Los Angeles - Theme and Amusement Parks

There are many Amusement Parks in the Greater Los Angeles area. We will highlight the larger 5 parks:
Disneyland and California Adventure (2 parks)
Six Flags Magic Mountain
Knott’s Berry Farm
Universal Studios




Universal Studios Hollywood: 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608 (North about 1/2 hr drive from downtown)
Disneyland and California Adventure: 1600 S Disneyland Dr, Anaheim, CA 92802 (South about 1 hr drive from downtown)
Six Flags Magic Mountain: 26101 Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia, CA 91355 (North about 1 hrs drive from downtown)
Knott’s Berry Farm: 8039 Beach Boulevard, Buena Park, CA 90620 (South about 1 hr drive from downtown)


Admission Fee


Yes, entrance fee and parking fees


Getting There


Directions are by car only, and departing from downtown.
Public transportation is not recommended unless you are staying very close to the park.
Check with your hotel for specific directions.

Disneyland/ California Adventure
South on I-5, Exit on Disneyland Drive and follow signs to parking. Walk or take shuttle to Park entrance

Six Flags Magic Mountain
North on I-5, Exit Magic Mountain Parkway. Follow signs

Knotts Berry Farm
South on I-5, Exit Beach Boulevard and turn right.

Universal Studios Hollywood
US-101, Exit Lankershim Blvd and turn right on Universal Hollywood Dr
You can also take the Starline hop on hop off bus to Universal Studios




Plan on spending the whole day if you decide to go to any of these amusement parks.
Each have different rules regarding food and drink, check with the individual websites regarding specific details. Bring your own food and plastic water bottles if allowed to save some money. You can save more money by pre-purchasing tickets online and in some cases, Costco (California locations only).

There are also discounts for multiple day tickets with parking included! Each park offers a slightly different experience so if you can only go to one Park, choose Disneyland for families or Disney California Adventure for the “Disney” experience. Choose Universal Studios for a “Hollywood” experience. Choose Magic Mountain and Berry farm for thrill rides. All charge for parking and entrance to the park. Note: If you have been to Disney Parks or Universal Studios in Orlando, the LA parks have the same rides so choose Magic Mountain or Knott’s Berry Farm.

SAVE Money: Buy a Go LA Card by Smart Destinations or a CityPass Southern California card for discounts if you plan on going to 3 or more attractions in Los Angeles.  Both cards offer discounts on amusement parks in the Area.




Visit Disneyland Website

Six Flags Magic Mountain - Visit Website

Knott’s Berry Farm - Visit Website

Visit Universal Studios Hollywood website

Disneyland or Disney's California Adventure with Transport from Los Angeles - $152.99

Between Disneyland Park and Disney’s California Adventure Park, the family fun in Los Angeles never ends. With your choice of a pass to either park, or a pass to both on the same day, a memorable time awaits you, whether you’re 5 or 95. Downtown Disney, located between the two parks, offers dining and shopping. Please Note: This is a ticket and transportation package only. Admission tickets without transportation is not permitted.