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Southern California Theme Parks from Anaheim

By Viator, August 2014

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Nowhere in the world will you find such a wealth of great theme parks as in Southern California. And the good news is there’s fun for everyone, from toddlers to seniors. Want to see the best the region has to offer without worrying about transport? No problem! Get picked up at your hotel and whisked away with, of course, a return journey after your day of carefree fun. Here are six of the best options.

Starting at the top, in every sense, is Disneyland. Luckily you won't have to travel far to get to experience this world-famous theme park. What's more, you have numerous options to make sure you get the most out of your visit. From day passes to 5-day tickets, you'll be able to schedule as little or as much time at the park as you want!

Also nearby is a family favorite, Knotts Berry Farm. In Orange County’s Buena Park, you can take your fun wet or dry, but either way you’ll be shaken and stirred. The rides at Knott’s Berry Farm have all sorts of inventive ways to turn you inside out and upside down, while adjacent Knott’s Soak City does the same, but with water. Lots of water.

More movie magic awaits at Hollywood’s Universal Studios, where much-loved favorites of the big (and small) screen come to life. Go behind the scenes and see the special effects and stunts which have entertained millions, then take to the spectacular rides which pay tribute to horror, action adventure and cartoon classics.

Also in Los Angeles is Six Flags Magic Mountain. This popular theme park north of Los Angeles has an amazing sixteen roller coasters, including the tallest and fastest stand-up roller coaster in the world and rides saluting superheroes Batman and Superman.

Even the smallest members of the family can indulge in wet and wild fun at Legoland California’s Water Park. What’s more there are whole miniature cities made from Lego and over 40 rides in seaside Carlsbad’s premier attraction.

Finally, continue on down the coast to reach San Diego. Getting there really is half the fun; your journey takes you along the majestic California coast with great views around every turn. And once you arrive the ocean’s most amazing creatures are waiting to welcome you at SeaWorld.

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SeaWorld San Diego Day Tour from Anaheim, Anaheim & Buena Park, null
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SeaWorld San Diego Day Tour from Anaheim

All aboard for a full-day adventure at SeaWorld San Diego, one of the world's premier marine theme parks! Get up close to polar bears, beluga whales and ...  Read more

Location: Anaheim, California
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $116.99
Private Tours at Disneyland and California Adventure, Anaheim & Buena Park, Day Trips
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Private Tours at Disneyland and California Adventure

Visit Disneyland Park or Disney’s California Adventure with a private guide. Let someone else navigate crowds, minimize wait times, coordinate meals, and take ...  Read more

Location: Anaheim, California
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $899.99
Knott's Soak City General Admission Ticket, Anaheim & Buena Park, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Knott's Soak City General Admission Ticket

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Longboards and surf woodies are in again at Knott's Soak City. With its colorful theme inspired by the beach and surf towns of the 1950's Southern California ...  Read more

Location: Anaheim - Buena Park, California
Duration: Flexible

From USD $47.99
Anaheim Theme Park Transport: Universal Studios Hollywood, Anaheim & Buena Park, Water Parks
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Anaheim Theme Park Transport: Universal Studios Hollywood

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Already purchased your tickets to Universal Studios Hollywood? Sit back and relax and let someone else take care of the driving! This round-trip transport from ...  Read more

Location: Anaheim - Buena Park, California
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $29.99
Universal Studios Hollywood with Transport, Anaheim & Buena Park, Bus Services
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Universal Studios Hollywood with Transport

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 31 Reviews

Experience the magic of Hollywood on a fun-filled visit to Universal Studios Hollywood! Go behind the scenes of your favorite movies and TV shows on the ...  Read more

Location: Anaheim - Buena Park, California
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $142.99
Six Flags Magic Mountain Day Tour from Anaheim, Anaheim & Buena Park, Theme Park Tickets & Tours
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Six Flags Magic Mountain Day Tour from Anaheim

If you’re looking for a day of adrenaline-pumping fun, head to the place that has more thrill rides than nearly anywhere else on earth - Six Flags Magic ...  Read more

Location: Anaheim - Buena Park, California
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $119.99
Knott's Berry Farm General Admission Ticket, Anaheim & Buena Park, Theme Park Tickets & Tours
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Knott's Berry Farm General Admission Ticket

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Get ready for world-class fun at Knott's Berry Farm. When it comes to adrenaline-pumping thrill rides and wild adventures for the whole family, there's no ...  Read more

Location: Anaheim - Buena Park, California
Duration: Flexible

From USD $49.99
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Adventure City Admission Ticket

Adventure City is the little theme park that's big on family fun!  Your admission includes 17 rides, shows and attractions. Experience thrills on one of two ...  Read more

Location: Anaheim, California
Duration: Flexible

From USD $17.89
Six Flags Magic Mountain with Round-Trip Transportation from Anaheim, Anaheim & Buena Park, ... 
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Six Flags Magic Mountain with Round-Trip Transportation from Anaheim

If you’re looking for a day of adrenaline-pumping fun, head to the place that has more thrill rides than nearly anywhere else: Six Flags Magic Mountain. Enjoy ...  Read more

Location: Anaheim, California
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $119.99

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