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Buena Park

Known for Theme Parks, Shopping and Dining

Ride thrilling roller coasters at the theme park, make waves at the water park and imagine yourself in earlier times with a medieval show at the castle.

How do you get to Buena Park?

Buena Park is a small city packed with attractions. It is known as the “Center of the Southland,” referring to its central location in the Greater Los Angeles Area. Head to Knott’s Berry Farm theme park or watch a famous medieval show inside a replica castle. Several other attractions are located in the Beach Boulevard region of the city, including a pirate show and a water park.

Explore the 160-acre (65-hectare) amusement park, Knott’s Berry Farm. The park, which contains about 40 rides, is one of the most visited theme parks in the United States. It takes its name from the berry farm that used to be located on the same site.

Walk around the Ghost Town area to see demonstrations of old practices from the Midwest. Blacksmith, woodcarver and merchant stalls are on display, manned by artisans in period dress. Experience an exciting ride on the Western-themed Silver Bullet roller coaster or the Ghost Rider, one of the longest wooden roller coasters on the West Coast.

Enjoy the Mexican theme in Fiesta Village or try the park’s most thrilling rides at the Boardwalk. Take the kids to Camp Snoopy, based on the famous Peanuts character. Head to the sister park, Knott’s Soak City, a water park full of slides and pools.

Dine at the Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament show at Buena Park Castle. The building is a replica of an 11th-century castle. Watch games with simulated fighting and jousting by a cast of actors and horses.

Take the family to the Pirate’s Dinner Adventure, a show set on the replica of an 18th-century Spanish ship. Watch the performers engage in acrobatics and swordplay and cheer on your own pirate mascot.

Buena Park is a 30-minute drive from downtown Los Angeles. It is also accessible by bus and metro services. For even more theme park fun, go to Disneyland® Resort in Anaheim, only a 10-minute drive away.

Things to do in Buena Park

Experience state-of-the-art thrill rides and California’s pioneering past at one of America’s oldest and best-loved theme parks.

Lay down your surfboard and pick up a broadsword at this theater restaurant that recreates all the pageantry of the medieval past.

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 acclaimed theater scene 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.

Browse the exhibits at RMS Queen Mary, a popular museum in Long Beach. Experience the acclaimed art scene or attend a sporting event in this walkable area.

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Hear ye, hear ye! Make haste to the castle to indulge in a night of feasting, combat, and revelry. The knights and horses of Medieval Times are here to thrill you with acts of showmanship and bravery reminiscent of legends of old, while you dine on a 4-course meal worthy of a royal table.

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Become part of an authentic and interactive 18th-century pirate dinner show. Laugh, sing, eat, and dance in an atmosphere providing 1st-class food and an epic tale of adventure. Board a replica Spanish galleon and journey back in time to witness sword-swinging pirates and the evil seafaring crook Captain Sebastian.

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This summer, there’s only one place that’s bursting with adventures both day and night, and that place is California’s original theme park, Knott’s Berry Farm. Get ready for thrilling and wild adventures at Knott's Berry Farm.

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Knott’s Soak City Waterpark, Orange County’s largest water park, kicks off another splashed-filled summer season beginning on select dates May 18th through September 8th. Embark on a wet-and-wild water adventure at the recently expanded Knott’s Soak City Water Park, an aquatic playground filled with thrills for all ages.

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Prepare for a fabulous evening of fine dining and immersive entertainment presented with a cabaret-style twist. At Teatro Martini, magic, music, comedy, and circus acts come together to create a theatrical escapade that unfolds around you while you dine on an elegant 5-course meal.

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Enjoy convenient and cost-effective shared transportation between Los Angeles and Anaheim aboard a motor coach. For transfers to and from Los Angeles and Anaheim, the areas include: Los Angeles Area Hotels: Hollywood/West Hollywood Best Western Sunse

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