Hey guys, I'm making my first trip to California in 6 years and I'll be there from august 11- 19. My friend is coming to California for the first time and we want to make the most of this trip, so I was wondering if anyone had some suggestions on what to do while we're there, besides the obvious theme parks.

Also I wanted to know if any of you knew anything about some coasters being down at Magic Mountain, Universal or Disneyland this summer?