Having a campus in the heart of Los Angeles presents plenty of places to go to get off campus and have some fun. A great way to do this is to explore many of the theme parks and attractions spread throughout the Los Angeles Area! Check out some cool ones below:
Located 45 minutes south of campus in Anaheim, Disneyland is considered “the happiest place on earth”. Designed and built under the supervision of Walt Disney, Disneyland brings all the best Disney movies to life through rides, attractions, games, and parades. Highlights include Sleeping Beauty’s Castle, Tomorrowland, and getting to meet all the Disney characters!
Disney California Adventure
Added to the Disneyland resort in Anaheim, California Adventure celebrates the culture and history of the state of California. Two popular rides include Soaring California which simulates a hang glider tour of California, and Radiator Springs Racers which brings the movie “Cars” to life.
Knott’s Berry Farm
Located in Buena Park about 30 minutes south of campus, Knott’s Berry Farms contains dozens of rides, shows, roller coasters, and attractions and an area based on the Peanuts characters. Xcelerator is a massive rollercoaster that takes you from 0 to 82 mph in 2.3 seconds, and GhostRider is a wooden coaster, the longest on the west coast! Make sure to also pick up a pie at the bakery near the entrance!
Six Flags Magic Mountain
Located about 45 minutes north of campus in Santa Clarita, Six Flags Magic Mountain is all about thrill rides! In fact, this park holds the world record for the most roller coasters in an amusement park with 19. One unique ride is the Tatsu, which is not only the world’s tallest, fastest and longest flying coaster, but it is the only flying roller coaster to feature a zero-gravity roll!
Universal Studio Hollywood
Based on the Universal film studio, this amusement park brings classic movies to life like Jurassic Park, King Kong, Transformers, and The Simpsons. There is also a studio tour, which takes you behind the scenes to explore the backlot of world’s largest working movie studio!