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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Southern California Parks

Contains posts about Southern California parks.

SAMLAND: Did You Know Universal Studios Tried To Buy SeaWorld?

Did you know that Universal Studios tried to buy SeaWorld? Of course! In Hollywood anything is possible. However, this is not current news. This is Samland. About the same time as MCA Universal was finalizing...

The SeaWorld 50th Anniversary MiceChat Celebration

MiceChat recently visited SeaWorld San Diego during the SeaWorld 50th Anniversary Celebration, Sea of Surprises.  Throughout the day a group of very talented photographers took pictures of the event.  A special thanks to Michael...

Batman Backwards at Six Flags Magic Mountain

MiceChat was invited to Six Flags Magic Mountain this week for a surprisingly fun ride on a classic coaster.   This spring, the park is giving both Batman the Ride and Colossus a fun spin...

SeaWorld San Diego Gets Ready to Celebrate 50 Years

Welcome to a very special update from SeaWorld San Diego as they head towards their fiftieth anniversary kickoff next week! New Entrance / Explorer’s Reef About half of the new entrance has been opened up for...

SeaWorld San Antonio Update – Aquatica’s New Aviary

Recently, Erin (a Co-host on the Unofficial SeaWorld Podcast) was able to travel to San Antonio to visit SeaWorld and check out the progress on the new Aviary being added to the Aquatica park....

Season Pass Podcast: Inside Knott’s Trapped and Skeleton Key Rooms ’13

It's 2014.  So in typical TSPP fashion we yell "Let's continue Knott's Haunt coverage!"  It is time to finally reveal Knott’s Scary Farm’s 2013 VIP experiences, audio, discussion, and dissection of the 5 new Skeleton Key...

Knotts Berry Farm Update: Refurbishments and the Fight Against Breast Cancer

Yesterday, Knotts Berry Farm joined the fight agains breast cancer by teaming up with the Susan G. Komen foundation.  A wonderful event was held to mark the beginning of the relationship.  We'll also take...

Knotts Berry Farm: One Last Ride on the Calico Mine Train

A few weeks ago a very special event was held at Knott's Berry Farm.  You see, the famous Calico Mine Ride was scheduled close on January 5th, 2014 for the most extensive refurbishment in...

There is Still Time to have a SeaWorld San Diego Style Christmas

We’re back with an all-new update from SeaWorld San Diego! Today we’ll be taking a look at the extravagant SeaWorld Christmas Celebration event that runs through January 4th. This event is by far the one I...

Knotts Merry Farm and MiceChat New Year’s Eve Special Event

Knott's Merry Farm has returned this year along with the wonderful Christmas Crafts Village and Santa's Cabin.  While we covered those offerings in a previous update, today we focus on the impressive line-up of...

Knotts Berry Farm Loses Windseeker, Gains Santa and the Billies

Welcome to Knotts Berry Farm! Which at this time of year is a MERRY Farm loaded with yule-tide cheer.  We've got all the details on the Christmas time festivities and what will be coming...

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...

CHILL: An Icy Wonderland at the Queen Mary

The Queen Mary in Long Beach California is certainly becoming an interesting destination to visit. Throughout the year it is an historic destination offering tours, restaurants, shopping and world-class hotel.  But now, they have...

Changes coming to Knotts Mine Train and Camp Snoopy

Welcome back to Knotts Berry Farm!  We last left them in the soupy fog of Halloween.  But now, the park is transforming from scary to merry as they prepare the park for their annual...

SeaWorld – New Nighttime Shows, New Rides and a Sea of Surprises

We have a special SeaWorld article for you today featuring an interview with the Corporate Vice President of Entertainment for SeaWorld Parks, Dennis Wirzman. He'll give us a glimpse of what's in store for...

Season Pass Podcast: Brian Morrow of SeaWorld and Busch Gardens

TSPP Interviews Brian Morrow, the Creative Director of SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment, in this episode of the Podcast.  Brian looks back to the beginning of his career, from an intern at Six Flags, to food safety,...

SeaWorld San Diego Getting Ready to Chill

Ahoy land lubbers!  It's time to dive back into SeaWorld San Diego and see what is happening. The park will be turning 50 years old this spring and there are preparations being made including...

Season Pass Podcast: The Making of Knott’s Haunt 2013!

The Season Pass Podcast continues the 2013 Halloween celebration with a trip to Knott’s Scary Farm for Halloween Haunt!  TWO 2-hour episodes with tons of interviews with event, maze, show Creators and Park Leaders.  Also,...

Spooky Science and The Science of Ripley’s Believe it or Not

The Discovery Science Center in Orange, Ca is probably one of our favorite local places to go and go have family fun.  There is never a dull moment at this interactive hive of learning. ...

Knott’s Scary Farm Shows Scare and Entertain

When most folks think of Knott's Scary Farm, haunted mazes immediately come to mind.  Foggy alleyways with sinister monsters around every corner are the quintesential image from the world's biggest, longest running, theme park...