Disneyland Parade, Los Angeles Theme Parks

Disneyland and other Theme Parks

Los Angeles Theme Parks

Universal Studios Hollywood
DESCRIPTION: USH theme park seems to get better each year; we recommend that you begin with a the Hollywood Backlot Tour that has been updated with HD monitors and a tour guide who gives a solid explanation of some of the most famous sets in Hollywood history – War of the Worlds set includes whats left of a real jet; occasionally, famous actors are seen on the back lot tour, including Norman Bates, and King Kong 360 3D is an capstone experience for the tour; the newest adventure is Transformers: The Ride 3D, a state-of-the-art thrill ride with surprising scenes and visceral twists well beyond what you experience at the cinema — its entry line is packed with repeat riders; The Simpsons Ride is a virtual-reality roller coaster as inventive as it is stunning, and justifies the long wait to board; other main attractions are Shrek 4D, The Mummy and Jurassic Park are some of the best crafted theme park attractions seen anywhere; the House of Horrors attraction packs a real fright, so it is only suitable for age 13+. For many Harry Potter Village is worth the price of admission alone. If you need to keep the kids occupied for 1+ hours, visit Curious George where they can continuously drench themselves on a warm day, then safely shoot air-filled puffballs until they get weary or hungry; Universal Pictures characters parade the grounds to happily take pictures with guests and there are plenty of curio kiosks and gift shops to catch your eye; themed restaurants and foot vibrators for the walk-weary are strategically placed through out the park; coupled with the adjacent CityWalk, this theme park represents a fantastic multi-day family destination; summers at USH are hot, so dress accordingly.
ADMISSION: 2-Day, Front of Line, VIP and Annual Passes available
DAYS & HOURS: primary hours daily 9a-7p; but hours vary during seasons and weekends so check website; arrive early to experience the most rides
ADDRESS: 100 Universal City Plaza, Los Angeles, CA MAP
PARKING: $15
RAPID TRANSIT: Universal City Metro Station
PHONE: 800-UNIVERSAL
WEBSITE: http://www.universalstudioshollywood.com

Six Flags Magic Mountain
DESCRIPTION: X-Generation thrill seekers, this park delivers Xtreme nirvana.  With several huge expansions in the last few years, this park includes many tame family rides and live acrobatic performances, but boasts of 8 theme rides that will shock and amaze you: Colossus – one of the longest and the world’s tallest wooden roller coaster that travels at 65 mph; Déjà Vu – a boomerang roller coaster the plummets 196 feet at 65 mph from a giant vertical boomerang turn; Dive Devil – let’s bungee jumpers hoist off a 150-foot tower; Flashback – the world’s only hairpin drop roller coaster with 6 spiral dives; Gold Rusher – imagine yourself as a gold miner on a runaway train; Revolution – one of the world’s first a 360-degree vertical loop rides; Tidal Wave – ride a boat down a 5-story waterfall; X – let’s you race in vehicles that spin 360 degrees forward and backward, race at a hair raising 76 mph and fall safely from 300 feet, face down!
ADMISSION: Adults $60, buy online for huge savings, Under 48″ height $30, Age 2 and under FREE
DAYS & HOURS: 10:30a-7p
ADDRESS: 26101 Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia, CA MAP
PARKING: $15 on premises, private shuttle transports you to park entrance
RAPID TRANSIT: forget about it
PHONE: 661-255-4527 or 818-367-5965
WEBSITE: http://www.sixflags.com

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor
DESCRIPTION: Adjacent to Six Flags Magic Mountain, its theme might well be “Get wet a dozen ways in floatables for all sizes”; some of the best rides are Sea Wave Pool, which delivers wide swaths of two-foot waves to the delightful cheers of kids; Lost Temple Rapids rafting adventure down an island’s ancient aqueduct; Tiki Falls splashdown is so high its either thrilling or will make you dizzy; River Cruise sprawls a 1,300-foot-long lazy river which takes guests on a scenic journey perhaps the crème de la crème for family attractions is Lizard Lagoon, a 3.2 acre activity lagoon featuring many adult and teen activities in a 7,000-square-foot, three-and-a-half foot deep pool; try you hand at a basketball win-a-prize game; Arrowhead Splashdown features three twisting tube slides; although it uses same tcket booths as Magic Mountain, it is a separate park
ADMISSION: Adults $30 or buy online to save, under 48″ height $21, 2 & Under FREE
DAYS & HOURS: 10:30a-6p
ADDRESS: 26101 Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia, CA MAP
PARKING: $15 on premises, private shuttle transports you to park entrance
TRANSIT: forget about it
PHONE: 661-255-4527 or 818-367-5965
WEBSITE: http://www.sixflags.com

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