Let’s go on an adventure on the rails as we journey primarily through California (and a couple of other places) experiencing family friendly attractions and entertainment for the enjoyment of everyone. Attractions include roller coasters, dark rides, simulators, trams, carousels (merry go round), Ferris wheels, sky and other various rides. Entertainment includes parades, shows and other acts of various kinds featuring animals, music, snow, fire, smoke, water, lights, color, instruments and movement. Please join us for an adventure as we participate in all kinds of things to do all throughout California!
Locations include four of the best theme parks in the world. Disneyland (including Disney California Adventure) featuring Matterhorn, It’s a Small World, Haunted House, Space Mountain, Tower of Terror, Little Mermaid and Screamin’. Knott’s Berry Farm (including Knott’s Merry Farm) featuring Timber Mountain Log Ride (including Hootennany), Calico Mine Ride, Montezuma’s Revenge, and GhostRider. Universal Studios Hollywood showcasing Harry Potter, Transformers and Jurassic Park The Ride (including the Raptor Encounter). And Six Flags Magic Mountain is thrilling riders with Tatsu, Twisted Colossus, Gold Runner and Batman.
Some smaller theme parks, events and locations in offer great value such as Adventure City where you can ride the Express Train, Rescue 911 and the Rewind Racers. Castle Park has Ghost Blasters, Merlin’s Revenge, Railroad and Log Ride. L.A. County Fair is packed with attractions such as the Skyride, Creep Show and a Venetian Carousel. Fun and laughter at the tubing park at Mountain High and beautiful scenic chair lift rides at Mt. Baldy and Snow Summit. Big Bear offers the Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain featuring the Soaring Eagle. Climb on board a Segway and cruise the beaches of Santa Barbara. Pay no admission (only parking) at the Getty Center and then ride the tram up the hill, view incredible displays of artwork, walkthrough the garden and check out a spectacular view of Los Angeles. Take a tour along the river in Laughlin and ride the Ferris Wheel at Balboa Island in Newport Beach. And while you’re in Orange County, head on over to the Irvine Spectrum for some fun. You can shop, eat and then ride the silent carousel at Westfield at Topanga Mall. Feeling lucky? Just outside Southern California is the Wynn Resort in Las Vegas with its picturesque spinning floral carousel. And aboard the Regal Princess by Princess Cruises you’ll enjoy the glass SeaWalk, water fountain light show and you might just catch the Beatles.
Hungry? Eat some tasty pizza and enjoy the Chuck e Cheese Animatronic Band as they sing songs and tell stories. And speaking of pizza, if you’re in Mesa, Arizona area, stop by Organ Stop Pizza for some food and take delight in watching a live performance of the famous Wurlitzer Organ.
In central California, Santa Cruz offers the Beach Boardwalk which has plenty of seaside activities including the Giant Dipper, Haunted Castle and Fright Walk. The area also includes the mystery spot where water flows upwards. Steam train rides are available at Roaring Camp Railroads where you can watch a civil war gun fight during the Memorial Day weekend.
on the rails has also visited some zoos! The Los Angeles Zoo lights up the property at Christmas, San Diego Zoo has a cool Skyfari that gives guests a “birds eye view”, San Diego Zoo & Safari offers a relaxing ride on the Safari tram tour, Santa Ana Zoo at Prentice Park has a train, Arizona Wildlife World Zoo will cool you down on the Flume Ride or enjoy the train or skyride, Aquarium & Safari Park, Phoenix Zoo has a cool light show at Christmas and the Santa Barbara Zoo offers a train ride.
We love trains! Different types of them are featured including passenger trains Amtrak and Metrolink. Also from Amtrak is a Bachman HO scale Acela Express train set. Steam trains are operated once a year by Fillmore & Western which also provide weekend scenic rides by locomotive passenger trains. Travel Town, Live Steamers and Southern Railroad in Griffith Park offer small scale rides. Take a ride aboard a small scale train through a beautiful garden at Descanso Gardens. Irvine Park has created a nice experience. And the Grand Canyon Railway provides plenty of entertainment along the way to the southern rim.
Different points of view or POV are presented including front and back as well as day and night (including night vision), off ride, full ride, (or complete, roundtrip), on board and different times or seasons of the year including July 4th, Halloween, Christmas (holidays) and New Years.
All video and audio are filmed and recorded in high definition. Footage is captured using GoVision Pro 3 camera glasses, Panasonic 4K handheld, Samsung 360 and iPhone.
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