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From the magic of Disneyland to pulse-pounding super coasters at Paramount's Great
America to high-octane thrills at Knott's exciting amusement parks add family entertainment
and adventure to all your California vacations.
The country's only combination wildlife park, oceanarium, and theme park, Six Flags
Marine World presents animals of land, sea and air in spectacular shows and attractions.
This Bay Area adventure park also features exciting thrill rides, such as Zonga,
kid's attractions and rides, such as Looney Tunes Seaport, family shows, and a unique
animal zoo where you get personal with dolphins, sea lions, sharks, reptiles, giraffes
and safari animals. Some lucky youngsters can even kiss a killer whale.
California's largest waterpark, Raging Waters features 50 beautifully landscaped
acres, 36 slides and attractions, and a sand beach. Experience the thrilling Dragon's
Den, a breathtaking two-person bowl slide, or the 10-story High Extreme. Float down
the 1/4 mile Amazon River or relax in the huge Wave Pool. Kids never tire of Kids'
Kingdom and Splash Island. From wet to wild, you'll have a raging good time. Raging
Waters ranked #3 by the Travel Channel in its Top 10 ranking of US Water Parks.
California's oldest seaside amusement park, the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk blends
old-time nostalgia with
modern thrills. Located on a mile-beach between Monterey and San Francisco, the Boardwalk
is your free hot
spot for beach vibes, 34 classic rides, attractions, an old-style arcade, summer
concerts, and events. The
park includes two National Historic Landmarks - the 1911 Looff Carousel and 1924
Giant Dipper, a giant wood-framed roller coaster - and the thrill rides like Fireball
and Cliff Hanger. Santa Cruz Boardwalk also features the Boardwalk Grand Arcades,
Casino Arcade, Neptune's the Climb and Conquer climbing wall, Venturer Simulator
motion theater, Trampoline Thing, and the 3-D Fun House.
For a natural day of fun, explore Gilroy Gardens, a combination of four unique gardens
and amusement rides
with the mid-20th century history and agricultural roots of Santa Clara Valley. Set
among 600 acres of countryside in Gilroy, California, home to the Annual Gilroy Garlic
Festival, Bonfante Gardens features 19 rides and 21 attractions including theme gardens,
concessions, an event plaza, and the world famous Circus Trees.
From the charm of Main Street to Mickey's Toontown, your imagination runs free in
eight enchanted lands of nostalgia, delight, and entertainment. At Disneyland Park,
you'll experience a magical kingdom of 60 attractions, 50 shops and 30 restaurants.
Experience thrill rides, such as the Indiana Jones Adventure, Matterhorn, Space Mountain,
Pirates of the Caribbean, and Splash Mountain. Meet Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and
Goofy! A 55-acre theme park next to Disneyland, Disney's California Adventure is
a magical festival of shows, parades and attractions celebrating California's past
and future. A hip entertainment, shopping and dining promenade, Downtown Disney
is a fun way to relax after a day at the parks.
The magic of the movies comes to life at Universal Studios Hollywood, the world's
largest working movie studio and theme park. Universal Studios offers a backlot view
of the film and TV industry, a working movie studio, the rich heritage of movies
and the stars of Hollywood. Enjoy thrills, magic, stunts and special effects when
you take part in your favorite blockbuster movies. Experience the glamour, action
and entertainment of Hollywood. Finish your day with LA's coolest restaurants, clubs
and fun at Universal CityWalk.
America's oldest amusement park, Knott's Berry Farm re-creates the atmosphere of
the Old West in six themed
park areas including Ghost Town, Fiesta Village, Wild Water Wilderness, Indian Trails,
The Boardwalk and Camp
Snoopy. Once an actual berry farm, Knott's Berry Farm features 160 acres of wild
rides, family shows and world-class attractions. At America's favorite theme park,
families experience GhostRider the world's best wooden roller coaster, the 30-story
Supreme Scream, and the high-octane thrill of Xcelerator, rated the world's best
launch coaster, sending riders to 80 MPH in 2.3 seconds. Stroll on over to Camp Snoopy,
home to the beloved Peanuts Gang.
This Southern California theme park features exciting thrill rides, world-class entertainment,
shows, concerts, family adventure and the largest collection of extreme coasters
on the planet. The DejaVu coaster encourages a stress-relieving scream, the stomach-churning
X coaster features 360-degree rotating seats, and Sweet 16 is Southern California's
first floorless coaster. A ride on Scream simulates racing through the air, and the
Batman ride is a heart-pounding thrill.
Hurricane Harbor is a family water park with aquatic rides and slides for those hot
summer days. Enjoy Taboo Tower's three thrilling body speed slides, three twisting
and turning open tube slides at Arrowhead Splashdown, Tiki Falls' two dark slides
and one translucent tube slide, Castaway Cove, an exclusive children's water play
kingdom, Shipwreck Shores, which offers water activities for the entire family, the
Forgotten Sea wave pool, and The River Cruise on the Lazy River.