Best theme parks near Los Angeles

Whether you’re a local or a visitor, running out of things to do in Southern California is hard. But even with the innumerable options available, sometimes you just want to feel the adrenaline rush through your veins and scream your lungs out at the top of a mountain. Thankfully, Los Angeles has several theme parks to enjoy with your loved ones. Whether you’re planning a family-friendly day out or seeking thrilling adventures, here are the best theme parks available near Los Angeles.

Universal studios Hollywood

This park is one of Southern California’s favorites and a can’t-miss attraction for Los Angeles tourists. Universal Studios currently ranks #3 for top things to do in Los Angeles on TripAdvisor, so a fun experience is guaranteed. This park offers backlot tours, thrilling rides -like Mayhem Transformers: The Ride 3D-, shows, and other attractions like The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Fast & Furious Supercharged, and Despicable Me Minion, among others. If you have time, remember to visit Universal CityWalk, a park’s adjacent shopping and dining destination.

Springfield U.S.A.

Step into the Simpson’s real-life world in this fun ad bright creation of Springfield. This place is designed to make every visitor feel like they’ve stepped through their TV into the lovely town of the wisecracking Simpsons family. This outdoor experience allows you to visit the family’s favorite hangout spots like Moe’s Tavern, Duff Brewery, Kiwi-E-Mart, Lard Lad Donuts, and other show-inspired landmarks. Other Springfield diners you can enjoy here are Krusty Burger, where you can order yourself a “Genuine Clown-Endorsed Meal,” be served with a cheesy pie order at Luigi’s pizza, or even enjoy a Flaming Moe or a Duff Beer. 

Super Silly Fun Land

This colorful themed, interactive Minion-inspired venue is a literal recreation of the ‘Despicable Me’ seaside carnival. It is designed to entertain every guest with its 80+ different water-play features. There’s a dry zone available for guests to climb, jump and slide. The “Silly Swirly Fun Ride” will soar and spin all guests around for a 360° view of the park abroad, a fleet of unique ride vehicles. If you have watched the movie, you definitely remember the “It’s so Fluffy!” scene. Well, the “Super Silly Space Killer” arcade game is available in the park so that you can win your stuffed unicorn. To finish your visit, you can visit the Super Silly Stuff gift shop to acquire fun Minion merchandise.

Boney island

Boney Island is one of the biggest and most beloved Halloween parks in Los Angeles and the primary destination for anyone who wants to celebrate the holiday. This place is a carnival, as it features live performances, rope tricks, many small animated scenes, walkthrough sections, and a singing pumpkins light/water show. There are also sideshows like singing shrubbery, bantering spiders, anti-gravity water, a flock of skeletal hummingbirds, and many other shows that we can assure you haven’t seen anywhere else.