

SeaWorld  Manta Ride

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

Six Flags Vallejo is 2 parks in 1

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Rides


4th of July

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 | Fright Night


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New Year's Eve

Six Flags Magic Mountain


4th of July


Great America

Great America Global Winter Wonderland, Santa Clara

Boomerang Bay Water Park at Great America, Santa Clara

Knott's Berry Farm

Knotts Berry Farm Theme Park Attraction

Bumper Cars

Sad-eye Joe in Jail

Old Iowa School House

Camp Snoopy

Stage Coach Ride

Swing Ride


Charlie Brown Christmas

Christmas Crafts Village 

Legoland California

Legoland California Pirate Reef Ride and Attraction

Star Wars Miniland at Legoland California

Universal Studios Hollywood

Universal Studios Hollywood Despicable Me Ride

Universal Studios Hollywood Transformers: The Ride 3-D






Bodies Buena Park Attraction

Titanic Premier Exhibition Buena Park Attraction

Titanic Buena Park Attraction, California

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