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Southern California Parks

Contains posts about Southern California parks.

Knotts Soak City opens for the 2014 Summer Season

Knott’s Soak City opened for the 2014 season yesterday, Saturday, May 17th. Reflecting the local theme, water rides and attractions at Knott’s Soak City pay tribute Southern California surfing heritage with names like Malibu Run and Laguna Storm Watch Tower. It's...

Reopening Date for the Historic Calico Mine Ride Announced by Knotts

Knott's has just announced Saturday June 14th as the reopening of the completely refurbished Calico Mine Train and revitalized Camp Snoopy.  This is great news and will mark the return of two iconic and...

Knotts Berry Farm Calico Mine Ride and Camp Snoopy Hardhat Tour

We took a sneak peek at Knott's Berry Farm's Calico Mine Ride and Camp Snoop yesterday. What we found was a very good sign for things to come this summer. Last year, instead of adding...

Knotts Berry Bloom Brings Bites and Blossoms

Knotts Berry Farm kicked off their second annual Berry Bloom Festival on April 12th (running through April 27th).  It is evident that management knows they have a good idea on their hands as they've...

Knott’s Berry Bloom

Today, In the Parks visits Knott's Berry Farm as they get ready to kick off the wonderful Berry Bloom event.  What is the Berry Bloom?  It's a springtime festival of food, crafts and music...

The Impossible Dream – The Story behind SeaWorld San Diego’s Penguin Encounter

As the 50th Celebration for SeaWorld San Diego kicks off, the team at the Unofficial SeaWorld Podcast have been interviewing people who have been involved in the parks during the past 50 years at...

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...

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...