What’s New with California Attractions?

What’s New with California Attractions? 

 New 2015 Kids Free Offers are Here, San Diego:

Find 100’s of Kids Free Deals during the entire month of October where kids eat, stay and play for free throughout San Diego. Take advantage of great deals at more than 100 participating partners and get ready for the ultimate family vacation.


Star Wars- Themed Lands Coming to Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts, Anaheim:

The Walt Disney Company Chairman and CEO Bob Iger announced to an audience of more than 7,500 fans that Star Wars-themed lands will be coming to Disneyland park in Anaheim, California allowing Star Wars fans to step into the stories from a galaxy far, far away. Ambitious plans to bring Star Wars to life include creating Disney’s largest single themed land expansions ever at 14 acres each, transporting guests to a never-before-seen planet, a remote trading port and one of the last stops before wild space where Star Wars characters and their stories come to life.

Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament, Buena Park:

Surrender to an age of bravery and honor and witness epic battles of steel and steed during our ALL-NEW SHOW. From ringside seats, discover a feast of the eyes and appetite with more action, more fun and more excitement than ever before. As you thrill to a rousing live jousting tournament, marvel at awe-inspiring horsemanship and falconry, Medieval Times serves a four-course meal fit for royalty. Get the royal treatment as you partake in the King’s Feast at Medieval Times. With the purchase of each full priced admission, receive a free upgrade to the royalty package

Knotts Berry Farm (America’s 1st Theme Park), Buena Park:

Voyage to the Iron Reef,a spectacular new 4-D interactive ride, is now open at Knott’s Berry Farm. Grab a freeze ray and join the battle to save Knott’s from the mysterious creatures that are emerging from the waters beneath the Boardwalk!

Six Flags Magic Mountain Announces the New Revolution for 2016, Los Angeles:

Six Flags Magic Mountain is known as the “Thrill Capital of the World,” the 260-acre theme park features 19 world-class roller coasters and over 100 rides, games and attractions for the entire family and was voted by USA TODAY readers as America’s Best Theme Park. Set to debut in 2016, The New Revolution will commemorate the 40th anniversary of the world’s first 360-degree looping coaster. The New Revolution will feature newly designed trains, special ride effects and a new look.

Universal Studios Hollywood, Los Angeles:

Universal Studios Hollywood wields a bit of magic with the reveal of newly created signature art for the eagerly-awaited arrival of “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™,” scheduled to open in Spring 2016. The new image, which depicts a wand-wielding Harry Potter in the foreground with a bustling snowcapped Hogsmeade village and a spectacular view of the iconic Hogwarts castle in the background, captures the spirit of this dynamic new immersive environment as the theme park readies for the West Coast’s debut of the “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.” More than five years in the making, and inspired by J.K. Rowling’s compelling stories and characters that were brought to life in the Warner Bros. films, “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” will be masterfully recreated with impeccable detail as a real world interpretation at Universal Studios Hollywood.  “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” will be faithful to the visual landscape of the fiction and films, including Hogwarts castle which will serve as its iconic focal point.

Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood, Los Angeles:

In anticipation of the March 2016 release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood will debut the newest incarnation of the Batmobile in its Picture Car Vault starting September 4, 2015 and for a limited time only, as part of its special Batman exhibit. Ben Affleck’s Batman, Henry Cavill’s Superman, and Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman costumes will also be revealed as a new star attraction in the Batman exhibit, which brings together costumes and props from all eight Batman films for the very first time. This addition follows the grand opening of Stage 48: Script to Screen. The threehour Studio Tour explores the real sets and soundstages where the greatest names in entertainment made history.

The Ahwahnee Announces 31st Annual Chefs’ Holidays Event Lineup, Yosemite National Park:

The Ahwahnee Hotel1

The Ahwahnee, a National Historic Landmark hotel located in the heart of Yosemite Valley, announces the lineup for the 31st Annual Chefs’ Holidays event series. Yosemite National Park’s Chefs’ Holidays event will be held over a series of eight sessions from January 10 – February 4, 2016. Since the inception of Chefs’ Holidays in 1985, this event series has allowed park visitors to enjoy a winter getaway at Yosemite National Park combined with a gourmet food and wine event.

The Ahwahnee Hotel

Each Chefs’ Holidays session includes a “Meet the Chefs” reception, three cooking demonstrations and tastings in the hotel’s Great Lounge moderated by culinary experts, a behind-the-scenes tour of The Ahwahnee’s 8,000 square foot kitchen and a gala dinner prepared by the session’s headliner chefs in The Ahwahnee Dining Room.

Fairyland, Oakland:

The whimsical 10-acre park is a magical fantasy world where young children can create, imagine, play, and learn all day long, located on the shores of Lake Merritt in Oakland, California.In December, Fairy Winterland celebrates the winter holidays of many cultures: Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa, Las Posadas, Diwali, and Chinese New Year. Join in for stories, crafts, a festival of lights, and a visit from Santa.

Pier 39, San Francisco:

When was the last time you were at PIER 39? If you haven’t been to The PIER in the last couple years, there’s a few new businesses to check out:

7D Experience’s LaZer Challenge:

Imagine yourself standing in a room filled with webs of laser beams. Imagine a crowd of people outside watching, waiting for you to succeed or fail. The clock is ticking and it’s your mission to climb over, under and inbetween all the beams without touching a single one. As your time is speeding away, you must make it safely to one side, press a button, and then watch as they all reconfigure into a new puzzle of physical and mental challenge. Can you complete your mission and win the Top Score? Find out at 7D Experience’s newLaZer Challenge!

The Sea Lion Center – One of San Francisco’s most popular attractions just got bigger: the Sea Lion Centeris now open at PIER 39! Owned and operated by Aquarium of the Bay, the Sea Lion Center is a hub for all things sea lion, including interactive displays, educational videos and many fascinating presentations led by Aquarium of the Bay Naturalists. Touch a sea lion pelt; size yourself up next to a real sea lion skeleton and more. Once you get to know the California sea lions, step outside to the K-Dock overlook and see (and smell!) them for yourself


  • Stone Flower features fun apparel, gifts and accessories for women. This pink-themed boutique is filled with jewelry, accessories, handbags and trendy casual dresses.  Click here to see where Stone Flower is located
  • Cup & Cake CafeEnjoy gourmet Illy Coffee, specialty cupcakes and other sweet treats at Cup & Cake Cafe, a European-style cafe with the only view down the center of The PIER. Click hereto see where Cup & Cake Cafe is located.
  • Open Heart,PIER 39′s newest piece of art, is permanently located at the picturesque Bay End of The PIER. The sculpture is part of San Francisco General Hospital Foundation’s 2014 “Hearts in San Francisco” collection that supports the vital programs and initiatives of San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center.