California Theme Parks

Amusement parks have been a staple of California recreation and entertainment for over a century. First appearing along the beaches and multiplying up and down the coastline, they ignited an industry that has grown and seen tremendous change and innovation. Creations like Knott's Berry Farm and Children's Fairyland-America's first theme park and children's theme park-set hight standards for the entire world. With the opening of Disneyland in 1955, amusement parks became destinations in themeselves, transforming surrounding communities. Discover how these magical places came to be and find out what makes them such memorable landmarks. With 20 highly diverse parks for guests of all ages, California is truly the theme park center of the world, offering an abundance of entertainment possibilities. More than 300 color photos and illustrations provide a unique glimpse into an industry that forever changed family entertainment. Order a signed copy now!