14 Theme Parks to Explore in Orange County
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Third-most populous county in California, the sixth-most populous in the U.S. Although mostly suburban, it is the second-most densely populated county in the state, behind San Francisco County.
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Theme Parks to Explore in Orange County
"It's a Small World" is a water-based boat ride located in the Fantasyland area at various Disney theme parks worldwide. The ride features over 300 audio-animatronic dolls in traditional costumes from cultures around the world, frolicking in a spirit of international unity, and singing the attraction's title song, which has a theme of global peace.
This is an interactive shooting dark ride attraction located in the Tomorrowland area of the Disney theme parks. Designed by Walt Disney Imagineering and inspired by Disney/Pixar's movie Toy Story. This attraction combines a carnival game and a third-generation Omnimover system.
Cars Land is a themed area of Disney California Adventure, inspired by the Disney·Pixar franchise, Cars, and Route 66 in America.It contains three rides as well as shops and restaurants, all situated in a replica of Radiator Springs, the fictional town in which most of the first film's events take place. The area's main attraction is Radiator Springs Racers, a racing ride that uses the technology of Epcot's Test Track.
This is a 72 acre theme park located at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. It is themed after the history and culture of California, which celebrates the adventure of the state through the use of various Disney, Pixar and Marvel Studios properties. According to the Themed Entertainment Association, the park hosted approximately 9.9 million guests in 2018, making it the 12th-most visited theme park in the world that year.
It is the only theme park designed and built to completion under the direct supervision of Walt Disney. It is the oldest Disney Park in the world.
The Jungle Cruise is a river ride at Disneyland and a live-action Jungle Cruise movie featuring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Emily Blunt. The attraction is a simulated riverboat cruise that travels along a waterway using a concealed guidance system through areas with Asian, African, and South American themes.
160-acre (65 ha) theme park featuring 40 rides including roller coasters, family rides, dark rides and water rides. In 2018, it was the twelfth-most-visited theme park in North America and averages approximately 4 million visitors per year.
Knott's Soak City Waterpark is a separately gated 15- acre water adventure park immediately adjacent to Knott's Berry Farm. It boasts 23 waterslides, a 750,000-gallon wave pool, and one of the world’s longest water park lazy rivers, Sunset River. The three-story Beach House features interactive fun in the form of 200 water guns, nozzles, sprayers and other surprises.
Peter Pan's Flight is a rail-suspended dark ride at the Magic Kingdom, Disneyland, Disneyland Paris, Tokyo Disneyland, and Shanghai Disneyland theme parks. It is also one of the few remaining attractions that was operational on Disneyland's opening day in 1955, although the original version of the attraction was entirely redesigned in 1983.
Pixar Pal-A-Round is a 150-foot-tall eccentric wheel at Disney California Adventure, at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. This eccentric wheel, differing from conventional Ferris wheels in that 16 of its 24 gondolas ride on interior rails so that they slide inward and outward as the wheel rotates. This results in a more intense experience, and motion sickness bags are provided in each gondola due to the disorienting nature of the ride.
Pixar Pier and Paradise Gardens Park are themed neighborhoods at Disney California Adventure, based on that of Victorian boardwalks that were once found along the coast of California. Despite its name and the presence of a nearby man-made lake, Pixar Pier is not actually a pier, but a waterside area of the park. Incredicoaster sprawls across much of the area, with various other attractions and forms of entertainment scattered around it.
Radiator Springs Racers is an auto racing attraction inspired by the Disney·Pixar movie 'Cars' in Disney California Adventure Park. The attraction features a third-generation version of transport technology originally developed for the Test Track attraction at Epcot in Walt Disney World.The attraction takes guests in a six-person vehicle through encounters with characters from the film series Cars. Guests then race another vehicle through turns and hills, ending with a randomized race result.
This is a dark ride based on the 1937 film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs located at Disneyland. It is one of the few remaining attractions that was operational on Disneyland's opening day in 1955.
Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance is an attraction at Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disney's Hollywood Studios and Disneyland. The attraction—a combined trackless dark ride, walk-through, motion simulator, and drop ride system. Featuring four interworking ride systems in conjunction with Audio-Animatronics, practical sets, projection mapping and screen-based media, Rise of the Resistance is one of the most complex and advanced attractions designed by Walt Disney Imagineering.