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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Southern California Parks

Contains posts about Southern California parks.

Full Throttle added to Coaster Mural at Magic Mountain

This week's Magic Mountain update is a little different than some of our recent articles. We'll have some Full Throttle photos for you as work continues to be done around the ride. But, the...

SeaWorld San Diego Gets Ready For Christmas

Welcome to another SeaWorld San Diego update! This week, we’ll be taking a look at the preparations being made for the Christmas Celebration event as well as some of the other happenings around the...

Universal Studios Hollywood Changes the Scenery

Universal Studios Hollywood is abuzz with exciting construction projects. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is on track for a 2016 opening. Coming next year is the Fast and Furious Supercharged addition to the...

Fab News: Reasons to Celebrate

I saw a peanut stand, heard a rubber band and seen a needle wink its eye. But I be done seen about everything, when I see an elephant fly. A part of the current restorations...

Six Flags Magic Mountain Holiday in the Park 360!

Merry Christmas from Six Flags Magic Mountain! Holiday in the Park is now running from now through January 3rd and the park is a delightful winter wonderland of sights, sounds, and goodies. Of course...

A Trip To Heartlake City Legoland

 We have a very special column for you today which was written by little Laura Hamand, who's just 7 years old. She and her friend Shaylee Osborne visited the new Heartlake City land at Legoland...

Knotts Berry Farm Opens 40th Anniversary Haunt Museum

Friday, as the amber tones of twilight cast a warm glow on the Farm, Knott's unveiled an homage to the history of its 40 year old Halloween Haunt. The Knott's Scary Farm Halloween Haunt...

Designed to Thrill: IAAPA Attractions Expo 2013

The typical theme park goer has probably never heard of IAAPA, the International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions, let alone the annual IAAPA Attractions Expo. I recently visited the IAAPA Expo in Orlando...

SeaWorld San Diego is Construction Central

June gloom has hit us early in San Diego, but we still have a lot to share with you from SeaWorld.  The main entrance construction is rumbling along as the 50th anniversary of this...

Six Flags Magic Mountain’s biggest Fright Fest Ever

Fright Fest 2012 begins Friday, October 5th at Six Flags Magic Mountain. Today, we have an EXCLUSIVE first look at one of the new mazes this year, Willoughby's Resurrected, as well as some news...

Yesterland: Henry’s Auto Livery Ride at Knott’s Berry Farm

You might think that car rides at theme parks and amusement parks always have a guide rail down the center of the track. Not this one! You actually get to steer your car—in fact,...

Disney News Round Up: Knott’s Berry Farm Giving Free Tickets? What?!

Welcome to this week’s MiceChat Disney Round Up! What a great week we have had and there's much more to come! From the MiceChat Gumball Rally this past weekend, to news on the loop...

Knotts Scary Farm Mazes Announced and Expansion for Soak City

The season of scares is upon us once again and Knott's has announced their Halloween Haunt lineup for 2016. But there's so much more news coming out of Knott's Berry Farm today, including a...

Fab News: Berry Fun, Star Wars and SeaWorld Splashdown

There's some big items to share in Today's Fab News. SeaWorld is ending its captive breeding program, Marvel is moving at the Disneyland Resort, Star Wars everything, and winners of our Boysenberry contest!

Knotts Berry Farm End of Summer Fun and Haunt by the Ton

Down on the farm there's plenty a-happenin'. Knott's is planning a big Labor Day celebration on the last day of August including fireworks!  You also still have a chance to catch the Snoopy Unleashed...

Knotts Berry Farm Announces Halloween Haunt 2013 Details

Last night, Knott's Berry Farm held a huge announcement event in the Charles Schultz Theatre to reveal all of their dastardly plans for the 41st Knott's Scary Farm Halloween Haunt. Heralding the oldest and...

Yesterland: The Missions Return to Knott’s Berry Farm

As the 20th century came to a close, Knott’s Berry Farm was reinventing itself as a thrill ride park. Its original focus on California heritage took a backseat. Slowly, over many years, the dioramas...

The SeaWorld San Diego Post-Holiday Round Up

After a winter break, we’re back at SeaWorld San Diego for a construction update.  There's a lot of work in progress and we'll show you what will be coming for the Summer 2013 season....

Knott’s Timber Mountain Log Ride: Updating Bud’s Masterpiece – Part 1

Greetings, and welcome to a new installment of This Animatronic Life…and you only had to wait a year to read it!  As you may be aware, my company, Garner Holt Productions, Inc. (GHP), has...

Yesterland: Knott’s Berry Farm, Then & Now & Now

When Werner Weiss visited Knott’s Berry Farm in 2010, he brought along some historic photos and matched them. Six years have passed. This week, he returned to those spots. Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Knott’s...