Theme Parks – What’s New This Season

Adventure City (714) 236-9300
$18.95 general admission with unlimited rides. Kids (under 12 mos) free with paid adult; seniors (ages 55 and over), $14.95. AAA discount available for up to six regular-price admissions per card. Free parking. 1238 S. Beach Blvd., Anaheim. For complete listing, Attractions.
Castle Park – 3500 Polk St., Riverside. (951) 785-3000.
Disneyland and Disney California Adventure (714) 781-4565
The Halloween season, September 15 – October 31, offers Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy and Haunted Mansion Holiday. Join trick-or-treaters at Mickey’s Halloween Party with The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow on select days (special ticketing required). In Frontierland, Dia de los Muertos is observed September 15 – November 2. During the Christmas holiday, November 10 – January 8, Christmas Fantasy Parade, It’s a Small World and Haunted Mansion Holiday, and at California Adventure Park, Disney Viva Navidad street party. 1313 Disneyland Drive, Anaheim.
Knott’s Berry Farm (714) 220-5200
Scary Farm (13+), September 21 – October 31, features endless Halloween-themed mazes, live shows, multiple scare zones, and over a thousand costumed monsters roaming the park. Spooky Farm runs on weekends from September 30 – October 29 and on Halloween Day for younger kids (3-11). Families can join in the Halloween festivities by participating in hands-on activities throughout the park and trick-or-treating for the kids. 8039 Beach Blvd., Buena Park.
Legoland (760) 918-5346
Seasonal events include Brick-or-Treat Festival, Saturdays, September 30 – October 28 and Holidays at Legoland, November 24 – January 1, plus a New Year’s Eve kids’ celebration. One Legoland Drive, Carlsbad.
SeaWorld (619) 222-4SEA
SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular includes not-too-spooky shows and sea-inspired trick-or-treat stations, weekends, September 23 – October 29. SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration, November 18 – January 6, brings holiday attractions including Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, a Christmas village and holiday-themed animal shows.Daily. Included with admission.
Six Flags Magic Mountain (661) 255-4111
Halloween-themed “Fright Fest” (13+), select days (mostly weekends), September 16 – October 31. During “Holidays in the Park,” November 18 – December 31, the park is transformed into a winter wonderland with lights, carolers and personalized meet-and-greets with Santa. 26101 Magic Mountain Pkwy., Valencia.
Universal Studios Hollywood (800) UNIVERSAL
Halloween Horror Nights (13+), September 15 – November 4. During the Christmas holiday, Grinchmas takes over the park with celebrity story times, tree lightings and snow. 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City.