December 21, 2011 |
Shortly after Christmas, the same question arises every year: What are we going to do on New Year's Eve ? Here's what some California amusement and theme parks have planned for the last night of 2011: Disneyland in Anaheim will stay open until 2 a.m. with live bands, DJs and midnight fireworks. Across the way, Disney California Adventure will remain open until 1 a.m. with the ElecTRONica dance party and a midnight showing of "World of Color," the nighttime water spectacular.
December 7, 2011 |
While all eyes will be on Disney California Adventure in 2012, plenty of other theme parks in California will be adding new rides and attractions in time for the summer crowds. Our Top 10 for 2012 is dominated by new rides coming to DCA's 12-acre Cars Land expansion , the grand finale in the $1 billion extreme makeover the Anaheim theme park has undertaken during the past five years. DCA's transformation is so massive that even Disneyland is taking the year off as far as new attractions go, letting the spotlight shine on its younger neighbor.
November 17, 2011 |
Robot Land, a $600-million theme park celebrating famous science fiction cyborgs and motion picture androids, is expected to open in South Korea in 2013. > Photos: Robot Land theme park rides and attractions Located about an hour west of Seoul in the coastal city of Incheon, Robot Land would feature 11 rides, seven attractions and eight shows on 190 acres. Dubbed the world's first robot theme park, the oft-delayed Robot Land would compete for visitors with the world's 10th busiest theme park ( Everland )
November 15, 2011 |
Too dumb to fail? A Las Vegas ultra-lounge opening in 2012 will offer guests the chance to shoot machine guns, assault rifles and famous firearms from World War II. Machine Guns Vegas will feature 16 shooting lanes. It will not serve alcohol. . . . . Legoland California's holiday celebration begins Saturday and concludes with the annual Kids' New Year's Eve Party. For more information, click here or call (760) 918-5346. . . . Mendocino County's inaugural “Festive Fortnight” will showcase lights, galleries and food , Dec. 1-14.
May 17, 2011 |
Water parks are big drawing cards for kids when it comes to summer vacations. The Oasis Water Park comes with a stay at Arizona Grand Resort in Phoenix. The park features a big-wave pool, river tubing, an eight-story tower with water slides, and a hot tub. And now you can get a package that includes tickets to Legoland California . The deal: The Grand Playcation Package comes with four tickets (two adults, two children) to Legoland California in Carlsbad, Calif.
May 15, 2011
Disneyland and Disney California Adventure, 1313 S. Disneyland Drive, Anaheim; (714) 781-4565, http://www.disneyland.com . Tickets $68 for ages 3-9, $76 for ages 10 and older Six Flags Magic Mountain, 26101 Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia; (661) 255-4100, http://www.sixflags.com/magicmountain. Tickets $60, $35 for children shorter than 48 inches Knott's Berry Farm, 8039 Beach Blvd., Buena Park; (714) 220-5200, http://www.knotts.com . Tickets $47 for ages 12-61, $25 for ages 3-11, 62 and older Legoland California, 1 Legoland Drive, Carlsbad; (760)
April 22, 2011 |
There's a lot more than pixie dust swirling through the air at the Disneyland resort as construction crews, excavators and towering cranes work on several new theme-park rides set to debut this summer and beyond. The tandem Anaheim theme parks haven't seen this much construction since Disney California Adventure opened in 2001 next door to Disneyland. Photos: Top 10 most anticipated Southern California theme park rides for 2011 The headliner for 2011 is the $100-million Little Mermaid: Ariel's Undersea Adventure , opening at Disney California Adventure on June 3. The elaborate dark ride will take visitors on a family-friendly musical underwater journey based on "The Little Mermaid" animated movie.
April 1, 2011 |
The new Star Wars' models take shape at Star Wars Miniland renders epic battles, iconic cityscapes and massive machines in an intimate 1:20 scale at Legoland California . The new Star Wars attraction, which opened Thursday at the Carlsbad kiddie park, utilized 1.5 million Lego bricks to build a visual timeline stretching from the first film in the series to the latest television cartoons based on the space fantasy, bridging...
March 22, 2011 |
Legoland Florida recently received the first shipment of 32 Lego models for the kiddie theme park, which is scheduled to open in October at the former Cypress Gardens theme park in Winter Haven, about 40 miles from Disney World. Photos : Ride-by-ride preview of Legoland Florida Built in Europe, the handmade Lego models include a 40,000-brick blacksmith destined for the Castle Hill area of the park, a wizard designed for the indoor section of the Dragon roller coaster, an axe-wielding knight, a howling wolf and a snoring grandfather sitting on a park bench.
January 26, 2011 |
Work has begun on many of the Lego models coming to a new " Star Wars " themed area at Legoland California – including Han Solo's Millennium Falcon, Luke Skywalker's landspeeder and X-Wing starfighters as well as miniature versions of stormtroopers, droids and creatures from the epic film saga. Photo gallery : View "Star Wars" Lego models at Legoland California Crews have cleared land for the new "Star Wars" miniland and begun pouring foundations for the animated scenes to be depicted from the six movies in the series and the "Clone Wars" television cartoon.