HangTime at Knott’s Berry Farm is illuminated at night, with
chase lights following riders as they move along the track.
Big changes are taking place at each one of Southern
California’s six major amusement parks, offering
more adrenaline-fueled fun than ever before.
BY ASHLEY RYAN
or many, traveling is all
about experiencing new cul-
tures, indulging in culinary
delights and learning about
rich, vibrant histories. For others, it’s
simply about escaping everyday life
in favor of something with more of a
thrill factor: theme parks.
With a wealth of local parks to
entertain visitors and locals alike,
Southern California remains one of
the hottest theme park destinations
in the world. While millions flock to
the original Disneyland Resort each
year, hot spots like Knott’s Berry
Farm, Six Flags Magic Mountain and
Universal Studios Hollywood to the