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Where to find discounted theme park tickets

Where to find discounted theme park tickets

January 23, 2017, 12:12 AM · Most long-time theme park fans have a "go to" place where they buy their theme park tickets. But if you're new to theme parks such as Walt Disney World, Disneyland, or Universal — or don't visit them very often — you're probably wondering where to find the best deals on admission. As with many consumer products, there's no one right answer. You'll need to shop around.

So where should you look? Start with the parks' official websites, along with authorized resellers. We've listed those choices below. Keep in mind that Disney and Universal now charge different prices for their one-day theme park tickets on different days of the year, making shopping around in advance even more important than before. Keep reading...

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The Main Street Electrical Parade returns to Disneyland

January 20, 2017, 12:04 AM · Disneyland tonight welcomed back its Main Street Electrical Parade, which ran on its original route for the first time in 21 years.

In addition to tonight's Main Street Electrical Parade debut, Disney previewed its Lunar New Year celebrations at Disney California Adventure tonight, too. One of the entertainment highlights is "Hurry Home," a six-minute preshow feature that will run in front of World of Color each night through Feb. 5. Keep reading...

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First look inside Disney's new Guardians of the Galaxy ride

January 19, 2017, 11:26 PM · Disneyland gave a few invited guests a hard hat preview inside the former Twilight Zone Tower of Terror tonight, to see how Imagineers are transforming it into Disney's first Marvel-themed ride in the United States. Keep reading...

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Do theme parks need outside IP to build great rides and shows?

January 19, 2017, 1:09 PM · Why are so many major new theme park attractions based on movies? Can't Disney and other big theme park companies build rides based on original stories anymore? That's the ongoing fan debate that I write about in my Orange County Register column this week.

I think a lot of fans suspect that park's apparent obsession with IP is something new. But parks have relied on outside media for inspiration ever since Disneyland opened in 1955. Remember, "Disneyland" was a TV show before it was a theme park. Keep reading...

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