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Southern California Parks

Contains posts about Southern California parks.

Knott’s Berry Farm celebrates Camp Snoopy’s 30th Anniversary with a ton of fresh charm

Knott's Berry Farm's family-favorite Camp Snoopy area officially reopened Thursday following a multi-part renovation project that brought three new attractions to the land. The project also included a complete aesthetic overhaul, giving the land...

Season Pass Podcast: Q & A with the Designers of NoLimits 2!

This week the NoLimits 2 coaster simulator team is back on the Season Pass Podcast. Tom Zeliff (3-D Modeler) and Kevin “Crayola” Stone (Graphic Designer) discuss the functions and future of NoLimits 2...

SeaWorld San Antonio Review: Three Days in Texas

The SeaWorld Podcast team was invited to attend the opening of Roa's Aviary at Aquatica at SeaWorld San Antonio, and while at the opening, they were invited to experience the park, meet the animals,...

A Look Inside the Refurbished Knott’s Berry Farm Calico Mine Ride

Situated in the heart of Knott's Berry Farm is a remarkable piece of theme park history. The 54 year old dark ride masterpiece, the Calico Mine Ride.  Designed by Wendell "Bud" Hurlbut and opened...

Season Pass Podcast: Antarctica at SeaWorld Orlando with Brian Morrow!

TSPP is at SeaWorld Orlando with Brian Morrow (Creative Director of SeaWorld Parks) for the newest attraction of the park, Antarctica.  This time around, you'll hear discussion on SeaWorld’s mission, creative process, introducing new technologies,...

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...