Tuesday, June 19, 2012

California On Sale Attractions Theme Parks

Summer 2012 has arrived and there are quite a few discount tickets available for activities in California. Don't pay full price when you can save anywhere from a few dollars all the way up to 50% off. We have gathered up a list of theme parks and attractions that are offering discounts for summer.

San Francisco Area:

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom is the ultimate destination as Land, Sea and Sky meet to provide adventures, thrills and fun! This Northern California combination wildlife park, oceanarium and theme park.
Save $17.00 off admission.

California Academy of Sciences Explore earth, ocean and space - all in one place by visiting the "Greenest Museum" in the World. Combine an aquarium, natural history museum, Worlds' largest all-digital planetarium and four story rain forest. Save $4.00 off adult admission.

Fisherman's Wharf Pass San Francisco - Low price 2 day pass to your choice 6 of 20 Wharf Activities including a Bay Cruise, City or Duck Tour and top attractions. Choice of many Fisherman's Wharf family-friendly attractions. Save up to $43.99!

Los Angeles Area:

Universal Studios Hollywood Go behind-the-scenes on the legendary Studio Tour to explore where Hollywood movies are made. Then, face action head-on in heart-pounding rides, shows and attractions that put you inside some of the world’s biggest movies. 2-Days for the price of one. Only $75.00

Six Flags Magic Mountain is located north of Los Angeles at the Magic Mountain Parkway exit off Interstate 5 in Valencia. Known worldwide as a thrill ride haven, the 260-acre theme park features 18 world-class roller coasters and over 100 rides. Save $25.00

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor
, located next to Six Flags Magic Mountain, is a 25-acre water park set amidst the fringes of a tropical jungle where guests pass through the entry portal and are swept into the lost lagoons of a forgotten world. Save $8.00

Madame Tussauds Hollywood
“Meet” Hollywood’s celebrities under one roof! It’s the best wax attraction and “must see” destination located next door to the world famous Grauman’s Chinese Theatre and the Walk of Fame. Get up close and personal with over 100 incredible life-like wax figures. Save $6.25

Knotts Berry Farm
With over 165 rides, shows and attractions, Knott’s Berry Farm is the place to go for family fun! With five themed areas, there is something at Knott’s for everyone. Save $22.00

San Diego Area:

LEGOLAND® California, there are already more than 60 rides, shows and attractions. Summer Special! - Online Limited Time Offer! Save $15 on Resort Hopper Ticket (Includes LEGOLAND/SEA LIFE Aquarium/LEGOLAND® Water Park) plus 2nd Day Free within 9 days! Save $15.00

Friday, June 15, 2012

Battle of the Dance Anaheim Out of Business

Battle of the Dance dinner show in Anaheim has closed its doors and gone out of business. All shows canceled, official website reads under construction. A victim of the economy and sluggish ticket sales the dinner show often played to a half empty theater.

No plans have been announced on what will happen to the huge theater a few miles from Disneyland on Harbor Blvd. Two other nearby dinner shows are still open, Pirates Dinner Adventure and Medieval Times and so far are winning their battle with the slow economy.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Best Dinner Show Southern California

So you on vacation and enjoying visiting the happiest place on earth and your family asks what are we doing for dinner? Well it just so happens that within a ten mile radius there are three dinner shows, Battle of the Dance,  Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament and Pirates Dinner Adventure.

Battle of the Dance is the only dinner show that is actually in Anaheim so we will discuss this one first.
The show is about a battle between Celtic dancers and Flamingo dancers. With a some Bollywood dancing, comedy and puppet routines mixed in.

Overall the show is entertaining and with a tasty three course dinner included with tickets Battle of the Dance ends up being a fun night out. Tickets are on the expensive side but with discounts it ends up costing the price of dinner with a free show thrown in. Battle of the Dance discounts.

Next up is Pirates Dinner Adventure which is located in Buena Park, about seven miles from the resort district. Dinner and a show is the theme with a huge pirate ship in the middle of the arena. Guests are divided up into teams and the route for their pirates.

Seating at Pirates Dinner Adventure is on the tight side in some places you may be blocked out from some of the action. You get a three course meal with drinks included, and of course they are always trying to sell extras. Again gate price tickets are not cheap, but with a little planning you can save at least 50% off gate price.

