Monarch Beach Resort Moments Magazine Issue 6 - Page 36

HangTime at Knott’s Berry Farm is illuminated at night, with chase lights following riders as they move along the track. THRILLS 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 36 MONARCHBEACHRESORT.COM Themed F 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