Over the years, my family and I have been invited many times to spend the day at Adventure City in Anaheim, California to take in all the sights and sounds of this great little theme park. Adventure City is famously known as the little theme park that is BIG on fun! The last time I visited Adventure City was when my son was 4 years old and my daughter was just born. So, in 2015 when I went back again, I was excited to introduce Field Trip Girl to some of the smaller rides and take Field Trip Boy on their newest roller coaster, Rewind Racers.
Top 5 Reasons to Visit Adventure City Anaheim
1. Parking is FREE!
I mention that parking is free, because at most other theme parks you have to pay anywhere from $20-$25 to park. That’s a lot of money to spend even before you get into the theme park. So at Adventure City, save that $20-$25 and bring a guest.
2. They have rides for all ages, 2-10 years old.
This is the best part about Adventure City. They have theme park rides for all ages, especially for children ages 2-10 years old. Because Field Trip Girl will only go on the smaller rides this was prefect for her. During our visit she enjoyed the following rides.
Crank ‘n’ Roll – On this unique mini-train, every child gets to be the engineer. The fun part is that “Kid power” makes it go!
Carousel – This vintage 1946, 20-horse carousel has the distinctive honor of being the centerpiece of Adventure City.
Adventure City Express Train – This special train was built in 1938 and was a main attraction at Hobby City for almost 25 years before Adventure City was built in 1994. After extending its rails, the “Adventure City Express” now gives guests a full-circle tour of the park.
Rescue 911 – Kids can experience first hand what its like to be a fire fighter or police officer at Adventure City. When they enter into the police and fire stations buildings, kids get to try on real fire fighting jackets and helmets. Throughout the attraction, participants are informed of fictitious and humorous emergency calls across the intercom by a real life 911 dispatcher.
Giggle Wheel – Literally fun is over the top on this mini Ferris Wheel. It’s big on smiles and sure to bring giggles to all who ride.
Field Trip Boy is more adventurous and decided to try out the following rides.
Freeway Coaster – The ultimate ride for pint-size thrill seekers provides big-time fun for the whole family. This custom-made coaster even goes through a giant pepper tree! You must be at least 3 years old to ride it.
Drop Zone – The name says it all! A 45 foot tower full of thrill seeking fun! They start you off with a slow rise to the top followed by an exhilarating plunge to the bottom. Let’s just say Field Trip Boy rode this ride alone!
Balloon Ride – Hang on tight! On this ride the wild hot air balloon basket rises and spins over 25 feet in the air!
Crazy Bus – This is no ordinary city bus by any means. Take a swooping ride on one of the theme parks favorite rides. Mass transit was never like this!
3. Admission is only $19.95 per person.
Yes, you read that right! General admission to Adventure City is only $19.95 per person. Seniors are $15.95 (ages 55 years and up) and infants 12 months and younger are free. Compare to one of the better known theme parks in Southern California where admission is over $100.00 for a single day ticket, you get a lot more bang for your buck at Adventure City! Hand-stamp exit and re-entry is also available throughout the day of your visit.
Adventure City does not offer an annual pass, but they do have a free e-club you can sign up for to receive special promotions, discount and park information.
4. Inexpensive snacks.
All over the park you can find tasty and inexpensive snacks from $3-$7. I got Field Trip Girl this classic Slurpee for only $3!
5. Great birthday party packages.
Birthday packages start at only $22.95 per person and includes the following:
- 12 Persons (Children or Adults)
- Entrance into the Park
- Unlimited ride pass for all 12 guests
- You are welcome to play in the park all day during operating hours
- Access to the Thomas & Friends creative play area & petting farm
- Colorful place settings
- Two large yummy pizzas
- Two pitchers of fruit punch or soft drinks
- An Adventure City T-Shirt and party button for the birthday child
- Live children’s theater and puppet shows throughout the day. Your child will receive special recognition during the performance
- A special birthday Train Ride
- During your 1-hour reserved time in our indoor party room, you will have a host or hostess to serve you
Directions To Adventure City in Anaheim
Adventure City is located at 1238 South Beach Blvd (between Ball and Cerritos) in Anaheim, California. The theme park is in the Hobby City Complex. My family always has a fantastic time at Adventure City and look forward to returning again soon. To learn more about the the little theme park that is BIG on fun, visit http://www.adventurecity.com.
Happy Field Tripping!