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....Knotts Berry Farm, "With over 165 wild rides, shows and unique attractions just steps from Knott's Resort Hotel, Knott's Theme Park is the place to go for family fun and thrill seeking adventure!", Knotts Soak City, "Knott's Soak City Water Parks are acres of waterlogged fun for everyone.", Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament, "A place where knights battle for their kingdom's honor while an exceptional feast is served in a magnificent setting.", Movieland Wax Museum, "Movieland Wax Museum is the most unique House of Wax and one of the world's largest wax museums." and Ripley’s Believe It Or Not, "The museum houses hundreds of rare and unusual artifacts, some which are unavailable anywhere else in the world.". All of these attractions are within walking distance of each other......read more >>
Celebrity Homes and Where Movies are Shot
- The largest house is owned by Aaron Spelling, the producer who brought is "Charlie's Angels," "Dynasty," "Melrose Place," and lots of schlock. He bought the old Bing Crosby estate for $10 million, tore it down, and then built a 123-room, 56,000-square-foot, $40 million mansion on the site. It's larger than the Taj Mahal or roughly 31 times the size of the average American home.
- He does not own the most expensive house in L.A., though. That distinction belongs to David Geffen, one of the founders of DreamWorks. He bought the old Jack Warner estate for $47.5 million. Ironically, he spends most of his time at his beach house in Malibu, where he just lost a fight with environmental activists who had to sue him to live up to an agreement whereby he would allow beachgoers access to the public beach next to his house.
- The most disappointing house--at least for a celebrity of his magnitude--belongs to Jack Nicholson. He has a very modest ranch house, although he does own other homes for his children and exes...
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Knotts Berry Farm
Knott's Berry Farm, America's first theme park, is located at 8039 Beach Boulevard, Buena Park, CA 90620, telephone number (714) 220-5200 and has over one hundred fifty (150) rides in six themed areas: Ghost Town, Fiesta Village®, The Boardwalk, Indian Trails, Wild Water Wilderness® and Camp Snoopy which is the official home of Snoopy and the Peanuts characters. The park is home to the high-flying 3,125 foot Silver Bullet roller coaster which sends riders climbing to a height of 146 feet and soaring back down an initial drop of 109 feet. It has a top speed of fifty five (55) miles per hour and riders will experience spirals, corkscrews, a cobra roll, and overbanked curves. It is also home to the 118 foot tall GhostRider, one of the longest and tallest wooden roller coasters in the world with a 108-foot initial banked drop, 13 additional drops, sudden dips, banked turns and maximum G-forces of 3.14......read more about Knotts Berry Farm >>
Los Angeles - Things to Do
Hollywood Walk of Fame - Take a trip down the Hollywood Walk of Fame to find the stars of all your favourite celebrities, old and new.
Universal Studios - Visit Universal Studios and experience some of the scariest and fun rides in Los Angeles, all of which are based on your favourite movies and television shows. Ride through Jurassic Park and get attacked by a T-Rex, travel back in time in the DeLorean from Back to the Future and then go forward to The Terminators timeline and battle armies of robots.
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Magic Mountain is perhaps one of the most well known theme parks in the United States. The park is located in Valencia California, which is North of Los Angeles. The park opened in the summer of 1971 just in time to attract the summer crowds of families that were off of work and school and looking to have some fun. In 1979 Six Flags purchased Magic Mountain, and so the park adopted the Six Flags Magic Mountain name that it has carried ever since. Even with a big chain like Six Flags, Magic Mountain remains one of its most well-known and visited theme parks.....read more about Magic Mountain in Valencia California
Newport Beach Harbor - THE BALBOA FUN ZONE
This historic little area on the peninsula side of the bay offers a small Ferris wheel, carousel, arcade and even bungee jumping. The Balboa Pavilion, which used to be a Big Band showcase is a restored local landmark dating from 1905. Today it houses special events and wedding functions. Catalina boats leave from here daily (less in winter). Call 800-830-7744 or 949-673-5245.
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What used to be the hub of commercial fishing with boat yards and canneries (thus the name), this village is now mostly comprised of fine restaurants, vintage shops and a good number of art galleries. For a sampling of the local art, visit Cannery Wharf Park every Sunday to see local artists exhibiting their works towards the afternoon.
This waterfront village is situated by the Via Oporto. Don't be fooled by the out-of-the-way location of this enclave by the harbor side. It is home to boutiques, jewelry stores, art museums and galleries, and restaurants by the boardwalk.
Whatever you speed is, you can take a charter for either sports fishing or dinner cruise. All restaurants and galleries have a strong maritime feel to them owing to their location. You can also take a gondola ride for a romantic tour around the New Port Harbor canals. Find Mariner's Mile by West Coast Highway and is in between Dover Drive and Newport Boulevard....read more about Newport Beach
And if you think Universal Studios is only about 'Lights, Camera, and Action,' take a second look…and be prepared. From the mind of James Cameron, this more recent addition to Universal, Terminator 2:3D, will send your pulse soaring. In the midst of explosions and laser fire, you'll fight your way out of this very realistic cyber war. But just a warning - book the entire day for Universal...read more about things to see and do near Los Angeles California >>