Adventure City

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Adventure City
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1238 South Beach Boulevard

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Amusement Parks Type
Half Day to Full Day Time to Spend
3.9scorecard
  • 4.5Value
  • 3.5Facilities
  • 3.5Atmosphere

If you're on a budget and you've got young children in tow, you should consider a trip to Adventure City, according to recent visitors. Many reviewers said this small theme park is a less stressful and less expensive alternative to the pricey, crowded entertainment mecca of Disneyland. But keep in mind that this park is geared toward younger kids (most travelers said children between the ages of 2 and 10 will enjoy what Adventure City has to offer). The park does boast two roller coasters, but the focus here is less on thrilling rides and more on engaging pint-sized visitors with interactive attractions, such as the Thomas Tank Engine attraction where kids help one another build train layouts.

Recent visitors described Adventure City as a "hidden gem" and a "great value," especially for families with young kids. And because of Adventure City's manageable size, you can likely spend just one day here, versus the several you'll need to set aside for a trip to Disneyland. However, reviewers caution that preteens probably won't enjoy Adventure City as much as younger children. 

You'll find Adventure City between Ball Road and Cerritos Boulevard, on South Beach Boulevard in Anaheim. Hours of operation vary by day and season, but generally, the park is open from 10 or 11 a.m. to 5 or 8 p.m. General admission costs $17.95 ($12.95 for seniors 55 and older), and parking is free. Admission includes unlimited use of all rides, and access to shows and attractions, except the climbing wall and arcade. For more information, visit the Adventure City website.

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