Top 10 Theme Parks And Amusement Parks In Los Angeles, California - Updated 2021

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If you’re up for some fun and adventure, you must visit the various theme parks in Los Angeles, California! Whether you’re planning a trip with your friends, with your family or if you’re taking the kids to LA, the adventure parks and theme parks here are a must visit. After all, LA is known all over the world for fabulous Hollywood, celebrity sightings and the super fun theme parks. The theme parks in Los Angeles are for everyone - so whether you’re a fan of roller coasters, if you want to visit the sets of some old movies or if you want to get lost in the world of Harry Potter, these top theme parks cater to all. Make your rounds and make sure to visit them all during your visit!

1. Pacific Park

Pacific Park
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Located on the oceanfront, you can see the Pacific when you ride the roller coaster or just enjoy walking around this amusement park. The rides here are suitable for all ages, from little kids who want to sit in the teacups (sharks in this case) to adults who love fast rollercoasters. The best ride here is the Ferris Wheel – you get a beautiful view of the Pacific Ocean when you’re at the top.

Pacific Park

Address: 380 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401, USA

Website: Pacific Park

Opening hours: Monday to Thursday 12pm-7pm, Friday 12pm-12am, Saturday and Sunday 11am-12am

Price: 5-10 USD per ride

2. The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
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If you’re a fan of Harry Potter (and who isn’t), get ready to get lost in the beautiful Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Enjoy the 4D shows and roller coasters, which will ensure you get a whole tour of Hogwarts! Make sure to have your Harry Potter cape on to really get some authentic pictures here, otherwise, you can always buy souvenirs at the park. If you are a true Hogwarts fan, this is one of the best theme parks in Los Angeles for you. Don’t forget to buy some butterbeer!

The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter

Address: 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608, USA

Website: The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter

Opening hours: Open everyday at 9am, closing time varies

Price: 124 USD

3. Super Silly Fun Land

Posted by Super Silly Fun Land on Thursday, 3 September 2015

If you’re into animated movies or if you’re travelling with kids, then Super Silly Fun Land is the perfect theme park for you. Think of this park as an elaborate play zone! With around 80 water play features in the ‘Wet Zone’ and many fun games and rides to choose from, this theme park is highly underrated and definitely worth the visit. The boardwalk features 53 Minions – so make sure to have your camera ready. If you’re Minion obsessed, go here!

Super Silly Fun Land

Address: 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608, USA

Website: Super Silly Fun Land

Opening hours: Sunday to Monday 8am-10pm, Tuesday 9am-10pm

Price: 109 to 129 USD

4. Sherman Oaks Castle Park

Sherman Oaks Castle Park has one of the best miniature golf courses in the city. If you’re visiting LA with your friends or your better half, then this is the place to go. Other than the three miniature golf courses here, you can spend time at the batting cages, which is a great way to hang out with the boys. And, if you’re into arcade games, this is the place to go.

Sherman Oaks Castle Park

Address: 4989 Sepulveda Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403, USA

Website: Sherman Oaks Castle Park

Opening hours: Monday to Thursday 10am-11pm, Friday and Saturday 10am-12pm, Sunday 9am-11pm

Price: 6.50 USD

5. Two Bit Circus Micro Amusement Park

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Think of this place as a 21st-century carnival. At the Two Bit Circus Micro Amusement Park, the arcade games you loved as a kid have come to life with a twist of modern technology. Not only does this place have a video arcade, but there is also a whole area dedicated to virtual reality. There is also a whole other area where you can enjoy interactive game shows and theatre. And don’t forget to test your mind skills in the escape rooms. Did we mention you might even come across a robot bartender?

Two Bit Circus Micro Amusement Park

Address: 634 Mateo St, Los Angeles, CA 90021, USA

Website: Two Bit Circus Micro Amusement Park

Opening hours: Monday Closed, Tuesday to Thursday 5am–11pm, Friday 5pm-1am, Saturday and Sunday 1pm-1am

Price: 1-5 USD

6. Raging Waters Los Angeles

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

This is one of the best water parks in Los Angeles, without a doubt. With more than 50 water rides and slides, this is the place to go if you like water sports. This theme park is fun for all ages, so if you’re in LA with your family or friends, you’re all going to have a lot of fun. You can have a friendly competition with the people around you at the Ragin’ Racer slide or get your adrenaline pumping with The Bermuda Triangle ride.

Raging Waters Los Angeles

Address: 11 Raging Waters Dr, San Dimas, CA 91773, USA

Website: Raging Waters Los Angeles

Opening hours: Everyday 11am, closing time varies

Price: 46 USD

7. Griffith Park & Southern Railroad

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Do you love trains? If so, you’re going to really like this place. With the many miniature trains in this amusement park, you can explore the train of your fancy or go for a short ride. Don’t forget to take a ride on the Griffith Park Travel Town Railroad!

Griffith Park & Southern Railroad

Address: 4400 Crystal Springs Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA

Website: Griffith Park & Southern Railroad

Opening hours: Everyday 10am-4pm

Price: 3.50 USD

8. City Terrace Water Park

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One of the largest parks in LA, the City Terrace Water park is a great place to hang out. Whether you want to go for a swim, chill in the splash pad, let your kids play on the playground or just have a picnic with your loved ones, you can do it all here and more. There are various courts for you to play some sports and even areas for open movie screenings. Basically, this is a great place to chill.

City Terrace Water Park

Address: 1126 N Hazard Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90063, USA

Website: City Terrace Water Park

Opening hours: Everyday sunrise to sunset

Price: Free

9. Universal Studios Hollywood (from USD 110.0)

Known all over the world, Universal Studios Hollywood is a must visit attraction when you’re in LA. Enjoy all the various rides they have to offer, set in whichever movie you like – live on the edge with The Fast And The Furious ride, enter the scary world of The Walking Dead or take a tour of the pumpkin patch with the Hippogriff roller coaster. Don’ forget to download the Universal Studios Hollywood app for maps, attractions, show timings and more!

Universal Studios Hollywood General Admission Ticket

Duration: 8 hours

589 reviews

10. Six Flags Magic Mountain (from USD 69.0)

Are you up for some fun rides and an exciting time? Get your adventure face ready because Six Flags is one of the most visited and most-loved theme parks in Los Angeles! The first pitstop you have to make is at Full Throttle, (as the name suggests, the ride is epic), followed by Tatsu, which is a flying roller coaster, the Viper and The Riddler’s Revenge, which is a stand-up roller coaster. Then, head to the other rides.

Skip the Line: Six Flags Magic Mountain Admission Tickets

Duration: 1 day

1 review

Get that adrenaline pumping

Have you decided which theme parks in LA you want to visit? We’d say check them all out - the more the merrier.

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