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Los Angeles Times

Brady MacDonald

Writer

Brady MacDonald is a senior producer for latimes.com, working on home page production, special projects and website design. He writes the Funland theme park blog for The Times’ Travel section, covering the latest trends and newest rides at major parks around the world. 

Recent Articles

  • 7 reasons why Disneyland raised its annual pass prices

    7 reasons why Disneyland raised its annual pass prices

    Disneyland’s recent decision to raise the price of its top-tier annual pass to more than $1,000 has upset many hardcore fans. The top-tier annual pass with no blackout dates leaps from $779 to $1,049 — a whopping $270 hike that represents a 35% price increase. A cheaper version of the Signature...

  • 7 reasons why Disneyland raised its annual pass prices

    7 reasons why Disneyland raised its annual pass prices

    Disneyland’s recent decision to raise the price of its top-tier annual pass to more than $1,000 has upset many hardcore fans. The top-tier annual pass with no blackout dates leaps from $779 to $1,049 — a whopping $270 hike that represents a 35% price increase. A cheaper version of the Signature...

  • In this haunted experience, your greatest fears wait behind the 17th Door

    In this haunted experience, your greatest fears wait behind the 17th Door

    After signing a waiver and getting locked inside the 17th Door haunted experience, you’ll need to remember three things: Each of the 17 rooms is more intense than the last, the monsters will touch you and the safe word is “mercy.” And what lies behind the 17th Door? Your greatest fears - and one...

  • 8 more unanswered questions about Disneyland's Star Wars Land

    8 more unanswered questions about Disneyland's Star Wars Land

    Disney raised even more questions with the recent announcement of plans to temporarily close the Rivers of America, Tom Sawyer Island and the Disneyland Railroad to allow for construction of Star Wars Land. Here’s what we know so far: The new 14-acre land will feature two attractions set in a remote...

  • Reenergized Knott's Halloween Haunt lures us back into the fog

    Reenergized Knott's Halloween Haunt lures us back into the fog

    Halloween Haunt returns with a vengeance to Knott’s Berry Farm with the best maze lineup in a decade and a new commitment to quality set design and immersive storytelling. From start to finish, I found the nine mazes at Haunt 2015 to be solid and well-executed, the shows at their raunchy best and...

  • Disneyland unveils 'Star Wars' festival lineup of rides, shows and exhibits

    Disneyland unveils 'Star Wars' festival lineup of rides, shows and exhibits

    Disneyland will begin its long and steady drumbeat leading up to the launch of the 14-acre Star Wars Land with a fan festival celebrating the classic and future films in the movie franchise. The Season of the Force event will start Nov. 16 in Tomorrowland with a lineup of rides, shows, exhibits,...

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