I hope you all had a nice weekend. I had a great one because I got to Six Flags for the first time ever!
Southern California is packed with different types of theme parks and amusement parks. Ever since I arrived on campus, visiting Six Flags Magic Mountain has been at the top of my college bucket list. I love roller coasters, and I was told by numerous sources that Six Flags has the very best roller coaster in the region.
— Juliana Porter (@juliana_porter) January 31, 2015
Now in case you’re not familiar with the amusement park scene here in SoCal (I certainly wasn’t before I started going to school here), I’ve created a brief list below. I’m sure there are plenty that I’m missing, but here are the big ones:
Disneyland is easily the most famous theme park in Southern California. I visited Disneyland as a kid, but I didn’t have the opportunity to return until last spring. It was definitely cool because of how famous it is, and for the nostalgic value, but it’s also super packed, even in the winter. Disneyland is all about the setting and the attractions, with slightly less emphasis on the rides themselves, which is what I am really interested in. But definitely still cool – I mean, come on, it’s Disneyland.
Knott’s Berry Farm:
Knott’s is pretty neat. It’s a bit smaller and less of a madhouse than Disneyland. I’ve actually been to Knott’s Berry Farm twice during college – both times during the Halloween season, when Knott’s Berry Farm turns into Knott’s Scary Farm! I love Halloween so going during that time of year is super fun and I like the bonus creepy characters running around the park.
Somehow I still haven’t made it out to Universal. It’s definitely next on my list. I’ve heard that Universal Horror Nights, like Knott’s Scary, is extra fun during Halloween so perhaps I’ll check that one out next year!
Six Flags Magic Mountain:
In my opinion, Six Flags was definitely the best amusement park I’ve been to. If you’re like me and you’re just all about the roller coasters, Six Flags is the place for you. The lines are shorter than the other parks I’ve visited, it’s less expensive, and it has the largest quantity of awesome rides. Somewhere like Disneyland has a few amazing, Space Mountain caliber rides, but Six Flags has lots of them. I definitely plan to return soon!
Until next time,