Fasten your seatbelt and keep your hands inside the carriage as we take a three-day whirl around some of the world’s greatest theme parks.
Day 1: Knott’s Berry Farm
Kick start your heart at Knott’s Berry Farm, with adrenaline-pumping rides like Silver Bullet and Supreme Scream. And get a mini-tour of Southern California thrown in, with themed areas like Ghost Towns and Indian Trails. Cool off across the road at Knott’s Soak City, inspired by 1950’s surfing culture, then in the evening go much further back in history at the Medieval Times Dinner, where jousting, sorcery, and swordplay are all on the menu.
Day 2: Further Afield
Daytime comes down to an either/or decision. If you’re entertaining younger kids, head south to seaside Carlsbad and Legoland California, where the fun builds up brick-by-brick. Even toddlers will feel like giants walking through the amazingly detailed city scenes, and with over 40 twisting, turning rides this is pint-sized paradise. On the other hand, for more grown-up thrills there’s Six Flags Magic Mountain, north of Los Angeles, home of Riddler's Revenge, the world’s tallest and fastest stand-up roller coaster. At night, all ages can enjoy the interactive Pirate’s Dinner Adventure with its amazing indoor lagoon and a show where no buckle goes unswashed.
Day 3: Disneyland
Oh, and you may perhaps be interested in something called Disneyland? Today is all about the world’s most visited theme park, which has been delighting the young and the young at heart since 1955. Who could fail to get excited walking up Main Street USA with Sleeping Beauty’s Castle up ahead, as instantly recognizable as the White House. From there the hardest decision will be which “land” to visit first: go back to the future in Tomorrowland, tour the world of the imagination at Fantasyland or see our very own world as never before in Adventureland.