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Knott's Berry Farm breathes new life into old mine train ride

Knott's Berry Farm breathes new life into old mine train ride

A long-overdue renovation of the Calico Mine Ride will introduce state-of-the-art technology to the first major Knott's Berry Farm attraction while preserving the groundbreaking work of a legendary theme park innovator.

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Photos: Calico Mine Ride at Knott's Berry Farm

Photos: Calico Mine Ride at Knott's Berry Farm

After transporting more than a million riders a year over the past half century, the 1960 Calico Mine Ride at Knott's Berry Farm is...

Unique roller coaster heading to tiny Anaheim amusement park

Unique roller coaster heading to tiny Anaheim amusement park

A small amusement park in the shadows of Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm will introduce a first-of-its-kind ride in the United States that...

Photos: Rewind Racers roller coaster at Anaheim's Adventure City

Photos: Rewind Racers roller coaster at Anaheim's Adventure City

The $2-million Rewind Racers set to debut this summer at Anaheim's Adventure City will be the first family shuttle coaster built in North...

Stoney Point Park has a tricky path to rocky views

Stoney Point Park has a tricky path to rocky views

This rocky landmark in Chatsworth is a worldwide draw for climbing enthusiasts. But it's also a great place to take a walk while watching...

Review: Despicable Me ride brings familiar fun to Universal Studios Hollywood

Review: Despicable Me ride brings familiar fun to Universal Studios Hollywood

The visually stunning and chaotically thrilling Despicable Me Minion Mayhem attraction is the latest proof that nobody does movie-based...

'Despicable Me' ride adds minion mayhem to Universal Studios Hollywood

'Despicable Me' ride adds minion mayhem to Universal Studios Hollywood

The new Despicable Me Minion Mayhem motion simulator attraction coming to Universal Studios Hollywood puts riders through a relentless and...

Photos: Despicable Me Minion Mayhem at Universal Studios Hollywood

Photos: Despicable Me Minion Mayhem at Universal Studios Hollywood

The new Despicable Me Minion Mayhem motion simulator, set to open in April, replaces the former Terminator 2: 3-D attraction at Universal...

Review: What's old is old again for Disneyland's Big Thunder Mountain

Review: What's old is old again for Disneyland's Big Thunder Mountain

Only at Disneyland would they tear down an old and dilapidated gold mining town in order to build a new and identical gold mining town and...

Knott's makes Camp Snoopy kiddie rides more family-friendly

Knott's makes Camp Snoopy kiddie rides more family-friendly

It's no fun to visit a theme park and not get to go on the rides.

Photos: Camp Snoopy at Knott's Berry Farm

Photos: Camp Snoopy at Knott's Berry Farm

A much-needed facelift of the Camp Snoopy kiddie land at Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park will add three new rides and remove four aging...

A lakeside hike at Whittier Narrows Recreation Area

A lakeside hike at Whittier Narrows Recreation Area

This is a very pleasant urban oasis in the midst of what is, for many Angelenos, a freeway flyover zone in South El Monte. This section of...

 For a trail with pleasing flow, hit Paradise Falls in Thousand Oaks

For a trail with pleasing flow, hit Paradise Falls in Thousand Oaks

This unexpectedly pleasant waterfall destination will seem a little off the map for some Angelenos, but I found it well worth the drive to...

Santa Barbara: Watch a pro behead a Champagne bottle at a $150 dinner

Santa Barbara: Watch a pro behead a Champagne bottle at a $150 dinner

Have you ever witnessed a sabrage? It's the art of opening a Champagne bottle by slicing off the bottle's head with a saber. If you don't...

5 boot camp resorts where you can sweat in luxury in 2014

5 boot camp resorts where you can sweat in luxury in 2014

Tough love doesn't come cheap. If your resolutions for the new year include going to a high-end boot camp with a little TLC, here are five...

Footloose in Fryman Canyon

Footloose in Fryman Canyon

This Studio City walking area is popular with hikers, joggers, runners, dog owners and families. Go early to get a space in the parking...

Badwater race now planned using alternate route outside Death Valley

The Badwater 135 Ultramarathon race will go on — just not in Death Valley National Park, where it was scheduled for July 21-23.

Death Valley National Park halts Badwater 135 race, endurance events

Death Valley National Park halts Badwater 135 race, endurance events

Death Valley National Park suspended permits for the iconic Badwater 135 Ultramarathon and other running and bicycling endurance events in...

California: At Ojai's Oaks, a $240 room nets 40% off for your child

California: At Ojai's Oaks, a $240 room nets 40% off for your child

Before boot camp and Pilates there was the Oaks at Ojai, a resort that has been balancing exercise and relaxation for decades. The all-...

L.A.'s Union Station rolls out new lounge for premium passengers

L.A.'s Union Station rolls out new lounge for premium passengers

Taking a page from tony airline lounges, Los Angeles Union Station on Thursday officially opened its first-class Metropolitan Lounge for...

Weekend Escape: A night on the water at Rainbow Harbor in Long Beach

Weekend Escape: A night on the water at Rainbow Harbor in Long Beach

Live like a king, or a captain, with an overnight stay aboard a private yacht. Dockside Boat & Bed rents luxe vessels for a night...

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