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Theme Park Thrills, Chills--and Steep Bills : Sunday in the Parks: A Survey

June 19, 1988

Disneyland

Admission: Adults: $21.50 Kids 3-11: $16.50 Seniors: $17.25 Discounts: Groups, etc.

Parking: $3.00

Additional costs: Guided tours, arcades

Fast Food: Hot dog: $1.75 Drinks: $0.80-$1.00 Hamburger: $1.95-$2.15 Fries: $1.07 Taste: C

Statistics: Annual attendance: 13.5 million Sun. attendance: Won't tell Hot dogs served: Won't tell Drinks served: Won't tell Burgers served: Won't tell Fries ordered: Won't tell Chicken dinners: Won't tell Other: Won't tell

This season's new attractions: --

Ride survey: Star Tours No. in line: 1,600 Waiting time: 60 mins. Length of ride: 5 mins. No. per vehicle: 48 Grade: A-

Closed or inoperable: K.C. Jr. Train, also Country Bear Jamboree, Steam Train, Explorer Canoes*

Temperature: 2 p.m.: 75 5 p.m.: 68

Cleanliness: A+

Courtesy: A

Adjacent or nearby Accommodations: Disneyland Hotel, $99-$197

Guide to Grades: A: Excellent (Thrilling!) B: Better (An E ticket) C: Average (Yawn) D: Barely Pass (Skip it) F: Failure (Just say no) I: Incompetent ( Yech ) * Closed for construction of Splash Mountain, due to open January, 1989.

Universal Studios Tour

Admission: Adults: $17.95 Kids 3-11: $12.95 Seniors: $12.50 Discounts: AAA Club, package tours, etc.

Parking: $3.00

Additional costs: --

Fast Food: Hot dog: $2.25 Drinks: $1.25-$2.25 Hamburger: $2.10 Fries: $1.00 Taste: C

Statistics: Annual attendance: 4.2 million Sun. attendance: Won't tell Hot dogs served: 4,400 Drinks served: 14,000** Burgers served: 300 Fries ordered: 300 Chicken dinners: 1,200 chicken strips Other: 1,300 desserts

This season's new attractions: Star Trek Adventure

Ride survey: Star Trek No. in line: -- Waiting time: -- Length of ride: 60 mins. No. per vehicle: 2,000 in audience Grade: B

Closed or inoperable: --

Temperature: 2 p.m.: 68 5 p.m.: 62

Cleanliness: B

Courtesy: B

Adjacent or nearby Accommodations: Sheraton Universal, Registry, $140-$160

Guide to Grades: A: Excellent (Thrilling!) B: Better (An E ticket) C: Average (Yawn) D: Barely Pass (Skip it) F: Failure (Just say no) I: Incompetent ( Yech ) **Universal Tours serves beer.

Knott's Berry Farm

Admission: Adults: $17.95 Kids 3-11: $13.95 Seniors: $12.95 Discounts: Groups, etc.

Parking: $3.00

Additional costs: Arcades

Fast Food: Hot dog: $1.75-$2.25 Drinks: $0.95-$1.30 Hamburger: $2.75 Fries: $0.95-$1.15 Taste: B+

Statistics: Annual attendance: 4 million Sun. attendance: Won't tell Hot dogs served: "Who's counting?" Drinks served: 20,000 plus Burgers served: "Who's counting?" Fries ordered: "Who's counting?" Chicken dinners: 3,338 Other: --

This season's new attractions: Bigfoot Rapids

Ride survey: Bigfoot No. in line: 400 Waiting time: 15 mins. Length of ride: 6 mins. No. per vehicle: 6 Grade: C+

Closed or inoperable: Bear-y Tale Playhouse, Loop Train

Temperature: 2 p.m.: 72 5 p.m.: 67

Cleanliness: A

Courtesy: A

Adjacent or nearby Accommodations: Buena Park Hotel, $68-$74

Guide to Grades: A: Excellent (Thrilling!) B: Better (An E ticket) C: Average (Yawn) D: Barely Pass (Skip it) F: Failure (Just say no) I: Incompetent ( Yech )

Six Flags Magic Mountain

Admission: Adults: $20.00 Kids 3-11: $10 Less than 48" Seniors: $10.00 Discounts: Groups, etc.

Parking: $3.00

Additional costs: Arcades

Fast Food: Hot dog: $1.99-$2.79 Drinks: $1.15 Hamburger: $1.95-$3.59 Fries: $0.90 Taste: B

Statistics: Annual attendance: 2.9 million Sun. attendance: Won't tell Hot dogs served: 2,000 Drinks served: 35,000 Burgers served: 12,600 Fries ordered: 16,000 Chicken dinners: 13,452 chicken strips Other: 5,000 pizzas

This season's new attractions: Ninja, Black Belt of Roller Coasters

Ride survey: Ninja No. in line: "Billions" Waiting time: 88 mins. Length of ride: 3 mins. No. per vehicle: 196 Grade: B-

Closed or inoperable: Metro Monorail

Temperature: 2 p.m.: 95 in the sun 5 p.m.: 78

Cleanliness: C

Courtesy: B

Adjacent or nearby Accommodations: Ranch House Inn, $69 up to 4 adults

Guide to Grades: A: Excellent (Thrilling!) B: Better (An E ticket) C: Average (Yawn) D: Barely Pass (Skip it) F: Failure (Just say no) I: Incompetent ( Yech )

Sea World

Admission: Adults: $19.95 Kids 3-11: $14.95 Seniors: $15.95 Discounts: Military, groups, schools, etc.

Parking: Free

Additional costs: Skyride, $150; Skytower, $1.50

Fast Food: Hot dog: $1.75 Drinks: $0.99-$3.50 Hamburger: $1.99 Fries: $0.99 Taste: C

Statistics: Annual attendance: 3.3 million Sun. attendance: 12,500 Hot dogs served: 1,000 Drinks served: 13,000** Burgers served: 1,500 Fries ordered: Won't tell Chicken dinners: -- Other: 600 sandwiches

This season's new attractions: Nautilus Amphitheater

Ride survey: Skytower closed due to winds of more than 17 m.p.h. No. in line: -- Waiting time: -- Length of ride: -- No. per vehicle: -- Grade: --

Closed or inoperable: Skytower

Temperature: 2 p.m.: 65 5 p.m.: 60

Cleanliness: B

Courtesy: B

Adjacent or nearby Accommodations: Princess Resort, $125-$280

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