California Offers More Theme Parks Than Any Other State – These Are the Best

With over 30 to choose from, you'll find more theme parks in California than in any other state. Since the Santa Claus theme park opened in Indiana in 1946, Americans have had a love affair with roller coasters and themed rides and are willing to pay for them.

According to Statista, in 2021, $896 million was spent on constructing theme or amusement parks in the U.S.

California's theme parks vary from movie sets to boardwalks and water parks. Buckle up as we explore California's top 10 theme parks.

Disneyland is the most popular theme park in California. Statista reports over 18 million people visited the park in 2019, making it one of the most popular in the world, second only to Walt Disney World in Florida.

Disneyland: Anaheim

Soaring Over California will have your feet dangling and your heart pumping as you fly over the most memorable parts of California. Radiator Springs Racers will make you want to watch the hit Pixar movie Cars again as you race your opponents in life-sized cartoon cars.

Disney California Adventure Park: Anaheim

With blockbuster movie-themed attractions such as The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Jurassic World – The Ride, you'll feel like you've stepped into the movie yourself, which is exactly what this theme park strives to do.

Universal Studios: Los Angeles

You'll find fun for the whole family with thrill rides like the Ghostrider – the West Coast's fastest and tallest wooden roller coaster. Want to defy gravity? Hop on the Supreme Scream and take a record-breaking plunge 252 feet down in a mere three seconds.

Knott's Berry Farm

Everything is awesome when you visit Legoland California and discover more than 60 rides, shows, and attractions! Although this theme park is geared toward ages 2-12, kids of all ages will enjoy its variety.

Legoland: San Diego

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