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Ten fascinating facts about Southern California theme parks

Southern California is the birthplace of modern theme parks and home to five of the nation's 20 most popular parks. Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park calls itself the world's oldest theme park, Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia has dubbed itself the "Roller Coaster Capital of the World," while Disneyland in Anaheim proclaims itself the "Happiest Place on Earth." But the most fascinating facts about these parks rarely appear in promotional ads or television commercials. They are the tidbits that are shared by true theme park aficionados and insiders. Below are 10 fascinating facts most park visitors don't know. Hugo Martin
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