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 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...
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.
January 6, 2011 |
A new " Star Wars " themed area at Legoland California with 2,000 Lego models will take visitors chronologically through scenes from the epic film saga. Photo gallery : View "Star Wars" Lego models at Legoland California Scheduled to make its debut March 31, the new "Star Wars" area will be part of the Carlsbad kiddie park's Miniland, park officials said Thursday. It will feature animated scenes from the six movies in the series and the "Clone Wars" television cartoon -- complete with special effects and sound effects.
December 22, 2010 |
The seemingly endless stream of bad weather forced several Southern California theme parks to close Wednesday and others to restrict hours or limit access to certain areas. SeaWorld San Diego , Legoland California and Six Flags Magic Mountain were closed Wednesday due to inclement weather. Knott's Berry Farm , which closed early Tuesday because of the rain, was open for business Wednesday. Disneyland was operating on a regular schedule Wednesday, but Disney California Adventure planned to close an hour early (at 9 p.m.)
November 9, 2010 |
Legoland Florida will open in October 2011 with 50 rides, attractions and shows at the former Cypress Gardens theme park in Winter Haven, about 40 miles from Disney World . In many ways, Legoland Florida will be similar to Legoland California in Carlsbad, which in turn is similar to other Legoland parks around the world: a kiddie theme park divided into lands based on adventure, exploration, imagination and, of course, Legos....
November 8, 2010 |
In compiling my top 10 list for Legoland California , I tried to combine must-see attractions with one-of-a-kind rides you can’t find anywhere else. Photo Gallery : View the Top 10 Legoland California rides and attractions Legoland perfectly hits its demographic of minivan-driving soccer moms and their stroller-bound charges and 'tween siblings. The pink-knuckle rides offer a tiny dose of mild thrills for the littlest kids, who are often underserved at typical theme parks . That said, the Carlsbad kiddie park features a disappointingly high number of attractions that parents can't ride with their kids.
August 23, 2009 |
Park price hike It will cost you more to visit California state parks -- in some cases, double what you've paid in the past, thanks to increases implemented last week. Among Southern California parks affected, with sample fees, were Bolsa Chica State Beach (parking now $15 a day, up from $10; premium beachfront sites now $65, up from $39 to $44); Carpinteria State Beach (parking now up $2 to $10; hike-and-bike sites now $10, up from $5); Malibu Creek State Park (parking now up $2 to $12; drive-in, developed campsites now $35, up from $20 to $25)
March 29, 2009 |
Seeing Venice on a budget The Venice, Italy, tourism bureau just launched an online reservation service offering budget-conscious travel packages that include city-side parking, bus passes and free admission to the city's casino. Venice Connected attempts to control crowds by tailoring prices to demand and trying to attract more visitors during the low seasons. Travelers can save money by booking a Venice Connected package during these times. When is the off-season? The website's color-coded package date ranges offer a guide.
June 12, 2008 |
Roller coasters, simulated or real, aren't the only new rides being rolled out at SoCal theme parks. Here are a few recently opened options, all of them kid-friendly, for summer. Adventures of Curious George, Universal Studios Hollywood What this water-based, 30,000-square-foot play zone has to do with the world's cutest monkey traveling to outer space is anybody's guess. But it promises to get kids very wet, making it the perfect pit stop on blistering summer days. It includes water jets that squirt from the ground; a playground where kids can soak each other with squirt guns; and a bucket the size of a hot tub that periodically tips its contents onto eager splashers.