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Southern California Parks

Contains posts about Southern California parks.

Knotts Berry Farm Goes From Scary to Merry

The scariest time of year has suddenly become the merriest at Knott's Berry Farm.  Yes, all of the monsters have gone home for the season and now Santa's elves are getting everything ready for...

From the Haunted Mansion to Knott’s Scary Farm: 11 Haunt Podcasts from Halloween 2014

For the past six years the Season Pass Podcast has been bringing Halloween and Haunt audio to thousands of listeners.  As for 2014, our coverage can only be explained as Gigantic!  Enormous!  Incredibly Packed!!  We went BIG for Halloween...

SeaWorld San Antonio Halloween Spooktacular and Cursed

It's October, which means Halloween for many theme parks, including SeaWorld. At SeaWorld Orlando, San Diego and San Antonio, they hold an awesome family friendly Halloween event called SeaWorld's Halloween Spooktacular. SeaWorld San Antonio...

Six Flags Magic Mountain Fright Fest is Monstrous

With a great amount of anticipation and build up, Six Flags Magic Mountain began its 2014 season of Fright Fest last weekend.  Running every weekend in October, Fright Fest is a Halloween themed, night...

The Queen Mary Dark Harbor Halloween Event is Frightfully Good

Since 2010, The Queen Mary has been producing the brilliant Dark Harbor Halloween haunt, filled with nautically themed nightmares and strange goings on. The team behind the event has worked very hard over the...

Queen Mary Dark Harbor Event Getting Bigger and Better

The Queen Mary's Dark Harbor will soon be landing on the shores of Long Beach to take over the historic nautical landmark, transforming it into a world class haunt event. The creative forces behind...

Knotts Berry Farm Scare School and Halloween Fun

It was a scorcher this week at Knott's Berry Farm.  Temperatures hovered in the triple digits on the day we visited and only the most persevering thrill seekers dared brave the relentless heat. Despite...

A Yesterland-Style Adventure in Walt’s Park

This week, Paul, joined by Calvin & Clay, visit a theme park owned by a man named Walt, and we ride a mine train, see a show featuring the peppers ghost effect & then...

Knott’s Berry Farm Labor Day Weekend Fun

It will be a big party on the farm this weekend as Knott's Berry Farm will hold it's annual Labor Day Weekend BBQ and party.  From now through to Monday, September 1st, Knott's Berry...

Six Flags Announces Twisted Colossus Hybrid Coaster – Includes Video

Six Flags Magic Mountain has announced its future plans for the iconic Colossus coaster. The self proclaimed “Thrill Capital of the World” is planning to converting the classic woody into  Twisted Colossus, a world–record–breaking hybrid...

Six Flags Magic Mountain Announces Fright Fest 2014 Lineup

This week Six Flags Magic Mountain held a press conference to make a major announcement about the 2014 edition of their Fright Fest Halloween event.  The thrill park has been very keen on taking...

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...

Colossus Countdown at Six Flags Magic Mountain

SIx Flags Magic Mountain is entering into the final week of operation for what is arguably the second most iconic roller coaster in the park, Colossus. We'll also give you an update on Ninja,...

Exciting Knott’s Scary Farm 2014 Haunt Announcements

Do you hear that faint noise in the distance? The sound of fog machines hissing, filling the air thick with a murky haze. The deep growl of monsters and the shrill screams of their...

A Season Pass to Scare LA Halloween Convention

The Season Pass Podcast looks into the Scare LA Halloween convention, August 9-10, 2014, in Downtown Los Angeles. Doug Barnes and Robert Coker had the chance to sit down with the creative team behind...

This Animatronic Life: Finding Gold in the Calico Mine Ride Part II

Howdy—and welcome to part two of the story of Garner Holt Productions, Inc.’s (GHP) work in revitalizing Knott’s Berry Farm’s incredible Calico Mine Ride attraction. In part one, I recounted GHP’s previous involvement with...

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...

Ride and Slide into Knotts Berry Farm

Today we take a stroll through Knott's Berry Farm for a quick update. Visitors are clearly enjoying the affordable admission, fun rides, amazing food and entertainment at the park. Speaking of great deals, Knott's...

Season Pass Podcast: Knott’s Calico Mine Ride, A New Classic.

These are the interview sessions recorded on June 12th, 2014 at Knott’s Berry Farm for the re-opening of the newly refurbished Calico Mine Ride and Camp Snoopy!  Doug Barnes, Robert Coker, Jeff Tucker (Knott’s Entertainment...

This Animatronic Life: Finding Gold in the Calico Mine Ride Part I

Howdy—and welcome to the latest This Animatronic Life, the “not-as-frequent-as-I’d-like-but-genuinely-tries-to-be-semi-regular” column about the history of animatronics technology, themed entertainment, and Garner Holt Productions, Inc.’s (GHP) place in the story! Since the last update, we’ve...