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Sunday, November 19, 2017

Southern California Parks

Contains posts about Southern California parks.

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...

Mousetalgia 259 and 260: Halloween Double Feature

It's a Halloween double feature from Mousetalgia. Save some time to listen to two great episodes to one of our favorite podcasts. There's no turning back now . . . Knott's Halloween Haunt and Mickey's...

Themed Entertainment Association SATE’13 Conference

This past weekend the beautiful and historic city of Savannah, Georgia played host to the Themed Entertainment Association’s (TEA) annual SATE Conference. Hosted this year by the Savannah College of Art & Design, SATE...

Six Flags Magic Mountain Fright Fest Test

Six Flags Magic Mountain has kicked off Fright Fest 2013 in the hopes of scaring up some fun this Halloween season.  With an ambitious line up and a multi-year plan to enhance the event,...

Dark Harbor Returns to Port for Scares and Fun

The spectacular Queen Mary's Dark Harbor returns this Halloween season to scare up more fun by the sea.   Last year, Dark Harbor introduced characters inspired by actual hauntings that have occurred on the...

Street Drum Corps Presents Blood Drums

With the opening of Knott's Scary Farm upon us it seems appropriate to cover one of HAUNT's most exciting offerings; Blood Drums, presented by Street Drum Corps. This high-energy street drum ensemble has been...

Knotts Scary Farm Exclusive Preview of the Gunslinger’s Grave

The idea of a western-themed maze for Halloween Haunt is a no-brainer for the theme park that built its reputation on a western ghost town aesthetic.  In fact, up-and-coming maze designer, Gus Kreuger, explains,...

Six Flags Magic Mountain – Fright Fest Preview

Six Flags Magic Mountain Fright Fest 2013 is just around the corner and we've got the scoop for you. With 2 all new mazes and one re-theme of the stand-out maze from last year...

SeaWorld San Diego Gets Curvy

SeaWorld San Diego is preparing for the big 50th anniversary coming up in March. The main attraction of the celebration will be the new interactive entrance facilities. At the moment, construction has the entire...

Season Pass Podcast: Jon Binkowski – Creating Hard Rock Park

On today's Season Pass Podcast we have the CEO of Renaissance Entertainment, Jon Binkowski. He discusses the start of his career at SeaWorld, starting Renaissance Entertainment, becoming the CCO of the most famous “Unfortunate”...

Six Flags Announcements – 2014 Expansion Plans

This Morning, Six Flags CEO Jim Reid Anderson, took to the internet to share the new attractions coming to Six Flags parks nationwide. The attractions range from the thrilling (new coasters and drop towers),...

Knotts Scary Farm Update, Haunt, and MiceChat Nights of Horror Meet

We have a nice little update from Knotts Berry Farm for you today. Plus, the launch of ticket sales for MiceChat's HUGE Scary Farm event on September 28th. We also update you on the...

SeaWorld Parks Update – Tough Summer but a Bright Future

On Tuesday August 13th, SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment released their Q2 earnings.  In spite of new attractions, the parks experienced a 9% drop in attendance for the quarter. Today, we'll take a look at...

Knotts Berry Farm Building Fun and Scares

Today we catch up on one of our favorite Southern California parks. Knott's Berry Farm opened three family attractions and the refurbished Timber Mountain Log Ride at the beginning of the season and has...