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West Coast Park Holiday Roundup

With Halloween season now squarely in our rear-view mirrors, amusement parks throughout the country are starting to jump into their holiday season festivities. From overlays to shows to food, West Coast parks are all growing their celebrations this year. So,...

Small Park Showcase: Belmont Park

While visiting my college roommate in San Diego this week, I had the opportunity to visit Belmont Park. The park, which began operating in 1925, sits on just seven acres adjacent to San Diego’s Mission Beach. Given its small size,...

Universal Studios Hollywood Debuts Web Preview of Harry Potter

Yesterday, Universal Studios Hollywood debuted an interactive preview and virtual tour of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter the spring 2016 opening draws near. With just one click, “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” comes to life, transforming computer screens...

Lego Movie Inspired 4D Film Coming to Legoland Parks in 2016

Legoland Parks and Discovery Centers will each debut a new Lego Movie-inspired 4D theater attraction starting in January 2016. The 4D movie will feature “an exciting new plot, some of the original voices (from the Lego Movie)” along with 4D...

Meet Raptors at Universal Studios Hollywood

Universal Studios Hollywood has a 750-pound, prehistoric spin on the theme-park “meet and greet.” Adjacent to the Popular Jurassic Park—The Ride, the all-new “Raptors Encounter” experience “pits guests in a daring face-to-face standoff with these terrifying, now free-roaming carnivores.” Tipping the scales at...

Disney California Adventure’s Grizzly Peak Expansion Renderings

The Disney Parks Blog recently released beautiful concept art for Disney California Adventure’s upcoming Grizzly Peak Airfield expansion, due to open in the summer of 2015. The park’s Condor Flats area, themed to a desert aircraft test facility, will fade away...

Lego 4D Movie Coming to Legoland Parks

Fans of last year’s The Lego Movie will be pleased to learn that they’ll soon be able to experience the animated movie in a whole new way at Legoland parks. The parent company of the Legoland parks and Discovery Centers,...

Meet California Correspondent Eric

We’re expanding to the West. Until recently, most Coaster101 writers have been located primarily in the eastern half of the United States. But now I’m pleased to welcome California Correspondent Eric Wooley to the Coaster101 Team. Eric will be writing about all...