Rides, Animals, Action!

Summer Guide to California’s Parks
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In Northern California, theme-park aficionados should go to Six Flags Marine World (707.643.6722; www.sixflags.com), where the youngest guests can enjoy a buffet and show with Bugs Bunny and his Looney Tune pals. Rides are perfect for little kids and the enclosed area is ideal for families looking for an amusement-park experience without the over-the-top thrill rides. The park is in Vallejo, about 30 miles north of San Francisco along I-80.

Paramount's Great America (408.988.1776; www.pgathrills.com) in Santa Clara has introduced Survivor: The Ride, a spinning coaster based on the hit reality show. The Funtastic World of Hanna Barbera is a motion ride where riders are transported into the classic world of Scooby Doo, the Jetsons, and Yogi Bear. This 100-acre park is located off of US 101, about 45 miles south of San Francisco.

Published: 27 Jul 2006 | Last Updated: 2 May 2012
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication


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