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The LA Girl’s Guide to Los Angeles Theme Parks

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Thrill seekers come from far and wide to southern California to take advantage of the incredible theme parks around LA. If It’s A Small World makes you sick or you haven’t been able to find a roller coaster scary enough, there’s something for you at one of these Los Angeles theme parks.


Who doesn’t love Disneyland? A short drive from LA, Disneyland has two parks: Disneyland Park and California Adventure. Catch Fantasmic, nightly fireworks, and World of Color at the classic park that started it all! There’s so much to do that you’ll want to come back again and again. Bonus:SoCal residents are entitled to discounted tickets!

Guide to LA Theme Parks: Disneyland

Knotts Berry Farm

Knotts Berry Farm is practically in Disneyland’s backyard, but the two parks couldn’t be more different. Horror fans will love when Knotts Berry transforms into Knott Scary Farm around Halloween each year.

Six Flags Magic Mountain

If you’re a roller coaster fanatic, Six Flags Magic Mountain should be first on your list of theme parks to visit. You’ll be able to check record-breaking coasters off your bucket list like the world’s fastest, tallest, and longest roller coaster (Tatsu) and the world’s first 4D coaster (X2).

Universal Studios Hollywood

People travel from all over the country to ride on the world-famous studio tour. Universal Studios Hollywood is also home to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, where you can explore Hogsmeade and take a ride in Hogwarts!

Guide to LA Theme Parks: Universal Studios


Unleash your inner child at Legoland! Catch the gang from The Lego Movie in a 4D show or make a new fish friend at the Sea Life aquarium.

Bonus: Pacific Park

Pacific Park may not be a full-blown theme park, but this collection of rides and games on the Santa Monica Pier will fulfill your adrenaline deficit.

Already feeling nauseous and just want to stick to the “Happiest Place on Earth?” Try out these Disneyland hacks!