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Anaheim

Known for Theme Parks, Family-Friendly and Entertainment

With Disney resorts and professional sports teams, this city outside of Los Angeles offers exciting entertainment for family members of all ages.

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Since 1955, when Walt Disney created Disneyland in Anaheim as a magical spot for parents and children to have fun together, Anaheim has become a world standard for entertainment, spawning Disney resorts around the world. Bring the family here for theme park action and much more.

Walt Disney’s original theme park is now known as Disneyland® Park. The Bavarian-style castle of the Magical Kingdom draws visitors in for a day of sights, food and fun. Ride in a teacup or a runaway train and enjoy the animatronics of the original Pirates of the Caribbean ride. While the park has numerous roller coasters and thrill rides, many of the more than 50 attractions are classified as slow rides, great for family members from the very young to seniors. Bring young kids to meet costumed characters, from Mickey Mouse to Star Wars Jedi. Enjoy the daily Disney parade and stay till dark for fireworks.

Just south of Disneyland Park is Disney California Adventure® Park with a Southern California theme. Ride on bumper cars and spinning swings, play at the midway games and take a drawing class at Animation Academy. Look for bears along the Grizzly River Run whitewater raft ride.

Downtown Disney® District is an open shopping area with free access outside the park. Select from 15 places to stop for a meal or snack and many shopping locations. Stay in a spa hotel next to the Disney grounds or arrive by car or bus from your Anaheim accommodations.

Attractions continue beyond Disney locations. Visit the Anaheim Packing District downtown for food and entertainment. See the neighborhood’s restored early 20th-century buildings and enjoy delicious food, as well as live music on the weekends, at the Packing House.

Watch major league baseball at Angel Stadium of Anaheim, which has hosted the Angels since 1966. The Anaheim Ducks NHL hockey team is named after a Disney film, The Mighty Ducks. Cheer them on at the nearby Honda Center or visit the site for concerts ranging from OneRepublic to Pitbull.

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Enjoy the rides and games at Disneyland® and find out why this is a popular theme park in Anaheim. Discover the top-notch restaurants and entertainment choices in this family-friendly area.

Disneyland® Park’s neighbor is a celebration of all things California, and gives guests the chance to experience the newest generations of Disney characters and magic.

The world’s most iconic theme park has entertained crowds since 1955.

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For a limited time, you can visit the Disneyland® Resort theme parks and save with a purchase of a 3-Day or longer Disneyland® Resort Park Hopper® Ticket. Magical kingdoms and storybook fairy tales come to life before your eyes at Disneyland® Resort Theme Parks.

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Get ready for the ultimate Hollywood experience, and enjoy all of the thrills, laughter and wonder with a 1-day General Admission Ticket to Universal Studios HollywoodTM! With General Admission, you can check out the world-famous Studio Tour in California and explore the largest working movie studio in the world! Cast spells throughout The Wizarding World of Harry PotterTM, and soar over HogwartsTM castle in Harry Potter and the Forbidden JourneyTM.

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AWESOME AWAITS at LEGOLAND® California Resort, where families can have a hands-on, interactive experiences to make memories that last a lifetime! The Resort features more than 60 rides, shows and attractions! Join the crew on the new LEGO® CITY: Deep Sea Adventure submarine ride where you will discover real sea creatures and LEGO treasures.

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Get ready for thrilling and wild adventures at Knott's Berry Farm. Geared towards families of all age groups, this highly interactive theme park—filled with more than 165 rides, shows, and attractions—offers plenty of fun plus unique insight into California’s cultural heritage and pioneering past.

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Discover emerald forests, swaying grass, and a dramatic mountain backdrop—all by horseback. Become a cowboy for a day as you ride through the open pastures of world-famous Sunset Ranch. Guide your horse to the top of Mount Hollywood for an incredible view of the iconic Hollywood Sign.

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Get Ready for the Ultimate Hollywood Movie Experience! Travel on board Lux Bus America: Including GA Ticket and Round Trip Transfer. No visit to Los Angeles will be complete without a day or more at the world-renowned Universal Studios HollywoodTM where you can see where your favorite movies and television shows come to life.

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