Finally we come to Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament which is almost next door to the pirate show in Buena Park. This is probably the best of the three dinner shows and is not stop action from start to finish. Guest watch real jousting, sword fights and horses  galloping  up and down the area while chowing down a three course meal.

Food at all three dinners shows is enjoyable with Battle of the Dance having an edge over the other two. As far as the performance Medieval Times puts out the best production. Gate price for Medieval Times is expensive but you can get a hefty discount and save quite a few dollars.

Battle of the Dance   2232 S. Harbor Blvd. Anaheim, CA 92802

Pirates Dinner Adventure  7600 Beach Blvd Buena Park, CA 90620

Medieval Times - 7662 Beach Blvd Buena Park, CA 90620

Saturday, June 09, 2012

Knott's berry Farm Summer Ticket Deals

Save $22.00 off adult tickets and $4.00 off kids tickets to Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park.

 If you want to get wet check out the Ride & Slide Combo and save $25.00 while visiting both Knott's theme park and Knott's water park.

And after a day of fun you can enjoy Knott's Berry Farms famous chicken dinner and save two dollars.

Single Day General Admission only $35.00 with print at home tickets.

Ride & Slide Combo only $65.00 for both Knott's Theme Park and Water Park

Mrs. Knott Chicken dinner save $2.00

Knott's Berry Farm, known as America's first theme park, features a variety of rides, shows and attractions for all ages.

This 160-acre park of world class rides, extraordinary family shows and unique attractions was once an actual berry farm. The park boasts an amazing 9 roller coasters and exhilarating rides including GhostRider, the longest, highest-rated wooden roller coaster in the west, Supreme Scream, 30-stories up, 3 seconds down and the invigorating thrill of Xcelerator, sending riders 0-80 in 2.3 seconds.

 Little thrill-seekers will enjoy Camp Snoopy, home of the adored Peanuts gang with a variety of rides and attractions for the whole family!

Sunday, June 03, 2012

Exploring California's High Sierra region

California's High Sierra region is one of the most beautiful places in the United States. Summer season is one of  of the best times to visit the Sierra's.

Visitors enjoy camping, hiking, back backing, fishing and sight seeing. Yosemite Park is the most popular destination and often the most crowded.

 If you don't mind traveling a little further attractions is nearly endless. Here is a list of articles we have published to help you chosse where to explore in California's High Sierra.

Convict Lake located east of the Sierras, just off US Highway 395 south of Mammoth,  situated in a mixed pine hemlock forest with aspen trees that turn golden in fall, and surrounded by towering granite peaks.

Laws Museum and historical site preserve the Owens Valley railroad town of Laws. The original depot along with other historical buildings are a fascinating look into the history of the Owens Valley.

Bodie is an original ghost town from the late 1800's and stands today in a state of "arrested decay." Driving to Bodie requires a 3 mile trip on a graded dirt road that brings you to this State historic Park. With around 200 buildings in this old mining town you will have plenty of exploring to do.

Sequoia National Forest Tucked side by side in the Southern Sierra Nevada Mountains, east of the San Joaquin Valley, these two National Parks were established 50 years apart, but are now connected by a single road that provides nearly 866,000 acres of outdoor adventure in the "Land of the Giants."

Alabama Hills got its name from prospectors living and mining in the area during the Civil War. When news reached California about the great victories won by the Confederates’ warship, the CSS Alabama, miners supporting the South named their claims in the ship’s honor.

Manzanar was created as a result of the beginning of World War II. It was an internment camp where tens of thousands of Japanese Americans were relocated, with almost no notice, to live a life of uncertainty during the balance of the war. It is located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada in the Owens Valley.

Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest is located in the White Mountains within the borders of the Inyo National Forest east of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. At an elevation that ranges between 10,000 and 11,000 feet, the forest boasts incredible views of the Sierra Nevadas.

Mono Lake is a salt water oasis of the Great Basin located just 13 miles from Yosemite National Park in California’s Eastern Sierra. Although it has suffered for decades at the hands of humans diverting water from its tributaries, the lake still supports an ecosystem that includes brine shrimp and millions of birds.

Yosemite National Park  is a beautiful spot to visit year round. From the bustling summer season to the quiet snow-covered winter months, the beauty of Yosemite changes with each season. There are year-round camping options at Yosemite.