ULTIMATE LIST OF THEME PARKS IN SOCAL

Southern California is the home to some of the most famous amusement and theme parks in the world.  Some are best suited for older children, but many are great for all ages. Here is the list of all of the amusement/theme parks in Southern California that you must visit them all before your kids grow up.

Anaheim

Divided into 8 extravagantly themed lands, this magical world is a place that you get to explore exotic jungles, meet fairy-tale princesses, sail with pirates, dive under the ocean and rocket through the stars. Every season brings new surprises with various parades, live music, shows, and much more. There are so many attractions for all ages to enjoy!

Location: 1313 Disneyland Dr, Anaheim, CA 92802

​Tel: (714) 781-4636

Hours: Various

Admission: Various

Ages: All

Anaheim

Explore 7 exciting lands with timeless rides and entertainment. Here you get to see your favorite characters like Disney Pixar, Cars, Spider-Man & Captain America, and many more. Disney Adventure Park transforms throughout the year. Top attractions are Toy Story Midway Mania, Grizzly River Run, The Little Mermaid-Ariel’s Undersea Adventure, Guardians of the Galaxy, and others. 

 

Location: 1313 Disneyland Dr, Anaheim, CA 92802

​Tel: (714) 781-4636

Hours: Various

Admission: Various

Ages: All

Buena Park

Knott’s Berry Farm offers attractions and entertainment for all ages, including first-class roller coasters, stage shows, interactive experiences, delicious food creations and family-friendly fun featuring Snoopy and the Peanuts Gang. Just across the way from Knott's Berry Farm, you will also find Knott's Soak City Water Park that is open on select days through September, which boasts a total of 22 speed, tube and body slides plus a giant wave pool, lazy river and interactive kids area.

Location: 8039 Beach Blvd., Buena Park, CA 90620

​Tel: (714) 220-5130

Hours: Various

Admission: Various

Ages: All

Anaheim

If you are seeking excitement, a day at Six Flag Magi Mountain will sure satisfy your inner thrill seeker. Magic Mountain has tons of great fun for little ones, older kids, and even adults to enjoy. For little ones there are rides that spin, fly and take kids on magical journeys such as Canyon Blaster, Elmer's Weather Balloons, Magic Flyer and more. Popular family rides include Buccaneer, Jet Stream, Road Runner Express, Roaring Rapids, and others. If you are seeking an ultimate thrill then you should try Apocalypse, BATMAN The Ride, CraZanity, and LEX LUTHOR: Drop of Doom. In addition to the most thrilling rides on the planet, you'll find a wide variety of top-shelf entertainment  at the park.

Location: 26101 Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia, CA 91355

​Tel: (661) 255-4100.

Hours: Various

Admission: Various

Ages: All

Santa Monica

This small amusement park with an amazing view of pacific ocean is packed with 12 exciting rides, games, food and all kinds of family fun. From Ring Toss to Whac-A-Mole to Water Race, fun is guaranteed at Santa Monica Pier. Favorite rides include Seaside Swing, Sharky Frenzy, Pacific Wheel, West Coaster, and Sea Dragon.  There are many rides that are for little kids such as Sea Planes, Inkie Waver Jumper and more. 

Location: 380 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401

​Tel: (310)-260-8744

Hours: Various

Admission: Various

Ages: All

Anaheim

With 17 rides, shows, and attractions, Adventure City is an affordable alternative to other Southern California theme parks. The best thing about it is that you get to go on the rides as many times as you want, and you don't even have to stand in long lines. You can also enjoy a Petting Farm, Children's Theater, A children's Rock Climbing Tower, Arcade, Thomas the Tank Engine, and Party Tree House.

 

Location: 1238 S. Beach Blvd., Anaheim, CA

​Tel: (714) 236-9300

Hours: Various

Admission: Adults and Children 1+ $19.95 , Seniors $15.95

Ages: All

Carlsbad

LEGOLAND California Resort includes LEGOLAND California, Sea Life Aquarium, LEGOLAND Water Park, LEGOLAND Hotel and the all new LEGOLAND Castle Hotel. All are geared for families with children between the ages of 2 and 12. LEGOLAND California Resort also provide play areas full of LEGOS, mostly near the lines of their most popular rides. Family favorites are Fun Town Police and Fire Academy, LEGO Factory Tour and the Adventurer’s Club, XBOX Family Game Space, and the Miniland.

Location: 1 Legoland Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008

​Tel: (661) 255-4100

Hours: Various

Admission: Various

Ages: 2-12

San Diego

SeaWorld is also the destination for kid-friendly fun, with rides perfect for the whole family, including Tentacle Twirl, Sea Dragon Drop, Elmo's Flying Fish in Sesame Street® Bay of Play and many more. From a soaking raft ride to a thrilling coaster to a leisurely gondola ride, SeaWorld San Diego’s mix of rides is one of the best in California. The shows involve sea animals, are fast paced, and keep the attention of most kids. They feature Shamu Adventure, Manatee Rescue, Wild Arctic, the Dolphin Show, the Sea Lions & Otter Show, Shark Encounters, Penguin Encounters, and more.

Location: 1720 S. Shores Rd., Mission Bay, CA 92109

​Tel: (800) 257-4258

Hours: Various

Admission: Various

Ages: All

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