Amusement parks, Hollywood studios,
California offers lots of excitement and
fun at great amusement and theme parks, animal parks, zoos, safaris,
aquariums, water parks, Hollywood movie studios and fairs.
Amusement and theme
parks are special places where children and adults can have fun
together, enjoy state-of-the-art
rides, other attractions, entertainment and catering.
- Disneyland is
the first and only theme park designed and built under the direct supervision of Walt Disney.
Mickey Mouse and other characters parade on Main Street, U.S.A. in the
- Six Flags Magic
Mountain is famous for its
large repertoire of big roller coasters and other thrilling rides,
such as Revolution, Colossus, Ninja, Freefall, Roaring Rapids, Viper,
is the only theme park in the
United States focusing on Lego bricks and featuring a water park and a
Sea Life aquarium.
Animal parks, zoos,
safari parks and aquariums across the state present the wildest
range of rare animals to be explored in the most beautiful, safe and
- San Diego Zoo
is one of the largest and most progressive zoos in the world, a famous
sanctuary to thousands of rare and endangered animals, including giant
pandas. The San Diego Zoo has been a pioneer in building "cageless"
exhibits featuring many different animals that can be found side-by-side in the wild, along with native plant life.
- The Wild Animal Park is a
safari park, a unique experience that brings people thrillingly close to wild and endangered
animals, such as rhinoceros, giraffes, buffalos, gazelles, crowned cranes and more.
- Sea World is
an animal theme park, oceanarium, and marine mammal park featuring Shamu
(stage name for adult orcas) dolphins, seals, sea lions, walruses, whales, penguins,
sharks, turtles and pink flamingos with exciting shows, rides and lots of
- Monterey Bay Aquarium
is located on the site of a former sardine cannery on Cannery Row on the Pacific Ocean shoreline in
Monterey, exhibiting stingrays, jellyfish, sea otters and numerous other native marine species,
that can be viewed above and below the waterline.
movies studios, like Universal, Warner Bros, Fox, Disney, Columbia, Paramount, MGM
have been creating unique entertainment experiences to millions of people around the
world for decades.
- Universal Studios
is one of the oldest and most famous Hollywood movie studios, offering
narrated tours to the studio's active backlot, soundstages and sets.
Staged events, stunt demonstrations and high-tech rides overshadow the motion-picture production.
Costumed characters roaming the park grounds, portraying of Hollywood
icons. Outside the park, Universal City offers a multi-screen theater and
a collection of shops and restaurants
feature waterplay areas, such as water slides, splash pads, spray grounds, lazy
rivers, artificial surfing or bodyboarding environment, wave pools and other recreational
bathing and swimming opportunities.
- Raging Waters
is California's largest waterpark, featuring signature thrill rides for a full day of fun for the entire family.
Wild Rivers is Orange County's premier water park.
Fairs and Festivals provide
excellent opportunities to celebrate diversity for arts and crafts, music and entertainment enthusiasts.