The California Bucket List: Your daily guide to the best adventures and experiences in the Golden State

2. Universal Studios

Wipe yourself dry and head next for the Simpsons Ride (a.k.a. Krustyland), a fake roller-coaster ride that will likely have your 7-year-old in stitches and you fighting off nausea. Other attractions are drawn from "Shrek," "The Terminator," "WaterWorld" and "The Blues Brothers." If you have little kids, the water features and ball room and plain-old playground of the Curious George area are sure winners, and roaming characters such as Dora the Explorer and SpongeBob SquarePants turn up left and right.
Ken Hively
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