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- Lego Arrives at Disneyland Paris
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Author Archives: Rick West
Last Halloween season, rather than travel out of state to experience non-local Halloween events, Theme Park Adventure drove up the California coast to beautiful Santa Barbara to check out Haunt S.B., that city’s only haunted house attraction for the second year running. Haunter Matt Dorado and his creative team of talented spooksters took it upon themselves to blaze the trail and give the seaside community something to scream about during October. The Haunt S.B. team went to work on a theatrical concept that didn’t pull any punches; in fact, guests had to sign waivers stating that they understood it would be an interactive experience, and that there’d be physical contact involved along the way by the haunt’s actors!
Buena Park, Calif. (January 2014) 2014 marks the beginning of an exciting time in Knott’s history as its treasured Camp Snoopy celebrates the big 3-0 with a complete restoration of the entire land! Today, Knott’s Berry Farm is proud to announce the three new rides coming to the land of High Sierra fun: Charlie Brown’s Kite Flyer, Pig Pen’s Mud Buggies and Linus Launcher. The addition of the three new family rides, built by Zamperla, demonstrates Knott’s commitment to reinvestment in one of the most beloved children’s areas ever created.
- Charlie Brown’s Kite Flyer invites campers to “fly a kite” with Charlie Brown and soar above the land’s winding paths and babbling streams – but watch out for the kite-eating tree! This 32-passenger adventure allows guests to sit side-by-side on 16 swings for a spin that whisks riders up to 18 feet above the ground. As the tree rises, good ol’ Charlie Brown is revealed upside down and all tied up in kite string! Charlie Brown’s Kite Flyer will replace Snoopy Bounce.
Southern California residents can “show their Disney side” in 2014 as the Disneyland Resort once again presents a ticket offer especially for them, with options for two or three days of fun and adventure at the parks – all at special prices. To explore all there is to do at Disneyland park and Disney California Adventure park, Southern California residents may purchase a 2-day ticket with their choice of one park per day for just $129, a 2-day Park Hopper ticket for just $164, a 3-day ticket with their choice of one park per day for just $159, or a 3-day Park Hopper for just $194.
SeaWorld’s “Sea of Surprises” float won the prestigious President’s Award at the 125th annual Rose Parade on New Year’s Day. This award is presented to the float with the “Most Effective Floral Use and Presentation.”
The 55-foot-long float was a festive tribute to SeaWorld’s 50th celebration kicking off this year, and featured some of the park’s most popular animals. Hundreds of thousands of flowers and natural materials made up the colorful reefs, waves, coral and sea life displayed on the float. SeaWorld San Diego employees donated time to work alongside float builders and help apply live flowers.
All of us at Theme Park Adventure wish you and yours the most successful and happy new year! Make it epic, and make this new chapter the best you’ve ever had wherever life takes you!
- Rick, Johanna and the TPA Crew
Once in a blue moon, Knott’s Scary Farm in Buena Park, California, sees a Halloween Haunt maze that overcomes the usual two to four year lifespan that most attractions at the annual scare event last for. Such is the case of Slaughterhouse, a gory scream fest that was originally introduced to the Haunt line-up in 2008 by veteran designer Daniel Miller.
Knott’s Scary Farm has seen many wild and unique themes come and go in the past 41 Halloween Haunts. However, never before has the Berry Farm in Buena Park known for its rich western heritage and style featured a ghost town-based maze for its annual scare event! It was something that Knott’s designers really felt should be done before anyone else opted to go for that theme, and so, the task was given to Gus Krueger (Endgames, The Witch’s Keep) to develop and design what would become Gunslinger’s Grave.
Theme Park Adventure wishes you and yours the warmth of Christmas and all that it brings – laughter, romance, love, and those closest to you sharing in making memories that will last your lifetime. Whether you’re visiting a theme park, having a quiet holiday in your pajamas, or far from home this Christmas, we sincerely hope you are happy and well!
Merry Christmas, everyone!
- Rick and Johanna
$17 million, in donations,
Includes tickets and cash,
Has a feeling
Toy bins filling,
Granting wish after wish,
And from the community you’ll hear:
It’s giving time in the city.
Ring-a-ling, care packaging,
Soon reaching troops far away.